THE STEPS IN AN INTERIOR DESIGN / RENOVATION PROJECT
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The project steps are as follows:
Step 1 – Création of an initial design concept: boards, plans and sketches are presented to the Client so they can both agree on the design ideas to develop.
Step 2 - Préparation of boards, plans and sketches to confirm and finalise the design concept.
Step 3 – Préparation of purchasings list and technical specifications; they reflect the approved design and they are communicated to the various tradesmen for the exact execution of that design.
Step 4 – Management of the orders / deliveries and supervision of the progress on site.
PROJECT 1 - TOWNHOUSE
The house is a typical townhouse built in 1955. Strongly built, it was left uncared for for many years until it was bought by its current owners.
Modernise, enlarge and fit it out so it becomes an attractive rental property for expatriate families.
At the front, we painted the facade, we revarnished the garage and the front doors and we added planters.
In the living room, we replaced the tiled floor with a parquet, we changed the patio door and we knocked down the wall to create an open kitchen
In one word, the kitchen was gutted! We closed off the door to create a proper window, we open the space into the living room, we changed the layout and we put in brand new cupboards and appliances. The floor and the lighting network were also upgraded.
The top floor was partly unused; we re-insulated underneath the roof, and we inserted two dormer windows. We then converted one area into a luxurious bath area that we integrated into the master bedroom together with a storage unit accessible on both sides.
PROJET 2 - PRESTIGIOUS RESIDENCE
The English architectural firm Melville Dunbar Associates was commissioned for the management of the project. Being involved from the day the building authorisation was filed meant that all the design work could be planned well in advance and the building work undertaken with the interior design in mind.
Apart from designing all the elements and despite the sheer size of the build, we had to make sure the house would feel confortable and homely.
Here are the elements we designed:
Each room was clearly laid out, spaces and functions well defined. Intervening from very early on meant that we could revisit the positioning of some internal walls before they were built.
Each wood panel, door panels, window frames and surrounds, pediments over the internal doors, balustrade, banister and staircase steps were all designed and custom made according to our drawings.
Every fireplace was designed, each tile cut anticipated, each window dressed with luxurious padded drapes and complementary trimmings,
Planning / conceptual work is essential to the success of the project; as an interior designer, I can ensure that all the elements of design are coherent with one another and that the final result will be harmonious and the exact answer to the clients' wishes.