Elevating a space is an endeavor that takes a holistic approach. While big-ticket items, like furniture, are the obvious elements to tweak when changing a room’s vibe, the small touches, such as wall mirrors, painted cabinetry, or hidden storage are just as important for an elegant look. The same holds true, in fact, for your car. Take the 2023 INFINITI QX60 Crossover SUV: with thoughtful details like quilted available leather-appointed seating, an expansive moonroof, and an available Smart RearView Mirror*, the driving experience becomes an art form. Here are some standout features in the vehicle’s design that may seem small in the scheme of things but can leave a big impression when all is said and done—and tips on how they can inspire your cohesive home decor.
1. Mirror, Mirror
Tricking the eye into thinking a room is bigger and brighter comes down to one design tactic: installing a mirror. Placing a large floor or hanging mirror at eye level instantly creates the illusion of a more expansive space. And if it’s directly across from a window or a light fixture, voilá, the light bounces around the room for a brightening effect. The INFINITI QX60’s Smart RearView Mirror* has a similar effect—a wider view boosts visibility on the road. The genius lies in its tech-savvy design. Housed in the structure of the traditional mirror is an LCD screen that connects to a tiny camera in the back of the car behind the rear lift gate clasp. It can be activated via switch and used in place of the conventional mirror, providing a clear picture of what’s behind you. The adjustable screen can even reduce glare at night.
Just like great tailoring, detailed stitching on your furniture and fabrics add intention. For example, tufted finishes, piped edges, or nail head trim on a sofa showcase intention in design. The INFINITI QX60’s available leather-appointed seating echoes a sense of bespoke craftsmanship. There’s a diamond quilted pattern accented by crosshatch stitches and contrasting piping lining along the edges. The treatment extends over the dashboard for a feeling of surrounded luxury.
3. Window of Opportunity
Not just an ordinary window, a skylight opens up a space to the natural world in an inspired way. It serves as a vessel for light to flood in (particularly if your home is north facing), adds architectural interest, and can even help you minimize energy use when placed strategically. The INFINITI QX60’s moonroof is essentially the equivalent. The panoramic moonroof features power open/close/tilt and sunshade that extends to the second row. It’s the kind of direct connection with nature that makes drives more epic—both day and night.
4. Strokes of Genius
Paint has the power to fully transform a space. A lighter hue can brighten a dark room; a dark shade can create a cozy feel; a contrasting color can highlight details like millwork, molding, or other architectural details. Giving your cabinets a fresh coat can make your kitchen feel shiny and new. Paint has the power to bring several elements together. The look of the 2023 INFINITI QX60 is as much dictated by its paint as it is its interior. The first INFINITI model to feature the available two-tone styling, the all-black roof provides a striking contrast to the body color. Attention to lower accents like contrasting front, wheel, and outer trim tie it all together.
5. Storage Potential
Clearing clutter keeps the scene visually serene and calming to the spirit, plus corralling stuff out of sight makes a room seem more spacious. Whether that means investing in a cabinet with closed-door shelving or outfitting underserved areas with bins—beneath the bed or on top of the closet—streamlining can be all you need to refresh a space. Your car, like your home, can be a magnet for chaos. Hidden storage, like the INFINITI QX60’s Console Net—designed to secure a purse, phone, or tablet—can be a sanity saver. Additional clever compartments, like a console box between second-row seating and underfloor storage in the cargo leave room for more without clogging up the interior.
*Smart RearView Mirror may not detect every object and does not eliminate blind spots or warn of moving objects. See Owner’s Manual for safety information.
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