it does not matter whether you want to transform a room, a house, an office, a new or an older home - the only thing that matters is how we do it to achieve your goal
This is an initial and very crucial starting point in any design project. It is also the most exciting stage for us, because we get to meet and know our clients, and see the space they want to transform. We interview our clients thoroughly about their “needs and wants“; review any existing plans; measure and photograph the space; create an inventory of all the cherished furniture and accessories our clients would like to keep.
Using our knowledge and understanding of balance, harmony and proportions; light; ergonomics (the science of human dimensions and their relationship to the space) we will carefully analyze the space. We will come up with a design solution and a practical layout, taking into account all the connections the space has with its surroundings. We will develop a design package for the project that includes a 3D conceptual model and floor plans; mood-board, select sample finishes, and put together a preliminary project budget.
This is an intensive collaboration stage when we tweak all the design details together with our clients; develop detailed floor plans, electrical, lighting plans, built-in cabinetry plans, and elevations; finalize the budget; and put together a comprehensive list of all the materials, finishes, fixtures, and furnishings needed for the project. We often go shopping with our clients during this stage of the process as well to narrow down all the selections.
Design development phase is the time for choosing the right subcontractors for the project as well. We have established partnerships with local tradesmen from cabinet makers and lighting specialists to contractors, and can help our clients choose the right person/company for the job.
Once the planning and development phases are over and construction begins, we can save our clients’ valuable time and manage the project until all the work is completed and furnishings and accessories are installed. We can take care of the entire process of scheduling, managing the budget, and overseeing construction.
During this phase we will meet with contractors on-site on a regular basis to ensure the designs are implemented according to plan and budget; to make sure every detail is executed flawlessly; to resolve any issues ahead of time and avoid costly mistakes; communicate with our clients, suppliers and trades, answering any questions that arise during implementation; manage material, furniture and accessories ordering, delivery and installation process.