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Designer Sheila Bridges uses networking technologies like Twitter and Facebook to bridge the gap in age and taste and tweak more traditional designs. Sheila has started focusing on green designs and embroidered pillows and materials made from the wool of her own sheep and handmade in Bolivia via Fair Trade workers. The movement for more socially conscious materials and styles are notably more popular with younger consumers and are featured in many new homes in Richmond, VA.
.Architect Deborah Berke agrees the trends in home design have taken a turn for the more simple and understated. For Berke, it’s not a fall from decadence so much as a desire for environmental efficiency and domestic priorities. People want smaller and more usable homes, so planning wall space for technology like T.V. screens, media, art, and windows are essential in creating a comfortable and versatile space. Luckily, this is a growing trend for new homes in Richmond, VA.
Victoria Hagan claims fashion in the home should be a balance of personality and functionality that come together to shape your reality. For Victoria, design has no prescribed style. It must be built to suit every individual’s tastes and needs so you can enjoy your space with family and friends- the way it was intended.
English designer Ann Gish says her designs fall somewhere between elegant and practical- they make your home feel luxurious and tranquil, but they are also meant to be used with wear and tear in mind. Gish prefers color combinations that accent intensity instead of more subtle pastel colors. Your home should set a particular personality and mood, or else, what’s the point? Arguing the counterpoint is fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg, who claims there is a huge difference between good design and art. “Good design is total harmony. There’s no better designer than nature—if you look at a branch or a leaf, it’s perfect. It’s all function. Art is different. It’s about emotion. It’s about suffering and beauty—but mostly suffering!”. Thankfully, new homes in Richmond, VA strike the balance. Furstenburg says good design can unite necessity and functionality- even on a budget.