Local Client Project #projectcoastalchic
I take as many pictures as possible, so I remember the space from every angle. I also take close up pictures of fabrics, accessories that they would like to keep in the space. For this family room project, the client would like to keep the Waverly fabric valances on the windows. I immediately went to the fabric store and bought a half yard of this fabric, so I can take it everywhere with me and compare it next to other suggested fabrics for the room. Next, I get to work at home, drawing out the floor plan and putting together the inspiration board. This board, which will be presented and given to the client, shows my design vision, floor plan options and some specific pieces chosen for the room. One of my best investments has been a staple gun! I use that to staple pretty fabric to the plain white canvas board, to make the presentation look more warm and welcoming. For this presentation, I chose a creamy duck canvas fabric that resembles the color of the drapes we will use in the space. I think it's great to cover the board with a fabric that also ties into the presentation and compliments the design! And now, it's presentation time...
Luckily, she loved it and we are now moving onto the installation part of the process, which I find so exciting. I live vicariously through my clients and get just as much joy as them, seeing their space come together and click. It also helps to have amazing inspiration to draw from and show the client, such as Emily's bookshelves and Courtney's warm living room!
With e-design, once the client likes the vision, I move forward with the design board and get the second virtual presentation ready. With local clients, it's now all about going into the space and creating the vision! The shopping, sourcing and styling all come into play now, which is so much fun!
So that's a little sneak peek into my design process. I know it's different for every designer, but I have found that this works for me. :)