This Is How We Do It…

Note that not all of these phases may be necessary for the scope of work. Think of this as ‘A La Carte’ to help explain the process.

 

Prep Work

First we have an initial programming meeting with you for a discovery process of the end goals, preferably in the space to be completed. We discuss timing and budget, and get an understanding of what your needs are. If we mutually agree that we’re a good fit then we move on to schematic design. This phase is all about concepts. We collaborate and start to look at all the different options to find a balance between aesthetic, budget, and function. It’s where we get to be excited and inspired!

Getting Down To The Nitty Gritty

During the furniture, fixtures and equipment phase we narrow in the focus on all of the ‘hard goods’ for the job. Anything that is needed for building, plumbing/lighting fixtures, hardware, floor/wall finishes, etc. will be curated into a cohesive and unique package. From there we fine-tune what we have and really develop the design. This is a changing and evolving phase where we utilize images and drawings to finalize the details. Sometimes as an option, we are happy to provide a hypothetical 3D drawing of the design that reads like a photograph of the finished space. This can provide reassurance that the details and decisions being made are on target and allow for any course-correcting that may be necessary.

 
 

Construction

At this time, we take all of the decisions we’ve made so far and put them into a written format. We correlate all of the technical information into a set of ‘blueprints’ (although they’re never blue anymore) that can be used for building. This is also the time when we activate the trades for pricing and timelines, or if there is an architect or contractor involved they may handle that as well. Now we really start to see some action! The design plans we’ve created are implemented into building and we will be there every step of the way. We make sure the design integrity is maintained and address anything that may need to be tweaked as it unfolds.

Home Stretch

This is the last phase where all those weeks or months of planning finally become something you can touch. Our team will install all the final selections of soft goods, furniture, drapery, art, lamps, rugs, and accessories for a finished and polished finale.”

 

Schematic Design

Schematic design is all about concepts. This is where we really collaborate and start to look at all the different options to find a balance between aesthetic, budget and function. It’s where we get to be excited and inspired!

FFE Selection

During the finishes, fixtures and equipment phase, we will narrow in the focus on all of the ‘hard goods’ for the job. Anything that is needed for building, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, hardware, floor and wall finishes etc. will be curated into a cohesive and unique package.

Design Development

A very important stage in the process, this is a fine-tuning of the schematic design with all the ideas. Here is where we hone in on the best options and develop them in a cohesive way that starts to take shape. This is a changing and evolving phase where we utilize images and drawings to finalize the details.

Interior Renderings

As an option, we are happy to provide a hypothetical 3D drawing of the design that reads like a photograph of the finished space. This can provide reassurance that the details and decisions being made are on target and allow for any course correcting that may be necessary. It’s also an exciting opportunity to see it coming together.

Construction Documents

At this time, we take all of the decisions we’ve made so far and put them into a written format. We correlate all of the technical information into a set of ‘blueprints’ (although they’re never blue anymore) that can be used for building. This is also the time when we activate the trades for pricing and timelines, or if there is an architect or builder involved they may handle that as well.

Construction Administration

Working with the contractor and/or architect, this is where we really start to see some action. The design plans we’ve created will be implemented into building and we will be there every step of the way. We make sure the design integrity is maintained and address anything that may need to be tweaked as it unfolds.

Installation

This phase is the home stretch, where all those weeks or months of planning finally become something you can touch. Our team will install all the final selections of soft goods, furniture, drapery, art, lamps, rugs, and accessories for a finished and polished finale.