Brief & Objectives
Virtual Renderings (Over-Heads | Floor-Levels | Comparisons)
Interactive Models (Panoramas | Walk-Throughs | Videos)
Moodboards & Products
Sequent (Revisions | Add-Ons | Support)
Walk-Through Plan Viewing Instructions
Thank you for the opportunity to develop a design concept for your room. It has been an enjoyable and rewarding project to work on and I hope you’re as pleased with the results as I am.
Please take some time to study the concept visuals and read through the provided information. All questions and feedback are welcome and I’m eagerly anticipating your response.
Some notes regarding this document…
:: Most concept images can be enlarged with a click/tap for enhanced viewing/saving purposes.
:: Product images shown following the moodboards are linked to their respective online source. I ensure all products are available for purchase at the time of developing the concept however please understand that some items may be subject to manufacturing lead times, delivery delays or be low in stock.
:: Refer to the included Caveat towards the end of this page for full concept particulars.
BRIEF & OBJECTIVES
To create a stylish and functional ‘welcoming’ room. Retain practical thoroughfare to main part of home yet provide an avenue for quiet relaxation as needed. Set the tone for the house by establishing an impactful look which feels inviting and well-resolved upon entry. Work with some of the existing pieces, bouncing off the ocean artwork, to develop a wholly intentional theme which relates to the era of the home.
To best exhibit the room, comparison renderings may vary in angle, width and perspective from the original photograph provided. This may result in some common elements differing in apparent scale.
Walk-through models are most beneficial for exploring general floor plan and basic layout ideas. As such, they are best suited for new builds, extensions and substantial renovations during the preliminary design phase. Due to load capabilities, some detailed room concepts can not be shared in walk-through format as their file size exceeds the program allowance. Such is the case with this room concept as it uses high-quality, custom, imported materials and objects.
For an example of a walk-through model, please refer to the following link:
Please refer to the instructions at the end of this page for full details regarding using and viewing walk-through plans. Once you open a walk-through, ensure you have the Rendering Technique set to Standard so that material inclusions are displayed accurately. Note that the quality may differ from that of static images due to lighting conditions being less dynamic and reflections not generating.
Videos will be shared as required or requested.
MOODBOARDS & PRODUCTS
BOARD 1 (LOW – MID)
BOARD 2 (MID – HIGH)
Although my product suggestions have been tailored for you, they are by no means intended to be conclusive. In most cases there are multiple alternatives on the market which you may wish to explore for reasons relating to budget, proportion/scale, quality, practicality, comfort, ethicality and personal preference. You may even like to consider shopping second-hand as a means of finding unique and affordable items, or supporting your local boutique businesses. Where possible I have included options from low-mid range price-points in order to accommodate any budget constraints. Of course, this means that product characteristics can vary. Depending on how important certain nuances are to you, I do suggest viewing items in person, or thoroughly researching particular products, prior to purchase.
Whilst I have created two separate moodboards you are of course free to mix-and-match elements from them both. For illustrative purposes, the virtual renderings includes a deliberate combination of items.
All recommended products are available at the time of developing this concept however please understand that some items may be subject to manufacturing lead-times, delivery delays or be low in stock. Certain items may be available from alternate suppliers with differing price tags. In general, unless previously agreed, decor items shown in the virtual renderings are for illustrative purposes only and not subject to product specification.
Please refer to the Design Notes for further information about product suggestions.
To introduce interest and a welcoming feel, yet still keep the space open as a throughway from the entry, I have flanked the fireplace with bookshelves. This provides the avenue to display decor, and also to store items (you can use a shelf with doors/drawers and may choose to add baskets for additional storage – you could even consider the IKEA Billy range). If you find the idea of tall shelves too much, you could opt for standard base cabinets with artwork above. Alternatively, you could even use artwork alone as a way of bridging the fireplace and giving the wall more presence. I have had to take an educated guess at dimensions but of course you can choose whatever pieces you like the scale of. Although I have shown timber shelves (as this helps bounce that tone around the room evenly), you could opt for a light neutral if you prefer the idea of them ‘blending in’ with the wall.
The mirror over the fireplace provides some relief from all of the square components. Mirrors are great because they bounce light around and add interest without competing with other pieces of wall art in the room.
I have swung your dresser over onto the entry wall, just to help open the space up and provide better balance for the sofa. Again, I’ve taken an educated guess regarding dimensions. If it won’t work there you can certainly leave it where it is. Although I changed the artwork to a black and white print, you could leave the ocean image you already have. I just liked the idea of having the wave artwork as the unrivaled feature piece. The black and white also helps to reference some of the other elements I have included and lends a slightly more sophisticated feel.
You have endless rug options! The two I have shown are merely examples which will both work. To integrate the wave artwork an element of blue in the rug works well to tie the whole scheme together.
Flanking the sofa with a lamp and tall plant helps offer balance. The lamp is also practical in that it provides mood lighting, whilst the plant introduces life and freshness. Although I have suggested a faux tree for the sake of this concept you could certainly always try something real given the room seems to get plenty of natural light.
I have suggested light-toned sofas but both have removable covers for ease of cleaning. The blue cushions I have used help to further integrate the wave artwork, bolstering the entire blue/natural/wood/black scheme and making it feel intentional. Of course, cushions are a very easy element to chop and change in order to adjust the mood in a room. If you would like to explore different options, I suggest having a look at Etsy using search terms such as “navy/blue mudcloth/shibori/kilim cushion/pillow”. You will find a huge range of unique options, just be mindful of shipping costs from some international sellers.
I have included a deliberate mix of timbers to inject an eclectic feel so things don’t compete with your jarrah floorboards. Using different timber tones in this way helps add depth and a sense of personality.
