Dear Designer, How do I start a design project?!?

Dear Designer, 

I’m in the VERY begining stages of my design project and don’t know where to start.  There are so many beautiful inspiration pictures online and so much to choose from.  How do I pull it all together, stay in budget, and enjoy the process?


Dear Client,

Don’t stress – this is the BEST part of the process and with a few tips you’ll feel organized and your project will be underway!


The best designs start with a vision.  Collect those images and products you’ve been seeing on the internet by organizing them on a Pinterest Board.  You can see a great example of one of our inspiration boards here.



Once you have all of your favorites pinned choose your TOP 5 and create a board so they are all in one place.  You should include images that represent style, color palettes, important design fetaures and any other favorites you find.

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Now make a list of everything you’ll need to select for your project.  This is your action plan and if you’re feeling really abitious you can even assign budgets for each item.

I’ve been following this signature design process with my clients for years and, am confident you’ll feel more in control of your project when you do too.

Good luck!

Client Love
“Amy spent a lot of time getting to know us, our style and comfort level. We felt that we could totally trust that she would design something that was unique to our family, and she did just that.”
A. W. — Pasadena, CA

Peltier Interiors