never been a question our firm bases its designs around . Concepts , not trends , and tailoring each project by keeping the client ’ s functional goals in mind is what delivers a well-used and well-loved space . Instead of approaching a project as a list of compartmentalized things , my philosophy has always been one of integrated design : if you find a way to knit all of the elements of a space together so that it tells the right story , it will naturally pull together .
This year , our personal spaces have been multitasking like never before , so the increased demand for home renovations is no surprise . Here ’ s a peek at interior design requests that are topping the list for our clients :
When your lifestyle is busy , your home can ’ t be high maintenance . Choosing materials that are easy to clean , hide wear and tear , and come from sustainable resources are popular choices in today ’ s home . There is less demand for natural stone or marble in favour of classics like hardwood and porcelain when it comes to flooring . There ’ s an evolution to these time-honoured choices , however . Mid-to-light colour tones are out-requesting dark hardwood that can show scratches , and large-format tiles are more popular than smaller pieces with intricate details that require more upkeep .