Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Guest Post: Home inspiration

Hi, I'm Susi, a writer for the Arcadian Lighting blog, where I focus on lighting and décor ideas for the home. I love real estate blogs and looking at amazing homes, so I'm thrilled to be visiting It's A Sexy Property as a guest blogger. My post is about rooms that delight the five senses. These rooms are filled with interesting design elements—finishes, lighting fixtures, colors, textures—all engage and delight not only the eye but the entire self. Thanks for letting me & Arcadian Lighting stop by and visit.
Inspiring Decor
To engage the five senses, a décor must be layered with visual and tactile interest. This living room engages the sense to look and touch. Fresh flowers add a lovely scent, as well.
Inspiring Decor
This open concept kitchen engages the five senses on several levels. The enormous hood and range make cooking the focal point, as it should be in a kitchen. Pattern on the hood and back-splash delight the eye.
Inspiring Decor
A beautiful space will tickle the five senses. Textures and patterns engage the hands and eyes in the absence of bold color. Smooth, rough, shiny and matte surfaces create interest.
Inspiring Decor
Light and shadow create a dramatic kitchen that enchants the five senses. Curving lines and straight edges engage the eye and tempt to be touched. The twin hanging light fixtures are perfect finishing touches.
Inspiring Decor
This bathroom is more than just a functional room. The antiques and architectural elements give the room a sense of grand scale. Interesting art and a large mirror provide additional visual interest.
Inspiring Decor
Beyond decorating, architecture is key to engaging the senses. Interesting architectural details, natural light, well balanced space and focal points like fireplaces make for interesting and engaging spaces.
Inspiring Decor
Mixing modern and traditional, straight and curvy, light and dark make this kitchen design a standout. Visual and tactile interest engages the senses with promises of meals and parties—all in the glow from stylish pendant lights.
Inspiring Decor
One important element in traditional design is the sense of history. Using architecture and antiques to engage this sense is important for traditional design to be successful. It can be inspiring and nostalgic. Candles and fresh flowers or vegetation add natural scents, and large open windows bring in the cool breeze.

Interior design isn't just about visual aesthetics. If you keep the other senses in mind, you can create a room that delights on many levels. For more ideas and inspiration, check out Arcadian Lighting's blog every day! (Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Thank you, Susi.

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