The Design Process

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We’re a small business that makes a big, colorful impression. Atelier offers a comprehensive full-service experience that results in designs that reflect each client’s personal pizazz.

 
 
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Let’s Talk Business

 

We begin our process with a brief phone call to discuss your plans for the project and our general requirements. From there we will set up an Initial Consultation. This meeting is for us to fully evaluate the project space and to gather all of the necessary information that our team will need. The Initial Consultation consists of an in-home space consultation to evaluate your needs, scope of project and budget. The designer gives you a Space Analysis that describes possibilities, ideas, goals, functionality of the area, and general suggestions. This is also when you and the designer exchange your Visual Dialogue, where you review inspirational photos to build rapport and to mutually understand the desired aesthetic.

 
 
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The Nitty Gritty

 

In order to make the magic happen, we prepare a written, customized agreement outlining the specific areas for your review and approval. Upon signed agreement and retainer, we schedule a kick off meeting to start getting down to the nitty gritty. We analyse architectural drawings of your existing home and have our team measure each space out. This allow us to have a comprehensive base to work from to start building up your design, aka the fun stuff begins!

 
 
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The Fun Stuff

 

As you can probably already tell, we are a firm that religiously uses color and pattern to fuse with diverse cultures to bring each project a unique flare. Atelier begins each project by putting together ideas and schemes consisting of fabrics, paints, and finishes to review with the client so that we can understand what you jive with. Together you and the designer will start selecting furniture items, fabrics, light fixtures, paint colors, wallpaper, plumbing fixtures, tile, and more.

 
 
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The Not-SO-Fun Stuff

 

The creation of the project isn’t always glamorous but each tedious step is necessary in order to cross the finish line of gorgeousness. The actualization phase of the project is the most intensive and takes the longest - this phase is not as fun but it’s why you hire us!

First off we need to get everything ordered. To do that, we create formal proposals that include each selected item and their details. We require that every item is approved via a proposal so that both the designer and the client are on the same page about each aspect of the design.

Once all items and materials are finalized, our team prepares technical drawings to properly communicate the design intentions in a formal visual format. Technical drawings include, but are not limited to, AutoCAD/Sketchup/hand-drawn floorplans, elevations, furniture plans, tile pattern plans, lighting plans, etc. Technical drawings allow us to evaluate and refine the design and communicate design concepts to industry experts, including contractors, wallpaper installers, painters, electricians, tile installers, carpenters and more.

Throughout the process, the designer is the coordinator of the entire project and oversees everyone involved. Keeping each expert informed properly is a timely process, though is crucial in making sure the project gets finished seamlessly. Our team is equipped to manage the entire project and each of its tiny details so that there are minimal hiccups.

We take on the not-so-fun stuff so that you don’t have to - you can sit back and relax knowing that we have your back and your best interest always as our first priority.

Atelier technical drawing Examples:

 
 
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The Finish Line

 

We don't stop at project management - we are there to the very end. The Project finalization process includes furniture deliveries, for which our team is available to be present and inspect all purchased items. Once every item is successfully in your home, we spice up the space with finishing touches, art and accessories. We make sure you are 100% happy and glowing with awe!

 
 

 

Publications & Features

5280 Home February/March 2019

5280 Home February/March 2019

5280 Home: Color of the Year

5280 Home: Color of the Year

Luxe Interiors+Design March 2018

Luxe Interiors+Design March 2018

5280 Home: Oct/Nov 2018

5280 Home: Oct/Nov 2018

5280 Home December '16/January '17

5280 Home December '16/January '17

Luxe Interiors+Design Summer 2012

Luxe Interiors+Design Summer 2012

5280 June/July 2018

5280 June/July 2018

5280 Home April/May 2017

5280 Home April/May 2017

Luxe Interiors+Design Spring 2015

Luxe Interiors+Design Spring 2015

5280 Home December '17/January '18

5280 Home December '17/January '18

5280 Home Summer Issue 2016

5280 Home Summer Issue 2016

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles September/October 2013

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles September/October 2013