July 2017

What to expect from your interior design consultation

As part of the design process, Mal Corboy will initiate a design consultation with you, where you’ll be able to start discussing the details and theme of your design. It’s one of the most exciting stages of the project, where you get to lay out all of your ideas and see Mal start to work [...]

How a consultation with an interior designer should happen.

You’re looking for an interior designer to transform your house into your dream home, but it can be a little daunting when confronted with all the different options. Designers of every level of expertise can offer their services without any regulation, so it can be tough to know exactly what you’re paying for. The consultation [...]

Your dream kitchen is within reach.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.” This old-fashioned phrase is a cliche for a reason – because it’s completely true. For centuries, the kitchen fires worked all day, warming the house. People would gather around cooking fires to share news and gossip, and families would do most of their living around the process [...]

3 ways to get the most out of your interior designer

Hiring an interior designer is a big step. You’re inviting another person to put their stamp on your interior space – the place where you relax, entertain, spend time with your family, and do most of your living. The design needs to reflect your personality and lifestyle, as well as create a cohesive look and [...]

5 reasons why interior design isn’t as expensive as you think.

Say the words “interior designer” to someone at your next cocktail party, and watch their eyebrows raise. There’s a perception among people that hiring an interior designer is only for the super-rich. That’s simply not true. Not only do interior designers work with all types of budgets, but hiring one can actually have a positive [...]

February 2017

Trendy or Timeless: Which is the Better Interior Design?

Deciding between trendy or timeless interior designs is the ultimate catch-22 for interior designers and homeowners alike. After all, you want a design that looks modern and up-to-date with trends, but you do not want a home that has an expiration date on the design. So, which design is better for your investment? A good [...]

The Elements of a Nordic Design that Interior Designers Love

When you think of Scandinavian designs, you think of clean lines and modern finishes. Also, known as the “Nordic” design style, this design takes the beauty from everyday functional objects. It was the core inspiration for functionalism and modernism designs and features wood, plastic, anodized metal, pressed steel, and aluminum. Interior designers in Auckland have [...]

7 Sophisticated Elements Auckland Interior Designers Recommend for an Elegant Living Room

Whether you are looking for a complete renovation of your everyday living spaces, or you want to save money on a new home’s design, there are plenty of elements out there that can make your living room stylish and upscale. However, these items must be used cautiously, as adding the wrong mixture or not enough [...]

7 Must Know Tips for Adding Baroque Finishes to Your Interior Design

The Baroque style is an artistic period that featured exaggerated motions, bright detailing, and easily understood artwork. This movement was incredibly innate and all about the drama. Baroque has played a substantial role in architecture. In fact, some of the most famous buildings around the world feature this dramatic style. For your home, the Baroque [...]

Working with an Interior Designer is Like a Long-term Relationship

Your interior designer is your friend, Beau, best friend, and right hand. Over the course of your time together, your designer gets to know you on your deepest levels. Why? He or she needs to create the perfect space that suits your personality, budget, and desires. While you may first assume that interior design is [...]

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