We get it - a lot of clients' ideas about interior design come from the magic world of TV design, and that's an easy place to get a feel for what interior design is all about. But...more often than not, the timelines, pricing structures, renderings, and more are misleading when it comes to how an actual design project works.
We thought we'd start a Behind the Scenes series to delve into some of the steps we take during the planning phase to get to an end result, the pretty pictures you see on Instagram and Pinterest.
This is an office we recently completed for a new build home in Texas. The client using this room wanted a light, bright, and clean feeling space that wasn't cluttered - and that ended up being our biggest challenge in the room! With a lot of existing office furniture, and having already chosen dark wood cabinetry for the built-ins, the paint color, rug, drapery fabric, and accents we chose were really important in making sure the room didn't feel too heavy or busy.
With some help from our selections above - we were able to pull off the light, bright feeling in this office space and balance out the heavy furniture. The patterns also happened to fit perfectly with our "London" theme. This client wanted a fun theme in his office, and had recently gotten back from a vacation to London - so we incorporated things like a vintage map of London and photo prints of Buckingham Palace.
Space planning can always be a challenge when bringing in existing furniture - and to a smaller space. After laying out a floorplan, we were able to decide which pieces to keep ahead of installation day.
In the end - everyone was thrilled with the result!