Hard surfaces, bench tops and cabinetry are some of the most obvious things we notice when entering a home, so it’s essential to give your material palette careful thought when building or renovating. According to SheBuilds co-founder Rebeka Morgan, professional builder and property developer, the key to picking the perfect finishes for your home comes down to having a deep understanding of what brings you joy, and the environment you wish to create within your home. Read on for some of Rebeka’s tips below.
A rich materiality is what gives elevated interiors their luxurious appearance. Aim for materials, finishes and fabrics that feel good to touch and have a texture that’s beautiful to look at.
MAKE SMART INVESTMENTS
Finishes are most exposed in kitchens, dining and living areas – places that typically host gatherings of friends and family. With that in mind, always aim to purchase the best product you can afford in these areas. It’s an investment that will pay off in both aesthetics and function.
Stay within your budget by opting for affordable swap-outs in rooms rarely visited by guests, such as bedrooms, ensuites and private study quarters.
Flat Leather Bar Stool with Back in Teak & Tan, Rinfresco (Refreshment) by Silvia Rotundo, Travertine Marco Bowl
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
While it’s easy to get swept up in trying to design a timeless interior, it’s important to remember that all trends come and go. When choosing the materials for your hard surfaces and cabinetry, select something you love and connect to. This way, even if styles change, your home will always feel special to you.
Lucy Fenton, the founder of Fenton & Fenton, recently caught up with Rebeka Morgan to talk about all things interior design.
Watch the video below to see the full Lucy’s full interview with Rebeka, and for more advice on selecting finishes. If you’re ready to give your house a makeover, visit a Fenton & Fenton store near you to speak with our professional style team about the best products and advice for your home.
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