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Pro Tips To Build a Beautiful Interior Design Website

web-design · 2015 · small-business · 2015-03 · tips

If an interior designer’s website looks sloppy and unprofessional, how can you trust them to design your home? The likely answer is, you won’t. More than ever, creative professions face the pressure to create a well-designed website. However, website design is usually not one of the main courses offered at design school.

That’s where we come in. “Your interior design website needs to be as user-friendly, inviting, and inspiring as possible,” says Kelly Hoppen of Kelly Hoppen Interiors. “This is absolutely crucial if you want it to be successful.” That may seem like a tall order, but we spoke to her and other interior design pros to collect some of the best practices that will be sure to impress clients and journalists.

1. Create a plan

As a designer, you’re used to creating floor plans and inspiration boards for your clients. Now, it’s time to do the same for your website. Figure out what information is most important to share with current and potential clients and get your materials ready. To prepare your site: identify your audience. tailor your message. and create your site plan. Here’s what every site should include:

Portfolio

This is one of the most important pages of your site. It’s time to show off all your hard work! The best portfolios are organized by style (modern, traditional, commercial, showcase, etc). Organizing your portfolio by style will make it easier for clients to find examples of work you’ve done that aligns most with their taste. Try to avoid flash and long slideshows ; keep it simple. If a slideshow is crucial to the success of your site, it’s easy to install a widget like PhotoSnack to help .

The content of your portfolio is equally important. Describe each piece of your work and remember to use keywords to help with SEO. The text you use also provides an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and not only prove to clients you produce great work, but that you’re fun and interesting to work with.

Inspiration: Kendall Wilkinson Design

Your ‘About Me’ page

Since interior design is a client-facing profession, it’s important to make your bio professional and personal. Clients are looking to hire someone they will enjoy spending time with, so sell yourself! Don’t just talk about your work accomplishments, also add your personal interests, mention if you have kids, or a funny anecdote that landed you in this field. Be sure to add a picture of yourself along with your bio.

Inspiration: Jennifer Reynolds Interiors

Services

Not all clients are looking for a full-blown makeover for their home. Specify what services you provide, from space planning to consultations to full service design.

Inspiration: Beasley Henley Interior Design

Press and testimonials

One of the biggest assets of any website is credibility. How can new visitors to your site trust that you will do a good job?

A strong case for proving you’re a talented designer is sharing any coverage you have had in magazines or blogs. If you don’t have any coverage yet, that’s ok! Learn how to pitch to bloggers and press. Your best salesman is a past client. Get a few sentences from clients sharing their experience with you and add them to your site.

Inspiration: Heather Garrett Interior Design

2. Start decorating

Naturally, designing your site should be the fun part. Apply your pre-existing designer insights to the development of your site. Don’t over-do it; use statement pieces to show personality, and focus on the structure.

  • Background: Choose one solid background color that fits your brand. You want clients to focus on your designs, not a distracting wallpaper or image on your site.
  • Font: Create your website’s content with a sans-serif font (typefaces that do not have the small projecting “serifs” at the end of strokes). This will make it more readable. Don’t overdo the decorative fonts —they can be very hard to read.
  • Images: The pages on your site besides your portfolio can and should also feature high-quality images from your work. If you feel the need to use images other than from your portfolio, check out where to find free and beautiful stock photos.
  • Structure: The structure of your site is very important. Keep your navigation minimal and use drop-down menus to direct visitors to additional pages on your site only if necessary. Typically, all you need in your top navigation is Home, About, Design Services, Portfolio, Testimonials, and Contact. Most importantly, make a good first impression with a well-structured homepage.

3. Track your most popular content

Google Analytics is the best way to keep tabs on what parts of your site are working well. Once you’ve set up your account. keep tabs on which pages get the most visits. Use some of the basic Google Analytics reports to see which pages are attracting visitors, and which ones are losing them.

One of the most important things you can track in analytics is your portfolio. How many people are visiting your modern designs versus your traditional designs? Is one design seeing significantly traffic more than the rest? You may want to reorder your portfolio based on these types of results.

