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When dealing with furniture, working with an interior designer can be preferable as your options are far greater.  Furniture stores can only give you a small selection of fabrics that can go on a particular piece. Working with a designer can give you a enormous selection of fabrics that can coordinate with an entire plan or with your existing furnishings.  Also, styles can be customize for your desired needs and wants.  These options with customizations don’t have to cost any more than what is in the public market place.



Life Styles


Understanding how you live and use a room is one of the most important elements in having a great room design.  When working with an interior designer it is important for one to honestly communicate what that entails.  Honesty here is the key word to explaining this.  We sometimes want others to see our best foot put forward, but when the designer, friends and the rest of the world are gone, the question is how well do we function in this room.  A room can be beautifully designed but be completely unusable to ones everyday needs.  This again is where the client needs to open up completely to the designer.

Some questions to consider are: 

Q: “What are my desires versus what do I need and do they seem in conflict with each other?”
Q: “How do I really want to live compared to the way I have been living?” 
Q: “If I’m sure about what works for me but it doesn’t jive with my significant other, what’s the compromise?”

With these kind of questions answered, the designer can truly give you the best design for your space, needs and wants.






Room Designs



Room design consists of taking measurements of your room or rooms, putting them into plan form, and arranging furniture to fit your needs and wants in relationship to the footprint of the room.  By doing this, mistakes are avoided in scale (principle of design that evaluates the relative size and visual weight of objects - classifications of scale include small or light, medium, large or heavy, and grand),  proportion (the relationship of parts to a whole in terms of size, detail, or ornamentation), and balance of the placement of objects (such as furniture or art) or architectural detail (such as windows or columns), to create visual equilibrium).

When these principles are followed, a room becomes pleasing to the eye and functional to living.





Accessorizing is putting the bling (embellishments) on a room, or in essence adding the jewelry to the little black dress.

The correct placement of artwork, books, knick-knacks, etc. takes a trained eye in the understanding of the principles and elements of design.  It might look easy to just put items around a room but it truly takes experience and talent to keep a room from looking junky. 



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Fran M. Hazel Design Interiors offers you complete professional interior design services for commercial and residential environments. We have been serving the greater Seattle and Bellevue area for over 20 years.



From floor plans and kitchen and bath designs to color schemes, fabrics, wallpaper, furnishings and accessories, I will help you design a plan to create the home that fits your unique needs, desires and style.

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