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Engaging the Art of Architectural Interior Design

There is a true art to interior design. Adding stunning architectural elements to a room help to take any design from average to extraordinary. Consider these architectural interior design recommendations to help you create a space that is comfortable, functional and truly unique.

Cultivate Architectural Ingenuity with Wall & Ceiling Details

Standard white ceilings within large spaces have the tendency to feel empty and cold. Consider implementing a ceiling detail to warm and connect the space. You can stain beams within a ceiling tray using a gel stain in an array of different colors to add depth and give the space character.

Adding a wall molding detail to a room adds charisma as well as architectural attention. Adding a deep crown molding can add architectural structure to a room that is bare and draws the eye upward. For a dark room, add white crown molding for a crisp design and for a lighter room add the same color to the molding to create a balanced and sophisticated look.

Enhance a Sleek & Functional Space with Cascading Edges

Waterfall islands and countertops are a growing kitchen trend and the perfect solution to creating a sleek and minimal kitchen that is functional and ideal for entertaining. The counter design helps hide appliances and protects wooden cabinets from everyday splatter. Typically, waterfall islands feature marble or quartz. However, you can customize materials to your style and use other popular materials such as granite or wood, to give a more rustic butcher-block appearance.

Waterfall islands can mix well with traditional pieces. To ensure that the space remains traditional, use a granite that incorporates earthly tones to ground the space. For a more contemporary motif, use a white quartz or marble to make the space sleek and open.

Create an Architectural Façade with Custom Built-In Units

Functional cabinetry can conceal bulky items, allowing for more space and an uninterrupted design concept with added architectural interest. Custom built-ins give the room depth, the illusion of heightened ceilings, create nooks for furniture and add charm, style and architecture. The architectural elements work best in kitchens, bedrooms, offices and common areas like dens.  

For large common areas, a custom media unit can accommodate a television while also adding a beautiful architectural element to the room. Use horizontal lines such as a mantle, baseboards or celling moldings to ensure that the space has a fluid and balanced motif. Adding art and lighting within the custom build-ins will give the space a focal point.

No matter what your design goals are, the interior design professionals at Design West possess the skills to craft your space into an architectural art form that is unique to your taste. Design West is a full-service upscale interior design company based in Naples, FL that specializes in interior design for private residences and club houses, architectural detailing, model home merchandising, smart home automation and comprehensive custom home renovations. For more design ideas or to receive a complimentary design profile, visit http://www.dwest.com.


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