What are your reasons for investing in quality pieces with real longevity?
Brittany: Through the years we’ve learned you get what you pay for! Anything of higher cost will usually be a better quality. Ideally, we want to incorporate items that last a very long time. These are investment pieces and should last our clients for a while. We also tend to source high/low so not everything needs to be really expensive.
Shannon: If we can tweak a sofa design so that it’s comfier for the client and has unique detailing, it’s worth it in the long run. With custom pieces, we can add our own personality and preference. We like to incorporate custom whenever we can.
There’s always something timeless about the spaces you design. Do you have any advice for creating a home that will defy trends?
Shannon: We try to not ignore color, but rather embrace it when it makes sense. We aim to design calming spaces that aren’t too bright and overwhelming. Pick colors that speak to you rather than what is trending at the moment.
Brittany: We love using natural materials. We also source items that have a nod to the past and history. The space should feel curated and well thought about. Shop locally and find unique pieces along your travels. You don’t need to curate all at once!