This comes as a great time in my life as an interior designer to actually write about designing for Newlyweds.. My daughter age 26 is preparing for her wedding in Houston Texas July 4th 2010. I just came back from visiting them both and put her and her fiancé thru the How are you going to live together test. Questionnaire.. The challenge to make sure that they are able to Love to live in their new lifestyle of matrimony.
We had to review their color preferences design styles what current furniture they will be keeping and what new furniture they will be getting. What are the comfort needs and functional needs within each room? Creating their new environment with what they have in new ways and using their new space wisely.
Now for the fun part creating an environment that has a wow factor. Ceiling to floor curtains can be used obviously as window treatments yet can also be used to hide newlyweds prized possessions ….for her old dance shoes for him his trophies yet if we create this hidden treasure façade. In a room every time they look at it they smile together because they both feel satisfied to know that they have kept their identity behind those drapes, instead of a door or a wall…
Create Intimate private spaces such as in a window located in the Living room or in the bedroom a sitting area which they both can share moments together other than just for watching TV or eating. This area can have a small round table which should always contain candles or fresh flowers with two chairs… they do not have to match they should suit the personality of the groom and bride for instant the bride might want an armless chair with a ottoman and the groom might want a recliner
Surrounded by pillows that will eventually end up on the floor …again this area is for conversation reading and sharing romantic time together….
Lighting is a big deal in a new couples environment I suggest dimmers in every room and placement of vases on at least one table in each room waiting for flowers.
Photos, photos everywhere of each other… sharing important moments in their lives, they can be family photos or photos with friends. Just keeping your life moments before marriage alive and well received.
Living your Lifestyle together creates balanced harmony. Thinking outside of the box in regard to your environment should start early.
Design Schemes At home
The Bride, the Groom
Gifts for every Room
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
A comfortable, romantic functional home is the best gift you can give to yourself and your new family.