Over the last ten years, United States workplaces have broken out of the traditional cubicle barrier and adopted an open office floor plan. Coming into popularity based on the premise that an open office encourages a shared sense duty and supports a collaborative effort toward a common goal. As more and more offices adopt this layout, pros from all industries are questioning whether or not the idea of an open office is actually increasing productivity. Many commercial interior designers are torn in their opinion on the subject as well.
When you are remodeling your home, budget plays a major role in how your vision comes to life. It is important that you get the right people on your team to help you maximize your budget and minimize your stress. Obviously, your contractor will lay a lot of the ground work when you’re doing a basement remodel, but will they be able to fulfill your vision for your space?
This year has been unique in the fact that each major leader in the color trends industry has picked completely differing colors! What does this mean, exactly? This means that things are changing, and people are moving toward finding a balance of what works for them while implementing trends.
We have all been there. Whether it was back in grad school, or just last year, you have been in a pinch and on a budget and made a purchase that you later regretted. How much later is the only variable here. For most people who have been in this situation (and I am right there with ya), the regret sets in about the time the cushions start sagging, the seams start separating, the button falls off, or the frame starts bowing.
This year we saw a few interior design trends take their departure. It's time to say goodbye to marque letters and Edison bulbs with the dawn of 2018 and welcome a fresh twist on a few of our favorite new trends from this year that are sure to last.
Understanding how to maximize a space and plan for its potential uses is key to successful commercial environments. Whether you are a new business owner hungry for your first space with tons of ideas flowing, or you are moving from one office to another in town and just need some help, hiring an interior designer can help you save time, money, and headaches.
A thought occurred to me the other day, while I was chatting with a colleague of mine. She and I were having a brainstorming meeting, and she said, “Do you realize just how much we have to know?”