When designing for a mansion the first two words that come to mind are luxury and comfort. One of the most important aspects of designing a space comes down to the small details and the functionality of the home. When designing a mansion this remains especially true. Houses that are larger in scale require more attention to detail and furniture planning. It is important when space planning that each room has a specific use and that rooms are separated into just that, specific rooms. In this case, it is especially beneficial to have a plan of furniture and lighting layouts.
The client should be getting the best possible use of their large scale space without it feeling overcrowded. Details such as tile inlays, lighting and ceiling designs can add a dramatic effect on a large scale home. They can bring a basic home to a more extravagant level. Ultimately the client wants their home to feel luxurious and specific to them. This often includes custom bedding, custom window treatments and smart technology to satisfy any client. Clients will be able to turn on their television, lower their window shades and play music in their house from anywhere. Ultimately designing a space depends on the client and their expectations.
One of the best aspects of designing a mansion is having more than usual space. This allows for more dramatic details such as wall coverings, artwork and custom built ins to add a greater level of sophistication to the home. Often, homes of this size can be located on the beach or have a beautiful view. As a designer it is important to not only create a magnificent outdoor space but allow for the scenery to act as artwork for any client walking into the home. If they immediately see the scenery in conjunction with the beautiful selections, the designer has done their job!