A Greek interior designer who specializes in interior design and interior decoration says you have to work hard to make it stand out in a crowded, multicultural city like Seattle.
“A good design should be the soul of your place,” said Alexis Hantzas, who has been designing in Greece for more than 20 years.
“If you don’t have that, it’s just going to be like, ‘Oh, that’s boring.'”
The word “luxe” is the Greek word for elegant.
Hantzos’ style is an amalgam of old and new styles that mix Greek elements with modern, contemporary touches.
Hantzas says the most important part of designing a home for the modern lifestyle is not the decor, but how it looks.
“The way you present it, it doesn’t matter what’s going on in the city,” she said.
“It’s how it feels in your home.”
The style is rooted in traditional Greek architecture and decor, such as carved walls and decorated ceiling tiles, but also includes contemporary elements such as LED lights, curved doors and modern furnishings.
Hatzas said it was her job to create the right atmosphere for her clients, who would then want to leave their homes for the night.
“You have to take your time,” she explained.
“I don’t know how you can have it in a few days, but you have a very long time to make something.
You need to create something that is timeless.”
The first thing you need to do is to start with a basic idea.
“I have a list of ideas,” Hantzis said.
They are like a checklist of things that are important in the interior design of your home.
“They have to be relevant and work well together,” she added.
“You have a good idea and then you have the furniture.
It’s like a sketchbook.””
You can go back and forth, but I always recommend going with a few different ideas.”
To create a good atmosphere, Hantz’s clients are always first.
“It’s always important to make sure you give the clients the space to express themselves, that they can express themselves and that they don’t feel isolated,” she recalled.
“They should feel safe in their own space.
And if they feel that they have no space, then it’s okay for them to leave.”
When the time comes to sell your house, Hatzas recommends finding a good place to rent.
“That’s when you can actually really relax,” she continued.
“Make it as inviting as possible and leave everything for the guests.”
Hantzos said her goal was to make the home feel as welcoming as possible to visitors.
“If it’s a room you can’t sit in, it should be a place where people feel comfortable,” she noted.
“In my house, I have very small windows that can be used for people to watch the sunset.
You can really feel it.”