If there is something I have discovered since setting out on this career path, it’s that everyones needs and pain points are different. I find that some of my clients just need a nudge; given some inspiration and direction they enjoy finding their own unique puzzle pieces to make their space whole.
Some are super happy to use my planning advice to make their own selections whilst some require an exact shopping list and want all the decisions made for them.
Others are patient and happy to collect and implement a design over time, and of course there are those wanting an instant result.
For some clients it gets more specific, such as finish and colour advice, and then other times they require only furniture, art and object. I could go on but you get the idea.
These experiences have led me to separate the main design requirements into three options; Inspiration/Storyboards explained here, Floor plans and elevations detailed here and Concept boards explained below.
It is my hope that by dividing my design services into options, I am not only helping my clients to decide exactly what information they need to create their own designer space but to also understand exactly what they will be paying for. I know I hate being confused and am always grateful for clear explanations that I can understand.
For those of you that don’t have the time, confidence or resources, a concept board is invaluable. It is a collection of the specific details you need to style your room, essentially a visual shopping list of exact pieces.
The process of designing a concept board sees me referring back to the fundamentals, questionnaire and inspiration board that I have each client complete as homework before I begin each job. I then spend time exploring the many options and refining my ideas, being always mindful of any boundaries or budget restrictions applicable to the design.
I experiment with adding more, then pairing back, adding height and anchoring pieces differently. By considering variations I aim to stumble upon unique combinations specific to the client whilst improving on the original idea.
The most important part of this creative process is intention. It is essential to have a reason behind every decision not only to add meaning and purpose to the design but to make it easy when explaining the decisions to the client.
Do you have pain points that you would like solutions for? Or feedback on the way I have divided my design services? I would love to hear from you….. 🙂