Interior Design Welcomes the Age of Cyber Designers

The internet has changed the way in which we do so many things, the way we shop, the way we communicate, it allows us to work from anywhere and has even changed the way our children do their homework. People no longer need to leave their homes to make a purchase which has created a new generation of consumers that want information at the touch of a button, (or at the touch of a screen!) next day delivery and a first class service.

Thanks to social media our thoughts, hopes, fears and photographs are out there for all to see. We can share as little or as much as we want to. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and many more allow businesses to become more accessible without spending a fortune on old fashioned marketing techniques, which will only succeed in reaching a fraction of the target audience.

How has the internet affected interior design so far, and how will it continue to do so?

Well, our work is out there for the world to see, share and comment on. Do well, gain positive comments, get people sharing your work and your name, gain credibility and your business will grow. With apps such as Pinterest, millions of ideas are shared daily, sparking new ideas and inspiring other people.

So, if we can work from anywhere, we can communicate with anyone anywhere in the world and images of our work are out there for everyone to see, then surely its possible for anyone to access an interior design service that offers advice and guidance within their budget?

Luxure Interior Designoffers a monthly subscription service which allows anyone and everyone access to their very own interior designer at a fraction of the usual cost. Whether someone is renovating an entire property or simply needing some advice and guidance with their own ideas and looking for some help and reassurance they can subscribe for as long as they need. I’ll be available daily, if necessary, via phone or email in order to steer clients in the right direction and provide digital moodboards and shopping lists in order for clients to carry out the transformation.

Cyber Home Decor

With the availability of  video conferencing, virtual tours and Facetime, its even possible to guide clients through dressing the room and helping with those finishing touches.

Is this the future of interior design and will it spark a new generation of cyber designers?

Lets wait and see!

Source: TastefullyInspired.com

Master Bath Remodeling Tips

According to HGTV, an atmosphere of personal indulgence, which used to be the domain of day spas, is finding its way into master baths remodels. Limited only by imagination and a project’s budget, standard master baths are turning into customized retreats. The good news is luxury can be incorporated into any design.
“We’re starting to put in more luxurious items,” says Sara Ann Busby, National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) president-elect and owner of Sara Busby Designs of Elk Rapids, Mich.

Style

Unsure about how to describe your desired style? Not a problem. A book like Yes/No Design: Discover Your Decorating Style With Taste-Revealing Exercises and Examples, by Diane Love (Rizzoli International Publications) can help sort through different styles. Paying a visit to decorator show houses, kitchen and bath showrooms and plumbing showrooms provides the opportunity to see bathrooms firsthand and get ideas for your project, says Jessica Clock, a designer with Carmel Kitchen Specialists Inc. of Carmel, Ind.

Materials

For master baths, no material is too luxurious or too unusual. “(People) are going over the top,” Sara Ann says. Of course, “over the top” can mean different things to different people. To some, it might mean splurging on granite countertops. To others it could mean going top-of-the-line from top to bottom.

Layout

To create a custom floor plan, consider hiring a certified bathroom designer, who will analyze the size of the space and your family’s needs. Some things to discuss with the designer include:
Shower or Bath: The master bath has undergone some changes in recent years. Giant tubs, once wildly popular, have fallen out of favor. Instead, people are choosing custom showers including overhead showerheads, wall-mounted showerheads, hand-held showerheads, shower tiles, rain bars, body sprays and steam showers. “People aren’t spending the time in the tubs,” Sara Ann says. “They can get the same benefit and be in and out in five minutes (with a shower).”
Choosing a custom shower with a smaller bathtub can have a big impact on the layout of a bath, too. “A big tub with a nice surround takes up a tremendous amount of space. We can do a great big custom shower in a lot less space,” Sara Ann says.
Source: HGTV