This cathedral in Granada, Spain was so incredible. The massive amount of detail was hard to believe. And they didn’t have the equipment we have today. True artistry. And obviously there was a great love and dedication to their work. We can all learn a lot from the past. It’s important to revisit it.
A little design inspiration from this month’s @boulevard_magazine article. The link is in my stories. Contact us for any information you need!
I’m delighted to be a contributor of Boulevard Magazine Okanagan - Designer Picks for Fall. I see so many amazing pieces - and I’m happy to share them with you. We source furniture, rugs, decor and window coverings for our clients. When I began Isabey Interiors I decided to deal with different companies to offer a more diverse product line to my clients. Now I deal with some of the most amazing companies - @fourhandsfurniture , @christopherguyofficial , @suryasocial and @arteriorshome to name a few. We put together incredible furniture packages - that really is the finishing touch.
It’s one of my joys to plan the tabletop for a dinner party. It adds to the pleasure of the meal. It doesn’t always have to be this elaborate - this was for our recent @vancouver_living_magazine shoot in Oliver at Backyard Farm Chef’s Table. Florals by @wildvalentinedesign
Good spaces are a result of style, form, sometimes function, a keen eye, and the ability to pull it all together.
Great spaces are a result of all of the above, with a little dash of people-reading, technical expertise, scale, function, ergonomics, psychology, fiscal balance, aesthetic personality, systems/procedures, project management, people management, a visionary mindset, and mad execution skills...
G r e a t S p a c e S t a r t H e r e.
I haven’t posted in a while, not sure if I’ve been too busy or just not inspired enough to share anything 🤷🏼♀️. I started doing research for @kelownanow and this photo from @loloirugs inspired tomorrow’s article. Can you guess what I’ll be writing about??
A little design inspiration by @floritelli . A great kitchen can inspire you to cook. Your environment will change your attitude about almost everything. Clear, purposeful intention is necessary when you plan this extremely important room.
The Almost Autumn Dinner Party was set in the beautiful space of the Backyard Farm Chef’s Table. We dined there last year and I loved the experience we had. We dialed it up a notch, Isabey Interiors style, to inspire you to create something of your own. Link below:
I am so blessed to be a part of this month’s Vancouver Living magazine. We feature the Almost Autumn Dinner Party. I love creating beautiful dinner parties. It is meant to celebrate the people around the table. Dining is such an important part of connection. Her is the link:
The automated home is here to stay. You can save money and time by planning your home properly. And you can’t put a price on your time.
Hope you are enjoying your Labour Day Monday. Here’s a little humour for your day 😆
If you forget this one rule, you will have completely missed the mark on your design. What use is a beautiful home when you have no one to share it with? The Intention of Design is meant to bring you back to what’s important. We do not minimize style - but we ensure that the style is consistent with your life’s intentions.
A theatre room can be a good investment if you design it properly. I like to make it part of a room instead of enclosing it. I think it gets used more often. Any room that brings the family together is an important room. Make space for fun and play. You will be so thankful you did.
Promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle in your design. A yard where you and your kids can play or swim is a great investment. I must admit - I mostly lay on a pool lounger - but I’m busy watching the rest of the family do the activity. At least I’m getting Vitamin D! 😉
Comfort is key to every room in your home. Your home needs to be your haven. And it doesn’t need to sacrifice style. In fact, this room looks inviting and cool all at the same time. We believe that with the correct intentions we can deliver both.
With every season, I change out a ton of my home decor - I’m talking pillows, blankets, florals, wall art, tabletop items... the works. Autumn is one of my favourite times for a massive overhaul, because it’s the only time of the year I enjoy decorating in reds and oranges and playing with 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫!
There’s almost a camaraderie among us all as the weather turns - we flock to @pinterest to pin photos of fuzzy socked feet, hands cupping steaming coffee mugs, and photo upon photo of crunchy leaves - covered in ‘𝒾𝓃𝓈𝓅𝑜 𝓆𝓊𝑜𝓉𝑒𝓈’ of course. And don’t even get me started on PSLs - pumpkin spice life is basically our mantra the second the clock ticks midnight on August 31st!
I can’t wait to throw a big, plaid blanket over our entire apartment, and place bowls of mini pumpkins, and vases of sunflowers on every spare surface I can find. And hopefully I’ll have freshly painted walls to compliment it all!
Until then, I’m going to soak up this last bit of summer with a couple more beach days, enjoy my coastal themed decor, and make a few more alfresco dinners.
How are you enjoying the end of our beautiful summer season?
Art - such an important part of your decor. And yet, it isn’t an easy part. You can’t shop for art the way you shop for a rug, or lamps. It’s a very personal thing. This piece was painted by my client - it hangs above a sculpture called ‘Butterflies for Brains’. Your space is a story about you. Let it speak through how you design it.
I’m a girl who loves bright colours. I’m certainly not afraid to be bold in my design. But I’m careful to understand how it impacts a room. The amount of colour and the choice of our palette are a critical piece to our design. Colour theory is a scientific fact. Having a good understanding of how you want each of your rooms to feel is the beginning of your design plan. Choose wisely!!
Lighting is a critical part of your design plan. It not only finishes the room it can also set the mood. This is my home. I have overhead lighting, pot lights and a standing lamp. The niches have lights as well. I can change the mood in this room easily. You absolutely must get a designer to do a proper lighting plan!
Creativity is so important. Did you know that you can actually design your home in a way that allows for you to be more creative? A neutral palette works best. Allow for white space in the room. And symmetry promotes balance. Make sure there is no clutter. All of these things will promote your mind to bigger and better things. That is one of the ways we help you with the Intention of Interior Design.
The kitchen is a really important room in your home. It may be the one place you and your family can connect during the day. This is my kitchen. One of my intentions for this room was to be able to sit around a table and look at my family - so we ditched the bar stools in a row and attached another island in walnut. First of all, it’s a beautiful effect, but secondly, and more importantly, it promotes connection!
Plants are a necessity in a home. They subconsciously make you feel calm and relaxed. They remove toxins from the air. And they bring the outdoors in - which just makes sense to me. I know it can be daunting to try to care for plants - so choose something low maintenance. Try an Aloe plant or a succulent. And then “branch out”. - sorry - I couldn’t resist. 😉
I love the simplicity of these black doors. Black anchors a room - and when paired with the contrast of these white walls, it adds a bit of drama. Colour can come in the form of art, decor or upholstery. In this way you’ve created a neutral framework that can be changed easily. And these simple lines make it timeless.