I did this kitchen renovation for a lovely, cozy home located in Ciudad Colón. The previous kitchen was 20 plus years old and because the family had grown over the years, it was no longer working for them. Also, they wanted to have something more modern and simple at the same time.
issue was the counter they had for eating was too small, the whole family
didn’t fit. So we added this beautiful rounded counter at table height. This
allows for more seating and also makes the new interior design look warmer and
more modern — exactly what they wanted.
added cabinets made of high quality compressed wood with natural granite top.
We extended the upper cabinets all the way to the ceiling to add more cabinet space
and to make the kitchen look more modern. Lastly, we changed the wall color to
a light gray, to make the space feel bigger and brighter.
Above are some images of how the kitchen used to look before the renovation.
This beautiful home located in the foothills of San Antonio de Escazú had a TV room that needed some renovation. The owner of the home called me in to help her brighten up the space. She said she just didn’t know where to start. When it comes to interior design, I love the challenge of bringing a space to life.
As you can
see in these photos above, the room lacked color and warmth. Also, the
furniture was not appropriate for neither its function nor the proportion of
I also noticed we needed to filter the light coming in from the window with a translucent fabric. How you handle the light in the room is absolutely crucial for successful interior design or home renovation.
Don’t Be Afraid of a Little Color
On our first meeting about renovating this area, we talked about adding some color accents. The client was afraid of color, she likes everything to be neutral. But in order to bring the tv room to life I felt it was necessary to add some color, and she finally accepted my proposal.
The installation only took two days to complete. Once finished, the owner was very pleased with the results of her tv room renovation. She loved the effect of the colors I chose and thanked me for helping her add some color without making her feel uncomfortable.
So, what did
we do? We added a very light green on the walls. We chose a custom made sofa
with a neutral fabric to meet their needs. The mustard-colored velvet ottoman
was also custom made to intentionally add a pop of color — which the client
The rug is a
super soft, almost velvety fabric, with various neutral colors to bring
everything together. We also added the small custom made side table and the
natural wood shelf on the wall that goes so well with the table. These natural
wood items add a lot of warmth and elegance to the space. Small details like
this make a big difference!
Most people have probably heard of interior decorating. Maybe, if they don’t know what it is, they simply assume that interior decorators are responsible for choosing pleasing colors palettes, arranging furniture and picking out paintings and other wall adornments. Easy peasy, right? But a professional interior designer is much more than that.
Then upon hearing the term interior design they may automatically assume it is the same. Interior design, however, is much more comprehensive than interior decorating and a professional designer is extremely important. Read on to learn how the professionals at Aurea Designs can help you create the perfect indoor space.
What is Professional Interior Design?
Simply put, interior design is not just an art but also a science that seeks to understand people’s behavior and create not just pretty interior spaces, but also functional ones. Professional interior designers are concerned with creating a space that is comfortable and makes sense. To that end they often work closely with architects, contractors and engineers to ensure that their practical setup for a room meets building codes and requirements such as the proper positioning of load bearing walls or columns etc.
Professional interior designers take everything into account in order to attain their goal. And when we say everything, we mean it. They look at lighting, door and window positioning and even acoustics when determining the best functional layout.
The Role of Interior Decorating
Once the design is complete and the designer is satisfied with the basic setup of the room, they switch hats and begin the decorating process. Just like interior design, the art of interior decorating is far more complex than you would originally think. It is not simply a matter of choosing pleasing colors that complement each other well and going for it.
Why an Interior Design Expert is Important
The experts at Aurea Designs in Costa Rica not only have the perfect furniture products to accent your space, but also the knowledge to help you choose the right one. Many people buy furniture because they like it but then when they get it home and start using it, they find that even though it’s pretty it doesn’t work either functionally or aesthetically with their space. They try to limp along with it but eventually they just give up and go purchase something else. The unlucky ones do this several times and waste a lot of money, whereas an interior designer can help you choose the right piece the first time saving you a lot of money, time and hassle.