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4. Interior Design Portfolio 2011-2015 FOR ONLINE

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4. Interior Design Portfolio 2011-2015 FOR ONLINE

  1. 1. ABOUT ME Hi! I’m Julia Carpenter, an Interior Design Intern who is ready to make the next step. I am a very outgoing and personable individual who thrives in both challenging and stressful situations. I consider myself a strong team player with a creative personality who has a lot to offer any business. My social and communicative skills are the most recognizable strengths in my character as well as my ability to pay close attention to detail. I am very confident in my design knowledge, especially related to kitchens and bathrooms since that has been my focus these last four years. I have extensive understanding of a variety of computer programs including AutoCAD Architecture 2011, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Google Sketchup, and Microsoft Office. I am a risk taker, a very hard worker, and I will never be satisfied until the job is done, and done while exceeding expectations.
  2. 2. Interior Design Portfolio THIS PORTFOLIO IS A PRESENTATION OF FREE-LANCE DESIGN PROJECTS I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED BETWEEN 2012-2015. I HAVE A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY WORK WITH YOU. VOLUME II [2012-2015]
  3. 3. project: GUEST BATHROOM DESIGN customer: KAREN location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A GUEST BATHROOM THAT FIT INTO AN AWKWARDLY- SHAPED SPACE. THE PROJECT INCLUDED DESIGNING A CUSTOM VANITY THAT MATCHED THE OLDER CHARACTER OF THE HOME BUT REPRESENTED THE CLIENT’S MODERN LIFESTYLE. project: POWDER ROOM DESIGN customer: STUART location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A FUNCTIONAL AND VISUALLY STIMULATING POWDER ROOM THAT AWED GUESTS AND MATCHED THE EXISTING DECOR OF THE HOUSE. THE PROJECT INCLUDED DESIGNING A CUSTOM VANITY THAT FIT INTO THE STYLE AND SIZE OF THE BATHROOM. project: ACCESSIBLE BATHROOM DESIGN customer: CLAIR location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A MAIN BATHROOM THAT WAS ACCESSIBLE FOR THE CLIENT’S FAMILY AND DISABLED SON. THE DESIGN WORKED AROUND CURRENT INSTALLATIONS SUCH AS THE TOILET AND VANITY, WHICH THE CLIENTS WANTED TO KEEP. IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BATHTUB AND ACCESSIBLE SHOWER TO FIT THE WANTS OF THE FAMILY. project: KITCHEN DESIGN date: MONIQUE location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM IN A HOUSE THAT LIKED TO ENTERTAIN. THE CLIENTS WANTED THREE SEPARATE DESIGNS SO THEY COULD BALANCE THE OPTIONS AND CHOOSE THE BEST FIT. THE PICTURE ABOVE SHOWS THE FINAL DECISION. project: BATHROOM DESIGN date: ROB location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A BATHROOM FOR A FAMILY OF FIVE IN A SMALL SPACE WITH AN AWKWARDLY-ANGLED WALL. THE FAMILY NEEDED MORE STORAGE AND A VANITY THAT WAS MORE FUNCTIONAL THEN WHAT THEY CURRENTLY HAD. PHOTO OF COMPLETED VANITY MODEL OF BATHROOM DESIGN PHOTO OF COMPLETED KITCHEN MODEL OF BATHROOM DESIGNMODEL OF BATHROOM DESIGN pages one to four pages five to ten pages eleven to twenty Contents pages twenty one to twenty four
  4. 4. project: MASTER BATHROOM date: TRACEY location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A TIMELESS MASTER BATHROOM WITH A CUSTOM VANITY THAT INCORPORATED A SEPARATE MAKE UP AREAAND PROVIDED AMPLE STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR THE USERS. THE SPACE ALSO FEATURED A FREE STANDING BATH TUB AND A LARGE CUSTOM-SIZED SHOWER. project: BASEMENT DESIGN date: VIK location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A LARGE UNFINISHED BASEMENT AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO A FUNCTIONAL RENTAL UNIT. THE CLIENT ALSO WANTED IT TO BE AN EXTENSION OF THEIR HOME AND OPERATE AS A GUEST QUARTERS OR “HANG OUT” AREA FOR THE CHILDREN WHEN NOT BEING RENTED. project: MAIN BATHROOM DESIGN date: DAVID