Design in the details

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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They say the devil is in the details, but we all know that when it comes to good interior decorating, its the details that make the design. All the little elements, those things that may be easy to overlook at first, are what give a space character and depth, and make it memorable. From the keepsakes that we display, to the intricate carvings in the furniture, it's the small stuff that counts for the most. Today on homify, we take a minute to focus on the details, bringing you ideas and examples of little touches that will add a totally new depth to your home. 

Intricate engraving

This impressive kitchen grabs our attention instantly, thanks to the incredibly detailed design. Carved Wood Design, a firm specializing in unique bespoke kitchens, constructed these beautiful sycamore and cedar pieces entirely by hand. The graceful curving lines and fruit and vegetable images bring a natural, rustic air to this room and ensure that it is a kitchen in which you want to spend a lot of time.

Adjustable furniture

moll Children Study Rooms: modern Study/office by Ergolife Pte Ltd
Ergolife Pte Ltd

moll Children Study Rooms

Ergolife Pte Ltd

Ergokid designs furniture with a close eye on all detail, both aesthetic and practical. The bright splashes of colour in this desk and chair  ensure that these pieces look great, while the intricacies of the design make the furniture adjustable so that it can be customised for different uses and sizes. This is a detail that works especially well for kids furniture, given how quickly they grow!

Textured walls

WallArt Cubes Design:  Walls & flooring by WallArt 3D Wall Decor
WallArt 3D Wall Decor

WallArt Cubes Design

WallArt 3D Wall Decor

​A quick glance at this room may not reveal anything too different, but look again and you being to notice something unusual about the wall.  Although the pattern is simple, it is slightly raised, adding a subtle detail to the space. This 3D wall design greatly enhances the texture and overall feel of the room.

A detailed history

classic Living room by Vintage Design
Vintage Design

Antique Reproductions

Vintage Design

​This beautiful piece of furniture was made using reclaimed and recycled planks of wood from old houses. In many places, traces of colour and other evidence of its past life remain, giving the items a strong sense of history which has been cleverly pulled into the present. Details like this can add depth and meaning to any room while contributing to fun, eclectic style. 

Musical notes

 Play & Display Flip Frame For LP or 12" Vinyl:  Interior landscaping by Memory Box
Memory Box

Play & Display Flip Frame For LP or 12" Vinyl

Memory Box

​The best kind of details are the personal ones that offer little glimpses into the personality of the home owner. These frames are meant for displaying records, allowing music lovers to showcase their collections and good taste. In addition, the frames flip open, allowing records to be easily removed and inserted, so that your record collection can be played too, not just merely shown off!

A unexpected surprise

Stag Lampshade: country Living room by Lomas & Lomas
Lomas & Lomas

Stag Lampshade

Lomas & Lomas

​A great way to add a bit more interest and detail to a room is with a colourful, unexpected element, like this lampshade from Lomas & Lomas. Created using a photograph of Red Deer Stags, the detailed image is sure to be a conversation piece in any room!


What kinds of details to you pay attention to in décor? Share your thoughts!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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