DESIGN LAUNCH MEETING PREP
Things must be heating up because your Design Launch Meeting is right around the corner! The purpose of the Design Launch Meeting is for the designers to gather information from you to prepare for the design phase of your project.
Here are a few tips to get the most out of this important meeting!
REVIEW THE STYLE AXIS
Please review our style axis prior to our meeting and think about where you fall on both the horizontal and vertical bars. Not sure? No worries, we can talk you through it!
We know that a lot of our clients love to share inspo photos with us, and we love it too. Please keep in mind that we only use such photos to interpret your design style, not to replicate. We do ask that any inspo photos you have are provided to the designers prior to the start of the design process, before we have begun conceptualizing.
LIKES & DISLIKES
Everyone has them! We absolutely need to know if there is something you can’t live with or without. This will avoid having to rework plans and/or reselect items later, which can result in delays.
CONSIDER LAYOUT, USE & FUNCTION
Everyone is different, so tell us how you live! If you plan to use a room in a certain way, need a specific layout (i.e. to accommodate a wheelchair), have dogs that like to jump on the furniture, have kids who finger paint in the family room… let us know! This way we can ensure that we take these items into consideration when preparing your floor plan and design concept.
If you’re thinking about reusing some existing items, please discuss with us during the meeting. We will also be asking you to provide photos and exact measurements of the item prior to beginning our floor plan, and we may potentially need to see the item in person. Please note that reusing items can dictate the direction or style of the room, as the room is no longer a “blank slate”.
We know that some clients are tempted to shop. Please remember that you have hired us as professionals to present a beautiful concept to you and bring this vision to life. We ask that you allow us to perform this valuable service—it will be worth it!
Typically, the next step after the Design Launch Meeting is for the designers to work on a furniture layout plan. The designers always present a furniture plan prior to shopping for furniture. Most likely, your next meeting with the designers will be the presentation of the furniture plan for your approval.
This is truly the beginning of a very exciting time, and we are thrilled for what's to come!