Interior Designers: Partner With an Integrator for Luxury Home Design
A technology expert will help you blend style and function in modern smart homes
As an interior designer in Paradise Valley, AZ, you already have the difficult task of coordinating whole home interior design to meet clients’ unique expectations for their custom homes. And bringing technology into the mix adds a whole new design wrinkle: how do you balance a home’s aesthetics with the functional smart home solutions clients desire?
The first thing you should do is call an integrator like Desert Sound and Security. We have years of experience helping designers blend style and function with solutions like luxury lighting, custom shading, and distributed AV in modern smart homes. Keep reading to learn more!
Laying the right infrastructure to install lighting, shading, entertainment systems, security, and more is one of the first (and most crucial) steps in custom home design. When you partner with Desert Sound and Security, our team will work with you to install in-wall and in-ceiling prewiring to support all the technologies the client wants in their new home. Additionally, we’ll help determine the appropriate number and locations of outlet connections and set up an out-of-the-way AV closet for housing centralized lighting and AV system components.
This pre-planning and prewiring ensure a clean design aesthetic unmarred by visible wiring and control panels. And prewiring lays the groundwork for clients to add new technology in the future without opening the walls and ceiling to rewire.
While most homeowners want to enjoy music, movies, and other entertainment in every room, they don’t want tangled wiring, bulky electronics, and multiple remotes cluttering the design scheme. When you partner with a technology expert, we’ll work together to integrate technology flawlessly into the client’s interior design visions.
With audio and video distribution, we can store central system components in an out-of-sight AV closet to reduce clutter in individual rooms. We’ll install in-wall and in-ceiling speakers that deliver immersive sound while remaining unseen and conceal TVs with motorized lifts and mounts. Alternatively, we can hide TVs behind mirrors or artwork that match the interior décor.
With help from a control system like Control4 or Crestron, clients will be able to control all the music, movies, TV shows, and other content from a single smartphone or tablet interface — thus eliminating jumbled piles of remotes scattered around the house.
Luxury lighting is a key design element to bring ambience, comfort, and illumination to home spaces. When you partner with us, we’ll install centralized lighting control that’s easily manageable via a smartphone app and custom wall-mounted keypads. A centralized lighting system eliminates the need for banks of local switches and dimmers that clutter walls (commonly called “wall acne”) and replaces them with elegant, stylish on-wall keypads that can control multiple lights simultaneously.
Additionally, we’ll help design and install layered lighting solutions that beautifully blend ambient, task, and accent lighting throughout the house. Clients will love the ability to create custom, one-touch lighting scenes that set the mood for a dinner party, brighten the home office for work from home, and highlight exquisite artwork when guests are over.
Window coverings are another design element that helps bring a home together. When you partner with Desert Sound and Security, we’ll work with you to bring stylish motorized shades solutions to new homes. Our team works with leading shade manufacturers that offer shading options for windows of all shapes and sizes to help you find a fit for every window. Additionally, motorized shades come in hundreds of styles, textures, colors, materials, patterns, and opacities to match any interior design scheme.
Clients will be thrilled by the convenience and comfort motorized shades bring to their homes. They can easily manage one or multiple shades with the press of a button, set shades on a daily schedule, and program window treatments to work in tandem with lighting to control indoor brightness.
If you’re an interior designer with an upcoming design project, let’s meet to discuss smart solutions for your spaces. Visit our showroom, call 877-246-5458, or submit an online contact form to get in touch. We look forward to working with you!