Have you ever heard the old adage, “the more things change – the more they stay the same”? Well, I would say that sometimes, the more things change – the more things change. That has certainly been true when it comes to the field of interior design. I can hardly recognize the design industry from what it was when I started in this business nearly 30 years ago.
Once upon a time, if you wanted really cool “stuff” for your home, you HAD to use an interior designer. There was just no other way to get it, as most of it had to be custom designed and special-ordered. Boy, has the internet changed EVERYTHING!!! Now, what was once available to only a few – is available to everyone, everywhere. We have world-class shopping available to us here locally in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Not to mention, HGTV is now one of the top-rated TV channels.
So if you don’t need a designer to find cool stuff, why use one? Many people have found out the hard way (i.e. by making very expensive mistakes), the availability of ‘cool stuff’ means nothing, if you don’t know how to properly integrate it to create a cohesive, yet fabulous (a technical design term :-)) look.
But as they say, “if you can’t beat them – join them”. So here at SPACES Interior Design, we have developed a less-expensive, alternative method of creating a custom look for our clients. We are certainly happy to provide custom, one-of-a-kind furnishings, when desired or indicated. However, by embellishing IN-STOCK items with custom touches (toss pillows, draperies, bedding, etc), we can create a custom look and feel that reflects YOUR personal sense of style – without the expense of using strictly custom-designed furnishings.
If you are one of the many that have found out that interior design (like ice skating at the Oympics) is not as easy as it looks ON TV – call us today to find out how we can turn that disjointed mess of ‘cool stuff’ into a beautiful, comfortable, cohesive space you’ll LOVE living in!