location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A BATHROOM IN AN OLDER “BEACHES” HOME. THE CLIENTS HAD GABLE ROOFS SO THE SHOWER DESIGN HAD TO FUNCTION AROUND THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE. AFTER EXCHANGING IDEAS, THE CUSTOMERS DECIDED ON THE ABOVE DESIGN. project: CLOSET/LAUNDRY ROOM DESIGN date: DAVID location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A LAUNDRY ROOM FOR A RETURN CLIENT. THE LAUNDRY ROOM HAS SPACE FOR FOLDING CLOTHES, HANGING STORAGE FOR DRYING, CABINETRY TO HIDE AN IRON BOARD, AND ALSO PROVIDES ADDITIONAL CLOSET SPACE FOR THE WIFE’S CLOTHES AND SHOES. MODEL OF BATHROOM DESIGN MODEL OF BATHROOM DESIGN MODEL OF BASEMENT DESIGN MODEL OF LAUNDRY ROOM DESIGN project: BATHROOM DESIGN date: LYDIA location: EAST END OF TORONTO (BEACHES) task: I DESIGNED A SMALL BATHROOM IN A BEACHES HOME THAT LACKED STORAGE SPACE. SINCE STORAGE WAS AN ISSUE, A CUSTOM VANITY WAS CONSTRUCTED TO FIT THE UPGRADED LAYOUT AND PROVIDE FUNCTIONAL CABINETRY. THE CLIENT WANTED A MODERN LOOK SO THE SPACE WAS DESIGNED WITH A MODERN APPROACH. PHOTO OF BATHROOM IN PROGRESS pages twenty five to thirty two pages thirty three to fourty pages fourty one to fifty six pages fify seven to sixty eight
  5. 5. Project Example One 1.
  6. 6. 5. 4. Karens Bathroom Design The client lives in an old “beaches” style home. The tile selection and vanity style had to flow with the existing character of the house. The customer wanted the floating vanity to mimic the vintage character of her home while representing her modern lifestyle. We decided a floating vanity with two drawers would function and aesthetically suite the style of the space. We completed the look with simple yet decorative trim on the drawer front and a dark stain that allowed the natural veins to show through. The materials in the bathroom completed the design by showcasing chrome fixtures, a marble counter, Carrera hexagon tiles, a ceramic vessel sink, and subway tiled walls that stopped at door frame height. project example one 2.
  7. 7. These pictures demonstrate different elements in the design. You can see the materials used in the bathroom through these pictures. I am really happy with how the marble hexagon mosaics found on the floor looked when finished. They add a great sense of shape and texture to a rather simple space. We tiled the walls with white, 3”x6” subway tile. The client had tall ceilings so we stopped the wall tile at the doorframe and painted the remaining space a neutral color. 3.
  8. 8. Final Design tHESE PICTURES DEMONSTRATE THE CUSTOM VANITY DESIGN. We debated about building a console table with antique legs but decided this floating design with two concealed drawers allowed the user to have more storage. We built the vanity using solid wood. The client had vintage handles that were integrated into the design. The counter displayed a single bevel and was fabricated from a beautiful slab of Calcutta marble. To insure the vanity stayed as the focal point in the bathroom, we choose a white ceramic vessel sink so it blended in with the white ceramic wall tiles. 4.
  9. 9. Project Example Two 5.
  10. 10. Stuarts Bathroom Design The client lived in a typical east-end Toronto suburban house and wanted his powder room to have a non-typical design that awed guests. We achieved this by installing an over-qrtsized decorative mirror, a custom built floating vanity, and completed the design with brushed bronze fixtures. The vanity consisted of one drawer, large enough to store tissue pa- per. The towel bar doubled as the drawer handle. The vanity was stained the same color as the clients dining room furniture, which was directly adjacent to the powder room. The faucet and accesso- ries where finished in brushed bronze. Many possibilities were explored in the design of this bathroom. The studies were important to insure the final product was the best fit for the client. The studies are shown on the following pages. project example two 6.
