Sep 27, 2016
Decorating Your New Home
When it comes to decorating your new Ward Village home, you're given a blank slate. But there's something about this blank slate that will fill you with optimism. It's a chance to start anew, to do better, to create something special for you and your family. There are very few opportunities in life where you can enjoy this kind of unfettered access to creativity; after all, the ability to sculpt your own personal world built on your own taste doesn't come knocking often. Decorating your new home, however, is one of those rare blank slates.
But where to begin? How can you capture your own sense of style, flair, and history and then translate it into your new home? It can be a daunting task, we know. That's why it's important to have a plan. First, it's paramount that you know what styles of design and furniture fit your personal taste. Now, there are a myriad of styles that you can choose from when it comes to designing your new home: from sleek and minimal to mod to an homage to deco and beyond, the choices are limitless. Take the time to find the styles that you truly appreciate—if you're at all unfamiliar with different designs, we recommend perusing through publications like Architectural Digest or Dwell for a quick visual refresher course—and begin decorating with key pieces like sofas and chairs that will help set the tone for your home.
According to Apartment Therapy, it's important to first visualize exactly how you would want to stage your new home, and then connect the dots with corresponding pieces. "Imagine yourself doing various activities in your room and group your furniture accordingly—sitting in your reading chair usually calls for a table to stash your drink or snack, your armoire needs a bench or chair close by to lay out your outfit. As long as you keep a reasonable flow, you can't go wrong with a cluster."
If you'd rather not take on the task of designing your home interiors all by yourself, don't be afraid to call in help. Homeowners at Waiea are privy to special discounts and exclusive services from premium designers and showrooms. The DDC Group, for instance, based in New York, offers complimentary design services and 20 percent off furniture for people who own homes at Ward Village. The company is more than familiar with Waiea as they were instrumental in shaping the existing interiors of the residences.
Like the DDC Group, Honolulu-based INspiration Interiors is also offering a special 15-percent discount on furniture for Ward Village owners as well as complimentary design services. Located a stone's throw from Waiea in the Honolulu Design Center, INspiration specializes in carrying contemporary brands like Cassina, Kartel, and De Sede—all of which blend well with Waiea's sleek lines.
C.S. Wo and Sons, the city's largest supplier of up-scale furniture, is also offering discounts of 10 to 20 percent for owners of Waiea. Composed of a multitude of shops, including Home World, Red Knot, Slumber World and Ashley Furniture, C.S. Wo and their family stores offer such an array of style that you're sure to find what you're yearning for. "We endeavor to provide exciting ideas to enable you to explore and discover what makes your home a place you love to live in," says the company. "Our dedicated team of professionals are here to help you customize your home to fit your unique taste."
If you're looking for a more detailed approach and help, there are a battalion of well established interior designers located in the city who are able to draft up the perfect vibe for your new home. With a simple mantra for her business, "Inspire, Design, Live" Oahu's own Allison Fetzer has earned herself a formidable reputation for capturing Hawaii's essence in a clean, modern aesthetic, giving every room she decorates a breathy, warm feel.
Located within Ward Village, Fishcake [works] is the brainchild of designer Maura Fujihara, who has more than two decades of experience behind her and brings a truly unique perspective to all her projects. "We're inspired by an artful lifestyle that's contemporary, thoughtful, useful, and beautifully unique to each individual." Fujihara is also the owner of the Fishcake retail location as well, which stocks an array of furniture, lighting, and other goods for the home.
As you prepare to move in to your new home, there's no need to feel overwhelmed by decorating your new perfect space. With the help of these creative designers and home-furnishing businesses, building out the perfect space has never been easier.
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