February 8th, 2018

Why Interior Design is Sexy

Interior Design is sexy – I’m sure that’s a phrase you don’t hear every day. Before we dive into why we think so, let’s preface this with an experience that we’ve all likely had. You’re sitting in a restaurant and trying to have a nice dinner. The food is great, but the ambiance is a little off and just enough for you to notice. Perhaps you and your dinner companion are having a conversation, almost to no avail as you are trying to shout over the reverberating voices of other dining guests and the music. The room is dark, but the light above your table is bright and casts a ghastly shadow on your companion’s face, and yours as well – which doesn’t sound very sexy at all. What makes Interior Design sexy then? Usually when you don’t notice it at all. It is the experiences you have inbuilt spaces that don’t make you wonder why something was done a certain way. When the invisible things such as acoustics, thermal comfort, and lighting work so well that you don’t even notice, allowing you to really notice the experience the designer was trying to create.

Sexy interior design is functional and fabulous – it works the way it was intended to and enhances the user’s everyday life. For example your kitchen! You spend hours in this space every day preparing your meals and spending time with your family. If it is planned well, using it would be a breeze! Your appliances are easily accessible and everything you need is at your fingertips. No need to crawl or climb to try and fetch items that are out of reach. In kitchen design, we use a formula called the working triangle to ensure that your stove, sink and fridge create a triangle with distances that make using your kitchen simple and easy. You don’t see this detail, but you definitely notice it when it’s not applied. For examples of the work triangle be sure to check out a few of our recent projects like Contessa or Park Station. For all those dreamers out there be sure to wander through Schiffini and Bulthaup for inspiration. Don’t blame us if you fall in love.

Like a perfect outfit, sexy interior design is all about the details. Or in this case the minimalist aesthetic. Sexy is uncluttered. Simple, streamlined, clean and serene.  Start with the basic components and layer on the right textures and finishes to create that sleek space. We believe a sexy space is an emotional response you have within a space. One that you don’t want to leave. Whether it’s a luxury spa, hotel lounge, dramatic restaurant or your own slice of heaven at home. Creating that perfect ensuite where you can escape. Bedrooms that dreams are made off or kitchen to create a masterpiece in. Strima General Contractors work on many upscale projects that echo this sentiment. Design is truly sexy for us. We enjoy knowing that we can create spaces that clients and users will enjoy now and for years to come.

Why do you think Interior Design is sexy? Let us know with the hashtag #area3designsexyinteriors