4. Get discovered!

How do you get your site to show up first in the search results? You need to work on your SEO (search engine optimization). This is a foreign topic to many people, but there are quick fixes that anyone can do to help with their site’s SEO. These are a few things you should focus on right away :

  • Make sure you show up in local searches: Use Moz Local to help ensure you appear in local search results and beyond.
  • Use your alt tags: Alt tags (or alternative text) are the descriptions you write for the images on your website. These are very important for designers’ portfolios. Whenever you add an image to your website, the actual raw file should be saved with a targeted keyword. More importantly, you should add the targeted keyword to the alt text of the image, once it’s been uploaded to your site.
  • Share your content on other sites: Another way to boost your SEO is to get your content spread on other sites. Make sure your images and content are shared on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.


There you have it: the guiding steps to completing a site that brings you success on and off the web. Thanks to all the designers who shared their tips with us! Questions? Comments? Let us know below.

Melissa Myers

Content Marketing and PR at Jimdo

Melissa joined Jimdo in August 2014 to support social media, public relations, and the blog. She has experience in marketing ranging from event management to content marketing. When Melissa isn’t drafting a blog post, you can find her watching stand-up comedy, attending a concert, or rooting for the Oregon Ducks.



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Homestyler Interior Design

This app had potential

So I really do hope HS (home styler) is reading this because I started to use homestyler in 2015 I took a break for several months came back to it and something happened. The news stream on it had totally stopped working thus no one saw my designs pop up on there news stream if they followed me so therefore no one likes or commented bc they didn’t even know I posted anything. It was pretty much a ghost town I don’t know if HS totally abandoned there app because it doesn’t work. It’s really a shame for a great app to go to waste because it was one of the best interior design apps. I am absolutely furious with the company and app itself for not fixing this problem, the whole community agrees and we have tried to write emails but no one has replied. This has forced me to leave the app and so will other users. HS if you don’t get this issue fixed you will loose your app so it is in your best interest to fix this problem and we can get on with the app so if HS is reading this then you better as hell doc your problem because I am very upset. The only reason I gave it three stars was because everything else is fine but if no one sees my designs then what’s the point.

Amazing! But.

Before today, I would have given this app 5stars. It has been about a month since I have last opened the app and it was working wonderfully. It was the best interior design app i have ever used. That is. Until today. Usually, you select a room you want to design and you can change wall color, floor, etc. Then you could select the items catalog button and it would show you hundreds of furniture and decor items. But I opened the app this morning and the catalog had nothing in it! I tried using the item search bar but it kept saying the item was unavailable. I know this is not just my device because when i was browsing other designs by other people, some were commenting and asking if anyone else was having any problems with the app. I doubt my review will make it to the company, but if so please fix this! I loved this app but now it is not working properly. If this could be fixed i would definitly give this app a 5 star review rating.

This App Has So Much Potential

I got this app thinking wow, no in app purchases, completely free, beautiful graphics, all your design ideas can be organized and put in order! When I bought it I jumped right in on the actual design. I created this amazing interior design of my dream private jet. I signed in and all to save it. Then I spent some time off my iPad and when I came back to Homestyler, all my progress and design was completely gone. I changed my password and logged three times unsuccessfully. Eventually I had to delete the app because of all of this. I’m really sad that Homestyler is like this. And trust me, it’s not my iPad! I got it my iPad Air 2!
But this app could be amazing and helpful for so many people, like I said the graphics are like photos, really just like the photos. The possibilities could be endless. I don’t really think Autodesk will ever read this, if they do I really hope they will just fix those glitches and bugs so I can redownload this app and rate this app five stars. Trust me, I want to…

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How To Create Retail Store Interiors That Get People To Purchase Your Products

Retail has been around for a mighty long time and one thing we know is that there are a lot of different approaches when it comes to designing the interior layout of your store. However, there are also some common design strategies that all retailers can employ that lead to generating more sales for your business.

