Innenarchitektur–Interior Design

High Quality Textiles in Interior Design

High Quality Textiles in Interior Design 4032 3024 Julia Ochsenreither

We have a great appreciation for high quality textiles and their role in creating the tone of a space. Textiles are fabric materials that are made by interlacing threads of natural fibers such as silk and cotton or synthetic fibers such as rayon and nylon. The processes for making textiles include knitting and weaving.

Textiles bring elements of a space together and create a finished appearance. This can be done through the use of: throw pillows, area rugs, blankets, upholstery, window treatments, and wall art. Interior designers have to not only be up to date with the latest trends in the textile industry, but also be knowledgeable about the safety and durability of the products. For example, you would use different fabrics for a hotel than you would for a hospital or senior living facility, not only in terms of textures and patterns but also in terms of durability. In Hotels you will find a wider variety of textures and patterns than you would in a hospital. High quality textiles help to create the mood for the intended purpose of the space and the clients needs.

Another way to add visual interest is to use textiles that come in a variety of textures. Texture in this case refers to the way a fabric feels and looks. You can mix and match different textures throughout the room or layer them together to create a sense of contrast. This is where a color palette also comes into play. When you have come up with a concept and a color palette for the room as a whole, you can take one or two of the colors and use them in various textiles. We recommend using secondary colors and accent shades.

When it comes to fabrics, choices need to be made in all three areas: textures, colors and patterns. There are endless possibilities!

Spring Renovations: Office

Spring Renovations: Office 926 754 Julia Ochsenreither

The back office space is almost done! The office will be occupied by our in house interior architect, Jannet Butzinger . She is working on a variety of projects ranging from residential to hospitality. Check out her website for more information: www.butzinger.com

Jannet designed the office space, which features custom built furniture pieces that were designed to suit the needs of a productive and beautiful working environment. Important parameters: plenty of storage space, counter and table space to spread out big plans, and computer work areas.

The space offers a ton of daylight thanks to the window wall, overlooking the beautiful Neckar. There are just a few things missing (pin boards and shutters for example), but Jannet has already moved in and loves the outcome! We do too, and we are so excited to share it with you!

Check back for more photos of the office soon!

Spring Renovations: Store

Spring Renovations: Store 2016 1512 Julia Ochsenreither

We are really excited about the changes that are underway at our Helma-Interior store at Brückenkopf 1/2 Heidelberg! We are renovating the store itself, as well as an additional office space which will be occupied by our in house interior architect, Jannet Butzinger. Check out her website: www.butzinger.com

With the help of Jannet Butzinger, we have designed a new concept that incorporates beautiful furniture from Neptune, a company we have loved and valued for many years! The entrance is one of the areas that we are in the process of renovating. On one side of the new wall addition we will be showcasing a kitchen, from the Neptune Suffolk Collection. On the other side there will be pieces from Neptune’s Chichester collection, more on that later! All furniture pieces will get a beautiful paint finish, that will tie everything together nicely. Find more on www.neptune.com.

Take a look at the photos below for more information.