How We Creatively Design Spaces for Couples with Different Styles
It is essential to consider both partners' tastes when designing because both people live there, and the spaces should reflect the couple rather than one person. In addition, it is crucial that both are happy with their home to avoid any resentment.
Even if your tastes differ slightly, there are ways to create a design that both parties will like! I often tell couples that there will be an element of compromise, but this will be from both sides to make a design work.
1. We Always Encourage Openness & Honesty
To make any working relationship work, be it with an architect or designer. Each partner must be open and honest about what they like and dislike. I encourage open conversations from the beginning of the design process and often have each partner complete a questionnaire from their own perspectives. This helps me find similarities and differences to design with both preferences in mind.
I will sit on the fence during design meetings with couples who disagree. Of course, the compromise must come from them, but if one person feels strongly, it should be discussed outside the design space.
2. We Expertly Blend Styles
Interior designers have the expertise to blend the styles and preferences of both partners. So if you need help integrating your industrial husband's taste with your sophisticated, luxurious look, a good interior designer can come up with creative solutions to blend these styles. It's all about balancing each taste and designing an intentional and functional space for both parties.