There is so much more to interior design than just putting a sofa in the living area of a house, a vase of flowers in the hallway and some expensive soap in the bathroom. Certain aspects of interior design are integral to the whole process of building a new property, and this is particularly relevant within the luxury property market.
Interior and architectural design will always work side by side and hand in hand. It is very often the case that an architect could professionally act as an interior designer, even though most architects would never consider themselves one. There are certain attributes that cross over from one profession to the other: creativity, an eye for detail, a logical brain and an interest in quality materials; and these traits ensure that the two skills can work well together.
But where does the art of interior design start within the process of designing and building a house? One considered thought is that it should get its creative thinking cap on as soon as the individual spaces within the property have been decided. Once the size, aspect, use and expectations for each room and communal area has been finalised, then the interior designer can set to work.
Then there is the light, both the natural one and the necessary artificial lighting required for after daylight hours, dark corners and windowless areas.
The London based and internationally renowned lighting designer Rob Clift has always asked the question: “What do I want to light up?” when evaluating a work area, and how the room and its contents will appear after dark. An architect may have an idea about how aesthetically pleasing a light fitting will appear on a particular ceiling, but a good interior designer should always consider how effective the lighting will be at night.
When applying their skill, an interior designer will utilise the walls and floors of a house as their canvas. It is on these surfaces that materials and colours can be applied to enhance a room’s size or to create a certain atmosphere. Using paint, paper, wood, stone and fabrics, no matter what the room is, nor its dimensions, a sense of comfort or grandness can be achieved, depending on what is desired.
The award winning designer and artist, Luis Bustamante, applies his creative thinking to every corner of a house. When approaching the interior design of a bathroom Bustamante has stated “bathrooms have to be like rooms” and he thus ensures that the smallest room in the house is as important as any other room.
Having worked with both Rob Clift and Luis Bustamante on some remarkable development projects in the past, Move Project knows that these artful philosophies are the key to creating the perfect luxury home.
About Robert Clift Lighting
Robert Clift is one of London’s leading lighting consultants who has worked on many prestigious properties both in the UK and abroad. He has designed the lighting for several celebrity homes and works alongside some of Britain’s most talented interior designers and architects.
About Luis Bustamante
Luis Bustamante is an international award winning designer and art specialist who is based in Madrid. His background in painting and sculpture allows him to develop his interior design work to transmit his passion between contemporary and classical arts.
About Move Project
Move Project brings together exceptional professionals within the property development industry to collaborate on exclusive and creative Marbella development projects.
Image Courtesy of Luis Bustamante