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Behind the Scenes: The Interior Design Process Revealed
I am often asked about how the design process works, from “Should I pick a rug or a paint color first?” to “How do you figure out if everything will look right together?” I thought this is a great opportunity for me to provide a peek into Susan’s Decor design process — from the first client meeting to the completion of a project.
Step 1. Interview and Discovery Phase. The first thing we need to know is who you are, how you live, and what you really desire for your living space. Our client survey form narrows in on these questions. A customized image book is compiled using photos of a various interiors. The client’s comments help us visually understand what they are drawn to.
Step 2. Measuring & Taking Photos. We measure the space and take photos of each room. The architectural details are taken into consideration when creating the new design.
Step 3. Floor Plans. The foundation for a good design is an efficient furniture plan with appropriately scaled furniture. Multiple floor plan options are sometimes provided to the client.
Step 4. Creation of Design Concept. Let the fun begin! The color scheme and overall design concept is created.
Step 5. Paint, Furniture, Accessories & Fabric Selection. With a clear design concept we start selecting options to present to the client.
Step 6. Ordering and Installation. Susan’s Decor places orders and coordinates any contract work that needs to be done before the furniture is delivered. Walls are painted, accessories are bought, light fixtures are installed, and drapes are hung. The project is completed and finishing touches are added such as accessories and personal items.
I can't wait to try new things, but when it comes to decorating;I am willing to jump head first. I love to see a room transform before my very eyes. Especially when creating a new room for someone else! Since as long as I can remember, the fire has been burning to create I have been the person that people call when they move to a new home, and don't know what to do with their "stuff" Or, just simply want a new look for a room that they have lived with for too long. I am always happy to when those calls come. In fact, I wouldn't have it any other way!