How We Work with Interior Designers

Technology should never compromise room aesthetics, which makes the relationship between Technology Provider and Interior Designer a key one.

So much detail goes into the selection of interior furniture and fixtures, which makes it important to ensure the technologies installed don’t compromise the aesthetic. With a co-ordinated design approach by your Technology Provider and Interior Designer, it is possible to hide most of the equipment. Where that isn’t an option, items can be selected that hit the technical performance requirements as well as complimenting, and in some cases even enhancing, the overall aesthetic.

Co-ordinated design

When Technology Providers take a design-led approach to their solutions, the results speak for themselves. 

Working closely with Interior Designers, Architects and the client is a vitally important step toward achieving the correct look and feel within a home. Products need to meet the technological and design briefs simultaneously. Co-ordinated elevation drawings and the sharing of products and swatches for mood boards means that everything is considered.

Centralising equipment

With a little careful planning in the early stages of a project, it is possible to design a cable infrastructure that’ll allow unsightly equipment to be kept away from view. 

Incoming services such as aerials, satellite dish feeds and telephone lines should be presented in a single, centralised space within the home. That location will become the technology ‘hub’, with cables running out to televisions, speakers, CCTV cameras, WiFi repeaters and other technologies too. 

This method of wiring means that very less technology will be on show around the home as it will be housed in this centralised location. A simple-to-use ‘all in one’ remote control will allow you to select which of the centralised audio-visual devices you’d like to watch in the room you are in.

Furniture, fixtures & equipment

Equipment should be selected that is sympathetic to the interiors, ensuring the product materials are suited to the space and specified to deliver the best possible performance from the least obtrusive footprint. 

In an ideal situation, most of the technology would be hidden from view while not in use and there are many different off-the-shelf and customisable options available.Televisions can be hidden behind artwork or mirrors, mounted inside cabinets, and set to appear when they are required. Loudspeakers can be custom coloured to suit wall finishes or ceiling paintwork, complimenting the room aesthetic via RAL colour matching. Truly invisible loudspeaker options that can be plastered into the wall now offer the level of performance you’d hope for from a conventional speaker and are a great option.

If you would like us to discuss your smart home technology needs with yourself or your interior designer, get in touch with our expert design team today Tel: 01423 861166, Email:

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