Remember a few weeks ago when I said I wanted to design a room around this sofa from Craigslist?
This weekend I met with a new client who was thinking she wanted to have an orange and pink color scheme in her living room. Ask and you shall receive, right? Now I haven’t seen the space yet, but I know the client is on a budget and we briefly went over her needs
1) New dog friendly sofa (probably not the CL one above)
2) Media Storage
3) New fun rug
4) Different dining area solution
6) Art, accessories
I thought I would share my preliminary work. Now, this tends to be the phase where I beat a client over the head with the color scheme or concept. At the end, the color scheme will be more subtle, not everything will be themed. These are just the ideas I throw at the client to see what sticks.
Everything above was from major retailers. Part of my role as a designer is to source things from unique places and vendors. After our initial meeting where we refine the design, I will dig much deeper into my sources and find the client more special, less mass marketed items. I want every project I do to have a few one of a kind, no one else has them, items. This is easy to do with original art, reupholstering/reinventing vintage items or a few yards of fabric to make special pillows.
Here are just a few vintage items that I think would rock this project
Okay, enough show and tell. I hope you enjoyed a peak into my initial design process. There is, of course, more technical stuff like space planning that I won’t share. Hopefully I can share more as the project progresses.
I love working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for e-design rates or if you are local, to arrange for a consultation.