Marc-Michaels’ Design Process
Marc-Michaels Interior Design has developed a specific design process which is divided into key phases; Programming, Conception, Resolving Detailing, Documenting, and Realizing. We create a success strategy from the onset to meet the project management and design needs for each client. Our exceptionally talented team produced high end quality design from our interior detailing to the “Final Dressing” The difference is in the details!
The first phase of our projects is the programming phase. This phase is predesign and is critical to determine scope of work and identify the project team. Understanding the critical path of the project provides the basis of the project timeline. The client’s aesthetic wishes for the project level of detail and finishes, function needs, furnishing style, budgetary requirements and identifying preferred vendors are key to programming every project
The first design phase is the concept phase. In many cases this phase may be broken into two distinct milestones; concept and schematic design. Within the concept milestone; plan review, space planning, mood imagery, and initial material palette ideas are developed. Within the schematic milestone; interior sketches, elevations, ceiling designs, flooring patterns, furnishing mood and preliminary finish selections are developed for the key spaces.
Once the project team has fulfilled the concept phase, the design developing phase builds on those decisions reaching to the entire project scope, past that of the key spaces. This phase pushes the design concept into every corner of the project to develop and understand all of the interior spaces and how each space will function. At this point in the project the main objective is to ensure the design and function needs are working together in harmony.
After the design development phase is completed, the project is at the point where the design can be resolved; when all of the decisions of the clients and design team come together and the interior design documentation begin to take shape. A preliminary set of documents may be issued, including; furniture plans, reference plans, ceiling plans, flooring and tile plans, lighting plans and interior elevations.
Once the client has approved the design phases, the depth detailing of the project’s designs begins. In this phase the interior design drawings are fully coordinated with consultants and vendors as needed. The detail work is required to ensure the design execution is created
After the design details are developed and coordinated, the production of the working drawings are developed with the required construction information. In addition to the set of drawings, supplemental specification packages of plumbing, lighting, cabinetry, finishes and paint schedules are submitted. The documentation type is specifically tailored to the needs of the project and client.
The implementation of the design is overseen by the design team. They work closely with the consultants and contractor, problem solving as needed, through all stages of the construction process. This phase also includes review of shop drawings and other consultant coordination as the reality of the spaces comes to life. Installation of the furnishings and adding the final touches are the conclusion and most exciting milestone of the realization of the design for each project.