Martha Cove New Build Family HomeContemporary Living Room, Melbourne
Main living room - design and decor
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Q: What’s the difference between a Design badge and a Service badge?A: A Best of Houzz Design award celebrates home professionals whose work was most popular among Houzz users in the past year, meaning photos of that work garnered the most user engagement and ideabook saves, among other things. A Best of Houzz Service award, on the other hand, depends on factors like a professional’s overall rating and client reviews submitted in 2019.Photographers can earn Best of Houzz recognition as well, in the form of a Best of Houzz Photography badge, given to architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular on Houzz.Landscape designer Kev Quelch of Inovasis Design says clients want to know that the professional they choose to engage has proven client satisfaction, and that the person they will be dealing with throughout the design process will be professional and easy to work with. “Receiving the Best of Houzz service award for the sixth consecutive year provides our clients with the confidence that we provide consistent, quality service throughout the relationship,” he says.
Martha Cove, new-build family home, VictoriaWhat’s the best advice you can offer about managing a team?Just be upfront and open with everyone – clients, sub-contractors and industry professionals – so everyone knows what to expect. And have a realistic timeline in place to allow things to get done properly the first time.
Stage 3: Finishing touchesRugs, art and scatter cushions for the sofa are really important to finish off the room and help tie together your overall colour palette. Pick up colours from your rug or art when choosing cushions. Picture Perfect: 45 Times a Rug Made a Room
Natural daylight: Natural light is an often overlooked, but very important, part of a living-room lighting scheme. Naturally lit, vibrant spaces feel pleasant to be in. You can maximise natural light by opting for sheer curtains or shutters on the windows. If your living room is dark, add mirrors to bounce light around the space.