Designing your retail store’s interior is a topic that we’ve been looking at recently in an effort to help boutique merchants be more successful and thrive in today’s digital era. From telling your brand’s story and creating immersive experiences, to putting together head-turning window displays and signage essentials. when it comes to retail, the devil really is in the details, and we want you to get the basics down pat.

Which is why in this post, I’ll be looking at some of the basics when it comes to creating effective retail interiors that attract more customers to your store, get them browsing more products, and get them heading towards the checkout. It’s vital to keep in mind that from the moment someone steps into your store to the time they decide to checkout (or not checkout), smart design decisions make a significant difference in regards to whether you make a sale or not.

Enter the Threshold

The threshold area, also known as the “decompression zone”, is the very first space that prospective customers step into when they enter your store and typically consists of the first five to fifteen feet worth of space, depending on how big your store is. It’s also the space where your customers make the transition from the outside world and first experience what you have to offer. They also make critical judgements like how cheap or expensive your store is likely to be and how well coordinated your lighting, fixtures, displays, and colors are. Since they’re in a transition mode, customers are more likely to miss any product, signage, or carts you place there.

Then, Off To the Right

It’s a well known fact in the retail community that in North America, 90 percent of consumers upon entering a store will turn right unconsciously. The first wall they see is often referred to as a “power wall”, and acts as a high-impact first impression vehicle your merchandise, so be sure to give it extra special attention in terms of what you choose to display and how you display it.

You’ll want to make sure you entice and arouse your customer’s attention with the products you put on display, whether it’s your new or seasonal items, high profit or high demand products, or a place you design to tell your product’s stories and create vignettes.

Have Them Walk a Path

This will vary greatly depending on the size and general layout of your store, but knowing that your customers want to turn right, your next job is to make sure that as they do that, they also continue walking throughout your store to gain the maximum exposure to your products. This not only increases the chances of them making a purchase, but a well thought-out path can be a great way to strategically control the ebb and flow of the traffic in your store.

Most stores use a circular path to the right to get customers to walk through to the back of the store and come to the front again. Some will make it even easier by covering the path with a different texture or look from the general flooring, paying homage to the old saying “where the eyes go, the feet will follow.”

Another thing to keep in mind is that you want to use the path to lead your customers somewhere, which often means putting a eye-catching and attention-grabbing display at the end of an aisle for example.

But, Slow Them Down

With all the effort and time you’ve put into properly merchandising your products, the last thing you want to happen is for incoming customers to promptly hurry past them, ultimately limiting the number of products they’ll purchase. One way retailers combat this is through creating breaks or what are sometimes referred to as “speed bumps.” Essentially, this can be anything that gives customers a visual break and can be achieved through signage, and special or seasonal displays.

Most retailers effectively deploy the usage of what’s referred to as “merchandise outposts,” which are special display fixtures featuring products near the end of or in between aisles that encourage impulse purchases while complementing products on display in close proximity. However, since it’s not likely that you’ll have “aisles” per say in your store, it’s still important to think about grouping products in a way that makes it easy to see what goes well together from a shopper’s perspective. Also, remembering to keep “higher-demand” products displayed at eye-level is important while placing lower grossing products at the bottom or higher-up. Lastly, It’s recommended to change up these speed bumps weekly or regularly enough to create a continued sense of novelty for repeat visitors.

Also, Make Sure They’re Comfortable

You may or may not already be aware of something known as the “butt-brush effect,” coined by consumer behaviour expert Paco Underhill who discovered that a typical customer, especially women, will avoid going after merchandise in an aisle where they could potentially brush another customer’s backside or have their backside brushed. This holds true even if the customer is very interested in a given product. An easy way to avoid this problem is to ensure that your aisle, floor, and displays allow customers to have more than adequate personal space when browsing your products.

You can also make your store comfortable by incorporating some type of waiting area with comfy seats and benches which will encourage customers to spend more time in your store. Especially, if a shopper is accompanied by someone not interested in making a purchase or kids for that matter. A small tip to keep in mind is to keep the seats or benches facing the merchandise, so that they’re still top of mind for those lounging around in your store.

