Thursday, February 2, 2012

On My Desk: Furniture Plan Reveal

A few weeks ago I posted these two images on my Facebook Page.  I asked for your input on which furniture plan you liked best. The funny thing was the results were totally split down the middle! Here's a look at the two options...

Want to know what the project was for?!  Thanks for asking ;)
Next Fall I'll be transferring to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising as a direct transfer program with Seattle Pacific {where I currently attend.} This is the whole reason I came up to rainy Seattle in the first place. My dream has always been to go to FIDM, but I also so desired the four-year college experience that SPU offered me. Direct transfer program, two degrees in four years....?? Yes please. 
So, this project was my entrance admissions project to be officially accepted into FIDM. Because asking my readers to do the project for me would have been cheating, I had actually already picked the layout I was going to use before I posted the photos. Just wanted to see what people thought :)
Here's the one I went with...with a few little tweaks!


Why it works: Some people were concerned with the couch placement in regards to the TV. I don't like TV or media centers to be the focus of a room, so I wanted to create a room with great conversation placement.  I really wanted the focus on the fireplace, so by placing the custom built-in's next to the fireplace, I think it will do just that. Placing the chairs in front of the windows allows for a better view, as the couch would block the light too much.  The rug really unifies the whole space by anchoring the room {without a rug, the furniture would look like it was floating!}

Before I landed on the final design plan, I went through a few looks. I originally thought I wanted a traditional look with a few modern pieces, but realized when I put it in my design program I wasn't feelin' it...
I switched out the rug and curtains and felt MUCH better about the design plan:

It feels a lot more fresh, right?!

I finished up the project by putting together a design board with fabrics and furniture choices...



I sent the project off to FIDM last week and am excited to hear what they think. No one has ever not gotten in to FIDM from SPU, so I'm not too worried...but if I don't...that statement was highly embarrassing for me to tell you all ;)


I'm linking this project up with Amanda from Serenity Now!
That's my little project for the week! What do you think?! Man, I love what I do.
Happy Thursday!
Love,
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25 comments:

  1. i love the new rug choice! and i wish i had thought about studying design when i was younger... what was i thinking studying english and communication???? or maybe i should have even done carpentry.

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  2. Good luck! I don't think you have any worries... beautiful concept... beautiful boards.
    Can't wait to hear the word!
    Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Fabulous space! I like the new rug and the curtains. Good choice! So excited about you going to FIDM!!!

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  4. I love the entire look. How fun to be studying what you love!

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  5. It looks really good, M! You are one talented lady- they'd be stupid not to take you! : ) I'm so proud and can't wait for your journey to LA! Keep us posted! xo

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  6. WOW! FIDM! That is so amazing! Your plan looks amazing to me and I agree with Michelle- they would be idiots not to take you! :)

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  7. Aww, good luck girly! One of my friends goes to FIDM and LOVES it. I'll be praying for you!!
    xoxox

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  8. good luck! your board is executed wonderfully :)

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  9. You're so amazingly talented, my dear! I love the design you went with and can't wait to hear what FIDM has to say {of course they're going to love you--who wouldn't???} and p.s. thanks for the super, sweet comments--you're such a doll!:)

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  10. That is so amazing, the transformation of it all! You have so much talent! I love what you do too girl! ;) Simply gorgeous!

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  11. I actually love the space plan you chose too! Your design boards look amazing! Based on your talent alone, there is no way you will not get in!

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  12. LOVE the design...you did a great job! So excited for this next step...LA is just calling your name! :)

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  13. That design is so beautiful! and I agree, the change in rug and curtains made it so much lighter and fun! Good luck!!!! What a very exciting transition to look forward to. You are so talented, and I'm envious of your fun career. :)

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  14. If you don't get in, then they are crazy. :) That looks amazing!

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  15. Exceptional job, Michaela! Everything looks perfect and your reasoning behind the layout is top notch!! Good Luck!! I am very sure they will accept you! :))

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  16. Great job girly! IT looks great, and it's exciting to be starting a new chapter soon, huh? I'm super excited myself to be starting something new. :) Happy Thursday

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  17. wowza- so gorgeous!!! can you just come design my whole condo already?! fidm is going to be so lucky to have a talented young lade like you :) XOXOXO

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  18. I love that you're doing what you love :)

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  19. Love it! You are so good at what you do!

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  20. Good luck with FIDM, I love the design! :)

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  21. Definitely love the rug choice! Now design my next living room. K thanks bye.

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  22. That new rug choice is perfect!

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  23. Nicht nur perfekt, es ist super!
    It is unique too! how i love to see different kinds of cute Einrichtung.. oh man...

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  24. Co gratulations!!! I am so happy for you. You're going places in this biz, that's for darn sure!
    Stacy

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  25. I like it!! And if I had voted, I would have voted for number one :) Good luck Michaela!!!! xo

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