Interior Specification Design, what is it? (posted 9th June 2017)
When you walk through a home, whether an eclectic urban apartment or luxurious family home, you may or may not be aware of all the work that goes into making sure that the exact right product has been sourced to provide the perfect backdrop to the rest of the interior furnishings. The interior specification refers to the parts of the interior which are already in place when you step into your new home and have often been designed long before you even knew you wanted to live in the property. As a design agency that specialises in working with property developers Suna Interior Design have started work on picking finishes and product before the construction company have even dug a hole in the ground. So, as you can imagine, future proofing the designs is so important to make sure we are not picking a ‘fad’ which will be in and out of style before the first resident has the chance to move in.
The design process becomes a delicate balance between creating a classic interior which will stand the test of time whilst making sure that each scheme has its own identity and represents the location and developer’s company profile. How is that possible I hear you ask? Well it’s no mean feat but with the right considered detail here and a reinvented classic there we manage to amalgamate some old with the new, aesthetic with the practical and the most important thing of all… we have to make sure we don’t break the bank! We have become experts at creating inspiring design on a realistic and achievable budget.
So, the next time you walk into a beautiful home with exquisite furnishings don’t forget to look more closely at the floor you are strolling on or the door handles you turn to enter each room. The kitchens are always carefully considered to either make a statement and provide a dramatic backdrop to your living room or maybe they blend into the wall and look more like a beautiful piece of furniture with hidden surprises behind closed doors. The bathrooms are never just functional spaces but relaxing and inviting interiors. A place where we can often go to town as everything in these rooms is selected by us, from the functional but contemporary sanitaryware to the decorative tiling, built in storage and wall to wall mirrors. There is a place for everything, your shaver socket discreetly positioned within the storage, perfect for your electric toothbrush. A niche within the shower to hold your shampoo, avoiding the multitude of bottles that would nestle within kicking distance around the perimeter of the tray. You may not notice all of these elements but they have been considered long before you even knew you wanted them to make your home life more considered and enjoyable.
These curated designs blend from room to room to provide a continuity and harmony within the interior. Setting the scene to allow you to move all your personal belongings in and make your own stamp on your new home. We love working on the interior specification of these properties, creating designs that truly stand the test of time.
So, with all of this in mind, take a look at one of our more dramatic designs. We really did get a chance to create a statement interior specification design for the penthouse apartments at Dollar Bay for Mount Anvil. As you’ll see from the images the concept and installed designs show just how fully implemented our specification design was, and we are delighted with the results.
This penthouse apartment was a quadraplex (4 storey) which meant the staircase needed to be a real feature. We designed a recessed handle with integrated lighting that ran around the exterior wall and sheet glass to the central balustrade.
Wardrobes can often be a forgotten part of the interiors so we were keen to build in a unique feature to the master suite. The above images show our concept image and design next to the completed work.
You can't have a penthouse design without an impressive master ensuite. Our design concept really pushed the boundaries especially with the integrated light feature in the mirror but it was well worth all the hard work to achieve the finished design.
We were delighted to have the opportunity to use the Agape Sen brassware for this bathroom. Sometimes spending the extra on one item can elevate the whole design.
The top two floors of the penthouse benefit from this extraordinary space with a spa area and sauna. We wanted to make sure that the architecture was enhanced internally so we designed a feature wall that was tiled with integrated lighting. It forms a perfect backdrop to achieve the very important ‘wow’ factor. The slatted panelling and floor lighting completes the look.
These are just a few pictures we took ourselves at our last site visit but watch this space for our professional photos which will appear on our website shortly. While you’re there take a look at some of our other specification projects in the tab on our home page.