Home Renovations and Materials Selections: A Guide to Selecting the Perfect Materials

While Dr. Seuss gave us ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!,’ interior designers could pen an equally inspiring tale titled ‘Oh the Decisions You’ll Make!,’ when embarking on an interior design or home remodel project. There are so many decisions that go into designing a beautiful space. From lighting to furniture and fabric, from window treatments to flooring, the decisions are countless. The Twin Cities Che Bella Interiors Design + Remodeling team guides homeowners through the process of transforming a home decision by decision. With so many factors to consider when narrowing down materials, such as balance, lighting, budget, and more, our design team collaborates with homeowners for a seamless experience. Let us give you a behind-the-scenes tour of what materials selection looks like from a designer’s perspective.

Mood Boards – Yes, Please!  

You may have heard the term ‘mood board’ or ‘inspiration board.’ Simply put, a mood board is a collection of ideas and items that sets the tone for an interior design or home remodel project. Your mood board can include a myriad of items such as photos, products, fabric and materials samples. It’s not unusual to see family heirlooms, pieces of clothing in a favorite hue or found items make the board.

The objective of the process is to gather items in one place. A mood board is a fantastic starting point and a tool we use when presenting a design idea to clients to help visualize the direction of a project. It aligns homeowners and the design team on the desired vision for a space.

As the project evolves and selections are made, actual materials replace the inspiration pieces. Handles and pulls, paint swatches, textural pillow coverings, and more are added to the mix, bringing the inspiration to life.

The Good Stuff – Selecting Furniture and Furnishings

With inspiration in hand, the process moves toward materials and product selections. At Che Bella Interiors, our projects frequently include custom furniture, rugs, lighting, fixtures, window treatments, art, accessories, soft window treatments and much more. When selecting pieces, we like to take into account your lifestyle, taste and budget.

We understand that making choices about furnishing your home can be both exciting and daunting. Fortunately, it happens to be something we love! At Che Bella Interiors, we provide signature full-service design of furnishings to transform your home. Our Lakeside whole-home remodel showcases custom furniture, including sofas, chairs, accent tables, and décor, both in our main floor addition and in the lower level remodel.

View the entire Burnsville, MN home remodel to see how selections were thoughtfully selected to seamlessly tie all of the spaces together.

As part of the design services, our design studio in Burnsville, MN, showcases many different furniture manufacturer pieces, which allows us to share tools, tips, and resources with clients to help envision their style and comfort level. We have thousands of different fabric options for clients to touch and feel, including many performance fabrics that are great for active families. Also, with direct manufacturer access to custom sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans, side tables, accessories, rugs, drink tables, art, and lighting, we have access to a larger variety of options and customizations not available to the general public. And, once items are selected, we’ll handle the details around purchasing, tracking, fabrication, delivery and installation if required.

Visit our portfolio page to explore our design and selections featured in projects throughout the home.

Don’t Forget the Window Treatments

In addition to choosing furniture and furnishings, window treatments are another selection that we offer at Che Bella Interiors. Whether you are refreshing your home’s interior or building a new home, window treatments set the tone for a space, adding both visual enhancements and controlling the natural light in the space.  In addition, these design workhorses, like the silhouette blinds used in our Big Relax home addition project,  also provide privacy and energy savings.

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As a direct Hunter Douglas window covering distributor, our clients have access to extraordinary products and service. And, of course, our expert interior designers will assist you in selecting window covering options that flow seamlessly with your overall interior design aesthetic as well as several automated options that maximize comfort and energy efficiency.

Decision Time  

We know it can feel both exciting and overwhelming when it comes time to make selections for a home remodel or new build. While the decisions to be made are plentiful, you’re in excellent hands when you work with Che Bella Interiors. Our expert design + remodeling team guides homeowners through the materials selection process to ensure the right balance of texture, light, color and livability. The team is with you every step of the way and understands that the right materials elevate a design from average to extraordinary.  

In addition to materials selection, our complete design services include new construction design consultation, and design layout and planning. In remodeling, our services cover the entire home, from bathrooms, to kitchens, basement finishing, home additions and more! 

Our team of designers and project managers have over 95 years of combined experience (and counting!).  Leveraging that experience, we take projects from concept to competition, providing personalized service that allows our clients to sit back and relax, knowing that the quality of work is being held to the highest standards. Contact us to learn more about our design and remodeling services. Let’s make your home beautifully yours together!

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