We are often asked about how the design process works, from “Should I pick a rug or a paint color first?” to “How do you figure out if everything will look right together?” What a great excuse to provide a peek into Niche Interiors’ design process — from the first client meeting to the completion of a project. Read on to see our approach illustrated with one of our favorite projects in Pacific Heights – a small space that’s big on style.
Step 1. Interview and Discovery Phase. The first thing we need to know is who you are, how you live, and what you really desire for your living space. Our client survey form narrows in on these questions. A customized image book is compiled using photos of a various interiors. The client’s comments help us visually understand what they are drawn to.
Pacific Heights Survey Answers: Our client, Ms. D, wrote that she wanted a “glamorous” space that “felt like her”. She referenced the Hollywood Regency style and her love of red, black, white, and pink. Ms. D wanted a more functional space that “utilized the space efficiently”.
Step 2. Measuring & Taking Photos. We measure the space and take photos of each room. The architectural details are taken into consideration when creating the new design.
Living Room at the start of the project
Step 3. Floor Plans. The foundation for a good design is an efficient furniture plan with appropriately scaled furniture. Multiple floor plan options are provided to the client.
Final floor plan selected by Ms. D
Step 4. Creation of Design Concept. Let the fun begin! The color scheme and overall design concept is created.
Pacific Heights Design Statement: A glamorous and sophisticated space is created with feminine, curved furniture, a mix of geometric patterns, and a generous dose of metallics. A gray, black and white color scheme is accented with punches of fuchsia and apple green.
Step 5. Paint, Furniture & Fabric Selection. With a clear design concept we start selecting options to present to the client.
Step 6. Ordering and Installation. Niche Interiors places orders and coordinates any contract work that needs to be done before the furniture is delivered. Walls are painted, light fixtures are installed, and drapes are hung. The project is completed and finishing touches are added such as accessories and personal items.
The finished product!
Click here to see more photos of the Pacific Heights apartment. Contact us today about your next project — we look forward to helping create your dream home.