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What’s New Wednesday: Featured in the Austin American Statesman
April 15, 2020 in What's New Wednesday | no comments

In Saturday’s edition of the Austin American Statesman, we were quoted in the “Indoor Trends” section on how we have shifted to a digital platform during this time. We are equipped to complete so much of the design process virtually and can help you get the ball rolling on all of the early planning phases while working remotely and safely. If a home refresh has been on your mind, here are some of the ways that our team can help you while you are sheltered at home.

New Home/Construction: If you are in the process of building or in the construction phase of a new home, simply email your floor plan or send images from the builder’s website (if your floorplan is available to view there). During this time, we can gain a deep understanding of your design goals for the overall look of your home. We can begin pulling together paint colors and other design specifications (like tile, lighting, plumbing, etc.) that you will need for a new build.

We prepare an organized spreadsheet for you and your builder to reference with all of our selections. This is an example of one of the tabs from our building specifications Excel sheet that we prepare to make the process run smoothly.

Once we are past the construction phase, we then begin creating furniture layouts for you and recommending presentations by the room. We always recommend reviewing our portfolio for inspiration or gathering your own inspiration images from Pinterest or Houzz so that you can share them with us. This will allow us to grasp the overall design goals that you have for your home. Here is an example of a to scale furniture layout that we include in all of our presentations.

Remodel: If you are in the process of remodeling or planning a remodel, we will begin by using your photos to start the design process. Many times, we use the images from a realtor’s website, if it is a newly purchased home. Either by your descriptions or inspiration photos, we then are able to understand the goals of your remodel. We start by making layouts and elevations if you are adding a custom built-in or remodeling a kitchen or bathroom. We then pass the design plan over to you to get the final bid (a.k.a. budget) from your contractor. All of these preliminary steps can really help get your project organized and ready to start. Here is an example of a built-in elevation and the final install photos from a dining room that was converted into a media room!

Furnishings and Decor Refresh: If your project doesn’t require any construction, we will work off of your photos and the measurements of each space that you want to refresh. We request that you also send us photos of existing furnishings or art pieces that you would like to incorporate into the plan. Sometimes all an heirloom furniture piece needs is a fresh new fabric! We will work on making furniture layouts and recommendations based on your requests and your budget. In this project, our client wanted to reuse her aunt’s vintage banquette in her breakfast nook. New punchy fabrics make the piece feel like new and fit the scheme of her home.

A Piece or Two: Like many of us, while you have been at home you might have been moving things around or getting rid of pieces that might not suit your tastes any longer. If you feel like your room is missing something, our team will help recommend finishing touches that make your home feel complete and put together. Whether it is a new art piece, new pillows, accessories, a better #WFH set-up or maybe just a new faux orchid, we will help give each space in your home a little joy.

Our team wants to help make your home feel like the bright and fresh place that you want it to be, no matter what phase you are in. Contact us on social media or by email at Once we have your information we will set-up phone calls or video calls to get working on your project!