The Design Process July 9, 2014 Many of you have asked about the process of these renovations from a design standpoint. For me it’s all about giving these run down houses their story back. I literally have to sit in a home and get a feel for the home before I make any sort of design decisions. I also interview my clients on what they want the look and feel of their home to be- modern, warm and cozy, fresh or simple. Once I have this info, I sit in the home and let the home inspire me. I try and weave what the client wants into what the home’s previous history was. My hope is to produce homes that are both appealing to my clients while preserving the story of what once was in the homes I put my hands to. I have to see past all the dated decor and chaos and dig deep to find the potential for every project. I don’t take these lightly because frankly, I truly believe that home is the most important place on earth.For your own home, take the time to sit and get inspired for your own space. Define what style and feel you want to create. Let the home speak to you. Research the history of the home if you can. How do you want to re-write or preserve the story of the home? I hope this inspires you to take ownership of your own design projects and I’d love to hear from you!