Lastly, Check Them Out (Not Literally)

Where you place your check-out counter and your POS in a physical retail store is a question you can ask yourself for days and generate pros and cons for multiple options and still end up confused. However, a good rule of thumb to remember is that the checkout should be located at a natural stopping point in the shopping experience or path that you’ve purposefully created and designed.

So if customers naturally turn right when they enter, and you’ve managed to have them go through and circle all the way around, you’ll realize that the left-hand side at the front is probably the ideal location for your checkout counter. However, this decision also depends on the size and layout of the store itself, which means you’ll have to use your best gut judgement on what’s the most natural point to have that check-out counter.

You’ll also want to keep in mind that if you’re a one-person show or don’t have staff wondering the store, it’ll be important to be able to keep an eye and see everything from where you’ll be set-up from a loss-prevention perspective. Other tips to keep in mind when designing your checkout counter are:

  • Have a counter that’s big enough for shoppers to place their bags and/or personal belongings
  • Take advantage of the wall behind the counter to create interesting and engaging displays
  • Encourage impulse or “last-minute” purchases by stocking items customers crave or commonly need close-by
  • Be polite in person by asking questions like “Were you able to find everything you were looking for?” and in signage regarding your exchange or refund policies

Designing your retail interior is a never ending process, where you can always be switching up, tweaking, adding, or taking away to create a resonating customer journey and experience. At the end of the day though, that’s exactly what you want to focus on, the customer journey, which you’ll want to to test out and optimize for constantly. Have a walk-through yourself and see where the visual cues guide you, or get your staff, friends, or family to do the same and give you honest feedback. Lastly, observe your customers and see what they’re drawn to, what they avoid, and how they move, then match that with your intended design. If you keep resilient and keep your eyes and ears open, you’ll be sure to create a retail environment that is a win-win for both you and your customers.

P.S. Selling offline or looking to get into physical retail? We’ve got you covered with Shopify POS.



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Interior design at LASALLE is defined as the act of creating environments within and around existing spaces and structures. As a profession, it covers the design and planning of an immense range of places including, but not limited to domestic, leisure, retail, office, health care, hospitality, and institutional spaces. It is also closely interwoven with various design disciplines like architecture and industrial design.

Interior design at LASALLE is not a course on interior decoration, nor is it the pursuit of architecture under the guise of interior design. You will focus on the creation of experiential environments from the perspective of users, and the discovery of new typologies of space. You will look to the conceptual to challenge convention, habits, and trends, and seek to explore the controversial, unexpected, and emergent, with the onus on critical design thinking and intense involvement in the design process.

The curriculum is based on a number of key design principles. Design processes and conceptual thinking methodologies are explored in a practice-based studio environment and supported with core discipline skills that involve a critical understanding of design history and contemporary theory; technical knowledge on building materials and technology; traditional drafting and modelling techniques, as well as the latest in computer-aided drawing and visualisation. Through the course of study, you are exposed to the demands of the profession with a continuous engagement in local and international design competitions, live projects, and exhibitions.

The objective is to create an ecosystem of significant designers and dynamic professionals who display a restless curiosity of mind, making informed design decisions tempered by a sense of social responsibility, where interior design is not a matter of simply aligning oneself with fashionable trends but rather a discipline of reason, necessity, analysis, meaning, and the creation of new spatial experience.

Level 1 grounds you in basic methods of design that are centred around a specialised Studio Practice module.

At Level 2, a greater emphasis is placed on honing critical and analytical skills.

The course culminates at Level 3. with you undertaking self-directed briefs and engaging in complex real-world concerns. Opportunities for employment are plentiful within the plethora of interior design and architectural practices, covering both commercial and domestic sectors. There are also opportunities in exhibition, set design, interior styling, and design consultancy. Graduates have found their place in numerous reputable interior and architectural firms or have successfully established their own practices locally and internationally.

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WE SPECIALISE IN RENOVATION
We are specializing In Offices, B1 & B2 industrial factories, retail shops space Planning, interior design and renovation solutions. We combine fresh thinking, new ideas and inspirational approach to transform your work space and customers shopping experience.

