Sorry for the lack of recent posts. I've been swamped with a couple new projects. When I'm in the beginning stages of a project, I have a hard time doing anything else until I have the last detail specified. I dream about it, obsess over it, and I can't focus on much else. Thank goodness it only lasts for a few days. I'd pretty much stink at mothering and wifeing if I was like this all the time.
What happens after I hone in our a client's style profile? The next step is to put the room dimensions and architectural elements into a scaled space plan. I use a 1/4 in equals one Ft. scale in my computer program. Many have asked what program I use. I use Minutes Matter instead of Auto Cad because, it is simply prettier. I can put the exact fabric I'm specifying on the curtains, pillows, and upholstery. I have found it to be a valuable visual. With many of my clients in other states, this is a way I can communicate exact specifications to them. If I'm having something custom built, I use Auto Cad for that. Most contractors prefer to use Auto Cad drawings when they are constructing something. We don't need pretty for that. This is what a space plan would look like.
Much prettier than black and white, yes? I can even put the exact rug in the plan. In this case, it is a simple sisal rug. The white square in the right hand corner is where I put details and pricing. I can either print it with the grid lines or not. I usually don't print them but to show you I thought this might be helpful. BTW, this was for a client who is Transitional Casual Coastal. They have a newly constructed home with craftsmen details located in New England. I can't wait to transform this space. It is going to be an awesome Before and After. If you were my client would you prefer a colored space plan? Grid lines or not? I'll be joining both Met Monday at BNOTP and Blue Monday at Smiling Sals. Make sure you check them out.