7 Design Principles

September 26, 2017

What do you love most about design?  For us, after 17 years in an ever changing industry, I’d have to say it’s building relationships.  Secondly, because no two projects are exactly alike, design makes our work super interesting and fun.  If this is your first experience with a design firm, welcome! To learn more about our firm the blog is a great resource.  For results from past clients we’ve worked with click hereIn this article we’ll be sharing 7 Design Principles that create great spaces.  We’ll be using these same techniques to tie your space together.

1.) Selecting A Simplified Color Palette

Focusing in on one or two colors can make your space pop.  With each of our projects we like to keep the palette simple and timeless.  You may notice a theme among each of our designs whether traditional or more modern.  The color choices set the tone for your space so we guide you through a methodical process of making selections that work with your environment.

2.) Inviting Calm with Neutrals

The palette we select will say the most about your style direction.  Whether it’s a more classic or trendy look will all boil down to the colors and textures we use.  One way to increase your palettes longevity is by using colors that can stand the test of time.  Not only do neutrals help to balance your design they also have a soothing effect on your health and well being.  Neutrals work great as a base hue with an accent color introduced to let your personality shine through is our most popular request.  Warm greys, deep blues, taupe tones and shades of ivory work well as your basic decor features like walls and major furnishings.

3.) One consistent theme throughout

Cohesiveness is likely our most common concern.  Clients view friends homes and want to ensure that theirs stands apart with a polished and pulled together feel.   They tend to begin with a strong impression of how they envision it blending however, they struggle with implementing all the fine details.  And that’s where introducing our staff can become the defining factor in a winning project.  Through our seamless design process, we can help keep your project on track.

4.) Utilizing Story Boards

Most projects begin the same, with a blank slate or space that needs redesigning.  What we’ve come to understand through working with dozens of clients, is there are repeat mistakes that are completely avoidable.

5.) Starting with the end in mind

As creative professionals we tend to walk into you space and immediately go to work in our heads with what needs to be changed, omitted and updated.  Thanks to advances in technology we can communicate this vision prior to you making costly investments.

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6.) Setting Goals

The number one reasons most projects aren’t completed is because clients becomes overwhelmed.  Working with a design system I’ve developed, we’re able to logically piece together a workable plan for you.  Through  actionable steps we help you make continuous progress.

7.) Sticking to Your Install Appointment

This really is the best way to see that your plan finally comes together.  By committing to a Install date your setting up your project for success.  We’re here to see you through the ups and downs of your project and have successfully assisted other clients to reach their home goals.

3D Design Edge provides the fashion forward homeowner with Interior Design and Staging services. Call us today for more details.

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What do we love most about design?  Well after 17 years in an ever changing industry, I’d have to say it’s building relationships with our clients.  Secondly, because no two projects are exactly alike, design makes our work super interesting and fun.  We bring all of our years to your project and the results are expressed by our past client testimonies.

How Soon Will Our Furnishings Be Delivered?

September 1, 2017
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So up to this point we’ve covered your Initial Consultation, the Follow Up Appointment and now you’re ready to accept the Furniture delivery.

1.) For Locally Sourced Furnishings

If all items are in stock and available you will have the room furnished within 14-31 days.  This date does not include custom drapery panels, special order lighting fixture installation or made-to-order furnishings.  We can give you a better idea of your installation date during your Second Consultation.  Keep in mind this is our general delivery time for furniture.  Appliances, flooring and counter tops will vary.  Other factors that can effect your timeline are Holidays or natural disasters.  This 14-31 days also pertains to locally ordered items from retail establishments.  When items are purchased online I like to allow an additional 7-14 business days as a precaution.

Custom Furniture Ordering Delivery

A time frame between 45-90 days is typical for custom furnishings.   This is when clients specify the fabric, frame size and wood finishes of their special ordered furniture.  While this luxury option is mainly offered by high end retailers the reward of a cohesive interior can go along way to creating a distinguished and polished home feel.

Accessories and Finishing Touches

For clients who just need Home accents, accessories and finishing touches we advise an expectation between 7 -14 days for delivery.  This only applies when items are locally sourced and in stock.

2.) A Single Streamlined Delivery is Preferred

We do like to have one streamlined delivery of all items, rather than a piece by piece delivery.  This allows us to have a better handle on quality control, should anything arrive damaged from their warehouse.  If we are able to quickly manage any disruptions like scratches or denting up front, this can greatly increase the success of your project.

3.) Initial Consultation Parameters

Further discussion of how you’d like to accept delivery will take place at the Initial Consultation appointment.  Please prepare to have a block of time between 3-7 hours for the Installation appointment.  Each project is different and requires a varied amount of time for receiving.  Keep in mind our most successful projects accept delivery at one single appointment.

3D Design Edge provides the fashion forward homeowner with Interior Design and Staging services. Call us today for more details.

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