Whole House Design
Refining the Place You Call Home
Whole house design is all about the details… and there are a million of them. Lord Design will collaborate with you, the contractor, the architect and all of the related trades to ensure the best possible outcome for your project. We will design everything down to the door bell so that you know what you will be getting and have an idea of what it will cost. Our process ensures that we pay attention to every detail and empower your contractor, and any other professional on the project, to do their best work, efficiently.
A Shared Vision From Architect to Builder
So much of what we do has to be address at the root - or rather, the frame - of the house. After our initial consultation we get to work. We compile all of the details that go into creating the space you wish to call home. And we mean every detail. We determine the style of the room, and the intricate details it will take to create it. We source the supplies and document the technical details. These extensive efforts, to lend pragmatism to design, and adhere to technical realities, makes us excellent collaborators with your architects and contractors. We don't just present a beautiful design and say "get to work." We enable the work through research and reporting that allows them to accurately bid and execute a project.
Bringing Your Project to Life with 3D Views
Yes, like the kind you see on HGTV. Every single project from our studio gets the 3D treatment so that you can envision what your finished space will look like before work begins. We can play with finishes, textures and colors in the virtual world so that you can have the most complete understanding our concepts for your space. We really do pay attention to every detail, from the doorknobs to the grout, and everything in between. The 3D modeling and simulation software we use allows you, the client, to have 3D views of the whole house so that you can tour your property before a single hammer, or piece of art is lifted.
The architecture of your space is important, but so are the dressings - the finishing touches if you will. We work with local artisans to provide unique, luxurious, beautiful solutions to your home needs. Here's a little of what we do:
This is the icing on a well-baked cake. Decorating a space is about dressing the design of the space. It's about embellishing the elements and structures that have been assembled to create a livable room, or home, for you to live beautifully within.
Accessories & Art Procurement
Little pieces can have a big impact on a room. They are personal, intriguing, and capable of adding an element of intimacy that large pieces and dressings often cannot. When our clients ask us to accessories their home we search high and low. We make every effort to incorporate items from their home, or that they've sourced on their own, and then we search every possible source within our reach to bring in the best pieces.
It's the "hard" items in a home that give structure and form to a room. The power of a bookshelf, cabinet, or armoire to define a space often justifies the creation of exquisite, custom pieces. Commissioning custom case goods is often an investment in the future, too. Those items go onto become heirlooms, passed down from generation to generation. We work with trusted bespoke furniture makers in the area so that your investment keeps that work local to your home.
Windows treatments, cushions, bedding . . . these are elements that often define the character and comfort of a room. We can source, or create, the elements that are right for your home, and we can do it all close to home, too.
The right piece of furniture doesn't always exist on a showroom floor. We can have custom furniture created for your space, to accommodate your needs and style. Custom doesn't have to mean expensive, either. We can work within a budget. The fact that we keep all of the work local helps, too. Projects take six to eight weeks to fulfill on average.
We have a preferred list of contractors for all of your needs.
Whole House Design is about creating the most authentic expression of you in the spaces you call home. It takes a lot of moving parts to make that happen. We roll up our sleeves and make it happen.