So, let’s review our 15 essential steps when designing your dream home, we’ve looked at steps 1-12 so far:
1. Selecting your perfect structure
2. Floor plans and elevations
5. Mood and Style
6. Overall design
7. Bathroom and Kitchen design
8. Furniture Plan
9. Lighting plan
10. Window covering
12. Wall colour
Now... we move on to the last 3 steps 13, 14 and 15 !
Now that you have a complete plan, you can shop! Now it's time for accessories. For rhythm, you need objects that repeat. Instead of one candlestick on your sideboard in your dining room, what about 3 of the same? This way our accessories have more of an impact.
Ask yourself repeatedly through this process -- are my choices consistent with my commitment to the desired ambiance? If not go back through a few steps. You cannot compromise here and get the room of your dreams.
traditional dining room design by Los Angeles architect William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape
Continuously keep the mood of your room in mind. Try to do all of your accessorizing and styling within a short period of time in order to keep to one style. Note: 80 percent of the design of a room should be in one focused style and 20 percent can vary. This 20 percent will certainly stand out. Fully complete one room, before moving onto the next.
14. Edit your choices:
Keep the concepts of harmony and balance in mind when editing your ideas. I find this stage often takes the most time. Your final choices should please the eye, feel balanced, and create your desired mood. Our eyes need to rest so don't be afraid to have a little bare space, that helps make everything else pop.
15. Finally - Relax:
Designing a home is not easy. There are important choices to be made and made quickly. Having a game plan and following it does ease the stress.
Now we're all done, kick back, relax and enjoy your beautiful new home!