Every space has a personality. At Metonic, part of our job is to help bring that personality to life; or, in some instances, to create it from scratch. This is made possible by Metonic’s own Kassie Inness, VP Project Management. Read on to learn more from Kassie about how the company has chosen to embrace the concept of “Transitional” style, turning both residential and commercial properties into stylish spaces with trendy longevity.
My role at Metonic is multi-faceted, but rooted in the organization’s common goal: maximizing value for our investors. As VP of Project Management, this means creating both multi-family and commercial properties and spaces with a WOW Factor while staying within budget. One of the most natural ways to do this is by incorporating “Transitional Design,” a style that Metonic has chosen to adopt and implement across our portfolio.
Transitional style is defined as marrying classic and traditional aspects of interior design with more modern and trendy pieces. This means utilizing tonal colorways, clean and handsome lines and solid structure to create a space that looks as appealing in ten years as it does today. All of these concepts are something that I take into account when developing a design concept.
Often, when a space’s design is heavily influenced by a specific style, it becomes susceptible to needing frequent updates to stay on-trend. In Metonic’s case, that would mean spending more of the investors’ money and sacrificing annual distributions. By utilizing the transitional style of design, a space can be “updated” with a quick and inexpensive change of accessories rather than a complete unit overhaul. Then, in addition to saving investor dollars, the spaces are also considerably more appealing to a wider demographic of residents and commercial tenants.
This concept can be applied to properties on a larger scale as well. Designing “show pieces” amenities like resort-style clubhouses, pools and fitness centers using the transitional style allows for the addition of both high and low-price furniture, fixtures and equipment to stay within budget while still feeling luxurious. For instance, coupling a higher-end light fixture with more economically priced furniture in a clubhouse will allow you to update the furniture more frequently. This will help to stay in line with design trends and account for the usual wear and tear that high-traffic area furniture experiences.
While Metonic strives to be trendsetters, we would never want to achieve that at the unnecessary expense of our investors. Our goal is to keep things more classic in nature without compromising trends and good design.