The designers behind interiors you love.
Admit it, the quarantine has probably had you re-evaluating your living arrangement and sparked a dozen home improvement projects.
As we spend more time indoors, we’re all inspired to reinvent our spaces to make more room or simply give it a new flair. Need an interior design consult? We’re bringing the masters of space to you:
by Rawan AlSahsah
Located in Jeddah, Ris Interiors is an interior design studio and home furnishing retail shop that delivers quality and diversity to Jeddah’s end consumers with premier standards.
Founder Rawan’s first steps to making use of all the space in a home are to list all the functions needed for each space, and the measurements required in order to place everything strategically. “I then identify the main passages of the space for the circulation and flow of the house. But for smaller areas, I combine functions by having multi-function spaces.” She also recommends we create as much storage space as possible to manage clutter.
“To make a house look more spacious, you can maximize the natural light in the area and have different sources of lighting in one space. Also, using curtains from the ceiling to the floor gives the illusion of a high ceiling. I recommend using bold stripes on the flooring to give the illusion of continuity, as well as large rugs. Don’t be afraid to use large statement pieces and make sure to display your artwork closer to the ceiling to trick the eye and expand the height of the room just a little.”
Rawan adds that interior gardens can offer spaces of relaxation and tranquility. ”Black color is the new neutral; it brings the drama to your space and works really well with contemporary styles. It can be used on walls, metals, kitchen surfaces, toilet fixtures, and furniture.” Bright colors usually make the house look more spacious and breathable, but the trick is to use a dark color on one wall, so they contrast and give the room an edgy look.
Rawan also highlighted other 2020 trends: marbles, mirrors, architectural arcs, velvet and corduroy fabrics, canopy beds, earthy tones, ‘maximalism’ designs which are big, bold, and bright colors/patterns, biophilia design, and matte finishes.
GRID DESIGN OFFICE
Grid Design Office is an innovative design studio located in Jeddah that offers custom design solutions for every lifestyle. Their main concept is integrating beauty in a functional space.
Jawahir Al Moarawi, CEO and Chief Designer of Grid Design Office says about their process: “We come up with a concept and a style then we look at the spaces that are neglected and can be used for display or storage. Then we project the design and style through them.”
In regards to acquiring a spacious look, Jawahir agrees that adding mirrors, greenery, and painting one strong wall color versus bright colors for the rest of the walls are a great way to convey your home space. Hanging big wall art is always a good solution when asking for a spacious view. Jawahir’s top wall color picks for 2020 are white, green, blue, and grey as they can never be outdated. “Adding the colored rug will also add a nice contrast, especially with reds, pinks, and blues.”
We come up with a concept and a style then we look at the spaces that are neglected and can be used for display or storage. Then we project the design and style through them. – Jawahir Al Moarawi