There are infinite elements that make up any given space. Accessories, including area rugs, decorative screens, drapery hardware, artwork and mirrors are the finishes touches, and sometimes defining elements in residential and commercial spaces alike.
Undeniably the most important facet to great architectural and interior projects is the detailed design that goes into the building and construction. From facade systems, windows and doors, to architectural woodworking and finish carpentry, building elements are constantly updated to be more durable, environmentally-friendly, and intuitive to the needs of our modern society.
Flooring covers a substantial amount of square footage in any given project, so it goes without saying that it has substantial impact on the end result. Consider the desired level of comfort, durability, longevity, maintenance and cost when making your selection. Wood flooring, laminate flooring, masonry flooring, vinyl and resilient flooring offer long-lasting solutions, carpeting is a soft alternative, and area rugs provide a less permanent option with a transformative capacity. Don't be afraid to mix and match.
Most spaces require a mix of lighting typologies, from ambient lighting to task lighting and accent lighting. Consider the types of activities that will take place in a given space, and develop a lighting plan accordingly.
Unlike furniture, the applications for materials are undefined and abstract, lending to more creative endeavors. Marked by innovation and sustainability, materials can be used for everything from custom furnishings to unique finishes and more.
Beyond aesthetics, textiles vary in strength and durability. These materials, made of interlacing fibres, include wool, silk, cotton, flax, jute, asbestos, glass fibre, nylon, polyester, and acrylic. Leather is inherently durable, created via the tanning of animal skin.