THE 5-STEP DESIGN PROCESS

Exploration and curation.

 

These are the hallmarks of creating custom interiors that feel like a seamless extension of your soul.

 

A place that feels "so YOU."

 

With that in mind, we have a thoughtful signature approach to create personalized interiors that enhance your well-being, happiness and functionality in your home. 

 

The result is a beautiful, quality environment that enriches your life both physically and emotionally. 

Pasadena condominium living room interior design by Soul Interiors Design

1

PROGRAMMING

During the Programming Phase we get to know you and how you want to live or work in your your new space, as well as your goals for your family and professional life.

 

Yes, we go deep because this is the time to imagine what your life "could be like" so we can co-create the physical environments that will support your vision. 

After discussing your vision, we develop a Concept Board that serves as the "North Arrow," or anchor for all design decisions. This ensures design continuity throughout your project as all selections much support your project's Concept, as well as functional priorities. 

Design Development is the phase where we percolate on different concepts as we sketch new space plans and furniture layouts, as well as develop color and material selections, art inspiration and procure custom quotes. 

Not only are we looking at the aesthetics of your new space, but we are also doing a Sensory Audit to ensure your new design is engaging all  five senses and will enhance your experience of your new interiors.  

 

Design Development is typically a 4 - 6 week process, depending on the size of your job of course, and culminates in an in-person Design Presentation at our office which is always a highlight of any job. 

Following any minor adjustments, we finalize your design drawings and start the final detailing of your CAD plans.

2

DESIGN
DEVELOPMENT

3

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS AND
ADMINISTRATION

The Construction Documentation phase is All. About. The. Details. 

 

Next, we detail all of your CAD drawings so your contractor knows exactly what our design intent is and has accurate drawings to price your job.

After you receive several construction bids we assist in reviewing each to ensure accuracy and fair pricing.

This is also the time we compose and submit purchase orders for all of your equipment, interior finishes, and furnishings so items are received and ready to install before construction begins.

Transformation is what we live for as we get to see our ideas come to life and that smile on your face.  

 

Rest assured we are with you every step of the way as we manage the construction process, help oversee the sub-contractors and ensure your work is progressing on schedule as planned.

 

Your job is only to live your life and let us handle the day-to-day management. 

Following construction, we coordinate the delivery and installation of your new furnishings, window treatments, accessories and artwork.

4

CONSTRUCTION/
INSTALLATION

5

PROJECT
COMPLETION

Before we conclude our time together, we conduct a final walk-through and prepare a punch list of any items needing attention.

We also discuss the care and maintenance of all your new finishes, furnishings and fixtures so you can enjoy them for years to come and maintain their beauty. 

So it is this 5-Step Design Process that we hope lays the foundation for a successful remodeling experience that will add value, happiness and well-being to your life.