Great design gives great experiences. It enriches life and inspires. It puts people in better moods. It can energize or bring peace. It has the potential to have huge influence on how we experience a space/place. When we come across great design, we carry it with us. It makes its mark (Gaudi Gaudi Gaudi!!!).
Great design pays attention to the details.
The difference between a hallway and a corridor (corridor sounds far superior). This is often greatly overlooked because people don’t spend time here like they do a living room, but passageways set a tone. They move a person from one space to the next, and while you don’t sit in them, you pass through them constantly. Imagine this curved corridor with the herringbone brick floor, arched windows and glass pendants in your home, how would you feel walking through it day to day?