A few weeks ago we posted a Q&A Sticker on our Instagram Stories. We wanted to say thank you so much to those who submitted questions! We received quite a few and answered a lot of the common ones that came through below. If you didn’t get a chance to ask a question or we weren’t able to answer this round…we definitely plan to do this more in the future. We appreciate your continued support and love!
What is a classic stove hood to go with?
It really depends on the overall style of the kitchen which would determine the type of hood style that would fit with the overall design. What style is your kitchen and home? (Modern, Farmhouse, Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional, etc) If you are wanting to infuse a more classic and timeless appeal to the kitchen, I would suggest going with a hood design that has clean lines and simple detail so it remains flexible even if you decide to make updates to your kitchen down the road. Some examples below
Career path in interior design without the education? Internships? Is a degree a must?
I don’t feel not having a formal degree in interior design limits you from having a successful and fruitful career in this field. My educational background is in Business but I have honed my skills in interior design throughout the years working in the field. I also have a team of experienced designers who have various education background, some in a more formal interior design or technical capacity to support the needs we have as a company to be successful. As a business owner, I do find value in hiring people that have the technical knowledge whether it is through experience or formal education and/or certification as our projects now call for that level of experience. If you do not have any formal education in the field, I would suggest seeking out internship or assistant role opportunities to begin. Learn as much as you possibly can assisting to provide value to the firms you are working for while also gaining the experience even if it means starting with the basic support functions. At the same time, I would also encourage you to seek out educational opportunities even if its through podcasts or informal educational opportunities to continue to refine your knowledge and skills. Most certifications only take a few months and you can be working on pursuing this while working in your internships.
How long does the average kitchen reno take?
While I would love to provide an exact answer for this, it really depends on the design and complexity of the project. If it is a full gut project and/or you are making structural changes, this could take much longer than a standard kitchen update/refresh as it may require architectural engagement and city approvals before the work can even begin. The contractor teams you hire and the team working the execution of the remodel can also determine how long a project may take. Additionally, material lead times and supply chain impacts (as we are seeing more recently with the pandemic environment) play a role in the length of a remodel. If I had to put a number on it, most kitchen remodels we have been involved in can take anywhere from 2-6 months depending on the complexity of the project
Living Room! 1 long wall, 1 short wall, 2 entrances on either side, where to place furniture?
I would love to help answer this but I need a little bit more information to properly answer. I think the key here is balance and proper scale of pieces to ensure one side doesn’t feel heavier than the other.
How to coordinate rugs in open living spaces (or in spaces where the master is seen)?
We love incorporating rugs in open spaces to ground the room and it’s also a great way to infuse warmth, layers, and design interest to the space. It can also serve as a way to define zones in your room especially if it is a large open space. I would suggest finding rugs that complement each other and don’t compete with each other. For example, if one of your rugs is more busy with a lot of color and detail, I might suggest the other rugs to be more muted and simple. Examples below
Are you hiring?
We actually just recently hired a new Interior Designer and Marketing + Social Lead to our team so we are not currently hiring at this time. However, I always love meeting with people to make new connections as I have found you never know when a new opportunity or business need opens up. Some of my best employees did not come through a standard hiring process.