Interior Design Tips

What is Luxury Interior Design?

When discussing high end and luxury design, a question that comes up is “what is luxury?” As International Design Source says, “Basically, you know it when you see it!”. The word luxury can be hard to define and has different interpretations. With regard to interior design, there are certain characteristics that make a space luxurious. 

We would go a step further and say that interior design is luxury. Because of reality TV shows and the DIY craze, the line between designer and decorator has become a bit blurred. There is a distinct difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator. One of the primary reasons interior design is luxury is how personalized and custom it is to each homeowner. When you work with an interior designer, they get to know you and your tastes and preferences. We are not copying and pasting the same aesthetic into each room. There is a cohesiveness and a flow that makes a home or office feel luxurious.

Luxury Interiors Defined


While luxury is often associated with opulence and extravagance, comfort is actually a very important characteristic. Your space should feel comfortable and inviting, as well as convenient. 


Elegant is another word that can have different interpretations. With luxury interiors, we look to create spaces that are comfortable but also sophisticated. 

Personal Touches

With Your Style of Living, we add in unique, personalized touches for each client so that the space reflects the client and not just a generic design style. We love when clients have vintage pieces or unique artwork that they want to incorporate into the space. 

Attention to Detail

High end interior design is more than just picking out furniture and accessories. It is an attention to detail that you may not even realize when you enter a space, but you will definitely notice when it’s not present. We work with our residential and commercial clients to look at the space as a whole and create a style that flows throughout. 

Use of Technology

While smart home technology makes our lives easier, it sometimes doesn’t look so great. Building technology into the space also requires finding clever ways to hide cords and wires. 

Add Some Luxe to Your Space

  • Update your lighting. In almost every blog post we reference lighting. This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to upgrade your space. Add in some modern, eye-catching light fixtures. We also recommend using lighting to showcase unique architectural features or an art piece that you love. 
  • Metallic finishes: Metal accents like gold, brass and chrome can really up the elegance factor in a space. Replacing cabinetry hardware is a great way to add metallic finishes. 
  • Color palette: A sophisticated neutral color palette makes for a great backdrop for furniture and artwork. 
  • Use texture: Wallpaper and flooring add depth and can be visually appealing upon entering a room. 
  • Focus on focal points: If your space has an interesting piece of furniture, artwork, or architectural feature, create a focal point around it. 

Trade Mark Interiors is all about creating luxury interior design in Sarasota and the surrounding area. Our designers love to incorporate various design elements and styles into a space to complement the homeowners’ personal preferences. If you’re buying a new home or renovating your current home, schedule your consultation call with us to get started.