TAGS: interior design | Room Design
When you consider your setup at home, there’s a good chance you’ve designed a room or two around the technology in it. We’re willing to bet that everything in your living room, for instance, is centered around your television or entertainment center. But is your technology integrated into the design, or are you living with clunky pieces, mismatched finishes or a mess of wires?
TAGS: Board Room | Change Orders | collaborative space | commercial space | Conference Room | huddle room design | interior design | Room Design
You had the perfect system designed. The projector will elegantly drop from the ceiling on a scissor-lift, positioned exactly to occupy the space of an acoustic ceiling tile. Once installed, it will display engaging content at the optimal scale to meet the viewing requirements of the room’s occupants. The equipment has been ordered and the trades are all scheduled. There’s just one problem; a request has been made to change the light fixture and consequently, its location, placing it directly in front of the projector. Although it may seem like a simple change, repositioning the projector may require a specialized projector lens be added or a custom scissor-lift be created, along with having the electrical drop relocated and moving any other affected ceiling features. Audio visual systems are an integral part of room design and changes to the room’s ceiling, flooring, walls or furnishings may cause a ripple effect resulting in costly change orders.
It’s time for the glow up.
TAGS: interior design | luxury | smart home technology
There is nothing more unappealing than walking into your home and being confronted by a menagerie of wall plates, switches and interfaces – all misaligned and of varying colors, shapes and sizes. This “wall acne” is the bane of any designer’s existence, but new innovations in home automation technology have brought sleek, stylish and sophisticated back to your walls.
Technology Meets Interior Design
TAGS: interior design | luxury | pre-wiring
It’s quite the conundrum. Many of us are fixated on home renovation shows. We’re becoming obsessed with shiplap and subway tile, enthralled with the design trends of today. We’re into open floor plans and oversized clocks. We want large dining rooms and dreamy outdoor spaces for entertaining, but when we’re ready to settle in on the comfy couch for our favorite weekly drama, or curl up with the family to stream a movie, we’d like to see a TV! Have you noticed what’s missing in some of the “fixer upper” shows? Technology! Why IS that? Granted, some embrace technology-free zones with no disruptive television, gaming consoles or mobile devices in designated homework or family dinner spaces. That’s great, but many technologies actually keep us safe, comfortable, informed and entertained. Window coverings, LEDs, control devices and lighting design are elegant and convenient. So, why is technology so often overlooked in design?