PRIX FIXE PREPWORK
This is the fun part! To ensure that we understand your needs and style preferences, were going to need a good amount of information from you, prior to starting our design process. The more details and direction you give us, the better your final Prix Fixe Design will turn out.
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Decor preferences are so individual and unique. More often than not, a person’s “design style” can’t be identified with just one specific aesthetic, but rather, with a mixture of different styles.
Your design style is one of, if not, the most important feedback we’ll receive from you. Take your time during this step. The more detailed and descriptive you can be, the better the design will better serve you and your tastes.
When listing your specific likes and dislikes, think about the things that jumped out at you or the first things you noticed when you looked at the image.
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Please be as descriptive as possible so that we can really get to know you and your design needs and preferences!
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1. DRAW THE FLOOR PLAN
A floor plan is a scaled diagram of a room drawn as if seen from above.
Sketch a corner-to-corner floor plan of your room, making sure the lines are dark enough to read. For each wall, label its orientation as North, South, East or West. Use the above drawing as your guide.
Measure & Record the length and width dimensions of the room. The measurements should be in inches. When the dimension isn’t exact, round to the nearest 1/4”
Show doors, windows, structural columns, built-ins, etc. - anything fixed in the room that could influence our furniture plan. Label them clearly on your drawing, as shown above.
2. DRAW THE ELEVATIONS
An elevation is a 2 dimensional representation of a wall and it’s design features.
Create separate sketches for each individual wall. Use the same approach from measuring the floor plan to record their respective dimensions in inches. Label each wall as North, South, East and West.
Pencil in key features, such as windows, doors, light fixtures, built-in structures like the crown moulding, base boards and window/door trim, air vents, electrical sockets, light switches, sconces and paneling.
Measure each wall feature and indicate their position and dimension in respect to the wall.
Repeat the above steps for each wall of the room.
3. SCAN & UPLOAD YOUR DRAWINGS
Measure twice record once. It’s important to get accurate measurements of the room.
Measure windows from the outside of trim to outside of trim.
Make sure to indicate if there’s a change in ceiling or floor height.
Don’t forget to include floor electrical outlets, stairways, radiators, etc.
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PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SPACE
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
1. TIDY UP & remove any & all extra clutter from the space.
2. PHOTOGRAPH during the day, while the light is nice and bright. The photos should give a clear visual of your space.
3. STAND as far back in each corner of the room as you can. You may have to stand in a closet or doorway, to get a wider shot of the room.
4. PROVIDE both horizontal and vertical photographs.
5. FRAME your photos so that the ceiling, walls and floor are all visible. If possible, try to get at least 2 walls in the photo. If there are stairs in your room, make sure to include them.
7. LABEL each photo with your last name, the room and photo number.
8. SCAN & UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS
Make sure to include a photo of every wall.
Make sure to capture all windows, doors & architectural details.
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If you have any items, be it furniture, lighting, rugs, etc., that you’d like us to try and incorporate in your new room design, we’ll need detailed information about each piece.
1. PHOTOGRAPH EACH OF YOUR ITEMS
Photograph your pieces in good light, so that the details, colors and texture are shown clearly.
Take a number of photos of each piece from a variety of different angles.
2. MEASURE EACH OF YOUR ITEMS
Using a tape measurer, record the overall and detailed dimensions of your piece.
The measurements should be in inches.
3. UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES
More often than not, we have no problem incorporating your existing items into the design. However, there may be times when we find that one or more of your items just aren’t right for your space or the overall design. Perhaps the scale is too large or the style isn’t in tune with the aesthetic you’ve communicated to us. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible design.
LAST ONE! FINISH STRONG!
SEND US YOUR INSPIRATION IMAGES
Inspiration images are a huge part of how we understand your style and vision for your new space. They help to make sure we’re on the same page, aesthetically.
Please provide at least 5 inspiration images for your room design. These images can be photos of other interiors, pieces of artwork, magazine ads, your own photographs - anything that inspires you and speaks to your personal aesthetic and decor style.
Please include notes with your images to explain why you chose them. See some examples below.
1. UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES
2. PINTEREST.COM and HOUZZ.COM are great resources for starting your inspiration search. If you have an existing account and are an active user of one or both of these sites, go ahead and send us the link to your page.
YOU DID IT!
Please make sure each above section is filled out.
Remember, the more detailed you are with your responses and feedback, the better we’ll understand your style, space and vision for your soon-to-be dream space.
If you have any questions while completing the above exercises, don’t hesitate to e-mail us.
As soon as we receive it, we’ll contact you to set up a phone call to discuss your project.