After my new condo was completed, I had no idea how to decorate it. The idea of choosing carpeting, draperies and furniture was overwhelming. I spent a few days shopping the local furniture stores and wasn’t impressed. The quality was not great, and I doubted these pieces would hold up to wear and tear. And, I didn’t believe the multiple couches, chairs and tables represented the style I wanted. I finally visited a local custom furniture shop, which provided complimentary interior design with a purchase. I was able to consult with a design specialist, who helped me determine and target a identifiable style for the house. Together, we realized I wanted a contemporary style, which would incorporate modern elements, but hopefully avoid a frigid minimalistic feel. I was hoping to create a area that would be sophisticated and straight-forward, yet still comfortable for my family. The design specialists and I focused on clean lines and subtle texture, which would combine color, area and shape to achieve an overall look that is fresh and sleek. Most of the patterns in the fabrics of the carpet, draperies and upholsteries feature geometric shapes, which is a nice backdrop for some bold accessories. Splashes of color, sophisticated furnishings, and some weird textures allows the rooms to be wide open and yet welcoming. Because the custom furniture shop handcrafted each piece of furniture, drapery, and throw pillow, every little detail is undoubtedly perfect. I was able to get identifiable and unofficial sizes for tables, chairs, couches and even dressers and bed frames. I am so impressed with the quality and quick turnaround of the whole project.