Platemark was conceived out of our shared passion for art and design.
We have over 15 years of combined experience in architecture, art history, interior design, project and construction management, and solid vendor relations that make our approach unique.
We started the company as an art consultancy business in the 1990s, advising clients how to purchase, build, and display a quality art collection. But as art is such an integral part of each room's décor and enjoyment, clients asked that we expand our services to include interior design, a discipline we knew well through our educational training and work relationships.
Our extensive travels throughout Europe and the United States gave us the opportunity to view the distinctive beauty of myriad cultures and landscapes, shop flea markets, visit clients' homes, and, of course, experience world class museums.
When people say the last thing they want is for their home to look like a museum, they're thinking of a space that appears stuffy, static, and a bit intimidating. But as art and design experts, we can tell you that museums today offer great inspiration for home interiors. They need to be inviting, have seamless flow, and wordlessly guide you from space to space. Attention to proper lighting, wall colors, and sightlines is crucial. It's all a visual balancing act with the goal of achieving a striking, yet harmonious setting for a memorable viewing experience. We think that's a pretty good guiding principle for any interior design.