Our “Custom Inspiration Rooms” have taken off!
A new way to have our custom-designed looks
I’m excited about this new service we’ve added because it’s a perfect middle option between the “Design Consultation” for ideas and the “Custom Full Service Design” for design concept, curated collections and styling.
It’s a “Custom Inspiration Room” created for your taste & space for you to use as a shopping guide in creating that designer look
We basically create the overall look and feel of your new space by suggesting the decorating colors, styles, and arrangement without diving into the details of selecting all the exact pieces.
(We can incorporate any favorite pieces you want to keep too.)
Think of it as your design GPS for shopping so you can create that designer space in your home.
What this means is you can stop working backwards on designing your home! Because without having a clear vision of your room before you start shopping that’s what happens…
You’ll be trying to shop your way into your room piece-by-piece. Thinking if you choose all your favorite things you will automatically love your room.
But that’s kind of like having all your favorite foods for dinner and thinking it will be the best meal ever: Sushi, waffles, lasagna, plus a smoothie. (Excuse me, but I think I need to lie down somewhere XD)
A fabulous space always starts with a great design concept for the room as a whole until the overall look is nailed. (Then specific pieces are curated.)
That’s when we hand it off to you to go shopping
- Now you can see the actual look of a designer room in your taste & space first to know you love it.
- And you know what kinds of pieces to shop for to reflect that look.
- Plus you’ll have us for design support for any questions
That’s the beauty of a Custom Inspiration Room. It takes the guesswork out of shopping so while you are saving time, money, and mistakes you’re also more successful at creating designer-inspired spaces.
Just need a room refresh?
This is perfect for adding new accessories and plants too!
How "Custom Inspiration Rooms" Work
It's everything you'll need to guide your shopping & styling
Our goal is to give you one, clear, creative, custom vision for your space to shop by.
So we’ve also included these other key design tools and assistance for creating your designer space
- Color Palette
Coordinated colors for furnishings, decor, wall colors, wallcoverings, flooring, window treatment, cabinetry, countertops, tile, hardware finishes
- Furniture Floorplan
Your rooms styling guide
- Design Advice
Shopping, styling, coordinating colors, etc.
- Design Support
For any questions as you finish your room
This “Custom Inspiration Room” set makes it so simple our recent client (for the nook at the top of the blog) said after her presentation “That was fun!”
Now she’s got one clear vision for her whole room. AND she knows what to look for to create that designer look to have a space she’ll love.
(And since we provided all the shopping links in case an inspiration piece was also a perfect fit in her space she can shop it directly. Or still use it to inspire her shopping to create the look.)
4 Steps From Your Existing Space to Your Inspired Space
(Above furniture floorplan and 3-D Room view is another room in this Nook project. It’s included here just to show these design tools. The nooks’ 3-D view easily showed the furniture arrangement so a floorplan wasn’t needed.)
Having your custom-designed room in view as you shop will make all the difference in the pieces you’ll know to select to create it.
Here Are The 4 Steps We’ll Take to Your Custom Inspired Room
1. DESIGN CONSULTATION via Video Call
- We’ll discuss your project needs, wishes, ideas, any planned budget range or questions.
- Review your home’s photos & any inspiration rooms or products you like.
2. CREATIVE CONCEPT SET Created
Here’s where we get busy creating the design inspiration that will guide you into your inspired room:
- CUSTOM INSPIRATION ROOM
-The overall vision of your room for a shopping guide in selecting pieces that reflect that look.
-Plus links to all inspiration products shown.
- COLOR PALETTE
A color guide to coordinate your shopping
- FURNITURE FLOORPLAN
An arrangement guide for styling your rooms, including art, mirror & window treatment placement.
- 3-D ROOM VIEW
See our design inspiration ideas dimensionally in your space’s configuration.
- CUSTOM INSPIRATION ROOM
3. DESIGN PRESENTATION via Video Call
- We’ll review our design rationale with you for your Custom Inspired Room, and the Colors, Selections & Styling Arrangement in detail.
- You’ll receive additional Design, Shopping & Styling Tips
- And your Custom Inspiration Design Board Set
4. DESIGN SUPPORT
- You’ll also have our ongoing design expertise for any questions while completing your room.
Now, let’s take a behind-the-scenes look at that “Kitchen Nook” Inspiration Room project, so you can see these steps in action.
How this Kitchen Nook got its new look
Kitchen Nook: Design Challenge & Solution
A wonderful San Diego client of mine from past projects got in touch again to tackle some new spaces and update others we’d done previously. Only this time everything was going to be done virtually.
Here’s how we created her Kitchen Nooks’ new look with a Custom Inspiration Room Set…
- DESIGN CONSULTATION VIDEO CALL:
- We reviewed her room photos, why the space wasn’t working for her, looked at a few pieces she liked and went over her style and color preferences, lifestyle & project needs.
- We Set the Goals
-Update the nook to coordinate with the newer dark chocolate cabinetry in the adjoining kitchen
-Create a better arrangement while making it work for 2 people and a big dog.
- INSPIRATION DESIGN CONCEPT SET & PRESENTATION:
Here are all the ideas we presented
- UPDATE FURNITURE STYLES
Changed up the traditional style by mixing modern pieces with classics.
- FURNITURE TO FIT THE SPACE
We took advantage of the shape of the space with a round table for a better fit and a symmetrical arrangement.
- MAKE IT MORE SPACIOUS
Made the space look more spacious with standard height dining pieces.
- UPDATE WINDOW TREATMENTS
Woven wood cornices will also help decorate the tall walls.
Added top-down/bottom-up pleated blinds for privacy as needed.
- STYLIZED WALL DECORATIONS
Added simplified and more decorative wall decorations.
(Less can be more when it’s the right pieces 🙂
- UPDATE COLOR PALETTE
Lighter, fresher wall color to also make the room feeling light next to the adjoining darker kitchen. Added cognac tones and a few dark pieces to still coordinate with darker kitchen cabinetry.
- UPDATE FURNITURE STYLES
- 3-D ROOM VIEW/FURNITURE FLOORPLAN
The 3-D view also showed the 3-sided nooks furniture arrangement. (In a typical 4-sided room we would also show a top-down furniture plan view.)
Once our client saw the presentation of her customized inspiration vision for her Nook she said
“I loved working with you again and you did a perfect job of marrying items I loved and used all the time yet giving me good ideas and even links to updated products. I found the format easy and loved Mary’s input on the whys.”
It was an easy way for her to see her Nook’s beautiful potential so it was exciting to now have a clear guide to shop with to create it.
4 Ways To Have a Home You Love
created by HGTV featured Designer Mary Brown
Tired of buying things and still not loving your rooms?
Let’s fix that!
DESIGN CONSULTATION IDEAS
-WALK & TALK
(Virtual / In-Home)
NEW! CUSTOM INSPIRATION ROOM SET
– SHOP FOR SIMILAR PIECES
(Inspiration Concept, 3D Room view, Furniture Floorplan & Inspiration Shopping links)
CUSTOM FULL SERVICE DESIGN
-PURCHASE CURATED FURNISHINGS & DECOR COLLECTION
(Custom Concept, 3D Room view, Furniture Floorplan, Shopping links)
(Interior & Exterior, 2 Hrs. In-Home)
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