As we cope with the anxiety of a global pandemic, the silver lining for many of us is more time spent at home. Now more than ever, our homes are our sanctuary. Design experts at eggersmann USA have advice about making your interior comfortable and chic, recommendations that will ring true long after social distancing is a distant memory.
Since most of us are sheltering in place, now is a good time to reflect on ways to create warm, welcoming spaces. To reach that goal, Evan Soltoff, Houston showroom manager for eggersmann USA, says today’s open concept floor plans with adjacent kitchens and living areas are a great place to start.
Soltoff says his industry often sees “waves of design” in kitchens, which lately include lighter colors, whitewashed wood, and natural finishes like light oak and ash wood paired with brass accents. “We also have customers who prefer dark, strong colors in their kitchens, or something in-between both aesthetics,” he adds. “The kitchen products from eggersmann USA look more like furniture based on the finishes and materials we use.”
When views extend from the kitchen into connecting rooms, cabinetry from eggersmann USA can unify these areas. Entertainment units designed to customers’ specifications can contain hidden televisions, concealed speakers, recessed fireplaces and automated features to control lights or music using Smart Home technology. “We sit down with every customer to determine their needs,” Soltoff says. “Customized furnishings can be fabricated in exotic woods with fabric or leather-lined drawers; any color of lacquer in a gloss, matte or textured finish; and wood that can be stained, dyed or grain matching.”
Flip-down bar counters are space savers that can be fitted with leather or fabric inlays, spaces to hang stemware, or barware storage. Speaking of storage, families with children at home appreciate integrated storage added to eggersmann USA cabinetry, whether it’s for toddlers’ toys or older kids’ books and games. “Parents tell us that at the end of the day, they like to see everything clean and in its place,” Soltoff says.
The bespoke design philosophy advanced by eggersmann USA reminds us of something Frank Lloyd Wright once said: “Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”
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