The Interior Design Process & the importance of "Aesthetics"

Hello! My name is Patricia Gomez and I am the creator behind this blog. I am here to help you reach your goals. Feel free to reach out with any questions.✨


Overview

Interior spaces have a multitude of functions. Our home and work spaces represent who we are and how we want to live, entertain, and be seen. We find comfort, energy, synergy, and even calm, depending on the interior design. My goal is not only about creating pretty places, it's about creating meaningful spaces.


Goals

To create the most efficient layout in terms of use AND aesthetics, while taking into account the characteristics of the space and the style desired.


The Interior Design Process:

  1. Consult

  2. Concept

  3. Specify

  4. Source

  5. Style & Evaluation


1. Consult

The interior design process starts with a consultation. We’ll start with either a physical or virtual tour of your home so I can get a feel for not only the spaces you want me to work my magic on, but the home overall.


I want to get an idea of your current interior design style (if there is one) as well as explore what existing pieces of furniture or decor you might want to work with.

2. Concept

The concept is the design blueprint for your home and can take a few weeks for me to complete.

Specifically, the concept document includes:

  • Inspiration images.

  • A mood board of every room we’re transforming so you can picture the end result.

  • Confirmation on the color palette, textures, and patterns we’ll use throughout.

  • A floor plan of each room with all proposed furniture mapped out. This is usually presented as a sketch or drawing.

  • Explanation of changes we’ll be making to each room.

  • A few design curveballs that I’ve come up with. I throw a few design curveballs in a lot of my concepts, because the whole idea of hiring an interior designer is to have someone execute a scheme you could never conceive or pull off yourself. That’s my job, after all.

It’s OK to dislike some parts of the concept. It’s also OK to be unsure, and to need some time to think about an idea I’ve presented. The aim of the interior design process is not to rush you. It’s my job to show you things you might not have considered (that will look amazing!), but it’s normal to need time to let ideas grow on you.


Honesty is always the best policy here. I have a full transparency approach to design, so I like my clients to be equally upfront. It’s best I receive all of your feedback there and then, as the concept step lays the groundwork for the entire project. Once we reach the end of the concept meeting, you know what your home is going to look like, what we’ll do with it, and I know what small changes I need to make when I begin putting a product list together for you to review.


3. Specify

The Specify stage is the third part of the interior design process. It’s where we start putting a list of products together for you to review and agree to purchase. This can take a few weeks to complete.


4. Source

Once we have a final list of products approved by you, it’s time for us to go to all of our various suppliers and create a master invoice. This part of the interior design process can take a few days because for some projects there could be 20 different suppliers we’re getting products from (sometimes more).


Once we have your payment, we’ll lock in all orders with our suppliers and organize deliveries of the products to your home. You accepting deliveries is the cheapest option. I can come to your home to accept your deliveries or accept them at my location and store them for you, but I do charge a rate for this.


Every client is different and has a different preference here. So just let us know what you’d like to do as we approach this stage of the interior design process.


5. Style & Evaluation

Woohoo! The Style part of the journey is the most exciting component of the entire interior design process. This is where we come to your home and put all the pieces in place as per the layout we provided in the concept document.


Understandably, items may have arrived at different stages due to stock availability. That’s OK! We’ll still come to unpack everything else and move it into place.


This is also the step where we evaluate the results of the project and plan out any finishing touches to tie the home together.


That concludes the Interior Design Process! If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave a comment! You can also email me directly.

book@modelpatty.com





Sources:

https://www.tlcinteriors.com.au/lifestyle/interior-design-process/

https://interiordesignstudent.com/the-interior-design-process/





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