Interior design that reflects your signature style

by | Aug 9, 2023 | Interior Design Tips

We strongly believe that a home should reflect your unique personality and lifestyle. That’s why we make it a priority to assist our clients in discovering their individual tastes and preferences. By doing so, we can assess their design style and collaborate to envision a space that not only looks striking but also serves its purpose effectively. After all, a beautifully designed room should also be a comfortable and functional place to live in.

While browsing glossy shelter magazines or celebrity designers’ social media feeds can be enjoyable and inspiring, the process of creating a cohesive look for your own home can become overwhelming. If you’re unsure about your design style, it can be challenging to determine which pieces are worth investing in.

To help you identify your best style, we offer some tried-and-true tips:

Take Inventory

At the beginning of each project, we ask our clients essential questions to discover their interior design preferences. Understanding what you like and dislike is crucial. Do you prefer polished rooms with organic curves or more traditional forms? Are you drawn to bold, jewel-toned pops of color or prefer harmonious neutrals? Identifying textures you love and those that make you cringe also helps shape the design process.

Gather Inspiration

Once you’ve pinpointed your preferences, gather examples of spaces that truly impress you. These could be from hotel lobbies, design catalogues, or even personal souvenirs and photographs that bring you joy. Your sources of inspiration can come from various areas of your life, and incorporating personal items into your home’s decor can create a meaningful design narrative.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Your furniture and room design should align with your lifestyle. Whether you need a luxurious bedroom suite or a functional chef’s kitchen, understanding how the room will be used is essential. A living room for a family of four with pets will differ significantly from that of a young, city-dwelling professional who loves to entertain. Your living spaces should be tailored to suit your unique way of living.


When it comes to styling, there are numerous elements to consider, such as color, texture, and materials. Think about the colors you enjoy wearing and how they make you feel, as color can profoundly impact mood. Pay attention to textures that catch your eye, whether it’s rich velvet or natural elements like rattan and bamboo. Additionally, explore various metal finishes for lighting fixtures to find the ones that resonate with your style.

Once you have a clear understanding of your likes, dislikes, and goals for the space, it’s time to create a comprehensive design plan. This plan will bring together your preferred colors, textures, and materials to create a style that is uniquely yours. As designers, our role is to source fabrics, finishes, and furnishings that harmonize with each other, complement your lifestyle, and ultimately produce a room you can take pride in calling your own.

Birmingham Design Studio was voted best interior design studio in Birmingham, Michigan. If you’re looking for assistance with your interior design project, don’t hesitate to reach out to Kristi. She would be happy to guide you through the process and offer her expertise.

Client Reviews

jill and timothy page

“Our experience at Birmingham Design Studio was perfect! We stopped in to buy an oriental rug and the next thing we knew we had a whole room designed & furnished…we love the outcome.”

Jill Page, M.D. & Timothy Page, M.D.

Kristi Karimpour and her husband Kamran founded Birmingham Design Studio over three decades ago. Their goal was to establish a full-service interior design studio that would cater to the diverse needs of clients seeking sophisticated and timeless designs in the heart of Birmingham, Michigan. From the beginning, Kristi’s vision was clear – to create interiors that would not only reflect her clients’ personalities and lifestyles but also stand the test of time.