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Custom Room Design

Find Your Inspiration

Custom room design starts with a point of inspiration – that could be a piece of art, a fabric, a rug, etc. Some projects begin with inspiration from something already in a client’s home.  We’ve built off of family heirlooms, a favorite blanket, a wall color already in the room, a piece of art and so much more. Other times we are beginning from a completely blank slate in which case the first thing to do is find one piece that the client loves and build from there.

Build From the Ground Up

We often tell clients to build from the ground up building from a rug selection and moving from there.

Custom Room design - Blue and White geometric rugThis Room is no different!  We fell in love with this blue and white geometric rug. Isn’t it beautiful with a dark hardwood floor? It has a great blend of geometric design and lots of texture which will be great for hiding those parts of everyday life like dog hair or toddler snacks in a family room.  We say it often, good design takes into consideration the family’s lifestyle as well as desired aesthetic. 

Pick your Big Pieces

The next step in custom design is to pick your big pieces – the sofa, the chairs, the tables.  We will specify their finishes later, but first we need to fall in love with their feel. This family room needs a comfy sofa, chairs, cocktail table or ottoman and side table.  This ottoman/cocktail table is a great solution because it serves a dual purpose with a soft place to put your feet, but also a center tray for food.

Custom furniture design board - custom room design

Design your Palette

Using the inspiration point, fabrics begin to layer in more color, texture and pattern to create the room scene.  Here we have a color and fabric board beginning to pull together that look.  Where these fabrics will live is yet to be determined.  The room will need a drapery fabric, pillows on the sofa, a chair fabric, a sofa fabric, and a fabric for the ottoman.  Things too consider in making that placement is durability, comfort level and how busy or bold a pattern feels.

Blue Palette Labeled - custom room design

Help us finish the room.  Which fabric would you make the pillow? Drapery? Sofa? Chair? Ottoman? We would love to hear your feedback.

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Lisa’s help on our major kitchen/familyroom renovation was invaluable. She is one very smart woman, with wide ranging talent and ability in all aspects of interior design, from architectural design of the space to designing lighting plans. Most importantly for us, she improved our architect’s design by seeing the space in a fresh and creative way that numerous other contractors and architects had missed – this gave us additional kitchen space and a more open flowing design. Another example of Lisa’s out-of-the-box thinking was her idea to hide my desk in a cabinet, rather than have an actual desk occupy space in the room. Even my hard-to-please engineer husband was truly impressed (especially since he also missed these ideas!) I am so happy that I used Lisa from the beginning of this project, rather than just for the actual color/furniture/coordination selection process. … and I am so happy that I also had her help for this part too. I love how she helped me: cheerfully and patiently guiding me, offering me lots of choices, explaining her advice, being always practical about her choices and with my money, and, of course, most importantly, leaving me with two really beautiful rooms that our entire family loves and enjoys. I have heard many people complain about their huge projects – but I think if you choose the right people to help you, the process can be a pleasure. Lisa made this true for us, so I give her my highest recommendation. Thank you, Lisa!

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