At CHD Interiors, we pride ourselves on transforming our clients’ personalities into home designs they can truly enjoy. Our inspiration comes from the client’s spirit as well as the surrounding landscape of the home.
At the early stages of every job, we spend time getting to know our families and how they live so the design will not only be beautiful, but also functional and practical for their specific purposes. We begin every design job by selecting a primary pattern (the “signature piece”) to be used in the living or family room. It can be anything from a pillow, piece of art, or fabric for a pair of chairs. Once we have the perfect initial piece for inspiration, everything else falls into place – this one piece gives us the direction we need to successfully complete the entire project.
With many of our clients’ residences located on the coast throughout the Lowcountry, we often choose materials that complement the natural elements as well as colors that are seen through the windows of the home. When our designs are completed, they tell a story of the family, their home and where they live.
Step One: Inspiration
Choose the inspiration for the main room and, consequently, the house. This inspiration can be anything–a favorite piece of art, a designer scarf, a favorite fabric, a piece of pottery–anything that has colors and the feel you want reflected in your home.
Step Two: Signature Fabric
This is the fabric that is the heart of the design for the primary space, and if doing the whole house the heart of the home.
Step Three: Color Scheme
Choose the color palette for the room/space based on the inspiration piece.
Step Four: Secondary, Tertiary, etc. Fabrics
Choose the other patterns being used in the room based on the signature fabric.
Step Five: Choose the Floor Covering or Rug for the Room
Of course this may be the inspiration for the room, but if not, I always choose this after the other items are chosen as this is the background not the focus of the room.
Step Six: Choose Upholstery, Furnishings, etc.
Choose Upholstery Styles, furnishings, etc.