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Stylish Aiken Interiors

Aiken Design Center Shows Off Beautiful Interiors and Gives Tips for Working with a Designer

Article by Summer Taylor

Photography by Aiken Design Center

Originally published in Aiken City Lifestyle

Are you considering building a custom home, tackling a complete home make-over, or just looking to spice up an existing living space? Nina Bounds, the Director of Interior Design at Aiken Design Center has some suggestions on what to do before you bring in an interior designer.

First, spend some time getting to know your style. Look for inspiration in magazines and on sites like Pinterest or Instagram. Collect images and bits of colors and aesthetics that speak to you. Present those to your designer at the beginning of the process to help the team better understand and craft your personal style and vision for your home.

Next, make sure to identify any special needs your space requires. Today’s home styles should be functional as well as fashionable.

Finally, come to the first meeting with a budget in mind. Costs can vary wildly depending on whether you are giving your interior a facelift or planning a complete overhaul. Remodeling can be an excellent way to improve a home’s property value and functionality, but will require a larger investment than just updating color and furnishings.

Coming prepared with an understanding of the needs of your space, your personal style, and your budget will get the relationship with your interior designer off on the right foot.

Aiken Design Center is a full-service design firm that partners with Carolina Signature Homes. While they do take on some remodel projects, their main focus is serving clients who are building new homes. They walk clients through the new home building process, working hand in hand with project managers to make their new home reflect their personality. Their mission is to create beautiful, functional spaces, whether clients are looking for a “from the ground up” experience for a new home or reimagining an existing space.

Their location in The Village at Woodside is a serene setting where homeowners can make all their selections in one place with the guidance of an experienced designer and construction team.

The following pages show off the beautiful work of Nina Bounds and her team at the Aiken Design Center. They reflect model homes for Carolina Signature Homes as well as new homes they have designed for clients. They are sure to inspire you!

  • Nina Bounds, Director of Interior Design at Aiken Design Center