Posts Tagged ‘Blueprint’

Concept to Completion

Our ability is to help clients from their concept “dream” to the completion of any project.  Typically a homebuyer building a new home works with the builder and contractor.  Harris is often introduced by a builder to a homebuyer or, from homebuyer to contractor at the start of the projects. Often times, the project is a homeowner looking for help with their existing home.  Whatever the introductory process is, the client wants the “wow” factor when they see the job completed. They want to see their concept “dream” every time they walk into their home. This is why Harris gets involved and stays through the end of every project.

Harris, with over 60 years in business and clients, has an impeccable reputation and the confidence to tackle any size and style of job and manage it through to completion.

Harris starts with blueprints and our showroom floor. We interview our client to better understand their dreams and take them through the showroom to get a feel for their likes and color choices. After follow up meetings, we proceed to furniture layouts and project planning.

We meet with our clients to develop a color scheme for the project based on a neutral color pallet for items such as flooring, which plays a big part in the overall look and feel of the project. From there, we build out the project from light and dark neutrals and begin to incorporate the specific color choices of the clients.

If we have the opportunity, we walk through partially built structures to understand the volume of the property and get ideas for lighting and furniture layouts. Many of these details are critical to making good projects better. Our team takes those steps to ensure our client is thoroughly satisfied.

Our next step is to work on estimates from furniture layouts; complete the budget estimates, then start the ordering process.  Initial orders include the tile, carpet, and decorative lighting. After that, the furniture is ordered, with deliveries often in 3 months and less. The process moves on to working with the builder to determine the flooring and lighting installation. Finally, the completion of the wall coverings, furniture delivery and the remaining tasks are handled.  Harris works to ensure the entire team has the client’s goals in mind and each plays their role in completing another successful project.

While there never seems to be a typical project, we pride ourselves on our structure and ability to see every project through to the end.

Interior Design

Harris Home Interiors keeps up with trends by staying current with styles, vendors and mixing traditional ideas with industry fashion for different home settings. We combine both new ideas with stylish trends making a classic home that lasts over 20 years, not just the length of the “trend”.

Still fashionable, there are styles decades old that can be incorporated into today’s interior design. New colors and new trends are mixed to make older more mature properties look up to date and fresh.

At Harris, we are designers with degrees in the design field, not just interior decorators… a fact that sets Harris apart from other companies.  Design is thinking about the whole structure architecturally including scale, proportion and style, not just the applied color matching.  It’s our team and experience that continues to bring in new customers (many from referral) and repeat clients.

The design process has many stages. At the initial interview, we learn about the families and their dreams.   We ask questions, such as, are there children using the home, are there pets, are elderly guests coming to live, all things that can impact the function of a home.  All through the design process, we continue assessing the family and their routines to ensure the design function works with the lifestyle of the family.

We believe understanding and studying the history of styles gives us an advantage in the interior design field. Along with geographic styles, there are international influences in different parts of the country that greatly affect the outcome of the interior and exterior design goals. For example, in the west, there are open-air homes, stucco and great ironwork influences…homes on the east coast are European inspired and in the south, Spanish style homes are much preferred, all have different and unique styles of design. Along with influences from history, other impacts such as weather, access to resources and natural elements can also affect the design.

At Harris Home Interiors, we have the experience to match our clients’ dreams with reality.