Here’s my checklist for starting out on a new design project.
Start by gathering inspiration together with my client by looking at websites and magazines before creating tear sheet boards.
websites: at Pinterest / Houzz / Chelsea Harbour
magazines: World of Interiors / Elle Décor / Homes & Gardens / Living Etc / House & Garden
An example of the room colour tear sheet board
An example of the room ‘look’ and style tear sheet board
Once the client has agreed and is happy with the look, colour, texture and overall direction the project will take, it’s time to work on the next stage of the project.
With any project, it’s always tempting to leave the trickiest bits to the end. But when you’re confronted with a space to design and don’t know where to begin, I recommend always starting with the trickiest items to source and then work up the design from there.
When requesting samples, always request more than you think to need! The colour of a sample on the laptop screen and its colour in the client’s home are not always the same.