04 Apr Our Process: How Kathy Corbet Gets to The Big Reveal
Ever wonder what it’s like to work with Kathy Corbet Interiors? We are taking the mystery out of the process of designing. This is part 1—measuring, space planning and budgeting.
This case study shows how we worked with one client to transform a room.
This is what the room looked like when we arrived to measure. The client’s wish list included plentiful seating and a game table with chairs that would be easy for age 70+ grandparents to get in and out of easily.
To make it simple, we created three layouts with only the main pieces of furniture and clearances called out. This article from Apartment Therapy does a good job of describing the clearances we like to consider when space planning. Each client has a different comfort level with distances between furnishings. The right spacing is truly what makes a room “work”. Seeing the key elements laid out enabled the client to give feedback on what layout they liked best.
The Final Layout
Once the client provided feedback on the basics, we layered in the rug and occasional furniture. Not everything needs to be new—the two chests on each side of the fireplace were repurposed for this new room.
Next, we layered in lamps.
As each plan was presented, this budget was too. We provided a high and low possible price for the furniture. The prices were based on previous projects.
The finished room retains a sense of the client’s style, but feels lighter and more roomy. The client was delighted with the result and how informed they were every step of the way!