Just like music and maths, design is taking the same set of elements and stringing them together in a uniquely exquisite way.
We use the same elements over and over again…stone, wood, metal, fabrics, wallpaper and combine them to create beautiful rooms every day. It is incredibly fascinating when you deconstruct exactly what it is that we are doing.
We are not furniture planners, we are authors of space.Nikki
We use fabric and Wallcoverings as our words. Our designs tell a story and what we do is meaningful to us in the same way that all creative people live for fulfilling the vision of their minds eye.
I want to introduce you to my mind. This is the same mind that can recognize furniture, but not faces. Fabric houses are cataloged in the fabric compartment of my brain, but ask me to remember a name of someone I met 2 days ago, and I assure you I will not remember. My mind is so full of rugs and wallpaper, that it has no room for much else. My mind is a living cacophony of decor, flying around, waiting to be used. All that has to happen is a little press of the inspiration button and the gates open.
This is a literal walk-through of my process, so welcome to the inner me… The birth of a cabinet door I do not relish copy and paste. I balk at the idea of rehashing old concepts. So, being the rebel that it is my mind is now starting to whirl to life, fully rejecting every past design. Its scratching around for something fresh; I actually and consciously always have the thought “it’s got to be more”. A cabinet can have so many lives, twists and turns, and what can be ordinary becomes sensational. I do not enjoy standard. I want perfection, unique perfection.
I think “cabinet” and my mind immediately runs to a clear image of a colorless block. It shuffles though a catalog of door fronts. Shaker, molded, flat, traditional, chevron, laser cut…stop. Laser cut. All of a sudden my brain swings right and I see a pattern. Something a little edgy, perhaps a groove cut out, symmetrically, starting heavily on one door, but as it moves over it becomes more and more fine, until it gently fades away. The wood grain is strong. Espresso oak, with white wash just highlighting the grooves.
I can see it. I can feel the texture in the tips of my fingers. My skin has a reaction, my hair stands on end. I can smell it. It now exists in photo clarity in my mind. At this point I see the color, tone, and details. Can you see it? You probably can’t. It is a major frustration for me that apparently people can’t see into the recesses of my mind. Part of my joy is for my client to share my excitement…there needed to be a fix.
And that is how the Nikki Levy Interiors Render To Reality came about. I want to take our clients on this incredible journey of creative design, and it was not fair for them not to share in the vision. Our designs are our creation, but they are also our clients aspiration. So, to circumvent the frustration that the mind projector hasn’t been invented, we render the most spectacular renderings, and together with our client, we share in the joy of design.
I could go on and on about the details that we dream up, and how we are continually falling down the rabbit hole of interior design. Thank goodness you don’t have to go there with us and thank goodness we have the technology to show you our dreams. We want you to love what you live, and our joy in sharing our inspiration with you is exactly why we love what we do.