I thought it would be interesting to peel back the curtain a bit on my design process. This is something that has evolved over time and continues to do so as I get more established in my practice. For those of you thinking about investing in Interior Design Services, hopefully, this will give you an idea of how it works. With that said, please know that every designer is different and everyone has their own way of doing things, this happens to be what works for me. I would venture that while not everyone has the same process, a glimpse into the way I operate will at least give you a better idea of what to expect generally speaking.
My Design Process
STEP 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOU.
I want to know you. What you like, what you don’t, what you can’t live without, and what you’d hate to live with. I will visit the space, ask pointed questions, and ask you to fill out a questionaire. My goal is for you to love your space, I can only do that if you openly communicate. During this initial process, I will also take measurements and inventory of the space.
STEP 2: PRELIMINARY IDEAS AND A CHECK-IN.
I will start working on ideas and share them with you (via Pinterest or your Customer Portal). We will do a check-in to make sure I’m on the right track. Sometimes you don’t know how you feel about something until you see it. If drawings or renderings are required they will also be presented at this stage.
STEP 3: DESIGN PRESENTATION (i.e. the fun part).
This is the part where I present a full design plan for your space. I will provide samples (when possible) so that you can see and touch the materials. Durning this presentation we will work to finalize and narrow down choices.
STEP 4: MY INVOLVEMENT / PULLING TOGETHER THE DESIGN.
This step is fully dependent upon how involved you want me, as the designer. After the design presentation, you may choose to take my suggestions and shop on your own, completing the project as you see fit, using the ideas I have already presented (in this case I will provide you with a detailed shopping list and design instruction). Or, you may choose to have me continue implementing, scheduling, and planning the installation of the design. *Note that it is often some combination of the two and that is fine, too!
STEP 5: FINALIZATION / INSTALL OF DESIGN
Again, this is totally up to you. Do you want me to coordinate all of the elements of the project to culminate in a “final reveal”? Do you want me to install elements as they arrive? Do you want me to just instruct you concerning the how, what, and where?
Hopefully this helps shed some light on how the process works. If you have any questions concerning the process or just something you are curious about, please feel free to reach out!