Design Process

The design process is a complex series of steps that move a project from concept to reality. Whether a client is building their new dream home or undertaking the renovation of an existing home, we are here to help them through the process.

The design process is a complex series of steps that move a project from concept to reality. Whether a client is building their new dream home or undertaking the renovation of an existing home, we are here to help them through the process. Beginning with our first conversation, we engage, connect, and listen to the client’s vision. We consider the feel of their current home, the environment that they live in, to lead the process of the design. We work hand-in-hand with the client to ensure we are capturing all they are looking for as well as subtly pushing boundaries to include the most balanced, layered, and detailed design for each project, giving them best design that suits their needs and wants.

From these first conversations, working with the architect or contractor, our team begins to model the space, considering use, flow, views, site lines, etc. We translate design ideas into working documents and detailed plans to guide subcontractors and trades people to execute. As a plan begins to evolve we interject surfaces, colors, prized and proposed furnishings, artwork etc. Through this process more and more information is gleaned from the client, deciphered and distilled into a clear vision that reflects their personal style.

 


Project Evaluation

Define style, likes, dislikes, needs, and goals of the Client. Define budget and scope of work with client and builder. Work with Client, Architect, Builder, Landscaper, Structural Engineer, Subcontractors, and Trades to define scope of work and responsibilities.

 


 

Design Development

Develop design concepts and design presentations for client to review. Make material selections considering scale, balance, harmony, and composition.

 


Schematics

Determine room layouts, detailed floor plans, elevations, and 3D renderings. In collaboration with trades provide selection schedules for flooring, tile, lighting, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and custom designed features.

 


Project Coordination & Product Procurement

Finalize order details, shipping of material selection, placing orders, tracking shipments, coordinating receiving, inspection and storage of furnishings, lighting fixtures, window treatments, fabrics, rugs, artwork, and accessories upon client approval. Coordinate with builder and trades to verify design details during construction process. Communicate with client about timelines and progress to address any issues.

 


Final Installation

Supervise on-site installation of interior furnishings and accessories. Meet with client to evaluate final installation. Determine any additional needs of client. Coordinate with client on timeline for making any final changes.

The end result combines luxury with comfort, a well-appointed showplace that is also livable and cozy. A space where the client feels at home, where it feels like “this is me.”