Ask an Expert: How do your Interior Designers decide what goes in my new home?

At Avi Urban, our interior designers to come up with some awesome choices for your new home. In our developments, we choose different selections (like cabinets, countertops and flooring) to mix and match, or provide groupings of the best finishes.

Our interior designers Julie Punter and Marnie Galbraith have years of experience with choosing these selections and are part of the team that makes the decisions. Here are three ways our designers pick the perfect mix of colours, cabinets, and much more for your Avi Urban home:

1.       Streamline: “We streamline the best product, so it’s not crazy modern or totally traditional,” says Julie, “and we see design moving towards more character and life, more detailing, and going a little more eclectic.” Adds Marnie, “We’re keeping in mind what’s in style, as well as choosing finishes that reflect our buyer.”

2.       Design for everyone: “We have to have enough variety to appeal to everbody,” explains Julie. “From empty nesters or college students, it could be anyone buying an Avi Urban home,” Marnie shares.

3.       Remember to keep the bones: Working with the structure of the home is important. “Our team is all about keeping the purity of the bones of the home,” Julie notes, “if it’s a smaller living space, we provide storage and built-ins.” “We go to home and design shows all the time, and the trend is very rustic, Restoration Hardware-style,” shares Marnie. “We take that style on different scales and make those trends adaptable to the way our multi-family homes are designed.”

Julie explains, “We choose the selections in your home by always trying to freshen things up. We want to keep it lively, youthful, and inspiring.” Visit any of our Avi Urban showhomes to see what finishes and selections our interior designers have chosen.

Have a question for our interior designers? Email aviurban@homesbyavi.com