First Look: Building a Transitional Home with Pulp Flair in Woodinville, Washington
An Inside Look at the Interior Design Process
We are fresh from a site visit at one of our Seattle area projects and were inspired to share a first look at the beauty we’re creating for our wonderful clients! See a breakdown of the design process behind a new Pulp clients’ forever home in the works…
Step One: Consultation + Intake
Q: WHO IS THE CLIENT AND WHAT IS THEIR SCOPE OF WORK?
These clients are a young family of four who live in beautiful Woodinville, Washington. With two kids and a booze company, our clients decided it was time to build a fully-customized forever home. The entire family loves the outdoors, so their home is going to the perfect spot to spend the day outside, while having a comfortable and cozy interior to land at the end of the day.
We’re doing it all for this project — that means everything from the interior and exterior finishes, to an entire home of new furnishings. Our clients are only keeping a few pieces from their current home so we really got to start from the beginning and create a fresh vision for their new home.
Q: WHY DID THE CLIENT DECIDE TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER RATHER THAN TAKING THE PROJECT ON THEMSELVES?
Our clients are building their home from the ground up and starting from scratch, which is a huge project for anyone. The momentum on their project slowed down when they started to get burned out from all the decision making a project of this scale requires, and knew they needed to bring in help to do it right. They knew what they wanted for their home when they saw it, but didn’t know just how good it could be until we started showing them our vision for their home.
Step Two: The Design Phase
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?
We’re creating a luxurious, warm and comfortable home for our clients that will feel like the type of lodge everyone dreams of vacationing to for a rustic weekend in the mountains. His taste leans towards Suncadia lodge style, and hers is transitional and classical with plenty of comfort, so we’re coming in to take their individual styles and create a unique blend that’s polished, but warm. Our clients also love to entertain, so their new home will be full of personality and complete with an outdoor entertaining space, pool, state-of-the-art plumbing fixtures and tons of texture.
Q: WHAT IS A UNIQUE DESIGN CHALLENGE AND HOW IS PULP SOLVING THE PROBLEM?
Because our clients brought us on early in the project, we’ve been able to ensure that the end result works perfectly with how they envision their interiors. One of the many benefits of bringing on your designer before you build, or very early in the process! We do have plans for a shuffleboard table that will have to go through a window, so stay tuned for photos when we reach install phase!
Step Three: Install + Execution
Our clients’ home is currently under construction, so stayed tuned for progress updates in the coming months! With cabinets starting to go in, we are over the moon excited to see this home beginning to take shape!
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