Behind the Scenes: Install Day
Installing a project is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of our job as interior designers. After months (or years) of considering every design detail, tracking furniture orders, and coordinating vendors, the day finally arrives when all the pieces come together. It’s impossible to capture the action-packed excitement with a single photo, so we created a time-lapse video with a behind the scenes look at our Telegraph Hill install. Warning: It’s not nearly as glamorous as it looks on television!
A successful installation depends largely on the prep work – itemized delivery documents keep everyone on track and floor plans with dimensions help determine accurate furniture placement.
Even with all this organization and planning there is a possibility of a curveball during every install. On a recent outdoor furniture delivery in Sonoma we created a labeling system for the client to easily pair furniture covers with the appropriate pieces. Armed with 25 custom labels we realized on site that the outdoor glue wasn’t adhering properly – luckily we had a sewing kit and were able to sew the labels by hand! Team Niche takes pride in going the extra mile for our clients – from ironing sheets and making beds to finding the perfect light bulbs, our goal is always to provide a turn-key experience.
Look Like a Pro: Lift a Few Moves from the Niche Playbook!
• Print furniture layouts for each room before your delivery. Add dimensions, especially for rug placement.
• Inspect all pieces carefully and thoroughly! It’s much easier to process returns if you document damages at the time of delivery.
• Don’t forget the felt pads – keep a pack in various sizes and colors on hand for all items that will sit directly on wood floors.