In the low-mid scheme I have shown an acrylic coffee table and ottomans. The clear table works to keep the room feeling open, whilst the nested ottomans add a cosy feel with their warm leather finish – not to mention providing a comfortable place to rest your feet, along with portable seating for kids!
I have introduced leather in the mid-high scheme via the slung armchair, and used a different style coffee table to show you some options. You can even consider using a bench seat for the coffee table if you want it to be extra narrow.
If you would like to make any amendments to the design, I allow up to ten basic revisions (beyond this, revisions may be negotiated for an agreed additional fee). Basic revisions provide the opportunity to see alternate materials and/or objects incorporated into the plan. Please refer to the Caveat at the end of this page for clarification around basic revisions.
In the event you would like further visuals, I can provide additional drawings and renderings. This may include wall elevations, cross sections, orthographic and glasshouse views, and so on. I can also create concept videos.
If you would like to immerse yourself in the design we can arrange a digital (Zoom) meeting in order to allow concept engagement in full 3D! These meetings provide the exciting and valuable opportunity to explore floorplans in first person and experiment with variations in real time. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss these options, or any other ideas you may have.
From the date of concept delivery I provide seven days of email support designed to cover basic enquiries (beyond this, support may be negotiated for an agreed additional fee).
This section contains any communicated revisions or add-ons reflective of your feedback following the initial concept delivery.
As you will see, per your request I have included a tan leather sofa in place of the originally desired light fabric sofa. To best accommodate this change, I also switched the ottomans to natural ones. Of course, depending on what you choose to use as a coffee table, plus your personal preference, I realise you may not end up including ottomans but I wanted to share the adjustment. Although I have provided product recommendations below there are multiple options for leather sofas and natural ottomans on the market which you may wish to explore instead. In order to retain the bright and airy feel of the room, you may like to consider adding some light toned cushions, in conjunction with the originally suggested navy ones, to the leather sofa.
Following are some links (in no particular order) to alternatives for the walnut side table which abruptly became unavailable:
It has been a pleasure working with you. I hope the entire consultative process and resulting design have exceeded your expectations.
If you need to get in touch moving forward, please don’t hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any revisions, questions or feedback. I would warmly welcome any future opportunities to work with you and am looking forward to seeing how you implement the design in your home. Have fun!
Although my virtual designs are as realistic as possible, please bear in mind that they are intended as aspirational visual concepts only.
As my designs are not technical drawings, dimensions are not provided. In the event that you require dimensions I can include a rough indication of them where possible for an agreed additional fee. If you require official dimensions for the purpose of building plans you will need to consider engaging a professional draftsperson or architect who can attend your home in person. All that said, I do develop my plans completely to-scale where dimensions for rooms/furnishings are provided/available.
COLOUR & MATERIAL ACCURACY
Although I will incorporate specific colours and materials where appropriate digital codes/swatches are available, they are intended to be representational only. Aside from the fact that screen settings can affect their appearance, particular environmental conditions in your actual space may also impact the way any colour or material will present in reality. As such, I always advocate trialling samples in situ before making your final decision. In the event that appropriate digital codes/swatches are not available then colours and materials will be represented as accurately as possible.
Product sourcing is not a standard inclusion however may be incorporated upon request. Unless particular items are specified by the client prior to the finalisation of a concept – this may include existing pieces which will be retained or new pieces which will be incorporated (conditioning that suitable digital material swatches and 3D models are available or can be created) – then items shown are purely illustrative.
All recommended products are available at the time of developing this concept however please understand that some may be subject to manufacturing lead times, delivery delays or be low in stock. In the event that comparable digital material swatches and 3D models are not available or can’t be created, then items shown in the virtual concept will be represented as accurately as possible. In instances where multiple products are recommended for a particular item, the virtual concept will show only one option. Please be aware that in reality this may result in minor scale discrepancies where products have differing dimensions.
Unless otherwise agreed, general decor items included in the virtual concept are shown for illustrative purposes only and not subject to individual specification. This excludes key pieces such as area rugs, wall art and soft furnishings where applicable.
A basic revision is any one simple alteration, such as changing a material (wall colour, flooring, fabric, etc.) or switching-out an object (piece of furniture, light fitting, decor item, etc.). Amendments exceeding the included ten basic revisions, or those which involve more substantial changes (such as floorplan reconfigurations or significant style shifts, etc.) are beyond the scope of this package and will be quoted in addition.
WALK-THROUGH PLAN VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS
Note that due to load capabilities walk-through plans may present with less detail than static images (as lighting conditions are less dynamic and reflections do not generate), however depending on your device changing the default ‘Rendering Technique’ from ‘Basic’ to ‘Standard’ can increase the accuracy of the representation of certain materials.
On a desktop, simply click the supplied link and the plan should open in a new window.
On a mobile device, you can view the model in the Chief Architect 3D Viewer app. If you haven’t already, you can download the free 3D Viewer app to your mobile device here:
iTunes App Store:
Google Play Store:
Once installed, if clicking on the supplied link doesn’t automatically open the app and load the model, you can follow these steps:
1 Open the 3D Viewer app.
2 Tap the “Settings” icon.
3 Select the “Cloud” option.
4 Log in to your Chief Architect account (if you do not have a Chief Architect account, it only takes a moment to create one for free).
5 Tap the “Models” icon.
6 Select the “Shared” option.
7 Tap “Activate Share Invitation”.
8 Enter the 15 digit number at the end of the supplied link for the model.
Be sure to have a good play with all of the functions and options! Among other capabilities, you can adjust the camera direction, change from 3D to 2D, and select custom cross-section views.