Get to Know: Delphinium Design
East Coast designer Jena Bula of Delphinium Design uses her background in fashion to create interiors that blend functionality with a bright and refined aesthetic. Pushing the boundaries of creativity her firms transform spaces into homes that her client’s are proud to call their own!
Q: What trends are you seeing in bathroom design?
A: We have been getting a lot of requests for luxurious spa-esque spaces. Ceiling mounted shower heads, body sprays, steam showers, hand showers with multiple settings, soaking tubs with all the fixings, etc. I love creating spaces for clients to practice self-care and pamper themselves, so this has been fun for us to design!
Q: How much involvement do your clients have in your design process?
A: Our design process is meant to be a fun and stress-free experience for our clients. We take the time in the beginning of a project to learn about their personal style, preferences, and the way they want their space to function – from there we take the reins! Of course, we always keep our clients in the loop along the way.
Q: What is your favorite room to design?
A: I love designing kitchens. So much of our time is spent in the kitchen and I love knowing that I can impact my client’s happiness with good design. I also love the challenge of including functional storage for organization in every last inch of their space. There is nothing like a clean, organized kitchen!
Q: How do you think about hardware when designing a Primary Bathroom?
A: There are lots of considerations when thinking about hardware in a bathroom – how damp is the space, how will lighting (both natural and artificial) impact the design, what other elements and colors have we included in the design that can be elevated with hardware, etc. Hardware is the perfect way to add personality into any space. It gives us the opportunity to add dimension by mixing metals, and also allows us to introduce fun elements such as stone and acrylic in a small but significant way. You’ve heard it a million times before, but hardware truly is the jewelry in a space!