If you don’t know I am a retail designer by day and a residential designer by night. (everyday I am side hustling ) What this ultimately means is most of my residential client work is E-Design. When MY clients #projectgoodwinave reached out to me to help select furniture and decor for their new home I knew E-Design would be the perfect fit. I was so excited to work with them because our design styles were right in line and their beautiful house was the perfect blank slate. I had them send over images of their current space, dimensions of the rooms they wanted designed and images that depicted their design style. Once that was in my hands I immediately got to work. They needed my help with their living room, dining nook and home office. Since they were literally sitting on folding chairs we decided to start with the living room/ dining nook. The home office was important, but not as important as having somewhere cozy to sit.
I typically start with getting a feel for the needs and function of the space. The living room was long and narrow and needed to be broken up into two separate spaces. I decided to create an entry area as soon as you walk into the space. That area would then lead into the conversation/tv area. The space already had a beautiful fireplace in it and I knew that was going to be the focal. There wasn’t room in the budget for builtins, so I decided to dress that area up with dressers that would act as the media center and floating wall shelves flanking either side.
There is no dining room in this house, so the dining nook really needed to function as a formal/casual space. (No Pressure dining nook.) Although the space was small I knew it was going to be important to get a table that seated at least 4 people and comfortable chairs.
Once I determined how the space needed to function I got to work on a design inspiration board. When that was pulled together I emailed it to my clients to see if we were on the same page. We went through a couple of rounds because it turns out not everyone likes pink in their area rug. Ha! We finalized the design and I sent them their final package. This included their Design Board, Space Plan and a Shopping list with clickable links that reference back to the space plan.
Below are the final design boards we went with. If you follow my Instagram account then you have already seen the final reveal of this space. However, I thought you would like to see what goes into an E-Design Package.
You guys still haven’t seen the before’s of this space and to ultimately appreciate an after, you really need to see the before. I will be sharing a before and after post soon so keep checking back. You won’t want to miss it!
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