Moen: Where do you seek out design inspiration?
Arjé: Everywhere and anywhere! We don’t often “seek it,” we are always open to it. Travel is perhaps our most obvious source as every new environment allows us to see, think, and feel differently. But we can be inspired by anything—a color, texture, story, building, garden, meal, dream, meditation. We are most inspired when we have a sensory experience.
Moen: With taking on a renovation project yourselves, how much of the end result was known prior to beginning and how much evolved naturally as the project unfolded?
Arjé: In all honesty, the result of our renovation project was quite different from our initial expectations. As we shared earlier, we began with the idea of creating a simple arch between the kitchen and dining room, along with painting the walls and redecorating. However, once we started the project and opened that wall, we couldn’t help but let our imaginations run wild. It became a living project, where we embraced the opportunity to dream big and explore new possibilities, redoing every single corner of the home. We lived in and worked in the space at the same time, and the evolution of the design unfolded naturally as we allowed ourselves the freedom to experiment and push boundaries. It was such an exciting and transformative journey that exceeded our original vision and became the foundation for the new direction of our company.