We hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and wish you a very happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support of Rich Starley Interior Design Studio and how you have helped shape it into what we are today. Also, thank you for your continued support our growing online efforts through our blog and Facebook presence, and we look forward to sharing more great things in the coming year!
What's Involved in starting New projects?
The first 3 or 4 meetings with each of Rich's clients help to establish a direction for the project. Rich will meet you at your home to see what your lifestyle is like and will then sit down and discuss what particular project you have in mind – specifically, what the end use of that project will be.
A few typical questions Rich answers for you during these first meetings include:
After identifying the activities, Rich will determine the different elements that need to be addressed. There may a need for room modification (for example, to accommodate a multi-puropse room, making a kitchen & family room into one large room instead of two separate rooms, you may need to move a wall) or you may need to modify lighting and electrical, add a media & technology center, etc.
Following the identification of the activity and determining the needed modifications, Rich then creates a floor plan of the room. See the illustration below:
Step 2 is to where Rich designs a furniture layout inside the floor plan drawing. Both the floor plan and furniture layout are done in scale, and 1/4" is to equal one square foot. This allows you to see how the furniture will fit.
This sample room below has the main function of entertaining causally, also with the ability to watch a large screen TV. The requirements for this project were: seating for 6 to 8 people comfortably, a secondary TV area, and the primary area of the fireplace gathering on a somewhat formal setting. The floors are wood so a large custom area rug is the foot print for the room.
In our upcoming blog posts in the new year, we'll continue illustrating the process of how projects are planned, managed and brought to completion. Check back soon!
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