Choosing the right design for you home can take time. If you are doing a COMPLETE
home redesign, the keys are to stay patient, excited, and trust your designer! A home
redesign requires mindfulness, an intimate understanding of the client’s needs and the
home, skills that take years to develop, and impeccable communication-not just with
clients, but with contractors, sub-contractors, architects, artists, furniture builders, etc.
Because there are many moving parts with interior design, systems are crucial! As
designers we follow these basic steps to ensure the process runs smoothly for all
involved, especially the clients!
Listening is an art. One that must be practiced and developed during each meeting
with the client, especially in the early stages of the project. This requires a series of
conversations to understand who the client is, what inspires them, how they live, and
how they want to be perceived by friends and family.
Connecting with our clients and their homes is so important to us. With design, this
involves intimately understanding the detailed imagery and overall “vibe” our clients are
striving to attain.
Planning & Visualizing
Our designer at Dennee’s is an expert in the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui. In
short, Feng Shui aligns individuals with their surrounding environments. For many
reasons, it’s important to visualize the flow of the home and determine where and what
specific furnishings are needed.
Detailing of the home’s interior architecture is the point in the process where all
previous steps come together and begin to mature and make sense. The designer now
understands the vision, both parties have established clear communication, the general flow of the home has been laid out, and now the palette of materials and finishes that will define the personality of the home are ready to be constructed and applied.
Here’s where the real fun begins! Work has been put in to lay the groundwork for the
project, and now it’s time to SHOP! While there are still plenty of details to sort through,
it’s important to take a deep breath and ENJOY the process! How often does someone
get to celebrate their new space by making it exactly as they’ve dreamed up?!
People often wonder why a custom interior design project may take so long.
Well, here we are. There is A LOT of detail that goes in to custom furnishings. If you
want your home to be EXACTLY as you imagined, it will be worth the wait!
The Waiting Game
Be patient! As a designer, it’s important for us to stay on top of the orders. With so
many moving parts-manufacturers, artisans, furniture builders, textile companies,
suppliers, shipping companies, etc-there’s almost certainly going to be a hiccup at
some point along the way. It’s the designers job to handle every potential mishap so
the experience is as seamless and enjoyable as possible for the client. So remain calm,
and trust that your designer will take care of everything!
The moment we have been waiting for! Everything has arrived from the warehouse and
each piece of furniture and decor are ready to be placed! This process can take
anywhere from a day to 2 weeks depending on the size and complexity of the project.
At Dennee’s we want our clients to walk into a completed home, and experience the
complete transformation. This is perhaps one of the biggest moments in our clients’
journey, aside from the home purchase itself. This moment should be CELEBRATED!
“An interior is a natural projection of the soul.” – Coco Chanel
A well-designed home should be an extension of who you are and what you love most.
This process takes time, but in the end it becomes your legacy! Leave a legacy worth
talking about and LOVE the home you’re in! Contact us now to set up a free
consultation with our expert designer, Mia.