Well well, look who has finally come to surface after a long hiatus… Yours truly. A lot has been going on in my life and I have been busy with contractors, a new job as lead interior designer, meetings with clients and friends who all what a bit of design advice, and so on.
So you can see why I have not been posting as much as I would like. I do have a life with a husband, daughter and a dog that also need my attention. UH, I’m tired just thinking about it.
However, I am feeling very uninspired at the moment since my new work is under going a change in their environment, so is my work space at home. Which leaves me feeling very out of sorts every time I sit and work in it.
I am so embarrassed by it and I don’t dare bring my clients anywhere near it unless I show them my plan which is what I am about to share with you. HERE IT GOES…don’t judge me I know.
BEFORE- THIS IS NOT WORKING!!!
First, let me just say that interior design is more than just about aesthetics. It can have massive impact on the way we feel, function and move in a space and that is why I love what I do so much. I have always been very sensitive to my surroundings and have a deep passion for creating environments with whimsical enchantment, movement and casual comfort with out lacking the style that sings to the rooms overall harmony. I believe that every space tells a story and all the pieces need to have an interesting conversation with each other. This can be hard for some people mixing furniture that may not come straight out the box, but that is way I do a mood board. It helps me see how they will look over all on paper before hand. Often I will do a couple and see which one speaks to me more and I go from there. You could try this at home by saving images of items you may be using and do in PowerPoint if you don’t have Photoshop or Indesign.
Then, having the right floor plan is key. Laying out and deciding who and what events will take place in the room. For this a home office where I will meet with clients to go over projects or meet with other designers to work together I know I needed multiple work surfaces and chairs for myself and others. In a room with out closet storage is big for me right now. I have no ware to put important papers, art supplies, flooring and fabric materials for clients.
I would like to really take up every square inch of this 12’9″ x 10’7″ that is just under 150 sq. ft.
THE FLOOR PLAN
Once I have the floor plan all completed I can start pricing things just by looking at my plan and plugging in numbers on my spreadsheet. Also I can see my window wall and start thinking of my drapes and what kind of hardware, size and area rug I need.
Ikea- $ 24.99
I was thinking of having drapes made but that can get costly, so I found these for the pair and they set the tone for what I had plan to do the room. They are about 10″ short for what I need so I may have to add a border, but the price and fun modern print is just the right look!
When Kelly Wearstler’s newest book came our she had done an office with this kind of flooring and when I saw this for the size and price I was like SOLD!!!
OH, most important is that it’s made of this durable, soil-resistant wool surface which is perfect for this semi-high traffic space.
Ballard Designs $579.00
I love the clean simple classic old school quality of the case goods so I’m keeping it more traditional when it comes to my furnishings
Jonathan Adler $869.00
This is classic Hollywood Regency and will also put out a lot of light it’s a bit of splurge, but I can take it with me when I go!
Last but that not least the wall color. I’m going for deep sophisticated pink. My husband gave me a card a few years ago and the envelope was the most beautiful saturated moody pink I had ever seen, and I knew that I was going to find use for one day and so I plan to have the painter create a custom color for me.
I’m also on the hunt for reclaimed chairs the ones in the mood board are nice, but I have to save money where I can so it looks like I be going to the thrift store soon! I will keep you posted on how this turns out. I can’t wait I’m in desperate need of an office worthy of showing off.
Have a good one and keep you posted until next time.