RI STUDIO 2021 Goals

2021 Goals

The New Year is almost here, and we are so excited to share our plans for 2021 with you all. This time last year, we had no idea what was in store for us. Now that we have been living in almost a full year of uncertainty and anxiety, it is time to take matters into our own hands. Let’s start making those plans for a bigger and better year. Here we go!

2021 Goals

FLIP THE SCRIPT

We are teaming up with RI Custom Homes to create our very first property flip. This project will be a labor of love between mine and my husband’s company to work together and provide a one-of-a-kind home experience. We are currently looking at properties that could be our brainchild in North Dallas area. We’ve been keeping a close watch on this location full of homes with great structure that need a little updating. Our focus will be adding modern amenities that are energy-efficient with interiors designed to the T.

SEE A NEED, FILL A NEED

Lately, we have seen many California natives make Prosper, Texas, their new home. The path of growth has made the area a prime destination for many who are looking to keep their elevated lifestyle at a more reasonable price point. While homes are going up like crazy, furnishing availability is minimal or extremely overpriced. To add an extra layer of service to not just my interior design clients but to the surrounding area, we plan on opening our very own retail location. This will be a cozy storefront with a vignette or two and a studio in the back. We will feature those little touches of home décor, as well as custom furniture and rugs for everyone to enjoy fine furnishings in their new homes. We can’t wait to bring custom and one-of-a-kind home décor at an affordable price to the city of Prosper.

GIVING IS ALWAYS IN SEASON

As an interior designer, I am given the privilege of bringing people home to a place of their very own. The feeling that comes with giving that to an individual or a family cannot be put into words. To give back to our community, RI Studio will be teaming up with local family support organizations and networks that help transition children into safe and stable homes. Designing a room for a child with their furniture and their belongings to make their day brighter would significantly impact their outlook on life. Witnessing their reaction would truly be something to behold. If you know of any organizations or a family in need, please share those stories with us to provide the gift of home to those who truly need it.

No matter how 2021 unfolds, we can rest assured that we have our own plans. These goals will help us conquer the days ahead. We hope you all have a happy and safe New Year. Let’s make 2021 the best year yet!

Planning is Key

Planning Makes Perfect

 

Project Planning Makes for a Perfect Result
Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling your existing one, or needing new furnishings, planning is the most important part of any interior design project. The more you plan, the smoother the ride. There are four main parts of the interior design planning process: budget, concept, specifications, and timeline.

Planning Makes Perfect

Budget
Budget is one of the most important elements of a project, even though some people feel uncomfortable discussing it. The budget dictates everything, from the project timeline to the finishes and furnishings. Creating a well-informed budget is a key part of the planning process. When RI Studio creates a furnishings budget for client projects, we provide estimates for each item that will be specified in your project. This includes everything from chairs to accessories to drapery. This detailed process establishes guidelines for the design selections so that when the design is presented there are no surprises. The budget has been agreed upon in the very beginning. Expectations set and expectations met!

If we are helping you design a new home or large remodel, those budgets will be initially established by your builder or contractor. We can certainly look over these, to point out any areas we think you might want to adjust. This will help to make sure what you are wanting in your home is reflected in the allowances.

Concept
The design concept is the overall theme of the interior design. It often includes sketches, swatches, and samples. This allows the client to see and feel the design direction. The RI Studio team creates a design concept after our initial consultation. To create the best concept possible, we’ll ask you lots of questions during the consultation. The goal is to get to know you as much as possible so we can design a space that’s perfect for your life. We’ll ask you about your style, schedule, hobbies and family to get a better sense of how you use your home.

The more planning the better

Specifications
RI Studio creates interior design specifications alongside the design concept. Where the design concept is more wholistic, the specifications get into the details of a design. These plans often involve blueprints for the space, measurements for cabinetry or furniture, finish selections, and more. Any item or material that will be needed for your design down to the hardware and accent pillows should be accounted for in the interior specifications.

Planning makes perfect

Timeline
The project timeline is another significant part of perfect planning. Timeline directly impacts the budget and how quickly you can begin enjoying your space. Many factors can affect the timeline of a project, from material selections to customized products to trade resources. We at RI Studio can help guide you through this process by suggesting materials that help stay within your timeline. Keeping you ahead of your builder or contractor with your selections and maintaining an expediting report for your furnishings are just a few ways we are here to help the project move along.