Hope you are having a great weekend…mine is thwarted by the flu. I can’t wait to be back to myself.
Isn’t the fall landscape beautiful right now? It’s what is building inside of me to paint…if I had the energy.
I love layering whites and creams, masculine and feminine lines and fabrics. The furniture is from Oly, Restoration Hardware, Baker, Jayson, IKEA, Anthropologie and Hickory Chair (bed). The art is mine- “Ucluelet Skies”, 2’ x 4’, Acrylic on Canvas.
Click on the image to shop for these items through Polyvore.
Through my “Spec Space” service, you can have a room put together for you. For those who are on a budget, who want to phase their purchases, or have the time to manage the project, it’s a great way to get a designer space.
I came across this website a few months ago, first through a client commission, then through and internet search. They offer a permanent collection, and an antique collection, where this beauty from the sixties is located. I don’t know why it’s so attractive to me…the colour palette, the light patterns it would give off. Can you imagine it (or a pair) over a DR table, kitchen island or buffet? Yummy.
It’s located here
A television is not the eyesore it used to be…I noticed recently on the Restoration Hardware website, and again with Vicente Wolf in Met Home. I see others are taking note as well- like this award winner by Alex Bjurstrom. Is TV the new art?
We all deserve a space to call our own. This is dedicated to all women; make your life a beautiful life! Live it like you mean it…like no one is watching. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month…support the cause any way you can.
Design and Rendering by Michelle Morelan 2009
As you may have read, I am answering some questions for Scott in Virginia who is working on his Master’s Degree in Interior Design (wowsa!) I answered his questions via email, and was about to send him examples of drawings through the process of a project that he requested, when I though I would just post on it instead.
I have not had the opportunity to work on a hospitality project like this one I did for my Thesis Project a few years ago, so I chose it to document for Scott. Can you believe I still hold on to it? I just never felt more free in my life…being pushed to a high level of design, and without a budget!! I look back to my education as a wonderful experience in my life.
The project; well, you may recognize it by my header, which is a typical guest room at the Ucluth Lodge and Spa in Ucluelet, BC. It’s an adaptive re-use project, turning an old fish processing plant into a eco lodge and spa with water access.
The sketches really are different through the design process. You start with programming and gathering information, zoning and bubbling diagrams, space planning into materials, to detailing and all the time respecting the architecture and site. The following sketches reflect all of those phases of design. This would complete the design process, then you go on to Contract Documents, which are working drawings for the project. Working in 1/4 inch scale is best for interiors, and you should always work to scale; space is deceiving.
I kept a 3d model in SketchUp going along side the CAD plans to assess the spaces in 3d instantaneously, but earlier in the process, I did quick perspectives like most of the ones you see below. The last computer image is rendered with light in Photoshop.
We certainly have to love it to do it, don’t we? Dale over at the Hospitality Design Inspiration blog is blessed to do large scale hospitality work for a living…I am so envious.
Let me now bore you with the details so Scott can use this post for his project. I tried to keep it chronological. I used a block of newsprint to keep the process in order, now I am glad that I did.
In residential design, many times there is no budget for renderings, but quick small elevations and trace paper drawings in plan are the norm. I like to do a vignette rendering for a client anyway…as a gift. I think I am going to start doing front doors.
Now I am off to listen to Charlotte Moss over the the Skirted Roundtable…wow…those ladies are really getting the best of the best!!
Even know I love this last computer rendering…there is something more tactile and experiential with hand drawings.
Scott from Virginia contacted me some time ago. He is working on his Master’s Degree in ID, and liked my rendering style enough to use this one for an assignment. Scott’s rendering is the large one, from my Rendering 101 lesson (the second one)…I think Scott’s is much better!! Nice job!!