Entries by Jeff Sheats

Control Your Clutter with Home Storage Solutions

As a professional interior designer, I often hear complaints from our clients about problems with clutter and the lack of storage space in our homes today. Several studies have indicated living in a cluttered home can create constant low-grade stress and subtly but steadily drain your energy. Being in a space characterized by order, tranquility, […]

Trends in Kitchen and Bath Design

Design trends are constantly bombarding us all, whether in print media, television advertisements or on home improvement cable shows. It’s no matter if the final look desired is an authentic French Country kitchen or a sleek Euro-modern bath, it is wise to keep an eye on these national and international trends for both inspiration and […]

Large Style for Small Spaces

Whether it is designing a small bathroom, a closet, a guest space, a vacation cottage or if you are now downsizing your primary home like many Americans these days, there are many excellent interior design tips to maximize your small spaces and create beautiful interiors in the process. While the cost of real estate and […]

Sustainable and Healthy Interior Design is Here to Stay

Today, of the more than 50 new buildings going up in New York City with a cost of $25 million dollars or more, every single one of these structures are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based collection of national standards for developing sustainable buildings and interiors. Developed […]

Great Spaces are Defined by Proper Architectural Lighting

Light is simply “visual radiation”. It comes from energy or electromagnetic waves that stimulate the photoreceptors in our eyes. To achieve great permanent architectural lighting, your interior designers at Jeff Sheats Designs are trained to practice the science of lighting, while using our past experiences and talents to apply great artistic vision as well. It […]

Proper Specification of Upholstered Furniture

As professionals in the interior design industry, we are the “go-to guys” regarding good upholstered furniture buying habits. All upholstery work is not created equal, of course. We always advise our clients to purchase the best upholstery they can afford, especially for those rooms they will be sitting in every day. There are many different […]

The Science and Art of Proper Space Planning

Proper space planning is a science. It is an inherently complex process that dovetails several processes involving knowledge in many categories of information related to the organization and construction of buildings, its contents, and how the structure will be used. Educated interior designers study the science of space planning at the post-secondary level and are […]

You’ve Hired an Interior Designer – Now What?

You’ve done your research, interviewed and hired a professional interior designer and now you’re ready to get started. Where do you go from here? Begin by practicing good “Clienthood”. Take your responsibilities of being a client seriously. Be prepared to commit some time to meetings with your designer. Get organized for your designer with tear […]

How to Hire an Interior Designer

Whether you are building a new home, remodeling rooms or furnishing one special space, an interior design project involves numerous choices and decisions. If you have a vision of the perfect design or if you’re not sure where to begin, you may seek the services of someone who will listen to your ideas, understand your […]