Today is an interior design treat! We got Vivian Muller to answer some of our favorite design questions. With Alyssa Kapito, they co-founded Kapito Muller Interiors in 2012 and have been busy designing fantastic, livable places for people to call home. Here are their thoughts on design, coffee table books and inspiration.
Scout & Nimble: How far back does your love for interior design go? When did you know this is what you wanted to do for a living and how did you get started?
Vivian Muller: We both loved interior design since we were young. We met while we were interning at Bunny Williams and kept in touch through the next two years when we decided to start our own firm.
S&N: What three words describe your design aesthetic?
VM: Classic, tailored, chic
S&N: What inspires you and where do you seek inspiration?
VM: Social media is a great source for inspiration, for example Pinterest and Instagram. We also love flipping through art and design books.
S&N: What is your favorite part of the design process besides, of course, the finished product and why?
VM: The beginning of the project is so exciting when you find that one item or fabric which inspires the style of the space.
S&N: What is currently your favorite design “trend?”
VM: Brass hardware.
S&N: What is your favorite go-to detail to help finish or complete a look for a space?
VM: Coffee table books. You can never have too many!
S&N: OK, we love hearing people’s answers on this next question. Fill in the blank. People don’t know that I can _____.
VM: Take photographs. It’s important to know how to take good images, whether it’s for our Instagram account (@KapitoMullerInterior), inspiration or portfolio.
S&N: If you had to choose, what’s your favorite room in a home to design and why?
VM: We love designing kitchens. They have become more than just a room to cook in but a space where a family enjoys to hang out. We love clients who are open to adding different colors and materials.
S&N: What’s one mistake when it comes to design that you see people make on a consistent basis?
VM: Drapery that does not touch the floor or is hung too low.
S&N: What’s one piece of advice you would be willing to share with someone beginning to decorate a space or someone who wants to tackle making over a room in their own home?
VM: Take it one step at a time. It’s better to find the pieces you love than settle for something else.
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