The decoration project
The development of a decoration project of environments is complex and thorough, involving multiple steps and specific methodologies, in addition to a very specific and updated knowledge of the activity and the market. It all begins with the interview, also called by many of briefing. This step is very important to know the client all he wants, what he needs and what he expects of the project.
Starting the project
A scope must be mounted, structuring what has to be done in all the subsequent stages of the project. The beginning of the project involves a detailed study of the plant property to define the best patterns of movement and displacement of the users through the spaces, the arrangement and layout of furniture, accessibility and practicality of the environments and furniture. Then comes the moment of choice of materials, colors and textures of the walls and the floor, timber, textiles, fabrics, decorations, special pieces and tapestries, furniture, lighting and accessories such as plaster and frames. These choices can pass through the sieve of the client, whose attitude can save rework and major problems in the later stages of the project.
Usually the project is presented in 3D perspective. This is a simulation of the environment that is being planned, in which the client has a vision of all the internal and external areas, present in the initial scope. At this point, the client should have the freedom to have an opinion and request changes and adjustments, helping the decorator hit the end result.
Market research and survey costs
With the visual project approved by the client, it’s time to start a market research to raise the cost of each of the items in the project. The goal is to set the budget of the works, which is taken to the client to set its provision as to investment, lead times and mobilization of other resources. In this way, you define exactly how much the client should spend in the process and the schedule of activities.
For the survey, the interior designer must possess qualities little considered by the general public, such as relationships with suppliers, negotiation skill, in addition to a network of contacts that can be salvation in some difficult situations. The budget doesn’t always carry everything the customer wants.
From what was set in the previous step, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and execute everything that has been planned. The decor professional must guide all other professionals involved in the work to ensure the achievement of the desired results, in keeping with the whole process and aligning the points needed. It is vital that the client is always aware of the ongoing activities and periodic approvals are very welcome. Here, the interior designer is worth a lot of luggage gained in areas correlated to your activity, such as architecture, engineering and construction, which certainly influence the final result.
A thorough inspection and a conference checklist of items provided are essential to make sure that the planning was executed completely. The finish, quality and operation of all items should be checked, as well as the basic conditions for use of the space, such as cleaning and hygiene.
The professional workflow environments decoration isn’t the only one on the market, but is the most common and usual, contemplating the main methodologies used in the process. In a team it is common that there are specific professionals for each step and even to specific tasks within each. Independent professionals usually fulfill all tasks described above. But regardless of how you work, commitment and dedication should always be part of a decorating project.