I offer design services for both residential and commercial projects
Can include all interior finishes and styles for doors, windows, door hardware, door & window trim, crown & baseboard molding, flooring [hardwood, tile, vinyl, carpet], kitchen/bathroom/laundry/mudroom cabinets, cabinet hardware, countertops, sinks & faucets, appliances, plumbing fixtures/faucets, fireplace & built-in designs, Kitchen & Pantry layout/designs, light fixture selections, wall/trim/ceiling paint colors – based on the client’s lifestyle, ideas, dreams, needs, and budget.
Blocks out interior spatial areas, defines circulation patterns, and develops plans and layouts for furniture and equipment placement to-scale. Considers numerous design parameters, including client’s project goals and priorities, space allocation criteria, building codes and ADA access, furniture standards, circulation and work flow, constraints of fixed building elements and building system interfaces, and security and privacy issues.
Computer software used to create two- and three-dimensional (2D or 3D) graphical representations of room designs [e.g., Kitchens, bathrooms, fireplace surrounds, furnishings]. Can display the following formats: floor plans, elevations, isometric projection, and perspectives in color or black & white.
Includes initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and wrap-up of projects. The project focus is shaped by goals/scope, resources, cost, schedules, quality, communications, time, risk management, and procurement.
For walls, trims, ceilings. Takes into consideration saturation (how intense or concentrated a color is), the value (how light or dark a color is), the tint (a color made lighter by adding white), the shade (a color made darker by adding black), the finish (iridescence, pearl, flat, satin, glossy, semi-gloss), manufacturer paint base; and how color is affected by different types of light, the color of flooring, and adjacent room colors; feeling & mood; room use, etc.
Considerations include how the furniture will be used, it’s structure, material, color, style, and scale for the space.
Can include hardwood, laminate, vinyl, carpet, cork, bamboo, tile, stone, and area rugs. Styles, colors, textures, and sizes based on client’s lifestyle, budget, and room requirements.
Includes task, ambient, and accent lighting. Includes type of bulbs: incandescent, florescent, LED, Xenon, and/or halogen.
Window treatments for privacy, light control, insulating factors, and aesthetic beauty. Includes design, fabrication, and installation for proper proportion, projection, and placement.
Includes layout / designs of the space, cabinetry style/color/finish, cabinetry hardware style & finish, counter-top material & color, back-splash tile style & color, sinks & faucet style/color/finish, light fixtures, wall/trim/ceiling paint colors.
Includes appropriately proportioned fireplace mantles, surrounds, and built-ins based on client desired style, finishes, and use.
Can include specialized theater seating, projection/screen or TV equipment, themed décor, lighting, carpeting, accessories, light control.
Can include location considerations, cooling requirements, flooring, ceiling, lighting, storage units, appliances, glass enclosures.
Includes layout/design, cabinetry style/colors/finish, appliances, sink & faucet, counter-tops, back-splash, bar stools, etc.
Designers think of artwork and accessories as the jewelry that completes a room. Some clients want to select their own artwork; others like the designer to make preliminary selections. Some lower cost accessories, expertly selected, can be judiciously interspersed among more valued treasurers.
Styling can be thought of as “staging”, except when you don’t plan to sell your home. It is the art of pulling it all together, using what is currently owned and perhaps a few additional accessory purchases.
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