Design IQ

All great designs involve inspired collaboration. Vivian Soliemani Design takes an intelligent & collaborative approach to serving, working, & thinking practical yet elegant interior design with our clients & partners. Celebrate your Bay Area home, with style. Learn more about our local interior design company through these great articles & creative snippets for interior design inspiration & interior design principles alike!

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Flooring Material: Carpeting & Hardwood Floors

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Learn about the important factors involved with choosing flooring. Deciding between carpeting or hardwood flooring has as much to do with wood or carpet aesthetic appeal or material cost, as it does with functional usage & durability overtime. We will discuss two common flooring types: Carpeted Floors and Hardwood Floors.
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Interior Design – Area Rug Construction


In the market for a new area rug?
Enriching your interior design scheme with a rug requires some research and planning. Aside from size and material content, the main determining factor of a rugs cost, quality and durability is the construction. We will discuss four common rug types of rugs: hand-knotted, hand-tufted, hand-loomed and machine-made
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Establishing the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

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Summer is here and grills are firing up across the country. Over the last few years we have noticed that many of our clients are interested in doing more than setting up a grill in their backyard, they want a designated outdoor kitchen that caters to the needs of the serious entertainer.
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Successful Interior Finish Palettes

The development of a successful material palette is an exercise that is at the core of the design process. If you are remodeling take cues from existing materials and surfaces, if you are building from the ground up collaborate with the architect
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Kitchen Design Planning & Production

With regards to your homes interior design, it is important for your kitchen to look beautiful and to be highly functional. When imperative for the users needs to be the driving force behind every decision. Many variables are taken into consideration in achieving the best kitchen design for your needs.