Our editorial staff has spent years in fields such as furniture design, interior design, architecture, drafting, and even digital rendering! We all are obsessed with the things in this world that help to inspire. The Home Refinery is all about finding and sharing ways to help express our inner creativity within the spaces we dwell most—our homes!
Where Inspiration Dwells
There’s no style or design motif that can harmonize with every individual or space out there, and we get that. Our mission is to provide a broad survey of all things design to help catalyze inspiration from its very core. We are inspired by architecture, plants, fabrics, random patterns we find laying around, and even the sounds of the spaces around us. We’ve realized that good design isn’t always about function and is sometimes more about form and emotional impact. For example, throw rugs of the same fabric can all serve the same purpose but only those with inspired patterns and colors can help bring harmony to a room. Design is one of the few areas in life where Form doesn’t necessarily follow Function—and how things look are how things behave.
Dedicated Editorial Team
Our writers have spent a collective 100+ years working within various fields of design. From Architecture to Furniture Design, we are able to pull from a myriad of creative backgrounds to help find some of the most elusively creative content floating about. We use our cameras, our pencils, and lots of Photoshop to help combine the experiences we have in our creative spaces to help share inspiring ideas with others. From time to time you might hear us talk about certain products or retailers where certain products can be purchased. We do this in place of traditional advertising so we can maintain complete editorial control over HomeRefinery. To learn more about these types of products and references check out our article on how we make money.
Ultimately our creativity is meant to inspire not dictate what is or isn’t considered ‘good’ design. When one designs something to perform a function it is often an easy debate as to which concept might win out. When one designs something to cultivate an emotion, or harmonious experience, the lines of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ are quite blurry. What we feel is incredible design might strike others as utter nonsense. Our own preferences have evolved from our life experiences just as others have as well. We understand that you will all react dramatically different to the ideas and designs we present here on HomeRefinery. We encourage everyone to reach out to us and let us know what you do like, what you don’t like, and most importantly—what you’d like to see more of!