  11. 11. Final vanity design. Final vanity design. This option humored the idea of adding legs to the vanity with a bottom shelf. It was designed after studying pictures of console sinks. This option demonstrates the finalized design. The small powder room felt more open without the addition of console legs or a bottom shelf. This option humors the idea of adding a bottom shelf for additional storage. Ultimately, we decided this was the weakest design and the shelf served as an impractical eye sore. Vanity &lighting these diagrams demonstrate vanity concepts and light arrangements. We studied many possibilities for lighting and vanity designs. We decided that after much discussion, a single pendant light and floating vanity were the best fit for this space 7.
  12. 12. g                     Diagram  B.   Two  wall  sconces   Diagram  C.   Two  pendants   Diagram  D.   Single  pendan Having two wall sconces beside the mirror was considered. It was decided against because it distracted from the detail found around the mirror’s frame. This was the chosen lighting installation. A single pendant centered on the vanity. A simple installlation that complemented the other focal elements in the space. Having two pendant lights was considered. It was decided against because it gave the wall a cluttered appearance and distracted from other elements. 8.                 Diagram  B.   Two  wall  sconces   Diagram  C. Two  pendan       nts   Diagram  D.   Single  pendant  
  13. 13. Restoration Hardware - Whitby Mirror 25”W x 50”H x 1-­3/4”D Natural finish Kohler - Purist faucet with lever handle 8” widespread Brushed Bronze Caroma - Liano vessel sink 16-­1/2”W x 18-­1/2”H x 5-­3/8”D White Porcelain Kohler - P-Trap K-9018 1-1/4” O.D Standard Brushed Bronze Kohler - P-Trap K-9018 1-1/4” O.D Standard Brushed Bronze Custom floating vanity - solid wood 31”W x 8”H x 19”D Same color as dining room furniture Kohler - Santa Rosa 1pc toilet 18-­3/4”W x 28-­3/16”H x 27-­3/4”D White Porcelain These diagrams illustrate the products chosen to complete the bathroom. Products9.
  14. 14. this is the final bathroom design. I wanted the space above the toilet to feature a shelf that could display an oversized picture or any other accessories. I suggested painting the room an off white colour or choosing from one of Restoration Hardware’s neutral colour samples. FinalDesign 10.
  15. 15. Project Example Three 11.
  16. 16. Monique’s Kitchen Design This was one of my favourite projects. The client wanted to renovate their entire kitchen and living room, completed with custom cabinetry, built-ins, and new appliances. We added sliding french doors that lead to the back yard and a new window found over the kitchen sink. The client found a picture on the internet that resignated with her and wanted the image to be the foundation to the design. The clients needed to be sure they were making the right decision on the layout because they wanted to intergate so many things but many people were claiming the space was too small. I designed three seperate kitchen layouts in a 3D program so the client could get visual confirmation on the design they liked best. The original design that inspired the re-model of the kitchen was ultimately the design the clients landed on. All in all, this was a very rewarding project and the outcome turned out great. project example three 12.
  17. 17. FinalDesign 13.
  18. 18. This is an image demonstrating the final kitchen design. The clients went with kitchen concept one. There was a picture found online that looked very similar to what the client wanted so they asked for the plan to resemble that specific inspirational photo. We added a new window and centered it over the sink. Not only does this allow more light to enter the kitchen but it also creates a beautiful focal point when you first enter the house. On top of adding a new window, we also added new French doors that lead outside to the backyard. The old infrastructure used to have out dated rolling doors. The new style, shown in the following concept perspectives, gave the clients the option of opening the doors and connecting with nature while entertaining guests at the dining table. The design was very successful and the client’s regularly comment on how much they love the new space. a picture demonstrating the chosen concept. 14.
  19. 19. These diagrams illustrate different perspectives of kitchen concept one. These perspectives reflect the chosen kitchen design. We felt this layout provided everything the clients wanted. This kitchen has lots of functional counter space, provides great workflow, has ample amounts of storage, and promotes social interaction because of the open concept while maintaining wide clearances for traffic. 15.
  20. 20. Concept one 16.
