Behind the Scenes with Our Design Process

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Behind the Scenes with Our Design Process

This family room project is one of our recent favorites – calm and restful with a soothing color palette. But in order to get to this beautiful room (or any of our gorgeous afters!), we have a few key steps to follow to get us there.

Client Questionaire

The very first thing we do for any project is have the new client fill out a questionnaire.  This helps the client articulate what their goals are for the room, along with defining the budget, needs, and other specifics that are important to the process.

For this family room, two of the most useful answers toward creating the design were:

How will you determine whether this project was successful?
Feel happy and relaxed when we walk in the room, the style of the room will reflect our style, the pieces will coordinate

Think fast: what’s your favorite color?
Husband: blue.  Wife: green

Floor Plans and Drawings

Following the questionnaire, we set the first appointment to come out and measure the space to create drawings. Drawing floorplans ensures that we choose the right items in the right scale for the room for flow and function.

This family room had a few options for layout, but ultimately we went with option A which allowed the furniture to focus on both focal points: the TV and the fireplace without needing to mount the TV over the fireplace.

Design Boards

Following drawings, its time for the fun part, picking items! Using our floor plans as a shopping list, our design team works to find items that will fit the client’s aesthetics along with the needs of the room.

Once items have been selected, we create a design board showcasing our top picks for the room, but we always have backups that will work in the space in case the client doesn’t like a certain item.

The Installation

Everyone’s favorite day is install day.  For the client, they have been anxiously awaiting their new room. For our design team, we are so excited to see our vision come to life. No detail is too small on install day from hiding cords, to placing accessories, to having the movers move that table three inches to the left before it was just not quite right, we handle everything so the client can just come home and enjoy it!

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All the shades and the little valance in the starfish bathroom are up and I am so happy with everything – I am especially glad that you suggested adding the little blue -ticking stripe valance to the bathroom – it is so pretty and just adds a cute touch to the room.

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