The Balance of Form and Function

At times a remodeling project may primarily be about updating the look, color and feel of a room.  At other times, a project may be driven by functionality.  When planning your remodeling project, you should consider both.  Your home should accommodate the way you live.  Convenience and lifestyle are priorities in good design.

This client is a young lawyer and mother who offices primarily out of her home.  With a toddler and another baby on the way, she needed a private and secure space within her home to consult with clients and safely store their legal papers.

Upon entering the front door, an archway opened to the dining room on the right and what was originally designed as a formal living space on the left.  The client needed office space more than another sofa.  To meet her need, the arched opening on the left was closed in with locking French doors.  To preserve the home’s French Doorsdesign aesthetic, arched uppermost window panes mirror the curve of the opposing archway to the dining room.  The door was custom designed with fewer and larger panes than standard doors to allow more light in the office and create a more open look and feel.  The wall color was lightened to further enlarge and brighten the room.

Working from home just got easier.  To quote the client, “I love seeing the doors up!  … we’re really excited!”


About amyweltyanderson

My name is Amy Anderson, President, Design Perspectives LLC. I offer my clients comprehensive design assistance for their home from conception through implementation. Services range from design consulting, to remodeling, to decorating, to staging to live or sell. I have a unique background which sets me apart in the interior design field. In addition to my experience in art and design, my undergraduate degree is in civil engineering. As a result, I am able to interpret blueprints, visualize designs 3-dimensionally, communicate effectively with contractors and raise critical questions during a remodeling project. My clients may fully envision their finished project in advance through the use of product boards, drawings and computer-aided design tools. With ten years of sales, service and management experience at IBM, I am fully committed to excellence and customer service, and bring strong communication and listening skills to my client relationships. I understand teamwork, project management and attention to detail. As a home designer, I am able to combine these professional skills with my artistic talents. I am thrilled to be pursuing my passion which benefits us both. I love what I do … my heart is in my vocation. I work diligently, enthusiastically, passionately …. assisting my clients in the creation of a beautiful and livable home.
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2 Responses to The Balance of Form and Function

  1. Amy, I’d love to see a photo of the finished area with both doors up. Sounds like a great plan!

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