Beauty, symmetry, and balance are vital parts of our lives, and being surrounded by stylish furniture and cozy, pleasing textures seems to be more important than ever. And, now that more people are spending so much time indoors, this space deserves our full attention — and no one knows this better than interior designers.
To see what New York’s interior designers recommend, we talked to Jared Epps from JSE Interior Design to get their best ideas on how to blend beauty and functionality. Read on to discover details about Jared’s favorite project and his advice for the one change that can have the biggest influence on a home’s look and feel.
What was your favorite project?
“One of my favorite projects to date was an exciting new-build residence in Manhasset, New York. The opportunity for JSE Design to work with the architect from the ground up proved invaluable to the finished project. By getting into the design early, we were able to carve out spatial ideas and implement lighting elements that added design layers, depth and special moments throughout the home.”
“All of these elements would have been next to impossible had we not partnered so closely with the architect from the beginning. The most special part of this project was the juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary elements throughout, which allowed for the perfect balance of stunning details and a fresh, clean look.”
What would be one influential change for a home’s design?
“Lighting can make or break an interior and, in my opinion, is the single-most impactful modification people can make to any space. Lighting design is one of JSE Design’s strongest areas of expertise, and we have seen how it can completely transform an interior. We have been lucky enough to partner with the industry’s top lighting designers over the years.”
“These creative experts bring innovative vision to our collaborations, building out thoughtful lighting plans that utilize the best materials in order to transform a residential or hotel interior. Whether it’s showcasing textural materials on walls with wall washers, backlighting feature walls, illuminating stairs, highlighting design elements or just getting the correct balance of task/mood and direct/indirect lighting — lighting design has always proven to have a transformative effect on how people feel in a space.”