I am blessed to have the most amazing clients. What I love most is getting to know them and their stories. Learning all about the things that are important to them makes it easier to design their dream.
But it goes way beyond designing and decorating a home for our clients. It is helping them live their best lives. It's helping them live their dream. It's helping them incorporate their history, traditions, heritage, culture. It's helping them live the present and helping them build their future. This is an awesome responsibility, and we honor that by doing our best work and making the process easy for our clients.
Recently on a new consultation, I met a couple who truly inspired me. They are a family of four - pre-teen son and daughter. I was fascinated by the stories they shared with me and the things that are important to them
Their home was built back in the 1960's by one of Houston's top custom builders. They are only the second owners of the home, and when they bought it, they established a relationship with the older lady who owned it, and have remained friends with her to this day
Preserving the home's history and character is very important to them, and one of their requests is keeping as much of the original charm of the home as possible. They expressed such pride in the home, and to them, it's more than a house; it's more than them being homeowners - they are stewards of the property, and they plan to keep it in their family for a very long time.
But the most striking thing they said to me that day, is that their home is about building a legacy for their kids and future generations. You can tell how well they raise their beautiful kids and they only want the best for them. They are determined to provide them with the best education, teach them how to manage finances and prepare them for a successful future. They clearly want their children to have the life they didn't have growing up, and their home is a part of this vision and dream they have for their children
They are designing their home to build a legacy, build wealth and raise their kids the best possible way. That inspired me, and I definitely take the role as their designer very seriously
We will be working on remodeling a small half bathroom and turning it into a full bathroom, and designing the room that the family spends a lot of time in together - the game room. It has been fun putting together the plans so far.
Your home being your haven and a place where you can feel safe and nurtured is something that I talk to my clients about everyday, and now that I see home through the lens of this couple, I am more in-tuned to the fact that your home can also be a legacy and wealth builder, and the design itself must honor that.
Whether you choose to work with a professional design firm like Casa Vilora Interiors, or you plan to go the DIY route, it is necessary to take some time to really assess your goals and the things that are important to you.
If you are hesitant about investing in your home, think about what you may be missing out on. Time is the one thing we can't get back. The sooner you create that sanctuary for yourself and your family, the better. Fill it with the things that you love; the things that are meaningful to you; your collections; your memories; the things that bring comfort, joy, safety, celebration.
The pandemic has also made it clear that our homes should be the safe, nurturing space with all the comforts and necessities you will need in difficult times in the world. Most of my design colleagues and I are seeing a major spike in new projects. The common theme seems to be the extended time at home during the quarantine, has made them more aware of the things about their homes that just don't work. They now want more purposeful and intentional design. After all, your home is much more than the way it looks, but also about how it makes you feel, and even more than that, the feelings that it actually promotes
This conversation with my client is so timely as well. As one of the 11 participating designers in the Seasonal Living Digital Luxury Designer Showhouse, I can see how your home can promote and support wellness and be sustainable for your needs.
The Seasonal Living Digital Luxury Designer Showhouse is the world's first multi-brand, multi-designer collaboration of a completely digital 360 tourable and shoppable designer showhouse with augmented reality highlights, built entirely in the virtual world. You can read all about it and its creators, meet the designers, 3D rendering team and sponsors HERE and HERE, and please don't miss the opportunity to attend the live VIP event where we unveil the completed home on December 3rd at 5:00PM CST/6:00PM EST. You can register HERE
The showhouse is definitely a home that will inspire the idea of a legacy home, and although it doesn't exist in the real world, it is designed to address every need the family will have as we move into the future of home design.
One of the key highlights about the 20,000sf digital showhouse is the 3 story live indoor farm where all kinds of foods, flowers and herbs can be grown. And because the house has been rendered using state of the art technology that will allow for a lifelike, photorealistic, 3D walk-through with augmented reality highlights and virtual reality incorporated into each space, you will be able to experience every angle, every texture, every color, every detail, as if you were touring it in real life. The beauty of technology at the click of a mouse.
If you have been considering a new project in your home, but not sure if the time is right, or even where to start, we are happy to help guide you. Reach out anytime to schedule a FREE discovery call, and let's discuss the things that are most important to you. Let us help you create your family legacy in your home.
You may register for the Seasonal Living Digital Luxury Designer Showhouse Live VIP Event on December 3rd at 5:00PM CST/6:00PM EST HERE
Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration !