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  • Step 1: Project Analysis and Client Consultation

    During the analysis phase, the client's needs and objectives are identified. Questions regarding the specific function(s) of the space, who will be using the space and furniture and equipment requirements will be discussed. For renovations, existing measurements, photos, and floor-plans if applicable will be taken prior to or during this time.  A basic bubble-diagram helps us identify how the interior spaces should work together from a plan standpoint.  We want to make sure all of the necessary spaces are identified prior to starting the schematic design process.

    Concept-Bubble-Diagramstep 1-empty 3d floor plan
  • Step 2: Schematic Design

    During the schematic design phase, space planning, furniture layouts, and color palettes are developed. Circulation patterns and clearances are considered and applied to the updated floor plan.

    space  planning
    It starts with an in-depth analysis of how space is to be used when defining the circulation patterns that show how people will move through the area and will be finished by adding details of all the furniture, equipment and hardware placement.

    furniture layout
    Considering how the room is used and how many people will use it will dictate the type of furnishings needed and the amount of seating required. We will identify the room’s focal point - a fireplace, view, television etc. - and orient the furniture accordingly.  The largest pieces of furniture should be placed first, such as the sofa in the living room or the bed in the bedroom. In most cases, this piece should face the room’s focal point.

    color palettes
    Identify key materials to form a foundation for your palette. Consider items such as flooring that runs through the main areas of your home, a trim color to use throughout the house, and any other elements you’d like to use on a recurring basis.  Build off your initial palette selections to add interest while balancing contrast, texture, pattern, and color.

  • Step 3: Design Development 

    After final approval of the schematic design, the designer develops floor plans, elevations, and other related items in greater detail. Colors and finishes are refined, furniture, fabrics, and equipment are selected and cost estimates are prepared. The resulting design is presented to the client for review, revision and final approval.

  • Step 4: Specifications and Drawings

    Once the design concept is complete we’ll begin working to assemble specifications and schedules that provide clear instructions to the architect and builder. We then present you with additional materials to support our schemes through presentations that include renderings and 3-D models

  • Step 5: Order and Installation

    Cohesive coordination with showrooms and vendors from purchasing to the installation. We oversee the placement of rugs, furniture, window treatments, art, and accessories. Our involvement continues even after the installation as we always work to accommodate our client's ongoing needs.

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