Vestaksen Hosts “Design Your Apartment” Event

Vestaksen Hosts "Design Your Apartment" Event

Vestaksen, a Norwegian Property Developer, recently hosted an interior design event at Stadium Quarter, a new residential project with 175 apartments in Oslo, Norway. Potential apartment buyers received design advice from Helle Tjaberg, former editor of Elle Decoration Norway, and then used RoomSketcher to view floor plans and decorate Stadium Quarter apartments.

Helle Tjaberg, a renowned interior design blogger with nearly 20 years of editorial experience in interior design journalism, kicked off the event by sharing her thoughts on 2013’s “musts” in interior design. Some highlights…

  • Material is a mega-trend now. Stone, leather, metal, raw iron, etc., Other materials that are back this year include copper and brass, especially in lamps, metal, glass and ceramics.
  • Marble is back. For example, marble countertops in the kitchen. Variety is important– not all surfaces should be alike.
  • Kitchens are darker or colorful. You’ll see more dark kitchens today than just a few years ago. If you have a white kitchen, consider colorful tiles. Or, paint a pair of cupboard doors in a different color to bring life to a white kitchen.
  • More color tips. For people who find it difficult to choose colors for their home – do you have a guest toilet, a small hallway, or utility area? Here you can be more adventurous with color.

Speaking of color, John Havard Skundberg, Account Manager at RoomSketcher was the next speaker, and he showed attendees how to use a laptop to open a Stadium Quarter floor plan, try out various paint colors on the walls, and even furnish the entire apartment. Event attendees had fun playing around with a lot of different interior looks (all of course, without doing any real painting or moving any actual furniture) and then competed to create the dream design of the evening.

Each floor plan in the Stadium Quarter complex was available within RoomSketcher. This meant you could plan the interior of any of the apartments (even your neighbor’s!)  “All the furniture built into the program is presented in the actual size and most are available commercially, allowing you to plan the interiors in a realistic way,” shared Skundberg.

Are you moving into a new home or apartment soon? Ready to remodel your current abode? Try out RoomSketcher to visualize your dream home.