  21. 21. These diagrams illustrate different perspectives of kitchen concept two. This design tried to place seating around the island. In the end we finalized that the area between the desk and island felt tight and was not optimal for traffic. I tried to create a social environment that created good workflow and room for traffic. The counter against the left wall did not follow the standard 24” depth that most kitchen counters follow. This depth was designed to only be 13” so the user would have enough counter space, tons of storage, and still have a wide clearance for traffic. 17.
  22. 22. Concept wo18.
  23. 23. These diagrams illustrate different perspectives of kitchen concept three. This was the least favorite of the three kitchen concepts. The clients and I felt the layout did not maximize cabinet space as much as the other designs. There is more seating but less functional kitchen space. The work zone in front of the sink is much smaller in comparison to concept one and two. This layout is not optimal when you have more then one person in the cooking area. 19.
  24. 24. Concept hree20.
  25. 25. Project Example Four 21.
  26. 26. Robs Bathroom Design This client had a small bathroom that was used by the whole family and needed improvements in storage and bathing fixtures. The original bathroom had little cabinetry and featured an old claw foot tub that was chipped and discolored. The bathroom also featured an angled wall that created an awkward space for the vanity. Originally, the clients had a pedestal sink and wanted to fit a unit that provided storage and counter space while still permitting wide enough clearances to function effortlessly. The bathroom required specialty products to complete the space. This included a non-standard sized tub (54”L x 28”W x 22”H) and a vanity that fit a non standard depth (24”W x 18”D x 35”H). I also suggested fabricating a custom linen closet beside the bath, and straightening the angle in the bathroom by adding open shelving to create a corner for the vanity project example four 22.
  27. 27. Design23.
  28. 28. Strasser Vanity - Inset with Shaker doors 24”W x 18”D x 35”H White mirror Single straight profile Rectangle, undemount sink Kohler - Santa Rosa 14”W x 31.25”D x 28”H White porcelain 1 piece Comfort height Coompact elongated Tubco - Vision 54 54”L x 28”W x 22”H Drop in $ - White, 3” x 6” subway tiled skirt $$ - Bianco Carrera hexagon mosaics $$$ - Slabs of Bianca Carrera marble Custom linen cabinet 20”W x 18”D x 90.25”H BathCity Shaker style cabinetry Painted walnut (Benjamine Moore - CC40) Two drawers and a cupboard Custom glass tub shield 39”W x 12”D x 59.5”H Two fixed panels and a pivot partition Chrome, round hindges 10mm tempered glass Products Bianco Carrera counter 25”W x 19”D x 36”H Cut to fit inside the Single straight profile Cabano Rotondo - Vanity Faucet Single hole Chrome Small scale to acheive more counter space The size of the space was so small and required speciality products to fit the needs of the customer. I designed a linen tower tower to be built beside the bathtub that increased storage. I also designed open shelfs located beside the vanity that straightened the angle in the room. The interior of the shelves were also angled to follow the shape of the bathroom. I designed the custom cut counter to extend inside the shelf unit to maximise counter space. 24
  29. 29. Project Example Five 25.
  30. 30. Davids Bathroom Design This client had a very old and traditional house located in the East end of Toronto. The current owners wanted a bathroom transformation since the current design did not fulfill the needs of the family. It only had a bathtub, which meant the family had to share the master bathroom shower. We studied different layouts but decided in the end to fill in a window and build a 48” X 36” shower in the corner. I influenced the design and product selection. The clients chose their own paint color and tile selection with minimal guidance. I chose traditional “farm house” styled fixtures because the exterior of the house was shaped as a barn with an old style gable roof. The job went very well, the only hiccup was that the exposed shower system took an unexpected three-month delivery time to finally arrive. project example five 26.
  31. 31. Before You can see in these photos that the bathroom was outdated. The sink was in a location that did not permit a mirror because of an over head window so the users had to place a dressing table beside the sink for the girls to use as a vanity. The window did feature a beautiful stained glass design that I wanted to keep but the clients decided to fill in the wall and convert that area to a shower. The exsisting tile work was falling apart and the current cast iron claw foot tub was stained and chipped so new fixtures were installed. 27.
