“For me, every space is inescapably defined by the presence of natural light. When a room is isolated and confined, it can feel cold and separate from the home,” says Naomi.
“Natural light can be lifted by innovative skylights, window placement or even by inventive interior styling. There isn’t really a substitute for natural light in a home, but in a tight spot you can use colour, reflective surfaces and soft, warm lights to help make the space feel more welcoming and connected to the rest of the home.”
Features that date the house
“Feature walls and daring choices of architectural materials can really bring personality to a home,” says Naomi, but there’s one thing you should keep in mind.
“These choices may be on-trend now, but they also anchor your home to a specific time and place. Future-proofing your home is such an important part of interior design, so always consider what part of a feature really defines you ‘now’ but doesn’t hold back your home as your style evolves.”
The ‘moment’ of the home’s story
Naomi explains every home should be thought of as a place that tells a story as you move through it.
“Every home has its ‘moment’” says Naomi. “A defining feature that leaves a lasting impression long after we’ve left the property. This can be a scenic view, a burst of natural light in an open space, even a stunning outside area that opens up the home. Whatever the ‘moment’ of your home is - make sure that moment shines.”
“I suggest keeping your view open and unobstructed, keep the light coming in and keep your outside area warm, welcoming and dynamic. Moments like these are not to be missed.”
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