Initial Meeting (Programming Phase)
During our initial meetings with the client and contractor, we gather information regarding the project, discuss conceptual ideas, determine a scope of work, define the client’s aesthetic and functional requirements, and discuss the budget.
Conceptual Design Development
From these initial meetings, we begin to define the style and build a concept that is tailored specifically to the homeowner; drawing our inspiration from the client’s lifestyle and the authentic nature of the project. We pull ideas for finishes, but the focus during this phase is capturing the "essence" of the home, the way it makes its occupants feel.
Drawing, Drafting, and Construction Documentation
uring this phase of the process we define and design all of the architectural elements of the project: doors and windows, millwork, cabinetry, fireplaces, staircases, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, appliances, roof line, and hardware. We begin to build our specification binders for the client and contractor and complete CAD drawings for bidding and execution of details.
Finish Materials and Fixture Selection
he most prominent influences on the selection of finish materials are architectural style, cohesive character, function, aesthetics, and budget. During this phase we specify materials for flooring, walls, ceilings, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, railings and fireplace surrounds. We also consult on the selection of exterior materials such as roofing, wall cladding, paving stone, railing, millwork materials, and pool tiles.
Throughout the construction of a project, we attend weekly job site meetings with the builder, job site supervisor, and trade contractors to review design decisions, material installations, and construction schedules.
Through a series of client meetings and detailed presentations the color scheme is created, furniture layouts are finalized, finishes are specified, and budgets are reviewed. At this point we select wall coverings, drapery and window shades, decorative lighting, furniture, fabrics, rugs, art, and accessories.
Ordering and Expediting
e begin the process by creating purchase orders for all of our vendors and reviewing all of our selections for correct scale, balance, and proportion. We double check order information, confirm prices and lead-times, re-select back ordered or discontinued items, arrange crating, shipping and delivery, and start expediting.
After completion of construction and a detailed cleaning, we begin the installation phase of the project. This phase takes approximately two weeks to complete and includes installing carpet, hanging drapery, laying rugs, placing and detailing furniture, making beds, hanging art, stocking cabinets and closets, and placing accessories.
Soon after installation, we walk through the home to discuss any issues that may have come up and resolve design issues as well as any issues with furnishings. We develop a punch list for your contractor to manage corrections on their end as well. A closure meeting is held, and our passion becomes your paradise.