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  34. 34. Design & Products Fairmont Designs - Rustic Chic Vanity 30”W x 21”D x 36”H Silvered Oak Bianco Carrera counter, single straight profile Camyl Tomlin - Solano Freestanding Tub ”W x 328”D x 28”H White Acrylic Center drain TOTO - Soirée Toilet 14”W x 31.25”D x 28”H White porcelain Concealed Base Strom Plumbing Elora - Victorian Faucet 8” widespread, deck mount Cross handles Chrome finish Strom Plumbing Elora - Victorian Tub Filler Adjustable swing arm, wall mount Cross handles Chrome finish Strom Plumbing Elora - Victorian Shower Exposed shower system, wall mount Lever handles Chrome finish 30.
  35. 35. My responsibilities for this project included product selection and floor plan finalization. I assisted in the tile decision and the clients chose their own paint color. We were very happy with the final outcome. The renovated design was a huge improvement from the originally dysfunctional bathroom. The new layout promoted functionality by providing a separate shower and a proper vanity with storage and counter space. After31.
  36. 36. Notes 32.
  37. 37. Project Example Six 33.
  38. 38. Traceys Bathroom Design This client had an extension added to her house by the previous owners and wanted to redesign the space to become her new luxury master bathroom. I had to design around the existing structure, which meant working with a large, non centered window, and three exterior walls, which meant limitations on plumbing installations. The client had many design requests such as installing linen storage, a makeup table, a single vanity, a large shower, and a separate bathtub. The bathroom was originally accessed through a single door, which I suggested widening and installing French doors so the bathroom would have a dramatic entrance. I also suggested installing a decorative pattern on the floor using different mosaics to create a focal point in front of the tub. My job included performing a site measure, compiling a few floor plans, representing the design through a 3-D model, and suggesting products to complete the space. The client invited me back to give my design opinion on helping her design a new kitchen and upgrade her powder room. project example Six 34.
  39. 39. Design 35.
  40. 40. Plansrefelcted ceiling plan and floor plan To assist the bathtub in becoming the focal point within the room, we centered a chandelier over the tub to insure the users sight is secured on the products. This installation gave the bathroom an appeal that felt majestic and custom. We installed the chandelier on a dimmer switch so the users would have the ability to operate it as mood lighting for the space. Along with general down lighting, we installed wall sconces directly onto the mirrors found over the custom vanity and make up table. These were installed so the light would reflect off the mirror and illuminate the users facial features from the front, thus eliminating awkward shadows when applying makeup. 36.
  41. 41. BATHROOM DIAGRAMS AND CABINET ELEVATION. You can see the suggested bathroom design through these diagrams. The client had mandatory requests including her need for a makeup vanity and linen storage. I suggested building a custom unit that featured wall sconces installed on the mirror. This would help the client with makeup application because it would light her features from the front and eliminate any unflattering shadows. We flipped the orientation of the custom cabinet (shown in diagrams) so the linen tower would be closer to the bathtub and the make up vanity would be away from the window. The bathtub was a feature in the bathroom, becoming the focal point in the space. We choose a freestanding claw foot tub built out of volcanic limestone. The bathtub was a high end product that featured a timeless design and added elegance to the room which completed the design. Diagrams37.
  42. 42. Elevation elevation showing suggested custom cabinetry. . 38.
  43. 43. Inspiration research images. These images inspired design elements within the bathroom. Like most projects, the client was on a budget so many of the details had to be downplayed. We focused on the main focal features such as the bathtub, vanity, and shower. 39.
  44. 44. Victoria Albert Richmond - Bathtub 66”L x 30”W x 24”H White volcanic lime stone White claw-feet Chrome waste + overflow Kohler - Santa Rosa 14”W x 31.25”D x 28”H White porcelain 1 piece Comfort height Elongated Riobel Romance - Vanity faucet Chrome 8” widespread Lever handles Spring House - Exposed shower system Rain head + Hand shower Pressure balanced Chrome Lever handle Basket Weave Tile - Floor pattern 12” x 12” sheets Marble Bianco Carrera with Black Granite Products Riobel Romance - Tub Filler Chrome Foor risers Lever handles Subway Tile - Walls 3” x 6” pieces Ceramic Warm White Bianco Carrera tile- Floor 12” x 24” pieces Marble 40.
