H. Allen Holmes
Q & A
H. Allen Holmes
Regional Award Winner
H. Allen Holmes Inc. is a state-licensed, full-service, commercial and residential interior design firm in South Florida. For more than three decades, the firm has been known for its exceptional quality of design and attention to detail. The professional and experienced staff support Holmes, an N.C.I.D.Q. qualified designer, who is continually updated on the design industry’s progress, both technological and cultural.
The firm is committed to excellence and efficiency to all aspects of design, ultimately establishing a more functional, cost-effective and finished quality product for its clients. Holmes' work has achieved several accolades, including recently being awarded with Best in State Aurora Award in 2009. His work has been published in more than 35 publications, including being featured on the cover of Florida Design Magazine, Florida Architect Magazine, Midwest Express Magazine and Audio/Video Interiors. In addition, the firm’s projects have been featured on several television shows, including HGTV’s Top Ten series and The Learning Channel’s (TLC) Dream Living.
Where do you find design inspiration?
The unique challenges of each project that turn into great opportunities to stretch design boundaries is our primary inspiration.
How do you approach the design process?
Spaces are evaluated from a point of view that the possibilities are unlimited. Searching for thoughtful, creative solutions and providing detailed drawings to help a client visualize our intent are the first steps. Finding the best way to execute the design and expecting the best from all involved ensures success.
What makes your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers?
As interior designers/ space planners specializing in kitchens, insistence on perfection and an astute ability to take advantage of every inch of space is a hallmark of our designs. The aesthetic of most importance is that of the client or design team. Our goal is to guide them in fully realizing, and at times inventing, that aesthetic.
What is the greatest value you provide to your clients?
Clients are very appreciative of our command of a vast design palette that incorporates cutting edge materials, technology and techniques. They trust our realistic approach and value the encouragement we give them to immerse themselves in a collaborative design process.