Design Concept Boards
In the early stages of the design process we produce a range of concept boards to give a sense of our overall design idea.
The boards illustrate the planned colour scheme, our wallpaper and paint suggestions, furniture and lighting styles, fabric swatches and flooring finishes.
Potential artwork ideas might also be included, along with any special design features, as well as tiling, worktop and unit finishes for kitchen and bathroom areas.
Space Planning & Floor Layouts
Using the latest CAD software, we create a space plan to make the most of the potential each room has to offer.
As well as designing a layout that is aesthetically pleasing, we use accurately scaled drawings, taking account of such features as pillars and boxed-in pipework, to ensure suitable access for wheelchair users and others with restricted mobility.
Floor layouts give an excellent early indication of how a room or, as shown here, a whole floor will look once the furnishings are installed.
Drawing on your client brief, we use our expertise to specify a range of key design elements.
These include paintwork and wallpaper choices, flooring finishes, signage, worktop and unit styles, as well as base and accent tiling.
Detailed specifications are provided for each of these, and also for any bespoke design features in your scheme, for example feature wall spaces, recessed display units or, as shown here, a dementia-friendly bar.
Fundamental to the success of our overall design is the correct combination of general lighting, task lighting and accent lighting.
We achieve this by gaining a clear insight into how each of the spaces in a scheme will be used so that we can create the appropriate ambience.
We provide a detailed lighting specification for use during the scheme's construction phase, before delivering those all-important finishing touches to the overall lighting plan with carefully selected floor and table lamps.
Bespoke Artwork and Accessories Selection
Once all the other elements of a design are finalised, our attention turns to the finishing touches: the artwork and accessories.
Each item is individually selected, taking into account the colour scheme, ambience and function of the space it will adorn.
Some of our artwork and accessory choices are also made to provide reminiscence opportunities, and the placement of both serves as a secondary aid for orientation and way-finding.
Client and Tenant Consultation
We will consult closely with you as your project evolves, taking account of any changes in our design work and always agreeing a way forward with you. As a result, you can rest assured that we will deliver exactly what you expect from us.
Tenant consultation may well be an important part of your project. To enable you to actively involve residents in real choice we can provide both materials and practical assistance to facilitate your discussions.