Why You Should Hire a Designer When You Feel Burned Out
As part of our Three-Step Design Process, we are taking you on a tour through projects that are currently in progress. It will be a fun look into who we’re working with, what made them want to hire a designer and how we are working with our clients to help solve some key design challenges that will improve their daily experience. Plus, you’ll get a glimpse at some of our designs before they’re completed!
Step One: Consultation + Intake
“Building a new home is a huge investment and involves a flood of critical decision making, which easily burns out homeowners.”
Q: WHO ARE THE CLIENTS AND WHAT IS THEIR SCOPE OF WORK?
These clients are a super cool young couple with a young daughter who recently finished building a stunning modern home in Seattle. Our clients tapped Pulp to furnish their entire new home and select hardware and lighting to take the design to the next level.
Q: WHY DID THE CLIENT DECIDE TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER RATHER THAN TAKING THE PROJECT ON THEMSELVES?
We love getting in on projects before the build breaks ground, but were happy that these clients brought us on before construction finished. Building a new home is a huge investment and involves a flood of critical decision making, which easily burns out homeowners. This was the first home this couple really invested in and made theirs, so they wanted the experts to come in and do their thing when it came to interior design– a really good call to make, especially when you want to end up a home you truly love!
Step Two: The Design Phase
Here’s where we took everything we learned from our clients at our consultation and intake process and put all that information and our creativity to work for our clients. We started really getting to know who they are, their vision of their home and how they tend to “do life” in each room. Then we started by gathering inspiration from our clients in the form of a Pinterest board and began to collaborate on the design between our offices.
Q: WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NEW DESIGN?
Through our Splendid Living approach, we discovered that our clients entertain large groups often, especially during the summer and football season. They were also looking for a clean, sleek and sophisticated look that elevated the overall design. The design inspiration behind this project was unique because we were working with a very modern home and creating a design that felt luxurious and a bit glamorous, while still fitting in with the style of the architecture. These clients like neutrals but weren’t afraid of punches of color– oh how we love that in a client!
Q: WHAT WAS A UNIQUE DESIGN CHALLENGE AND HOW IS PULP SOLVING THE PROBLEM?
This house has great square footage for Seattle. The rooms are spacious, but have unique shapes in terms of possible furniture layouts. Our clients really wanted a sectional in their living room, but this wasn’t exactly idea due to the layout. We wanted to give them a space that felt just as cozy and comfortable, so we designed up a storm to create a room they would love just as much, sans sectional.
Step Three: Installation + Execution
“These clients like neutrals but weren’t afraid of punches of color– oh how we love that in a client!”
“This was the first home this couple really invested in and made theirs, so they wanted the experts to come in and do their thing when it came to interior design.”
We have installed phase one and two of this project and cannot wait to see the finished result. Everyone’s jaws dropped after the wallcovering above was installed in our clients’ guest bath. They are absolutely in love with this home so far and are just as excited as us with the result.
For professional interior design services, contact Pulp Design Studios℠.