5 Steps to a Personal Home
Text and photography: Magnus Wittbjer & Micha van Dinther
We often get questions about how we, working in the interior design business, think and do when it comes to our own home. There is no straight answer and there is nothing right or wrong, as you are the one that needs to feel at home in, and enjoy your house. However, here are five general ideas that we usually adhere to when creating interior spaces for ourselves.
Firstly, look at your house
Just purchased a row house built in 2018? A mid-century gem by architect so and so? Or perhaps a 19th century country cottage? Consider what general style and vibe goes best with the location and the house itself but be bold and expressive by throwing unexpected items or furniture into the mix.
The interior design plan
Before heading out, scouring the market for design furniture and interior design objects, make sure that you have a plan. Coherence is key if you like structure and tranquility in your home. A simple mood board goes a long way.
Go for the real deal
Skip those inexpensive knock-offs. Don’t spend your money on fake goods. All the plagiarism going on is an effective way to kill the means of income for craftsmen and skilled designers. Buy the real deal, or not at all.
Surround yourself with old souls
Remember that old houses have a soul. So do vintage design items and furniture pieces. High quality craftsmanship has gone into making them. After generations of use, they often come with a beautiful patina, adding personality and style to your home.
Trust that gut feeling
That adage goes even when shopping for home interior items and furniture. Interrupt those latest trends and fads by incorporating stuff that you and your gut really wants. Love at first sight? Just go for it!