Please visit our showroom
to discuss on your requirements and view the range of material, furniture and color scheme available in our one stop furnishing centre.

Our dedicated team of work force ensuring the finest details from design, production to finishing.
Taking Pride In Our work and priority in customer service & satisfaction.

Things to note for when planning to renovate offices, factories, retail shops in Singapore
What to watch out for when planning for the renovation for your office, factory and retail shop:

1) Obtain the fitting-out manual / renovation guideline from the landlord / building management office.
2) Engage only designers / contractors that are experienced in this type of commercial work relevant to your premises.
3) Obtain from the landlord / management office / your property agent a copy of the floor plan.
4) Prepare a list of your requirements before meeting up with your interior designers / renovation contractors.
5) Ask these informations from your landlord / management office prior to meeting up with your interior designers / contractors:-
. Is electrical distribution board provided?
. What is the electrical supply rating provided?
. Is the telephone main cabling from TAS riser to unit provided on site by landlord?
. Any floor trap for water discharge (for pantry, etc)?
. Hacking of floor screed allowed (to conceal cabling)?
. Installation of split unit aircon allowed?

6) Ask your interior decorators for layout plans (space planning), 3D drawings, quotations. Study the proposals and make revisions to suit your operation, purpose.
7) Always ask for detail drawings / production drawings to illustrate items proposed prior to the execution of work on site.
8) When taking over the premises from the landlord / property agents, please conduct due diligence to check for any defects from previous tenants, such as cracked / stained ceiling boards, cracked glass panels, window mullions with screw holes.

NOTE: Information mentioned above is strictly for reference only.



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“DESIGN is not just what it looks like,

DESIGN is how it works”

At Design Arc we help you Build Spaces that make you smile and create fantasy!

We are a team of highly-skilled and extremely prolific designers and interior space decor professionals. We get our highs from transforming our clients’ vision into reality, even better than their imagination. We have a close knit team of interior designers and architects who are well-versed and highly skilled in building Residential Interior Spaces as well as Commercial Interior Spaces which works both practically and aesthetically. Our thoughtful and innovative interior design solutions are initiated by partnering closely with our clients. We aim at thoroughly understanding client’s personal taste and likes and transforming them into the interior design solutions. With extremely strong values in place, we at Design Arc Interiors take every step towards excellence in interior design. We believe in the power of design, thus create design-savvy interior spaces that are not only aesthetically beautiful but also very functional in character. We align core values and dynamic use of space in the creating of great designed interior spaces in Bangalore and other cities.

What We Offer

Home decorating is like giving your house a new birth and from the exclusive selectable.

Home Interior design offerings are composite in nature and cater to both luxurious interior decoration as well as the making of cozy homes that has specifically designed decors for villas, bungalows or apartments to the client’s tastes and requirement.

The many Residential Interior Design services offered by Design Arc Interiors include Living Room Designs, Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Dining Room Design, Residential Indoor and Outdoor Design, Kids Room Design, Gym Design as well as Stairway Design. Our composite interior design services are available for Villas, Bungalows as well as Apartments. These design services offered by Design Arc Interiors are both inclusive and exclusive in nature. Their services are both contemporary as well as traditional in nature and are customized to the client’s need.

Commercial Interior Design is an ART optimized to meet OBJECTIVES

Design Arc Interiors offers bespoke commercial Interior design solution for clients looking to evoke their brand image through functional designed spaces. Their interior design offerings are commercial spaces design includes office interior design, retail interior design, shopping mall design along with spatial designs in community centers, museums, stores, warehouses and libraries. These bespoke commercial interior space design is available in Bangalore and other cities. Design Arc Interior’s Commercial Interior Design services encompass a wide range of interior decorators offering that are highly professional in nature. They are a group of interior designers who ensures that their clients receive the very best smart commercial interior design, traditional commercial interior design or modern commercial interior design all in accordance to the client’s likeness and their company’s brand feel.

