In the world of interior design, the differentiator of any marvelous project is, of course, in the details. Sometimes the tiniest accessories in a space are the very ones that bring out the soul of an entire room. Conversely, it’s the fine points that could also completely wreck its ambience. This is why working with a professional designer is important when making selections to optimize not only the look, but the function of a space, regarding every seemingly afterthought-like decision. Having the guidance of a professional can make all the difference, from creating a cluttered and chaotic space into one that is balanced and tranquil, and feels like home.
“As professionals, our experience working with building codes, reading blueprints and working with the trades assures clientele that all selections and dimensions will work in the space. This helps to create a functional and cohesive space, and one that saves money and helps prevent costly mistakes,” shares Ginny Padula, owner and designer at Town & Country Kitchen and Bath. While some shopping-happy homeowners tend to overbuy and overfurnish rooms, good designers keep the client on budget and on task. Not only do they have an eye for detail, but they work with so many materials, suppliers and brands on a daily basis, that they are up to date on pricing options for every aspect of a project. They can find similar materials at different price points, stay true to the design, or explore more economical possibilities.
In many ways, working with an interior designer opens a window for specific aspects of detailing that the general consumer would normally not have access to. For example, working with a professional guarantees the ability to create and incorporate custom colors. Designers have access to products not available to the general public and have relationships with vendors that allow them to source and purchase items from the newest trends. As designers they can coordinate a collection of custom colored accessories, finishes and furniture from different brands, and different product, while still maintaining a truly seamless, customized look.
Most people can agree that lighting is one of the most essential elements of design. Since interior designers are constantly attending trade shows and researching vendors for materials to source, entire conventions are dedicated to something as simple as a fixture. A big share of these include hardware finishes, plumbing, and lighting fixtures. By having this knowledge and access to the new vendors out there, designers can detail a space that is truly custom and unique for each homeowner’s personal taste. By knowing the latest trends in both style and technology, they create spaces unique to each client, keeping in mind the usability and scale of the space, while executing exactly the mood that clients have envisioned.
As trained designers, Ginny and her team are also able to create layouts for tile and cabinetry to scale for any project. As simple or as intricate of a tile and wood design as the client prefers, this assures that all material is ordered correctly and there are no surprises. Having access to up-to-the-minute resources helps them present clients with detailed drawings and samples of all materials and finishes on the market, to ensure all of the available features and options are carefully considered before making important decisions.
Working with the design team at Town &Country Kitchen and Bath is a one stop experience. The team understands that clients are busy, so they source items, take care of scheduling and follow up with all installation. Their comprehension of colors, spatial awareness, harmony, function and ultimately, creating the perfectly customized interior experience is only to be exceeded by their savvy capacity to maintain budget, and execute flawlessly, in a timely and organized manner. The next time homeowners need a little direction for even the smallest elements of a design project that may seem inconsequential, know that it’s the details that can sometimes be the most critical decisions after all, defining the success (or failure) of an interior design project. Sometimes it’s best to work with designers to ensure you consider them all.