  45. 45. Project Example Seven 41.
  46. 46. Viks Basement Design The client had an unfinished basement that they wanted to renovate and turn into an area for their kids to hang out or serve as a rental unit. The space held a lot of potential and the clients were really passionate about getting the space to meet their personal wants and needs. The client was collecting magazine clips and odd pieces of furniture, hoping that one day she can finish the basement to her style and put her collected items on display. I made an initial proposal on how I felt the bathroom, laundry area, and bedroom/office should be laid out. After the client and I met for our revision session, we made changes to the basement design that enlarged the bedroom/office and hid the laundry machines inside a closet. project example Seven 42.
  47. 47. Before 43.
  48. 48. the original basement and Integrating furniture. The client had many pieces of furniture around their home that they wanted to use in the basement once the renovation was complete. The client had a spare couch, a spare coffee table, a small drawer system, and a very large farmhouse table that the wife picked up from a garage sale. The furniture fit perfectly into the completed space. The individual units just needed a little TLC to bring the finishes back to life. The couch and two tables were integrated into the living space. This is evident on the plans shown on the following pages. I suggested the drawer system could be used as either a bedside table or as a storage solution for laundry and cleaning supplies. 44.
  49. 49. Inspiration.45.
  50. 50. research images. The client was very passionate about achieving a certain look in the renovated basement while still maintaining a high level of functionality. She provided me with many inspirational images that she has collected over the years from magazines and other sources. It was really important to the client that the living space was centered on a beautiful fireplace. In the end, due to building code regulations we were unable to get a wood-burning fireplace so we installed an electric unit and built a dramatic frame around it. I walked around the client’s house to get an idea on what their current style was so the new renovation would flow well with the rest of the house. The client wanted to continue renovations throughout the property so she didn’t want me to focus on any rooms other then the upstairs bathroom. The upstairs bathroom was her most recent renovation and the family loved the style and wanted to mimic it in the basement. the clients upstairs bathroom 46.
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  52. 52. These diagrams illustrate the first proposed design The furniture that the client was storing was used in the living spaces, which can be seen in the above diagrams. The requests of the client were to create a living space with a fireplace, a kitchenette, extra storage, a three-piece bathroom, a laundry room, and an office space that could also be converted to a bedroom. I proposed filling in one window in the basement to accommodate the fireplace. I also suggested adding two more windows in the living room to allow light to enter the space. The basement was half above the ground so changes like this were possible. First esign48.
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  54. 54. FirstplansThis was the preliminary floor plan proposal for the basement. These floor plans demonstrate the initial design proposal for the basements renovation. You can see that the furniture the clients stored was utilized in the living space. The couch and table were centered on the fireplace, creating an aesthetically pleasing symmetrical appearance. The final design, which can be seen on the following page, shows the enlarged bedroom/office space and the smaller laundry room. I originally felt the laundry would be better against an exterior wall because we could then ventilate the dryer straight to the outside. After consulting with the contractor, we determined the basement would function better with a larger bedroom/office so we changed the laundry machines location. 50.
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  56. 56. Final plansThis was the chosen floor plan for the basment. These floor plans demonstrate the final basement design. You can see when compared against the preliminary floor plans that changes were made to the laundry room configuration and the bedroom/office space. The clients were very pleased with the final outcome. 52.
  57. 57. Dimension plan53.
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  59. 59. Kitchen elevations. The basement was designed to have a fully functioning kitchen that could support renters incase the clients decided to lease out the space. We studied two kitchen cabinet possibilities and ended up finalizing on the design to the left. We considered adding smaller cabinets to the top of the kitchen so the client could potentially display decorative possessions. We ultimately felt that the design benefited from simplicity and did not need the extra storage. The cabinetry was completed through the fabrication of decorative shaker doors and drawer faces, and oil rubbed bronze cabinet pulls. 55.
  60. 60. Elevations 56.
  61. 61. Project Example Eight 57.