It’s knowing how to bring the right resources together, internally and externally that promote your company into a higher level of success and we have found that to be the case with Design Arc Interiors

At Design Arc, every project is assigned to a dedicated Project Manager. This person is responsible for ensuring a flawless and timely execution of your interior construction and turnover. We are basically “on call” to make daily, weekly and monthly site visits and work very closely with all of our vendors, trades and subcontractors during the project’s partnership. Among construction management, your “Project Manager” is also responsible for your project’s accounting, finances and purchasing.

Stylish Interiors and Home Design

Interiors reflect the true character of the people living within. We at Design Arc truly believe in this maxim. That why our home interior design tries to balance color, harmony, utility, safety and hands on practicality. Our portfolio of Interior design Bangalore is filled with homes with brilliantly clever interiors and captivating spaces that not only makes us feel at home but also inspires us to match the character of the home.

Our experienced team of designers is known for their eye for detail and their experience in refurbishing old apartments and homes and procuring unique art requirements is unparalleled in Bangalore. We believe that each and every item within home should serve a specific purpose in balancing the harmony of the space and that in truth makes a home interior design truly inspiring and beautiful.

Stunning Interior Design for Office Decors

In our experience office decors can range from ultra-serious traditionally outfitted interiors to truly fun areas that will knock down every conventionally held belief of how an office should be designed. Our Interior Design Bangalore Portfolio is filled with innovative office designs that were conceptualized and executed from the scratch by our team of professional designers.

Client Stories

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Srivastava( prestige Sunnyside ) “If you are looking for classy & diligent yet affordable interior designers look no further than Design Arc. Hiring Design Arc proved to be the best decision we took for our new apartment. They listened to us patiently, we had a specific themes in mind for the living room, kitchen and kids room. And with were pleasantly surprised at the designs they put together it was all that we imagined and even better. Also I would like point that their workmanship is top notch, they use top quality sturdy materials for furnishing. Do yourself and your house a favor, hire Design Arc today!!”

Miss. Honey Agrawal ( Chartered Accountant) I had picked Design Arc interiors off the net. And its natural to be apprehensive about the quality of service and deliverables when the source is internet. But in every sense Design Arc proves this belief to be a myth.

Since day one after Mr.Jyotish had visited us we liked his ideology and designing. The changes that he had referred to us as the base construction was already done and then the follow up on the same was quite impressive. From beginning till the end we had Design Arc continuously supporting us. We had timely site visits,follow up with the working teams and construction people over phone, explaining them designs in the best possible manner, giving detailed designs for every aspect of home, and again having patience to redo them if needed. We had a great experience working with Design Arcinteriors. The journey had not ended with only construction aspects, there were continuous improvisations too. We were actively shown around and referred places for home decor, interiors, wall papers and other home accents.

Mr.Jyotish was always a call away and at our disposal for any home designing needs. I being a CA usually conclude by deciding whether the service was worth the cost charged and the end of it all. i must say i’m at a benefit. Our fabricator, quartz dealer and many other technicians were provided to us by this hardworking team. Mr.Jyotish always had an extremely friendly attitude. Very professional and yes patience is commendable. Their designing type is simple and posh, and it clearly reflects in our home. All our needs. preferences and requirements were taken care of while doing the same. We are very very happy with the service that we had received and we would recommend design Arc interiors to all those people who seek quality and uniqueness.

Mr. Ravi kumar Sreedharan ​( M D – Unisys India ) We hired Design Arc Interior for the interior of our Villa in (Nambiar Belezia) Bangalore. The team of Design Arc worked very close with my family to understand our choice and our need and requirements patiently, they do have well experienced design and execution team who supported us and made our work very quick. It was a challenge for them to design the home space with our specific requirement which has limited place, they have executed it much better than expected. The result can be seen when every single guest step up in to our house and praise us for the interiors, we are proud to own this sweet home. Thanks Design Arc for this space which they have converted into a beautiful home to live. We would highly recommend our friends and family to go with Design Arc Interiors.

