How to Create a Digital Concept Board
I share my top tips when creating digital concept boards.
Grey + Yellow = The Perfect Combination
My colour palette for a contemporary colour scheme consisted of 3 different shades of grey, a vibrant and strong shade of yellow, and a small amount of black. Perfection!
Put Your Design Savvy To The Test
Are you all about the high-end ‘designer’ look, or do you prefer shopping around on a more modest budget for a similar design? It’s time to put your money where your mouth is; we’re going to play a game called ‘Don’t be ridiculous, of course I know the difference between designer and budget’.
This style of interior design is sleek, polished and showcases glamour, luxury and contemporary design to great effect. But why should it be restricted to Boutique Hotels?! Heck, we all deserve a little luxury! I have provided my take on this style but with a quirky twist: RETRO baby!!
Rustic Charm V Sleek – Let Battle Commence
You have to choose a coffee table for a contemporary industrial inspired space (that’s also a period building); but which do you choose? Rustic or Sleek?
So Many (Industrial) Chairs, So Little Time!
As we all know, I’m completely consumed with all things industrial at the minute. Industrial styling is an extremely contemporary, edgy and urban look that needs to be given careful consideration!
Presentation Boards – Hand Prepared or Digital?
So, you have a client brief. You’ve done your research and now you’re ready to ‘put pen to paper’ – in the interior design world this means you’re ready to convey your design concept via presentation boards. This can include a Samples Board, a Products Board or 3D Visuals.
‘It’s Got Great Form…’
“It’s got great form…”, is something we hear people in the ‘industry’ saying all the time. And it’s said with clarity, conviction and confidence. But I’m going to be honest: I had to Google its definition in design terms because I just couldn’t get my head around it.
Let’s Talk About Chippendale…
I’m not a fan of ‘traditional’ styling in general BUT (and this is a BIG ‘but’) I do respect traditional craftsmanship. This has surprised me somewhat. I always thought I was a modern and contemporary gal. But nope, I’ve been proven wrong.
Modern + Vintage = Individuality
We all know that including objects within a design scheme can personalise a space; underpin a design theme; pick out accent colours, and provide much needed visual stimulation, texture and depth.
Use of Colour – Old Skool Style
Boards, boards and more boards. An essential visual communication tool in interior design but it’s oh so difficult to keep churning out new and interesting ways to illustrate your message.
The Georgian Era – Back By Popular Demand!
I’ve noticed (from having a nosy at my site stats) that a lot of people are using Google to search for the history of Georgian design. I already have a post relating to a Georgian colour scheme but my very first module while studying my interior design Diploma required me to look into the history of Georgian […]
A Round of Applause for GIMP
Having sampled the delights of GIMP for over a year now, I’ve decided to dedicate a post to this life-saving, wondrous, user-friendly and FREE (can you believe that?!!) image editing software.
For this historical colour scheme I have taken inspiration from the Georgian era and used a colour palette of powder blue, soft chalky white and an earthy stone colour.