Petronella’s Interior Design managing director and designer, Ineke Winkelman, tells Metropol how a professional can help create a well-balanced and integrated interior design whether you’re building, renovating or re-decorating.
WHAT DOES GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN LOOK LIKE?
“Good interior design is achieved by a well thought out and co-ordinated colour scheme across your whole house. From paint colours and wallpaper, to soft furnishings including drapes, rugs, cushions and throws, all the way through to hard surfaces such as benchtops, cabinetry and fixtures – even key furniture pieces. All those elements need to complement each other to create a finished interior that speaks volumes.”
I’VE LOOKED ON PINTEREST AND SAVED SOME IDEAS, SURELY I COULD DO THIS MYSELF?
“Pinterest is a great place to start but pulling all the elements together takes skills and experience. I enjoy using my product knowledge and supplier relationships to deliver desired looks clients have seen. Or, creating a stunning space from one key element – such as a chair, cushion or bedspread – and pairing these with complimentary colours, patterns or textures to create a considered space.”
NOW YOU MENTION IT, THERE’S A LOT OF INTERIOR TRENDS OUT THERE. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHAT TO GO WITH?
“It’s not always about following trends, everyone has a style or mix of styles. That’s why it’s important for me to meet a client and understand how they live and their style. From there I use fabric, wallpaper and colour to create the right drama and impact outlined in their brief.”