In this exercise, I used only Photoshop to create a concept board and room layout to show a proposed solution for a living room re-do.
Using a fictional client’s scope of work, program, preferences, and budget, I pulled items from attainable online retailers (such as Pottery Barn, World Market and Target) and assembled a concept board.
Once I had my concept, I used photos of the existing space and superimposed the proposed design elements into the photos.
While I was working in Starbucks’ corporate office in New York, I completed countless renovations and new store designs, as well as over 150 kiosks. Each store was unique and incorporated local relevancy in their design and finishes. Gone are the “cookie cutter” stores.
Below is an example of how I interpreted the building’s designer’s rendering and by using a concept board, incorporated a similar look and feel in the proposed Starbucks.
In this example of a major residential renovation, I added a second floor to the 1931, 910 square foot cottage. Which ultimately doubled the square footage, and it went from two bedrooms and one bath, to four bedrooms and three baths.
Existing first floor:
Proposed first floor:
Above you can see I opened up the floor plan while maintaining one bedroom and one bathroom. I also bumped out the kitchen to gain counter space and added a fireplace in the living room.