It should come as no surprise that architecture and interior design are complementary elements in high-end home design. But, more often than not, these services are parceled out into sequential agendas, adding unnecessary steps and potential lapses in communication.
That’s why Jennifer Lombard, our newest hire, is the custom home design version of having our cake and eating it too. As a licensed interior designer with a graduate degree in architecture, Jennifer is skilled in all facets of the design process. From initial concept to final details, Jennifer is equipped to collaborate on, improve and expand our design services while enhancing client experience.
5 ways clients benefit from integrated architecture/interior design services
Single Point of Contact
bldg.collective is a high-touch, residential architecture firm with a penchant for attracting dynamic clients eager to explore bold and unique designs. In the (nearly) 10 years prior to finding Jennifer, we had worked with a slew of talented interior designers on numerous creative and successful projects. But even in best-case scenarios, clients found themselves, essentially, dating two people while relaying information between.
With Jennifer on board, clients benefit from a single point of contact—bldg.collective—with whom to explore preferences, lifestyle, parameters and ideas. This allows us to develop conceptual ideas much faster, without any unnecessary back and forth.
Jennifer practiced interior design for nearly a decade before studying architecture, and comes to the table with new perspectives on both where and how to initiate the design process. Her multifaceted approach, when paired with our always-collaborative process, serves to streamline communication—both with client and vendors—as we can develop the interior design alongside and in relationship to all other elements.
It’s always desirable to have the exterior and the interior of the home feel like they’re part of the same conversation. Because of Jennifer’s broad proficiencies and role at bldg.collective, she knows each project inside and out, and is adept at integrating a cohesive design vision throughout interior and exterior spaces.
Sometimes this translates to like textures, colors and lines. Other times, the connection is more abstract. Either way, as Jennifer delves into interior details, she does so with a comprehensive knowledge of the project vision, structure and timeline, and an intimate knowledge of client goals.
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of integrated architecture and interior design services lies in project management. To design and build a custom home requires countless layers of details and decisions, all of which need to be effectively communicated to the right people, at the right time.
By folding interior design into our process, we’ve eliminated any struggles in coordinating with a third party and minimized the risk of lapses in communication. As a result, the client experience is faster, cleaner, and less involved.
The time that is saved in minimizing dejavu design conversations almost always translates to money saved. We offer a wide spectrum of interior design services—from interior design consulting to full-home interior design.
We then oversee the execution of every detail. And, because interior and exterior construction are orchestrated solely by bldg.collective, we can be more nimble and effective in scheduling contractors, meaning fewer mistakes. All of this results in lower costs and more successful projects.
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