My design approach is simple … Smart Design.
As your designer, it’s important for me to know what your role will be in the design process. Are you the hands-on, do-it-yourselfer who wants me there just for design guidance? Or are you the type who’d rather have it all done by someone else? Everyone falls somewhere between those two ends of the spectrum. There is no right or wrong answer here. Everyone has different abilities, time constraints and budgets.
Working with a purpose
An important step in the Smart Design process is defining the purpose of your room. What are you designating this room for? What is its function? Is it an office or is it a play room? Does it need to have dual purpose, like an office/spare bedroom?
Then we have to determine how you plan to operate in your space. We look at tasks to be performed while in the room and the flow of traffic through the room. How can we make everything more easily accessible as the room is laid out? Once we agree on the layout of your space, we choose primary pieces that increase the function of your room. We place those items through out the room based upon the flow of traffic.
Getting the most for your money
Another key element in Smart Design is insuring the most return for your money, either financially or visually. We spend where it impacts the room and/or gives highest return, like new windows or doors, focal points, or conversation pieces that command attention. Place your money where it pays you back or has the most impact.
Early on in Smart Design, we have to assess what we have to work with from the old space and how it will be integrated into the new Smart Design space. This often requires thinking outside the box with creative reuses and refurbishing of items. This assessment of materials allows us to know what options are available prior to spending more money. If your space requires additional items, then we go hunting for the right personal pieces to finish out the space. Refurbished items add a certain “chic-ness” to a space. Usually the refurbished items add the charm and character lacking when individuals purchase entire sets of furniture off a show room floor. This part of Smart Design allows your personal tastes to permeate the room. This is my favorite part of the design process. By thinking ahead we can turn unwanted items into contributory components of the overall new design.
My Smart Design approach allows peace of mind for everyone involved. No matter your financial status, you will know that you achieved the best results for your money. My design process works. Smart Design gives back to everyone involved in the design process. It’s smart for you, smart for me and smart for the environment.
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What are you waiting for? You’ve got me on your side! Let’s get started on creating that space you’ve always dreamed about.
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