PRIX FIXE DESIGN PREP

 

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 design will turn out. 

Ready??

Here we go!!

 

STEP 1:

ROOM SELECTION

 

Living Room/Family Room —— $2,500

Kitchen ———————————— $2,300

Bedroom/Nursery —————— $2,000

Dining Room ————————— $1,800

Playroom ——————————— $1,800

Full Bathroom ———————— $1,500

Library/Home Office ————— $1,500

Powder Room ————————— $1,000

 
 
 
 

 

STEP 2:

BUDGET TIER

Your budget tier selection will influence the shopping list for your project. What price point do you feel comfortable shopping at? The actual purchasing is in your hands, on your timeline.

 
 
 

BASIC

$

Wisteria

West Elm

CB2

PREMIUM

$$

Restoration Hardware

Serena & Lily

Dwell

LUXE

$$$

William Sonoma

ABC Carpet & Home

Design Within Reach

 
 
 
 

STEP 3:

QUESTIONNAIRE

Please be as descriptive as possible so that we can really get to know you and your design style! 

Name *
Name
How many people will you need seating for?
Feel free to expand on this answer.
Do you have any favorite features?
entertaining, reading, watching TV
awkward layout, merge 2 styles,
If you are drawn to patterns or prints, what types do you like? *
Select all that apply
What would you say your design style is? *
Select all that apply
Are there any design style/s that you strongly dislike? *
Select all that apply
What color schemes do you typically gravitate toward? *
Select all that apply
Are you typically drawn to patterns or solids? *
In regards to artwork, What subject matter/s do you prefer? *
Select all that apply
In regards to artwork, do you prefer any specific types and mediums? *
Select all that apply
Examples: - "Our family collects antique piggy banks. We'd like to try and display these in the room." - "I hate the existing color of the walls. We definitely need a new paint color." - "Our main staircase is located off our living room (the room we will be designing). This is the only way to the second floor, so naturally it gets used a lot. I'm sending a bunch of photos and will note the location and dimensions on the floor plan."

STEP 4:

MEASUREMENTS

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

NOTE: Before uploading, please rename your images to include your last name, the name of the section and the photo number - to ensure your files are bundled correctly. ~ Example: Smith-measurements-photo3.jpg

TIPS

  • 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.


STEP 5:

PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SPACE

STEP BY STEP GUIDE

1. TIDY UP & remove any & all extra clutter from the space.

2. TAKE PHOTOS 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.

Example: Hughes_livingroom1.jpg

 

CORRECT

good photo example.jpg

INCORRECT

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8. SCAN & UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS

NOTE: Before uploading, please rename your images to include your last name, the name of the section (my room) and the photo number - to ensure your files are bundled correctly. ~ Example: Smith-myroom-photo3.jpg

TIPS

  • Make sure to include a photo of every wall.

  • Make sure to capture all windows, doors & architectural details. 


STEP 6:

EXISTING ITEMS

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. 

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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.

 
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3. UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES

If you don't have any existing items, please answer the above question and hit "submit".
NOTE: Before uploading, please rename your images to include your last name, the name of the section (existing items) and the photo number - to ensure your files are bundled correctly. ~ Example: Smith-ExistingItems-photo3.jpg

NOTE:

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.


STEP 7:

INSPIRATION IMAGES

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. 

 
 
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1. UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES

NOTE: Before uploading, please rename your images to include your last name, the name of the section (inspo images) and the photo number - to ensure your files are bundled correctly. ~ Example: Smith-InspoImages-photo3.jpg
Once your images are uploaded, please fill-in the following with notes explaining why you chose each image.

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. 

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You’re Part is Done!

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 Prep-Packet