1. MAKE A LIST
Make a list of everything that bothers you in your home, and arrange them in order of how important they are to you. What areas don’t work or feel right, what is frustrating, and what do you not like.
We’ll tackle the items top to bottom, and go util our time is up.
2. CREATE AN INSPIRATION FOLDER
Most people don’t really know what they like, or what their style is. That’s OK – together we’ll figure it out. In the meantime think about some of your favorite places you’ve seen or been in. Look around to get a general idea of what is currently happening in home design. What do you like? What inspires you?
If you haven’t started some sort of inspiration folder yet, do so now. It speeds up the process and to help us understand better what you like and what’s important to you. This could be pictures from the Internet or magazines, actual places you’ve seen, or a special object, fabric or artwork that you love.
3. HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW YOU LIVE
We want to design your space around your lifestyle, so it’s important for us to understand how you live and use your space. Think about the different ways that you use your home – your morning, evening, and weekend routines, how you relax and unwind, where you eat, what you do together as a family, what you like to do on your own, how you entertain.
What is important to you in this stage of your life, and what do you need in terms of size, storage space, layout, lighting, and ambiance.
4. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR BUDGET?
You want us to come up with some awesome ideas, and we want to do it within your framework. Think about how much you want to spend, and what your priorities are in terms of budget, time and space.
Give as much information you can think of, and be open and honest – it speeds up the process and saves time and money down the line.
Also, please don’t feel you need to do a complete cleanup before we visit your home – we want to understand how you live every day, and where the pitfalls are. This way we can find the best solutions.
5. TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR SPACE
This helps to get the creative process on a roll. The sooner you send them, the better.
– Take photos in the day with natural light
– Don’t use a flash, even if it feels dark
– Switch off all interior lights – trust us, it will be OK.
– Take different shots from angles in the room. Show all 4 directions so that we can get an overall view of the space.
– Take picutres of adjacent rooms to help us understand flow and layout
– Take some close ups of the area specific to your questions.
Ready to take the first step?
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