Mr. Sai Krishna​ ​Prestige Sunnyside Oak Design Arc team is a group of professional interior design people and helped me turn my home into a lovely place to live. Their patience and perseverance helped to arrive at & understand our family requirements and convert ideas to real interiors. We strongly recommend their work and we wish them all the best for their future projects.



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Sheridan Co is a global retail design agency with offices in London, New York and Shanghai. We work in partnership with our clients to create retail environments that influence the rate at which consumers engage with brands.

Whether you are looking for a beginning to end retail interior design solution, or a particular expertise from strategy, to design, to implementation, we design and deliver any retail environment, anywhere in the world.

Retail design solutions for your brand

Our expert team works closely with our clients to create everything from an initial brand or retail strategy, through to designing a bespoke shop interior for your brand or boutique. Through our process of Concept Management, we can then implement the retail design solutions you need for your brand, designing and delivering any retail environment, anywhere in the world

We do not just do shop design we are a retail design agency which can tackle all of your in-store branding needs. Our passion for creating the perfect retail interior design is what makes us unique, whether you’re looking for retail concession displays, pop-ups and promotional displays, visual merchandising, point of sale or even packaging and identity.

Why choose Sheridan Co we’ve been delivering bespoke interior shop design and retail design solutions for companies around the world since 1983. Over the years we’ve built brand new store interiors from scratch, we’ve renovated existing interiors and in everything we’ve done we have always strived to provide the exemplary results our clients expect of us. Whether you’re looking for a wholly unique new store design and shop interior design, or our expert help in a single area of your rebranding efforts, we can help call us on 0207 486 7499 or contact your nearest office, and a member of our friendly team will be more than happy to provide the information you need on any of our services.



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30 Amazing Apartment Interior Design Ideas

If you want your apartment interior to look stylish and modern you should always use your creativity in order to make the entire available space look unique.

Here are 30 amazing apartment interior design ideas that you can use like inspiration for your apartment interior design.



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1,601,459 Kitchen Design Photos

Fraser Marsden Photography

Small contemporary galley open plan kitchen with a double-bowl sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, solid surface benchtops, metallic splashback, mirror splashback, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood floors and a peninsula. Houzz

Similar shape kitchen layout to ours, like the layout of cabinets and the mirrored splash back sophiestone1893

When browsing kitchen designs on Houzz, look for layouts that will suit your home and lifestyle. Next, think about the type of appliances you want to include, and where you will position them. Kitchen storage and benchtop space will be your next priority. The style of your home will then influence materials and finishes. Read on to find out more.

Which kitchen layouts are best suited to my home and lifestyle?

Deciding on a kitchen layout can be tough, but getting it right is crucial to your kitchen design. U-shaped, single wall and galley kitchen designs are popular choices when space is tight. In a galley kitchen, you can have kitchen cabinets on both sides to maximise storage space. Otherwise, you could use one side as an island bench. If you want a small kitchen design that will open up to the outdoors, a single-wall kitchen is a great option – but will always be on display, so choose easy-to-clean materials and surfaces. U-shaped kitchens are highly functional and provide maximum kitchen storage in a tight space, utilising the ‘golden triangle’ so that everything is within easy reach. Perhaps one of the most popular kitchen layouts, the L-shaped kitchen offers ample space for cabinets and benchtops, and gives you the option to add a dining zone, but does require more floor space.

Where should I position appliances?

The paths between your kitchen sink, stovetop, oven and fridge should be quick, direct and obstacle-free. The classic ‘working triangle’ method – where the fridge, stovetop and sink are arranged in a triangle formation, no more than 2.7 metres apart – is most popular. However, if you have more appliances, you will need an alternative way to zone your kitchen. Ideally, your fridge should be in close range to your prep space, kitchen island or benchtop, as well as any cabinets used for food storage. The kitchen bin should also remain close to the prep zone, so you don’t have to run across the kitchen risking spills on the floor. Your oven, stovetop and range hood should sit adjacent to your prep zone or kitchen benchtop, or otherwise opposite it. In a galley kitchen or island layout, avoid having your stovetop and sink directly opposite one another, for safety reasons. And finally, keep your kitchen sink and dishwasher close to one another, but separated from the prep and cook zone.

