Design Process Gallery
This is the first stage of the design process and will be between you and the designer. We use this time to discuss your project, goals, plans, and ideas for the space in question. The goal is to gather information, including room measurements and photos, and expose any design limitations or considerations as well as learn your personal style and vision for the project. We also use this time to go over the general budget for the project and our fee structure.
Next, we take the information we have discussed with you and get to work creating a concept for your design. We gather images and inspiration to use as a starting point and may create a visual design board to help communicate ideas. During this phase, we present a concept to you and welcome any feedback and other ideas that may have come up since we last met. We typically discuss project considerations such as furniture layout and placement of integral design elements, if applicable. We work with you until you are happy and excited about the concept and ready to move forward.
If applicable to your project, we can help you by sourcing materials such as flooring, tile, kitchen cabinets, countertops, window treatments, and more. This process is often overwhelming for clients but trust us, we’ve done this a time or two and knowing where and how to look for specific materials saves you time, stress, and money. We work with a variety of local suppliers who bend over backwards to help us bring your dream home to life. By building toward the determined concept for your project, we ensure a cohesive and purposeful outcome to your design that is well thought-out and leaves no option overlooked.
Source + Specify
At this stage we are ready to think about furniture and accessories! We source and hand-select specific products and pieces that will contribute to the concept for your space. We work with preferred vendors that we trust who create furniture, fabric, lighting, and rugs that are beyond beautiful and quality-made. Along with your project’s concept and your personal preferences, we take into account other considerations like furniture function, scale, and budget.
Purchasing + Construction
Next, we are ready to begin implementing specific project decisions - this may include the ordering of materials and/or furnishings and collaborating with suppliers, contractors, and tradespeople. Although you are responsible for direct payment to tradespeople, we are happy to liaise with any trades on your behalf to assist with project-specific considerations such as flooring installations, tile layouts, custom built-ins, special projects, etc.
Installation + Styling
We use this time to assess the final styling needs and complete the project down to the finishing touches that make each project unique. Styling and accessorizing is part of our design process and is an integral part of the completion of your project to provide you with a finished room you will be able to enjoy for many years to come. The final step is a completion walk through of your project to ensure the finished details are picture perfect and you are over the moon about your new space! In project closing, we may arrange to have the space professionally photographed for publish on our website and social media channels. And that’s it! Cheers to your new space!