When Your New Home Is a Blank Slate, Call Flegel’s

Moving into a new home can be an amazing opportunity to redesign from scratch, so that everything from the furnishings and accessories to lighting, carpeting and more can be coordinated and made to fit the style and architecture of the new home. And when you’re looking for the highest quality of home furnishings and the interior design to make them sing in your new home, talk to the designers at Flegel’s Design in Menlo Park.

Their curated showroom in downtown Menlo Park displays just a small sampling of what they have to offer. Clients can have custom furniture made just for them by storied manufacturers like Stickley, Baker and others, picking out sizes, fabrics, finishes and design elements exactly to their specifications. And the designers can fully envision your home, creating a unified color palette, lighting scheme, walls and window treatments and more.

“If you do a whole house, you want the concept to relate and every room to flow into the next,” said designer Rich Burford.

Sometimes a new home demands a new style. Designer Scarlett Urtecho said she helped one recent client, who had just moved from Menlo Park to a much larger house in Saratoga, do a complete overhaul of furniture and accessories. While their style remained traditional, she helped them find pieces that would work with their new Spanish-style house.

“I introduced them to a lot of furniture brands they didn’t even know of,” she said. “Because their new house was much larger, they needed heftier furniture to fill out the space. I helped them visualize how big pieces needed to be to be proportionate to the room, what sizes they needed to order, what worked, what didn’t.”

Designer Marci Krause recently designed an entire home from scratch for a client who relocated from Texas to Hillsborough. Because the house had such a distinct California Spanish Mission style, she and the client started with a blank slate and created a design that paid tribute to the architecture but elevated it with style and personality. A peacock blue leather couch and bronze-topped cocktail table grace the library, and Marci was able to take design elements from the library’s fireplace and use them on pedestals of a console table in the dining room to tie the rooms together.

While some people worry that interior designers only stick with their own particular style, designer Dina Ishibashi says that every client is unique, and so is her work for each one.

“It’s all about finding the right look for the clients’ space – whether it’s a look of airiness, or comfort, or whatever they’re looking for,” she said.

To find out more about what Flegel’s and their designers have to offer, call them at (650) 326-9661 or stop by their downtown Menlo Park showroom Monday through Saturday.