How do I choose the right kitchen sink?

Kitchen sinks come in a variety of styles and materials, but choosing the right one should go beyond aesthetics. Stainless steel sinks are the most popular because they’re durable, hygienic and easy to clean, but they can scratch and do show up streaks. If you want to add rustic character to a country kitchen or traditional-style kitchen, a farmhouse sink is an increasingly popular choice, but porcelain sinks do show up grime and the hard surface can result in breakages. How you prep, cook and clean up will determine how many sinks you have, too. If you do lots of washing up, like to rinse and drain in a separate bowl, or even like to use one to throw scraps when prepping food, two or more will save your sanity. Other things to take into consideration are size, shape and accessories.

What materials and finishes should I use in my kitchen design?

The style and era of your home will have a big impact on the materials and finishes you use for benchtops, cabinets, drawers and your splashback. Quartz is possibly the most common material for kitchen benchtops, followed by granite and polished concrete, which is becoming increasingly popular. Laminate benchtops, on the other hand, are the most affordable, while marble is the most expensive. Kitchen cabinets can come in laminate, 2-pack, veneer or solid timber in hi gloss, matt, and semi-gloss finishes. If you want to add a splash of colour to your kitchen, try a mosaic tile. To create more light and open up the space, try a window splashback that has a view to the outside, or, if that’s not an option, a mirror splashback.



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Latest Trends in Home Decorating and Interior Design 2015

Lushome shares latest trends in home decorating that define modern ideas for creating unique, rich and beautiful summer decorating. This collection of home decor accessories and lighting fixtures demonstrate the latest trends and offer inspiring items for creating attractive and stylish interior decorating or home staging with rich and neutral color combinations and beautiful materials.

Modern decorating ideas, unique home decor accessories and lighting fixtures can dramatically transform rooms, creating pleasant interiors and prepare homes for gorgeous presentations when you need to sell your properties. The latest trends in home decorating are inspiring and bring lots of interesting ideas that you can steal and use for creative and bright interior decorating.

Expensive decorating materials, rich color accents, nature inspired designs, ethnic motifs, transparency and shine are latest trends in home decorating that can brighten up and style modern interior design, beautify home decorating ideas and create fabulous home staging in 2015.

Latest trends in home decorating and interior design

Pendant lights suspended with metal chains

1. Expensive decorating materials

Imitation of expensive and semi-precious stones, home decor accessories and lighting fixtures that look like jewelry pieces are one of modern interior design trends for 2015. Diamond decoration patterns and shiny metal details, chains and lamp bases add bright elements to modern interior design and home decorating 2015.

Table lamp with beautiful base featuring diamond pattern

2. Shiny surfaces

Shiny metal and ceramics, natural stone surfaces and colored glass are modern interior design trends that help create festive, attractive and energetic home interiors.

3. Rich room colors and white decorating ideas

Saturated room colors and rich colorful accents are one of the latest trends in home decorating that can be used in any season. Bright room colors and accent color shades enliven modern interior design and can be used for emphasizing unique home decorating ideas. Snow-white and gray color tones can be combined with turquoise blue color accents that bring stylish Mediterranean charm into modern interior design.

Light interior decorating ideas, perfect for summer home decorating

4. Nature inspired designs

Natural motifs and nature inspired images are wonderful trends in home decorating that enhance interior design in eco style. Mirror frames adorned with ivy leaves or lamps decorated with corals details, nature inspired figurines and decoration patterns are a beautiful way to add chic to interior design and home decorating. Semiprecious stones and wooden crafts, metal and colored glass decor accessories are modern trends that add interest and uniqueness to modern home decorating ideas.

5. Casual chic

Chandeliers made of transparent globes, egg-shaped lamps on marble bases, silver lining and bronze details bring chic and luxury into modern interior design, setting one of the most elegant latest trends in home decorating for 2015.

Glass globe chandeliers with shiny metal details

Home products, decor accessories and lighting fixtures from Arteriors Home.