Natalie Meyer is on a mission to build residences that households not only appreciate, but operate nicely for what ever life style they have.

No matter whether it is a home with youthful little ones jogging about or a put for vacant nesters whose young ones are off to college or university, she and her workforce make areas that are stress-free and useful, with an accent on designing the ideal layout the initially time, each and every time.

As CEO and Principal Designer of CNC Dwelling and Layout in Cleveland, Meyer understands the wants of her clientele. As a mother or father herself, she knows the journey to crafting a dwelling that functions for all people and still feels relaxed and welcoming.

We caught up with the regional designer for perception and suggestions on generating improved areas. 

On making family members-helpful residences:
“I get the job done with quite a few fast paced, doing work mothers and fathers and specialists that have young ones. So many of them experience like they just can’t have that property that they’re happy to entertain or show off due to the fact they are fearful of stains and spills with their young children on the furniture. Getting a guardian myself, there are so quite a few techniques that you can have that household that does truly feel gorgeous and functional, but that is however practical for your family’s way of living. In particular when you have youngsters, at the close of the working day, we just cannot truly feel like we’re living in a museum or that we have off-boundaries rooms. There are techniques you can have that harmony involving owning a household that helps make you sense fantastic, but also, you’re not worried to let your kid have a snack on the couch.” 

(Photograph by Amanda Hemstreet Pictures) 

On cloth range:
“[We’re] really intentional about the kinds of materials we pick for items like a couch or chairs. If you choose, let us say, general performance cloth, they are substantially extra long lasting, they’re created to stand up to daily dress in and tear and they’re commonly a tiny little bit a lot easier to cleanse.” 

On household furniture upkeep:
“There’s a furnishings care and cleansing service that I propose to my clients to give them far more peace of thoughts. That way, if anything does transpire and another person spills a little something on the sofa, you have means to in fact get it out.”

On accent rugs in a place:
“There are so a lot of gorgeous area rugs that are built from a fiber named viscose. Viscose can be definitely sensitive and can be really complicated to cleanse, so it can make it not a lot of a spouse and children-helpful solution, whereas if we opt for spot rugs that are produced from products like wool or polypropylene, they’re just a lot less complicated to clear and a great deal extra sensible for families with that have younger young children.” 

On purchasing the right household furniture:
“When it will come to choosing home furnishings parts like, let us say, a coffee desk, dining table, selecting pieces manufactured from real wooden are actually great for people for the reason that they’re durable, timeless [and] they are created to last. If they get a handful of nicks or scratches, it just builds character about time.”

( Image by Caitlin Antje)

On her aesthetic:
“A lot of my styles are likely to be producing properties that are gentle, open up and that come to feel enjoyable and calming. And, [they] generally have some features of coastal and regular design and style. I’ll do that as a result of layering diverse materials of shades like blues, greens, grays and even whites and ivories and mixing in lighter wood tones. And, generally including in very little touches of greenery like potted plants or flowers because not only does that enable make your home come to feel more soothing, but it also can make it come to feel pulled alongside one another and entire.” 

On style and design in the digital house:
“We’re equipped to function with shoppers pretty much, irrespective of whether it’s sharing pics, measurements, executing FaceTime or Zoom. We use an online platform for all our jobs termed Design Studio and it’s a one particular stop shop for our clients’ assignments because anything associated to your venture is there, no matter if its inspiration, pictures, style and design files, product or service information and all of our interaction is in there. It makes it so a lot more structured and seamless for our clientele since we all get inundated with email messages or textual content messages these days.”

On her beloved locations and areas in the property:
“Knowing that I’m designing spaces wherever family members are likely to be making their memories is what is so specific to me. When I’m performing on, say, a dwelling room or a dining space, acquiring that in brain and realizing I’m putting with each other this place where these families are likely to be spending so a lot time and producing all those unique memories seriously implies so considerably to me.” 

(Picture by Caitlin Antje)

On what will make her stand out:
“My signature is my history in undertaking management. It will allow me to take care of all of the information and coordinate all the relocating parts and parts that can be included with a layout task whether or not it is scheduling home furnishings deliveries or coordinating appointments with your handyman or electrician or contractor.” 

On selecting no matter if to retain the services of a designer:
“If you are shifting into a new dwelling, invest some time with your room in advance of you take into consideration relocating forward with a style or decorating undertaking. Once you shift in, you will be ready to see how you use the distinctive rooms and the feel that you get from your area. [That] will seriously support you make the finest choice in terms of how you want each and every space to perform based mostly on how you and your relatives are living in it.” 

(Picture by Amanda Hemstreet Pictures)

On “trendy” vs. “timeless”:
“Sometimes I get requested with purchasers, should really they go for a development or what is the recent paint color and I always say that when it arrives to style and design, go for timeless around tendencies. Developments are likely to arrive and go, but if you are finding a thing that you definitely appreciate – it is some thing you’re not likely to get weary of a few several years down the highway – that is generally well worth it.”