The Simple Process of E-Design

Floor Plan Sketch

Happy Monday! I hope you had the best of Derby + Cinco de Mayo Weekend! I want to share the ongoings with a new E-design client. So, a friend just asked me what I meant by E-design. In my mind, I thought everybody knows. E-Design is short for “electronic design” or “virtual design”. It’s simply a new way of helping clients with decorating a space, a room or even their whole  house electronically, virtually, remotely through e-mail, phone and online . The reasons to want E-design varies ; it may just be that they are in a different demographic , they don’t have the resources or don’t really need full design service. Let’s face it, clients are more design-savvy than ever {well, with so many design-decorate-diy-craft shows, blogs and mags out there!}.

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This is Megan & Jeff {aren’t they adorable?}, newly married, young & just bought their first home, a charming bungalow in Tennessee. Megan e-mailed me & said that our design aesthetic jives & she asked for my  help design their L-shaped living room. Here is a simple step by step list of how the process worked:

1. The e-mail was Step 1.

2. I asked her several questions of likes/dislikes, how they would like their space to feel, function and yes, which furnishings/accessories that to them absolutely must stay {heirloom, sentimental value}.

3. She sends me images of the house and the space in all angles, a floor plan with dimensions {but no worries — if you don’t have the actual plan, you can just describe it, rough sketch it but measurements are a must!}.

4. I started doing a time log via Google Doc that I share with them & we made a secret group Pinterest Board of inspiration images, because a picture is worth a thousand words {yes, when doing E-design, these online resources are very helpful}.

5. I sent them a mood board to give them a framework for design, notes on color palette, furniture dimensions, accessories, etc.

6. I made another Google Doc spreadsheet on what is needed and possible resources {I extend a % of my to the trade discount with them if they decide to purchase with one of my suggestions that’s a wholesaler or to the trade only accounts — a win win for both of us}.

7. They are executing as we speak & of course I’m available via phone & e-mail for questions & advise {because Design truly is a process}.


What do you think? They have been pretty happy so far and we are now in the process of getting their bedroom together! The couple is sending me images of the living room soon for the big reveal! I can’t wait!

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