Friday, January 6, 2012

The Interior Design Process- Phase I

This week I have been up to my neck in inspiration boards, fabric samples, interior design magazines and internet searches as I work on redecorating a space for a recent client.  Since this week has been a beautiful mess and because I love to be inspired, I thought I would share with you the process I go through on an interior design project.  Now, I know a few of you are confused as I just stated in my new year's resolution post that I wanted to work with a client on my first interior design project this year.  Well, some resolutions get accomplished faster than others!  Am I right?  And I wasn't counting the projects I have done for family and friends in all fairness.

In order to get on the same page as my client, I start by asking them to pull pictures of spaces they like and visualize their future home to look like.  With the advent of Pinterest, this has become much easier!  Browsing their pins helps me understand what they like and are naturally drawn towards.  I also recommend pulling pictures from design magazines and earmarking pages in design books.  

The project I am working on right now is for a den right outside a guest bedroom.  The space is relatively small, and one entire wall is covered in windows from 3' above the floor to the ceiling.  Here are a few pictures my client pulled:




The client wanted a comfortable space, with a couch, a few occasional chairs, and fun prints.  Later on the client may add a TV to the room, but for now it will just serve as a sitting area.  There is a wet bar in the den, so having a drink and relaxing are the two primary uses for this space.  On a recent outing together, we purchased the leopard coffee table you will see below from Mecox.  It has a beautiful lacquered surface and gold Parisian style legs.  We also purchased a couch from Z Gallerie.  The couch has a nail head trim and a traditional structure. Using these items, I worked on some preliminary color palettes and pulled the room inspiration together.  

The client and I are both very excited with how this room is shaping up.  I will post Phase II as we progress in this project.  

The big ArtbyLola giveaway will be happening Monday, so be sure to check back to get your hands on a beautiful piece of her work!


 Happy Friday, everyone!



18 comments:

  1. for the throw pillows, i definitely like 1st one but you can't go wrong with any of them! good luck on decorating the room for your client :)

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  2. Great color palette! Have fun with the project!

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  3. the photos your client pulled are beautiful! I really like the hints of gold. So glad you're sharing this process with us.

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  4. You are truly gifted. I love all of your creative details and you illustrate them perfectly on your blog. Great post! :)

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  5. congrats on your client!! I loved reading this post...so interesting to see the process. and so fun! great work lady! xx

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  6. That room is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see pics of the end result! xoxo

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  7. I'm so excited for you! Looks like a beautiful start, and can't wait to see Phase 2!

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  8. Wait so you work for an energy company, but also do interior design? You need to fill me in on this stuff girl! Love everything, you're so talented.
    Can't wait for the giveawaY!!

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  9. Love this Sam!! Way to really get the ball rolling on that New Year's resolution. It is looking absolutely fabulous, and I will be anxiously awaiting Phase II!

    xoxo,

    Carly

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  10. I love, love your inspiration photos, it looks like it's coming together beautifully! Can't wait to see your progress!

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  11. i honestly LOVE that rug...so versatile but still super chic! love it!

    xoxo
    Aarean

    p.s. come check out my camera bag giveaway! I think you'd really like it!
    colorissue.blogspot.com

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  12. Sam, I am so glad you popped in and commented on my blog today, because I discovered yours! It is FABULOUS! I can't wait to follow more, I'm already very very sold! Congrats on your first client! X

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  13. It's so neat to learn about your process. I hope the room comes together perfectly, and I can't wait to see more!

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  14. Congrats on your first project!!!! I may need to hire your services as well ;)

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  15. so exciting to see the process. that rug is fab!

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  16. Looks like such an amazing project! Im in love with the second inspiration photo.

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  17. These are the perfect interior design for a home. Its like a dream house of anyone. Also these designed houses shows the luxuriousness by their amazing interior design.

    Dining Room design

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