Raw materials that are aged have a lot of texture and are great for helping give a space dimension. Seeing layers of aging gives a lot of intensity and feeling. Materials that are natural are very organic can make a space feel warm or cool depending on the material and how executed in the space. For example a tin ceiling that is rusty can help your space feel warm and inviting because of the warm tones in the tin. Using a raw material in an application that is atypical will make a space feel grand and larger than it is because we are used to seeing these materials used at a larger scale that is grand.
As materials age they can become beautiful especially in the application you use the aged material. A great way to make a raw material feel beautiful is by using it in an application one would not typically think the material is used in. For example aged metal in a light fixture will add glamour and charm to a space. Using concrete on a wall instead of the typical application being a floor, will create a clean and raw space that will reflect simplicity and unity. Concrete on a wall will also help create a light and airy feeling versus something like rusted copper that will feel heavy and make your space feel smaller and more intimate. Materials that are aged and then manipulated in an unexpected way will create a dramatic setting. A material that is new can easily be aged on your own by adding paint and other finishes to create a distressed look.
Hidden treasures are the small details that create excitement in a space. Small details can be incorporating a piece of furniture that fits with the feel of your space, but the piece can be be made of reclaimed wood. The table is cohesive with your space, but the texture and natural qualities this piece brings is a special element in the space that creates the feeling of enchantment. Hidden treasure can also be the detail down to the way a brick aged from the sun and natural elements it encountered. The way a material ages helps determine how the space will feel. It is these details that make your space feel cozy and special. Adding pops of colorful paint to an element in a space such as a table will create even more layers of character and originality.
FrogTape spokesperson, Taniya Nayak, is one of the nation’s foremost interior designers. She became a household name as a design expert member on HGTV and Food Network. Taniya owns a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC., where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.
Text is an easy way to add personalization to any room. There are endless amounts of fonts that each create a different mood.
Creating a clean interior space with lots of detail can be achieved when you use a simple neutral pattern inspired from nature.
Geometric shapes and angles have become associated with technology and this idea of creativity and innovative design because they are edgy and create movement.
Multiple bright colors mixed together create a crisp and clean interior. Fun saturated colors create an energetic and happy feeling in a space.
Raw materials that are aged have a lot of texture and are great for helping give a space dimension.
Intricate prints help add a friendly feeling to a space. The variety of patterns that can go into one item such as a blanket creates a big statement in a room.
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