This is a project that I just started yesterday, I know it’s going to be a lot of fun because it’s a blank canvas. The home is pretty empty right now since it was just closed on last month. The furniture came with the home but the rest of the space needs to be more personalized to the client and her husband’s style.
Rendering of the space
Furniture and materials board for the sitting room
Proposed sitting room layout
This is the inspirational image that started the redesign of the dining room. It’s a beautiful image that the client chose, which gave me direction of where to go and how to achieve the correct feel in the space.
Furniture and materials board for the dining room.
The great thing about using Olioboard to design these boards, is that if I chose a piece of furniture or pattern that a client doesn’t like, I can easily go back in and replace it as the design evolves.
Proposed furniture layout
UPDATE (5/2/13): The design process is always changing, which is what I enjoy about it. I started with one piece of inspiration and aimed for that but personalized to the client. Then through real life and all that comes with it like not being able to find certain pieces or items outside the budget, it has morphed into a more realistic and beautiful room.
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Written by Rachel L. Ritter
This is an idea we’re throwing around to try to find smaller projects so we can help more “real” people. In that we mean the regular people who live on budgets but want change in their lives. That can come in the form of getting help with designing rooms in their home, getting assistance with furniture or maybe paint selections. Maybe you’re part of a start-up business and need help with a logo or a poster.
The one day design is for those who are intimidated by hiring an designer or feel it’s not in their budget. By doing a one day design, you get the end product that you need but at a faster rate which equals money and time saved. Most of this will be done over the phone, email, or text so we can help anybody anywhere. For those lucky enough to be in the same area as us get a little bit more… of us.
I already have a client who needs help with their master bedroom, and they’d be the perfect guinea pigs to try out the one day design. For us, in the end, it’s about helping people. They get a revamped bedroom at a cheaper cost and I get awesome “after” shots to show you all here on the blog & in my portfolio. We’ll see how it goes!
Today I had nowhere to rush off to so I figured it’d be a good time to put my new food storage set to use. Just using that 5 piece set and a new shelf totally cleared up some space in the pantry. I wanted to use the shelf to have a place for the appliances to go while utilizing the floor space. I was inspired by all the pictures on Pinterest that I have in my “Organize” board, but those have a certain “look” to them… They’re what you would see in someone’s house that has lots of money to spend on containers and what not, along with several multiples of the same item (no regular person has the need/space for 30 cans of soup or 5 lbs of onions). So my “After” shot is what a real home’s pantry looks like while trying to maintain some sense of organization. I hope these pictures inspire you to do something different with your pantry when you find some free time!