The Design Journey
Our journey together to design your new space usually starts with a short conversation about your project and how I can help you with my professional expertise. Designing your living space is a very personal and sometimes emotional experience, which requires a good connection between the designer and the client.
Once we have achieved this rapport and talked about your project, we can move on to the initial design consultation.
initial design consultation
The intention of the initial consultation is to get to know each other and to find out what your needs and ideas for your living space are.
This will be an onsite visit. Through this discussion my role is to help you turn your concept and ideas into a design plan.
I will want you to tell me how you envisage living in your dream space. As part of this discussion you can share with me how you currently use your space. What works and doesn't work? What would you like to change? Do you have any preferred materials or colours? You saw something that you really liked in a magazine or online? Show it to me – even if it is only a small detail. This will help me to understand you and the people using the space to prepare the design plan for you.
I will also take some measurements during this initial consultation.
The design plan will be revealed during our second consultation and I will explain my creative design ideas to you. This will also give you the chance to ask any questions you may have and we can discuss further design ideas together.
Usually the design plan includes the following three main components:
Mood Board & Samples
The main part of the design plan is the mood board, which reflects my vision of your living space. It will display colours, materials and inspirations for you to explore.
Along with the mood board, you will receive technical drawings / renderings that show more specifically how I envision your new living space.
This list is the most technical part of the design plan and it will entail specifications necessary for the implementation of the design plan.
Your design plan will include a lot of information and it is normal to feel overwhelmed with information, options or impressions. That’s why I will leave the design package with you so you can take all the time you need to make an informed decision. If possible, I will also leave samples with you, so you can live with them for a little while and see how they work for you. If you have questions about the design plan, I am available to answer them for you. You may realize that you are not quite happy with a colour, material or layout, then this is the perfect time for me to make revisions.
Now that all the design work is complete, the next step is to turn your design plan into reality. There are two main options: