Next up on our BEFORE + AFTER reveal is our Kings Way guest bath reno. Before our work with #clientmostdeservingrounddos this space included a laminate vanity with matching beige toilet and tiles- all of which were original to the home. The only restriction we were given by the client was to make the space cohesive with the rest of the homes design.
This design freedom allowed us to deviated from the traditional white and marble bath to create an eclectic retreat. For the design we paired black cement tile flooring with a custom “greige” [for more on our favorite color check out our previous blog posts here and here] vanity, added pops of traditional with mid-modern and organic to create a unique yet cohesive space! What do you think?
As we continue progress on our Kings Way full home gut we are sharing the newly completed living room design. To recap we have been working with #clientmostdeserving since she purchased the home in 2015 (and it goes without saying we love our repeat and long term clients)! Our previous work together included, a full kitchen and master bath renovation (see previous before & after here and here), 2 powder room remodels as well as new flooring and paint throughout!
Most recently we tackled the living room. With our new hardwood flooring + fresh paint in place from our previous renovation we modified the existing fireplace, added custom built-in’s and created a more cohesive layout with new furniture + finishes. The final result being a cozy and inviting space that perfectly blends the client’s transitional design aesthetic.
As we gear up for our second design presentation in as many weeks we are sharing the inspiration behind the Thompson Street Porch Project.
For this project we were brought in to update an existing 3 season front porch. According to the project’s owners this space boasts the “best light in the house” and they want the ability to enjoy it year round. They wish to increase the spaces functionality and for it to feel comfortable and natural. In order to achieve this the space will be getting new windows, doors, drywall + ceiling finishes along with new furniture, lighting + decor.
The intention of the inspiration board is to evoke their overall desired feeling of the space and subsequently inform future decision making. As the project progresses this board will serve as a guideline for furniture, fixture + finish selection to ensure a cohesive design from start to finish.
What do you guys think? Is this a space you would like to spend time in year round?
As we gear up for our design presentation this week with client Melrose Mid Mod we wanted to share the inspiration behind the projects design.
Along with developing the preliminary drawings of the space, the inspiration board is the first step in a projects conceptual design. The intention of the board is to evoke the overall desired feeling of the space and subsequently inform future decision making. As the project progresses this inspiration board will serve as the guideline for furniture, fixture + finish selection to ensure a cohesive design from start to finish.
Client Melrose Mid Mod describes their style as: eclectic- a mix of the 1920’s, mid-century and some modern. They are partial to color (particularly navy) with texture + white accents.
Client Melrose Mid Mod thought we nailed their aesthetic and actually “swooned” (direct quote) when they saw it-which is music to our ears! What do you guys think?
The competitive spring and summer housing market always beings an increase in client inquires. So as we start putting together our fall schedule we thought we’d compile a list of the most common questions we get asked by potential new clients.
Whether you are looking to hire Lenore Design or another design firm below are some of the most important questions to ask prior to hiring an Interior Designer for your next project:
Q: What are your qualifications?
I hold a MS in Interior Architecture + Design from Drexel University. Additionally I am an ASID Professional Member, NCIDQ licensed (#30370), and LEED GA accredited. Beyond my 3 years of education I have 7 years of professional experience working in both Commercial and Residential design. Want more info? Check out more about us or browse our portfolio.
Q: What is the difference between an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator?
Both Interior Designers and Interior Decorators are highly valued professionals in the design industry. However, many individuals unknowingly and inaccurately use these terms synonymously. Since, this topic is one of the most widely discussed areas of the industry we delve into greater detail on the subject on our blog.
Q: I have a renovation project, but I am not sure if I need an Interior Designer or Architect?
An Interior Designer has the skills and professional education to design and draft new space plans — including the ability to reconfiguring an existing interior space, develop lighting and electrical plans, select all interior finishes such as flooring, countertops, tile, paint colors, wall and window treatments, as well as specify plumbing, appliances, cabinetry and furnishings. However, if your project involves changing the structure of a space, for example moving load bearing walls or adding square footage, an architect and/or structural engineer will also need to be included in your project’s team.
Q: Why should I hire an Interior Designer?
There are many reasons why hiring professional from the beginning of a project can end up saving you time, money and probably your sanity. Check out our recent blog post on the subject.
Q: When should I hire an Interior Designer?
While a good designer can help you at any stage of the design, it is most advantageous for you to start working with an Interior Designer at the beginning of the project. As with any process, setting a good plan in place early is the best route to success. With this being said Lenore Design has the capability and experience to take your project from initial consultation, to concept, development, project management and installation – the final result being a seamlessly executed plan from start to finish with no detail overlooked.
Q: Do you work with other trades?
Absolutely! The success of any project requires close communication + collaboration among all of the project team members, including engineers, architects, project managers and contractors. Our prior experience has allowed us to effectively work together with a variety of different trade professionals.
Q: What services do you offer?
We are a full service Interior Architecture + Design firm founded on the philosophy that successful design is created through experience, open communication and close attention to detail. Our Full Design includes a variety of services ranging from furniture + finish procurement to space planning and construction. We believe every client is unique and as a result we tailor our services to meet all your project needs. For a detailed list of services rendered hop over to our services page.
Q: What is the design process?
Although each client is unique our creative process serves as a guideline for how each project will proceed. You can read more about our process on our services page.
Q:What is your design fee structure?
Lenore Design works on hourly basis for all full service design work. Design services may include space planning, furniture + finish selections, construction documentation and project management.
In addition to our design services we offer furniture, fixture + equipment (FF+E procurement). When a product is ordered through the designer (such as furniture, lighting, appliances + finishes) there is a great deal of time spent on producing purchase orders, ordering cuttings of fabrics or wall-coverings for approval and coordinating shipment and deliveries. As industry professionals we are eligible for to-the-trade pricing from many manufacturers which we happily pass on to our clients.
Q: Do you accept clients outside of your area?
Yes! Although majority of our work is located in the Boston, MA and the surrounding area we offer an E-Design service for clients located outside the New England. In addition we are always willing (and eager) to travel for our Full Design Service clients!