As far as the actual design process there are some key elements to the way they work.
First always remain organized! Each job gets a reference folder with a budget, spread sheets, floor plan, copies of fabric and trim swatches, completed list, and to do list. It also has all the measurements of each item down to the very last detail. I was truly impressed with the "good- better -best" sheet. Ellie stressed that in good design each space must have at least one best piece. If that best piece is present one can mix in items from West Elm or Ballard and your room still maintains an element of elegance and personality. One final tip I loved was when staging the space for the client make it user ready right down to the candy in a dish and fresh flowers, all of which make the client feel right at home the minute they step into the space for the first time!
Well, Ellie is one special woman with a very talented firm that she should be proud of! I highly recommend both of the Cullman & Kravis books: The Detailed Interior and Decorating Master Class.
|Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan|
Head over the Linda at Calling It Home for the One Room Challenge today!
|Calling It Home|