Bringing together an interior design requires months of planning and hours of choosing the most suitable materials.
So how can you achieve a similar effect with much less time and budget left?
We spent a day with one of & # 39; the world's top 100 interior designers, Alexander James Interior Design, to learn about the phases involved, the tricks it uses and how they can be incorporated into your own home.
The Alexander James team designed this scheme in a penthouse in Ascot, Berkshire
Attention to detail: the dining area has seats with different fabrics in the front to the back
The Alexander James Interior Design team has been working together for years, and in some cases for decades, with the head designer Stacey working with founder Robert Walker for 20 years.
Robert started the company from his kitchen table in 1995 and named the company after his first son.
Today, the company is responsible for designing a wide range of budgets, from £ 600,000 one-bed apartments in Hoxton, in the East End in London, to a £ 30 million mansion in Berkshire.
The approach is always the same, using & # 39; dramatic interiors without the amateur drama & # 39 ;, working with clients – something that is reflected in one of the newest projects in Ascot, Berkshire.
The main room in the Ascot penthouse has an open kitchen and living room
The designers and stylists worked together to produce the completed scheme in the penthouse
Natalie Rudland, one of Alexander James's senior interior designers, explained the secret to great interior design and said: & # 39; Great interior design is the result of good preparation and planning. & # 39;
She added: “Not everyone can visualize scale, so it's important to have scaled drawings, hand-drawn sketches and computer-generated images to visualize a house.
& # 39; Our designers know all the devices that improve a room – for example, how they can extend the ceiling height by using longer curtains, and which color palette they should use based on the direction of incident light to make a room look its best. to show – all realized in the first planning phases. & # 39;
Preparation: bringing together an interior design requires months of planning
The Alexander James team works with different budgets and says that soft furniture and accessories can be used to deliver a stylish look
A Tigermoth chandelier hangs in the middle of the ensuite bathroom in the penthouse
The penthouse has a large hall with mirrors on the walls and large lamps
Even the wardrobe in the penthouse has added items, including neutral clothing
The final touches to the & # 39; s schemes are put together by the team of stylists and florists.
A great interior design is the result of good preparation and planning
The florists work with concept boards and color schemes, selecting textures and colors from vases to compliment the design scheme.
They also select suitable flowers for every season. I
t means that if they dress up showhomes that are viewed by potential buyers in the summer, they will choose flowers that are in bloom in the calendar at that time.
Everything is then brought together on location to display the client's assignment, ranging from the private homeowner of a £ 600,000 flat to an established developer with a £ 30 million mansion project.
Laura Leadbetter, also a senior interior designer at Alexander James, added: & # 39; Design is a collaboration and is a sign of a good designer who can listen. & # 39;
The Ascot development schedule that we visited highlighted these three tips below that you can use at home.
They cover the use of chandeliers in the bathroom, bold wallpaper prints on a wall in the bedroom and grouping accessories in old numbers.
If you include these tips in your own well thought-out schedule, you will pay dividends when it is completed and reveal a touch of design to your own living space.
Get fat with bathroom lighting
For most people, bathroom lighting is a largely functional goal, but the designers recommend not to use bold lighting in bathrooms, such as this chandelier.
Any lighting used in a bathroom must have the correct & # 39; IP value & # 39; to have. This would be a rating of IP65 for lighting that is placed directly above a bath or sink, which means that the light is completely water-resistant.
The bathroom light used in the Ascot development is from Tigermoth.
The Alexander James team advises against fear of using chandeliers in bathrooms
Use patterned wallpaper to match the scale of the room
The designers recommend using wallpapers with large patterns that match the scale of the room where it is used.
In the Ascot development, the designers used wallpaper in the guest room Willow Song by Zoffany.
The designers explained how they subsequently used large-scale bedside lamps and furniture with this wallpaper.
Designer's tip: use backgrounds with large patterns that match the scale of the room
Think of accessories and group them together
And finally, the designers recommend grouping accessories in complementary colors and using items of different heights.
They also propose to group accessories in odd numbers, such as in groups of three or five.
Odd one: Group accessories in odd numbers, such as in groups of three or five
The accessories on the bedside table are also grouped in free colors
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