There are many styles of homes here in Charlotte. With a mix of old homes, historic homes, new construction, bungalows, condominiums, apartments and luxury homes it's always an adventure to see who my next client will be and what type of home I'll be designing for.
Most of my clients live in the South Charlotte area where the homes are fairly new construction or the 4,000+ square foot McMansion. Many of these homes are also a custom build so attention to detail is imperative to bring out the homes beauty.
|South Charlotte home|
Every Designer designs differently. Some Designers take a ton of pictures at their clients home and then heads back to the office to put together a color palette based on what they see in the pictures. I choose the colors right there while in the home and have the client with me as I travel from room to room discussing the best color choice for that space. It's a very hands on project and it's imperative to have the client with me during the process. Many times I even ask my clients to take part in the color consultation as they write down the names of the colors or even hold some of my many paint decks as I search for the perfect hue for the home. They really love being my “Assistant” and also being part of the design process for their own home.
Believe me when I tell you that there is nothing standard about designing a color scheme for a home. Every home is different whether it's because of the lighting, decor or the style of the home. Some homes are easier because they are smaller or not as open as most homes are. Having said that, designing color for a two story cookie cutter home is not that same as choosing color for a custom built luxury home.
I'm currently designing a color palette for the Rosewood condominiums in Charlotte. Special care has to be given to the color choices for this home. Here are some important facts to consider as I am thinking about my color possibilities for this client:
- What colors will bring out the beautiful architectural woodwork in these homes?
- How will the large windows that let in a tremendous amount of natural light alter the saturation of my color choices?
- Special choice have to be made when choosing color for very high ceilings.
- As spaces open and can be seen from several parts of the home, will the colors transition well from room to room?
- Does the client want warm and inviting colors or are they looking for a bold and dramatic choice?
- Most importantly, will the new color palette accentuate the beauty of these Rosewood condos and be pleasing to the client? Of course they will!
|Rosewood Condominiums in Charlotte, NC|
There is really a tremendous thought process that goes into choosing color for any home whether it's a small apartment in Matthews or a luxury home in Piper Glen. The main thing is to listen to what the client wants for their home and to make sure it's color appropriate for the home. It's what I do and what I love! Need color for your home? I'd be glad to help.