Using Texture in Interior Design

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Physical Texture

The use of texture when planning an interior scheme is an element that is often overlooked and underused. Texture has the ability to completely add a significant dimension to any room, when carefully integrated into the design. Texure describes the surface quality of a material including the actual variations on the surface. This is generally referred to as physical texture. Examples of physical texture include, but are not limited to, wood grain, metal, leather, velvet, mohair, or grass cloth. The use of textures in a room can add a further dimension besides just the colour or look, but also how objects feel. These are differentiated from other types of texture because they have a physical quality that can either be seen or experienced by touch. When physical textures are combined with other forms to create a complimentary or even contrasting design, these are tools that a luxury interior designer can use to accentuate or even add personality to the interior. Continue reading Using Texture in Interior Design

René Dekker – Luxury Interior Designer

Trend-setting luxury interior designer René Dekker is known around the world in the interiors industry for his uncompromising attention to detail, and his impeccable sense of quality and luxury. “I wouldn’t say I have a signature style, but three words that describe my work would be: considered, tailored, refreshing. We don’t have a House Style so I think potential clients understand that we can give them what they think they want. On top of this we are creative, efficient and organised, which is what clients should expect.”

René admits that although every job is different, there are some constants that he adheres to regardless of the scale or requirements of the project. “I’ve worked on a variety of schemes around the world in China, Russia, South Africa, USA, Europe and here in the UK. These include residential apartments to luxury homes and yachts, to commercial interior design work such as hotels, spas and restaurants. But the one thing I do for every project I undertake is to follow the same procedure from start to finish with integrity.”

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