Reno of the Month: 7 interior design ‘fixes’ to give your home a designer contact

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By Nicola Caul Shelley, Synergy Layout & Construction

We have all been there: there’s a little something ‘off’ about a area in your home that you just can’t set your finger on and never know how to repair. Or, it’s possible you’re just hunting for some tips for how to update your space with a contemporary, fashionable look. This month, we’ve obtained seven ‘dos and don’ts’ to assist give your property some inside design pep.

As a full service home reworking organization, Synergy Layout & Construction does not provide interior design as a standalone assistance. However, we not only help our clients with material selections for all of their remodeling finishes (feel cabinets, tile, countertops, appliances and fixtures, etcetera.), we also give the possibility of tender goods assortment products and services for clientele who would like qualified inside style assistance to complete their place. It’s all element of encouraging householders have a holistic working experience so they renovate happy!

1. Never Press All of Your Home furnishings Up Against the Wall

This is a Large one particular. All of the furnishings pushed up against the walls just doesn’t do a home justice. Don’t despair! If your household home is crying, “Help me!”, it is an effortless resolve. If you never have space to pull your sofa away from the wall, feel about incorporating or shifting accent chairs to update the seem. Couches and chairs do not will need to be part of a established you can mix and match for a lot more of a designer sense. If your sofa moves way too significantly for your liking if it’s pulled absent from the wall, incorporate a credenza or heavy console table at the rear of it to help preserve it from shifting. It not only appears to be like great, there is now an additional area to put drinks and snacks when you are looking at Television set or entertaining.

In the case in point beneath from a recent residence remodel in Reston, none of the home furniture sits versus a wall. The L-formed sofa provides a enjoyable place to sit struggling with the two the media centre and the hearth. Two armchairs on either side present more seating that can be turned in the direction of the fire on a chilly wintertime evening for a cozy sensation or to the Tv on family members motion picture night.

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2. DO Curate Exhibit Shelves

Cabinets bursting at the seams with knick-knacks, books and piles of ‘stuff’ your kids remaining there and hardly ever put absent? Take some time to apparent them off and curate them for a a lot more arranged look. We’re not expressing you just can’t have your treasures and publications shown on cabinets for a homey feel and individualized contact, but the important is placement of issues with each other for a designer look. Feel of grouping products in odd quantities, like threes and fives. Individually, I never like the glimpse of books turned spine inwards — what’s the place in that — but if you have tons of textbooks, thin them out, or put a pair of coffee desk guides together with a modern objet d’art on major as a more structure-considerate contact.

In this property transform in Fairfax, our clientele opted for our inside layout aid with the home furnishings collection and placement in addition to a total most important degree home transform. This is a excellent case in point of fantastically curated bookshelves flanking possibly aspect of the hearth. Layered lights and thoughtful furnishings placement (observe — nothing is pushed up versus the walls other than the console desk) make this a stand-out Terrific Space.

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3. Do not be Frightened of Vibrant Kitchen area or Toilet Cabinets

What can we say, we Enjoy gorgeous cabinets. Gone are the times when almost everything has to be white in the kitchen area. There’s nothing erroneous with an all-white kitchen area for a vintage seem, but don’t be concerned to combine issues up with shade. If you are not all set to go all-in on vibrant cupboards, including a contrasting island color or floating shelves is a terrific way to go.

In this kitchen area remodel in Reston, we liked our clients’ decision of this “Dakota Shadow” cabinet color. Contrasting maple cupboards and floating shelves were being stained in a ‘honey’ colour which performs off the current window and doorway frame coloration and provides heat to the room.

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4. DO Embrace Black/Darkish Coloured Doorways/Window Trim and ‘Moody’ Paint Shades 

You might have seen a lot of new-builds in the area have black/dark colored exterior window frames. It is a ‘trend’ that is below for the extensive-haul and it extends to the interior of properties, much too. From black window trim to black inside doorways to ‘moody’ painted cabinets and wall color, it is time to embrace the darker hues. Fearful it’s heading to make your area way too dim? The trick is to lighten issues up with contrasting brighter, neutral shades paired with wooden tones to maintain your room from emotion cold.

In this basement transform in Reston, our clientele wished to build fashionable areas in the course of and weren’t frightened to adjust things up with black inside doorways, ‘moody’ coloured bar cabinets and paint shades in the household theater and health club — to beautiful result.

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5. Never Overdo it on Toss Pillows

This is a hard one simply because heaps of throw pillows just make me satisfied, but it is time to put a several of them absent. This applies not only to the family room, but also to bedrooms as very well. For an current, chic search, much less is undoubtedly much more. Also many pillows can make a home feel cluttered (furthermore, how extended does it consider to get rid of them all from the bed every single evening?!) and also distracts from other structure elements in the space.

This household room from a key amount remodel in Reston is a wonderful instance of this. The eye is not drawn to the throw pillows, it is drawn to the stunning sloping roof and assertion light fixture rather.

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6. Don’t Protrude if You ‘Recess In’

Adhere with us on this one and allow me reveal what we indicate! If you can recess a cupboard (closet, linen cabinet, and so on.) then go for it. Not only does it save house, it provides a much more streamlined and flush end.

In this main bathroom remodel in Herndon, the linen closet at the much close was recessed in. It not only keeps it out of the way, it also lets the magnificent walnut vanities and soaking tub to consider heart phase.

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7. DO Go Daring With Wallpaper in Smaller Spaces

We get it, this appears counterintuitive, but you really don’t have to imagine small in small spaces when it arrives to wallpaper! We Adore wallpaper in any home, but we primarily enjoy it when consumers acquire a possibility in the powder place. Bold wallpaper can truly make a space search bigger (when it is carried out appropriate). The powder room is the excellent place to have some pleasurable and exhibit your personality!

In this main stage transform in Reston, our shoppers picked the perfect wallpaper in the powder place. It makes a contemporary statement, but is paired with pure finishes (like the rattan gentle fixture) to perfection.

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