Happy Wednesday!!! I am back from Aruba nicely de-stressed (I got my zen paaaatience (haha) back yeaaah! The island + peeps r wonderful. First day there we noticed that all their license plates (cars) say One Happy Island (and it sure is)! I’m aiming to post some pics this weekend. Today’s post is a peek into my design presentation board prep (that’s me above cutting the boards – I buy then in large sheets/foamboard and cut 4 panels out per board). Here’s the dining room design I created for my wonderful clients in Fleetwood, NY. Did you spot the baby horse wearing grown up boots?
Yesterday afternoon was installation day for this project. I loooove installation (even though they are filled with non stop work), bec it’s where the magic happen bringing the design from paper to life!!!!
My tools when prepping the Presentation Board are …… black foam board, x-acto knife, cutting mat, rotary paper trimmer, and double-sided permanent tape.
Some designers used adhesive spray, but I find it very sticky (annoying) so I prefer tape to attach the furniture pictures onto the board (works for me!!!!).
For my Fleetwood clients I also designed their living room. here’s the design:
My clients loved the purple ottoman I proposed ( i gave them an option of colors: purple or mustard color), but by the time they gave me the approval to order it, it was already out of stock (booohooo!). Yep, time is of the essence especially when stores were shifting their merchandise from the summer season to fall. I sourced another option .. which I thumb-tack to the board ON TOP of the 1st ottoman presented:
I create designs within my clients estimated budget, and once in a while I see an item that I know the client will LOVE but is out of their proposed budget. What do I do? I present both options … like I did with the arm chairs below (orange chair was in budget, wingback chair was not). I placed the ‘not in budget’ chair on a thick white foam board so it stands out … all the flat items on the black board are within the budget, and the 3D-like item is not. Which did they go for?
The tall wingback chair!!! And it looks AMAZING in person (didn’t take a photo of them yet). Yesterday I prepped the contractors with the placement of all artwork. Comfort of flat shoes on site for installation day is a MUST + a sense of humor (got to keep humor level up esp when it’s a buuussssy crazy day).
Here’s the baby horse wanting to be a ‘grown up’. Isn’t it adorable?
I’m off to a design consultation appointment shortly, which means … I have to get off the computer noooow! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!!
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