Interior Decorator Richmond VA
It’s no secret that a well-designed interior for your home can be the major difference between having a memorable and appealing feel and a chaotic or uncomfortable setting. Everyone has their own unique flavor that they would like to bring to their home, but in many cases, it may be overwhelming when even thinking about where to begin with the process of styling your interior. When you work with a professional interior decorator in Richmond, Virginia, like Erin Gilmer, you can be confident that you will be guided through the entire process in a way that is easily digestible, comprehensive, and ultimately leaves you with the type of design and feel to your home that you want, and one that has your personality in every detail.
Whether you are interested in doing a complete overhaul of your interior, planning to update your fixtures, or would like to design a residential or commercial space from the ground up, contact us today to take the first step towards an interior that you are excited to show off to your friends, family, associates, or clients. Your vision and your personal style deserve to be executed in a way that respects your budget but maximizes the possibilities.
Examples of Design Styles
There are many different schools of design when it comes to interior decoration, and there is no limit to the possibilities when you are working with an interior decorator to execute your vision. The following are intended to be examples and are not meant to show the full range of styles that you will be able to work with when you are creating a design with Erin Gilmer Interiors. Each design style has many unique attributes that can be mixed-and-matched, borrowed, or used as inspiration for a fully-unique aesthetic that you come up with.
Traditional design is known for taking cues from past eras and uses many elements that lend to an antique-looking appearance and useful functions. While some may consider traditional design to be predictable and uninspiring, there are many different ways that we can work together in order to create a traditional aesthetic with a unique flair that makes the space your own. Traditional design typically uses a warm, rich color palette in order to create consistency and order in the decor.
We will work together to select the appropriate furniture, fixtures, colors, and layout to bring your traditional vision to life in a way that your family and your visitors will find charming and cozy.
Contemporary interior design can best be described as a hybrid form of design that borrows from many other styles and aesthetics to create a unique, fresh feel to your space. This could mean that we use a mix of traditional colors, modern furniture, and Scandinavian-influenced fixtures, or that we skew heavily towards one design style while borrowing details from another. Contemporary interior design is meant to be stylish and gives you an opportunity to constantly be updating your style depending on the trends you are most interested in.
Transitional interior decoration takes both traditional and contemporary stylings and blends them in order to create a traditional space with many different modern twists, giving the area a feel of classic comfort and up-to-date style. Our goal will be to create a clean and sleek look to your otherwise traditional interior, possibly by using light colors, bright light, and minimalist, modern influences. Comfort is essential, as with traditional interior decorating, but we will not sacrifice style in order to have comfort since we can achieve both with transitional interior design.
Various Design Aspects
As you can imagine, there are many different individual factors that go into creating a holistic and complete interior design plan. We have already mentioned a variety of these details in the previous sections, but we go into greater detail on a few of them below. Each of these aspects can be overwhelming on their own, and when they are all put together they can be completely exhausting. Working with an interior decorator in Richmond, Virginia is one way to make sure that you have addressed each factor that needs consideration during design, and that you are not completely overwhelmed by the number of decisions that you will need to make.
Once the layout of the physical space, such as walls, windows, and doors have been determined, the next step is to consider the following:
If you are working towards a modern interior design but your furniture is a mix of antiques, Scandinavian, and mid-century modern, then the overall style may ultimately come off as poorly executed or confused. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that your furniture is given extensive consideration, such as how it will match with your color palette if it matches the aesthetic that you are aiming for and that it will be as functional as you need it to be in order to create the space that you have envisioned. This may seem obvious at the outset of a design, but when you are working through each small detail during the project you may start to lose focus of your original plan without the help of a professional designer.
The accessories that go into a design give you the opportunity to create subtle changes to the space that can feed into the overall feeling without being too literal or obvious. Something as simple as a well-placed set of vases or a collection of flower pots can completely open up your space, and reinforce the core mood that you are seeking as you are designing this area. Without the right accessories, an otherwise flawless design can come off as flat or lifeless, meaning that these small details can make a major difference.
However, too many accessories, or no clear plan with the types of accessories that are used in your space, can lead to a feeling of confusion or cluttering that takes away from your design instead of helping it.
The human brain responds to colors on a subconscious level that we are rarely, if ever, actively aware of. This is why it is absolutely essential to understand the design style, the mood, the aesthetic, and the feeling that you would like for visitors to your space to experience, and use these goals as a reference as you choose the color palette that we will ultimately work with. This palette will go into decisions about your wall colors and trim, as well as your fixtures, furniture, accessories, and the art that we use to enhance your room and add extra levels of depth and texture.
In some cases, we may decide that your design does not need any art, or that the art may actually take away from the mood that you are trying to convey with your newly designed space. However, you should always consider the possibility of enhancing your space with art that is stylistically coherent to your aesthetic, whether we have worked towards a contemporary style or something more traditional. Even the most minimalist designs often rely on art to create an additional layer of complexity to the space, and it is likely that the work we do together will also benefit from these special touches. With the right art, placed in the correct areas in a space, we can bring your entire vision together.
Why Hire an Interior Decorator?
As you can imagine from the limited list of considerations that will go into an interior design project, the overall process is very complicated and time-consuming. There are many different capacities that you can work with a designer in, which could be something as limited as a basic consultation about how to move in the right direction, to something like a complete design process.
Since your style and vision is unique, our approach will be as bespoke as your plans. In order for us to get the best idea of how we will work together successfully, the best step to take is to contact Erin Gilmer Interiors for an initial consultation. From there, we will be able to discuss the space that you are planning to design or decorate, the type of help that you need, the type of services that we offer that will help you, and how we can move forward as a team.
Whether you decide to hire an interior decorator to create, manage, and execute your entire redesign, or if you would simply like help to make sure that you have considered all of your options and addressed each necessary factor, working with a designer can make your experience much more enjoyable, and ultimately leave you with a space that you are truly proud of. We look forward to working with you!