2. Next, we measure and photograph the space to create a floor plan of existing pieces allowing the designer and client to address any and all concerns. We discuss keeping current pieces such as any antiques, family heirlooms or recently purchased items. If any structural work is to be completed, then any framing, molding, etc. will be decided then.
3. Choosing a color palette for each room, along with textures and patterns for upholstered pieces and stain finished for case goods. Any hardware might be selected during this stage of the process.
4. A floor plan is created with the new pieces along with any current items that are kept. Lighting plans, electrical plans, and any elevations are also created and presented. All fabric and finish samples, furniture pieces and major accessories are presented to the client. At this stage the client will sign-off on all items to be purchased on their behalf.
5. Once all major items have been decided upon and ordered, then any window treatments, painting and flooring can be installed. All things ordered should be monitored by the designer to prevent any mistakes, which could add to the lead-time.
6. Many designers work differently. Some will source and purchase accessories at this time, while others will wait for placement after all the major items are delivered. Either way is correct.
Now, all that’s left is the delivery and installation of all pieces. I like to install all pieces the same day. That way the client will benefit from seeing a completed room.