  62. 62. Lydias Bathroom Design The client bought her first starter home and was eager to begin renovations so she could adapt the existing structure to meet her needs and aesthetic preference. She was a single mom who did not need a lot of space but did need a lot of storage. The original bathroom provided a small 18”x10” vanity that could only store cleaning materials. The renovated space featured increased storage by accommodating a large custom vanity, a recessed medicine cabinet, a recessed shower niche, and towel storage located above the bathtub. We wanted to take a modern approach so we built the space to reflect clean lines and simple design. We integrated many natural materials such as marble and walnut. We based the tile selection off two inspirational pictures we found and installed mosaics throughout the bathroom. I chose the floor tiles and the client chose the wall tiles. project example eight 58.
  63. 63. Before ThESE PICTURES REPRESENT WHAT THE BATHROOM USED TO LOOK LIKE. The client moved into a new house and her first project was to renovate the bathroom. The appearance and functionality of the current bathrooms did not meet the client’s needs. The original tile and bathtub was aged and discolored so we decided it would be best to start from the studs and re-build the space. The bathroom did not provide enough storage for the client to store her bathroom products or linens. The older home did have a linen closet but the client wanted to use it as a pantry since the kitchen did not provide one. The new design promoted functionality by providing custom storage solution and upgrading the fixture orientation. 59.
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  65. 65. Inspiration ThESE ARE THE IMAGES THAT INSPIRED ASPECTS OF THE BATHROOM. The client and I wanted to do something special with the tiles and vanity. We both liked the idea of using small mosaics throughout the space, and enjoyed the composition of white marble mixed with natural walnut. We studied these images and adapted certain elements to fit the bathroom space. 61.
  66. 66. First sign diagrams of the preliminary design. This was the original design for the bathroom. We wanted to change the current placement of the bathtub and toilet. We found out after demolition that the structure presented limitations, which prevented this specific design from working. 62.
  67. 67. Diagrams of the final design. These models represent the final bathroom design. Ultimately, we continued with the original bathroom configuration. We installed upgraded fixtures such as a wall-mounted toilet and a floating vanity. Designing the space to have wall-mounted fixtures helped free up floor area. Functionally this helped with cleaning because the client can easily reach under the units. Aesthetically this opened up the space because fewer items were resting on the floor. The client needed additional towel storage so we built a cubby system over the bathtub. The client also decided to upgrade the window by enlarging the opening. This allowed light to enter the room and it also made the space feel more open. 63.
  68. 68. Final esign64.
  69. 69. Vanity Design These pictures show the installed vanity. Designing and building the vanity for this space was a large project that involved carful planning since it was the focal point in the space. We fabricated the unit out of solid walnut and applied a clear stain to bring out the woods natural veins. We installed finger pulls on the doors to maintain a minimalist appearance. We also fabricated a matching mirror with a recessed medicine cabinet that reached the ceiling. The mirror had a light installed directly on the glass. This would allow the light to illuminate the users face from the front, thus eliminating any awkward shadows. The overall vanity depth is 12” at its maximum. I suggested using a smaller faucet and continuing the white quartz counter up the wall as the backsplash but the client made her own selections and feels the space still surpassed her expectations. 65.
  70. 70. Vanity design one. This model demonstrates a proposed plan for the custom vanity. I prefer to take a symmetrical approach when designing which is why I appreciated the appearance of this unit. Ultimately, it was decided that this style was not ideal and developed an alternative design. final vanity design. This model represents (relatively) what the final vanity looked like. We decided to go with an asymmetrical appearance and recessed a portion of the cabinet to fit between the doorframe and the wall. This created an entry that felt less cramped and still provided increased storage. 66.
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  72. 72. Final Picturesfinal design.. These pictures demonstrate the final bathroom design. We were really happy with the custom vanity, custom mirror, and recessed medicine cabinet. The tiles turned out more blue then we anticipated but ultimately felt it worked well in the overall space once complete. 68.
  73. 73. VOLUME 2 [2012-2015]
  74. 74. Interior Design Portfolio Julia
  75. 75. INTERIOR DESIGN PORTFOLIO VOLUME II [2012-2015]

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