Our Process: How we get to the big reveal, part 2

Our Process: How we get to the big reveal, part 2

We are taking the mystery out of the initial process of designing for our clients and showing how we involve them every step of the way. This is part 2—concept development.

My job as an interior designer isn’t about pushing my aesthetic onto other people. When I partner with a client, I try to understand who they are, what their style is, and what type of home they want. I take that and combine it with my expertise to design a functional, livable home that reflects them and their lifestyle needs.

A great example of this is a busy executive I recently worked with who had a wonderful sense of style. She is always tailored, comfortable looking and well accessorized. Her TV room needed a little bit of help.

The Before

I wanted her TV room to reflect the chic and pulled-together way I saw her. I chose St. John knits for my inspiration because they are known for their comfort and consistently with streamlined, tailored looks that are still very feminine. I used images like these for inspiration.

Kathy Corbet uses fashion to inspire her home decor designs
Kathy Corbet finds inspiration for her clients everywhere

After thinking through her personal preferences and style and looking at photos like these for inspiration, I put together a sampling of fabrics and furnishings that captured this mood.

Mood board by Kathy Corbet Interiors
Mood board for a TV Room


Once she agreed, my next step was a digital rendering of the new room. This made it easy for my client to visualize the new space and give me feedback.

Room rendering by Kathy Corbet

And here is the final product! You’ll notice there is still a comfortable space to sit down and relax after an action-packed day, but the room is pulled together with a streamlined, stylish look.

Want to see your space transformed? Contact me and tell me how my team can help.



Relax, smile and feel at ease every time you step inside the door. At Kathy Corbet Interiors we create a comfortable, beautiful respite where you enjoy spending time. Providing custom spaces tailored for you in the greater Richmond area and beyond.