I was awarded an amazing client through Havenly, and upon reviewing her profile I quickly learned I was not just designing a nursery – but a nursery for twins! Designing for two bundles of joy is twice as nice, for sure. This is a great client/project to break down the e-design process and how it typically works. The images and stages of the process are Havenly’s standard but I also work with clients through my B2 Interior Designs business, and that process is a bit more flexible and customizable depending on the client. Please reach out to me if you would like to learn more.
Typically the process gets started with an initial conversation – via email, phone, text and images… Images are key! Oh and dimensions.. those are important as well. After pleasantries I have a better understanding of what you are looking for, and I begin the fun part- designing. A few quick idea boards – these are thought starters to get feedback on- are generated and help facilitate the conversation. See examples below from the Twin Nursery Project:
After presenting these three idea boards the client provides feedback, and in this instance Nicole favored the second idea board with a few tweaks. We had a back and forth conversation via email to answer any questions she had about the boards and I had a few follow up questions as well. From there, I furthered this idea board and created the initial concept board. This board shows all products recommended for the space and takes into consideration where they would be placed in the room, but does not show them in said way – yet. It also shows any existing products that the client would like to use. Nicole had an amazing mid-century modern dresser that would dual as a changing table. Here is the initial concept for this nursery project:
The client then provides additional feedback on this concept board, and similarly as before, we have a back and forth conversation to narrow down the likes and dislikes. Nicole had just a few tweaks, which for me meant I was pretty close! Here is the revised concept:
Basically a few art swaps- which art is such a personal item that this is often one of the pieces that takes some time to perfect. I should make mention to that fact that the shopping list for these recommended items is delivered to the client during the concept phase as well. This helps to nail down budget and make sure we are staying on track. Often times alternate products are shown/recommended at different price points – so there are items that are budget friendly and ones that are splurge worthy!
Last but not least- the final design and renderings. This phase really helps the client visualize the pieces in the space and better understand the design vision. I also create a floor plan with the elected furniture pieces to confirm layout and make sure everything fits. Here are the final renderings for Nicole and her adorable twins:
Last but not least- install images from the fabulous photographer Breanna Heater! I simply love the way she photographed the space and I am very grateful to my client for allowing her to do so. Please feel free to email or comment below with any questions you may have about the e-design process, pricing, timeline, etc. I look forward to hearing from you!