Step 3: Create
Taking into consideration our conversation from step 1 and the information from step 2, I’ll assign one of our designers who will suit your individual requirements and personal style.
The designer will create each of the following elements that will help you understand our recommended design. Our recommended design will best suit your personal style, your budget, your timeframe for the makeover and any individual preferences that you mentioned during our discussion.
A Room Design is a picture of your new room design as it could look after the makeover. With a room design you can imagine yourself in the room because it’s easy to see where the furniture and accessories are positioned in the room and how they blend with each other to create a co-ordinated design.
Lounge/Diner After Makeover
A room design provides you with clarity of thought because you can visualise how the room would look. It also provides you with confidence because you can see that the room design is going to work and suit your personal requirements before you’ve bought a piece of furniture or put the paint on the walls. A room design helps to maximise your budget because you will know exactly what needs to be bought so you’re not buying the wrong things, or wasting time shopping and then having to return them. A room design will save you time and stress because you can prepare for the makeover more efficiently knowing that it will look absolutely gorgeous when finished.
A Floor Plan is an overview of a room to primarily showcase the furniture positioning. It’s most useful if you have a room with a dual function and you’re unsure what the best layout would be, for example: Lisa’s loft bedroom with the master bedroom and home office or Mel’s lounge and dining room.
Dining Area After Makeover
Our designer will share with you the recommended ‘best’ design for your room that will suit your style, the room, and your budget.
As well as highlighting the furniture layout, a floor plan will showcase accessory placement. This is useful for you to understand where each element of the design needs to be placed in the room to achieve the desired room design.
Another use for a floor plan is for the times when the flooring changes between one area and another, for example: when you have a master bedroom that leads into an en-suite bathroom or you have a kitchen that’s connected to a lounge. A floor plan provides you with a birds eye view, a top down view, of the room so that you can see the design in its entirety.
A Design Report is an overview of the design and or recommendations in a written word document. It highlights each element of the design providing you with a description and photos for the items we recommend you need to purchase. For example: it will showcase the colour scheme and help you understand in detail which walls will be painted which colour, and it will show you the recommended window treatment in more detail so that you understand exactly what to look for on the high street or have professionally handmade.
The Design Report will help you understand the theory and reasoning behind your design. This in turn will help you make informed choices when you go shopping for items. This is particularly important if you’re shopping on the high street and the shops don’t stock the item that you were looking for so you then have to make an alternative choice. Being more informed on the design will clarify your ideas as well as save you time and a whole lot of stress when you’re sourcing and shopping.
A Shopping List is as it says, a list of items that you will need to purchase for the room. It will highlight the size, quantity and colour of each item required. The shopping list is a high level list of items to help jog your memory when you’re sourcing products for the room design.
At the end of this step the digital interior design will be created for your individual room and personal style.