Interior Design Tips & Tricks | Overhaul

Interior Design Tips & Tricks | Overhaul

(upbeat guitar music) – So here we are in Ro’s new living room, and I am going to bring you
through some of the design tips we used to create this
really beautiful space. Tip number one is think about flow. Before Ro had a problem with flow, because she had a gigantic sofa that just blocked the room off
from the rest of the house. What we did was, we broke up the sofa. One of the considerations here is that Ro has a lot of people in this room, and we needed a lot of seating. But what we didn’t wanna
do is have her guests feel like they were penned in. So, we have one large sectional sofa, that accommodates 10 people. And there’s flow through here. And we’ve broken it up with
a second matching sofa. We also paired two chairs,
which flank the fire. What else helps in this space is that we have a circular table, so there’s no angles that
lead people in or out or sort of box them in. Tip number two, coordinated color palette. So, there’s a lot going on in this room, and it actually flows into the kitchen. So we wanted the whole
space to be seamless. We have consistent marble
in the coffee table, and in the kitchen. We have consistent nickel accents so all of the hardware in
the kitchen as well as the pieces we’ve chosen in the living room and in this shelf are all nickel accent. And we also have this
consistent gray palette. So we wanted to pick up
the color of the veins in Ro’s marble and backsplash. And we wanted to bring
that all the way through to the living room so it feels easy, styled, comfortable, but
it’s one seamless space that they can utilize for Ro’s production. Tip number three. When you’re styling with a really muted
color palette like this, think about textures. So, what makes this really interesting, even though it’s sort of
shades of gray, is that, we have polished marble. We have satin nickel. We have a really great tweed. We have silk in the rug. And we have a rough linen in the chairs. And then we’ve got this non-honed, dry finished marble on the coffee table. And what that’s allowing us to do is to mix all of these colors, but still have it be visually interesting. So, when you go tonal, go textured. – Hey guys, we’re gonna
do some tips and tricks on how we did Ro’s home office. Tip number one, spacial configuration. One of the biggest things
we had to think about when we did Ro’s office is, where everything would go so the flow was really, really good. We put all of our L-shaped
desks back to back in order to make these zones. One is the back area which is
the private accounting zone, computers facing the wall, and the front area is
the more public zone, where Ro and Molly are doing their work and they have this great seating area. So it’s broken up into two zones that are really functional. Tip two, noise dampening in an office. I think one of the big
considerations that Ro wanted was, how do we take this space and make it much more quiet, and we did
that by adding things like carpets and the sofa. All of these bigger pieces absorb sound and now, the entire office
is really calm and cozy and exactly what Ro wanted. Tip three, cord management. When you’re thinking about an
open office plan like this, where the desks are floating, it’s really important to
consider cord management. So in the case of Ro’s office, the desks themselves came
with one port for cords, and we actually custom drilled holes in the other end of the
desk for Ro’s desk light, so those cords were taken care of as well. So when you walk into the space, it’s really clean and clutter free. – Hey everybody, here
we are in Ro’s bedroom. And I wanted to talk about
what we did design-wise to pull this whole room together. So I’m gonna give you a couple of tips. Tip number one is choose a color palette. So in Ro’s room, we chose this
really great color palette, of gray and little bit
of gray-green, and linen. And so we’ve picked
that up across the room. The gray in the nightstands,
linen in the headboard, we’ve got linen on the sofa, so the room feels really tied together. Because it’s got a neutral palette, it has a real sense of calm, which is something that
Ro was really looking for this time around in her bedroom. Tip number two, metallics. So in Ro’s room, because we were working with
and existing chandelier which is very sparkly, we chose to use all of
these nickel accents in here to enhance the chandelier. We also brought in some of the silver in the mercury glass side lamps. So there’s really a gray and silver and neutral palette happening here, which makes the room
really calm and consistent. Tip number three, think
about room functionality. When we came into this room, we realized that there were a
couple of things going for it. It has great light, so lots of windows. It has a very high ceiling. And it also has lots of room. And so, just like the rest of the house, Ro really wanted her bedroom
to be kind of multifunctional. She wanted it to be a bedroom, but it’s also, a little
bit of a media room. So we added in a seating
area beside the bed and brought in side tables, which is pretty unusual for a bedroom, but actually works in
here, because of the scale. We added seating to the end of the bed, so people can watch TV or, you know, when you’re putting your
shoes on, Ro can sit there, and there’s also extra
seating in the corner. So this room goes beyond being a bedroom and becomes a very functional
media room as well.

35 thoughts on “Interior Design Tips & Tricks | Overhaul

  1. Hi, what is the name of the silk rug and where is it from? I’ve been looking for one everywhere with no luck. Would appreciate the help!

  2. Thank you so much for your fantastic tips, that home is really beautiful & I'd love to see the rest of the home. If it is at all possible could you please do a tour of the house? It's so beautiful. Thank you so much. Cheers from Melbourne Australia. It's a very hot 39 Celsius today😎🤗

  3. What a beautiful living room and I love the wall art and the continuity of the flow of colors that are just absolutely amazing!!! Seriously I need that rug it's beautiful!!!

  4. i love the neutrality and simplicity of it all! very modern and grown up. amazing work! especially the living room. i feel it’s hard to have a flow between two connected rooms without it looking to boxy. thanks for the tips!

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