What We Can Do For You
From working on conceptual designs with an architect to installing the last accessory, J White Designs provides the most value with our step-by-step process to design your entire home. Your collaboration combined with our expertise creates unique and t
We have found after over 16 years of experience that a turn key service for full homes gives our clients the best value for their dollar and maximizes our strengths and experience. Our best work follows a step-by-step process where we work closely with our clients. It typically occurs over a period of one to two years, with each step demanding time and attention to ensure successful completion.
- Architectural Review
- Project Management
- Space Planning
- Design Concepts
- Finish Selection
- Construction Drawings
- Specification Documents
- Interior and Exterior Furnishings
- Procurement and Order Management
- Full Installation, including turn key
Why Work with Us
Turning your dream into a reality requires your entire team working in harmony to achieve a successful project. The team at J White Designs makes it a priority to work closely with the builder, architect, contractors and clients with the attitude that we are all on the same team and working together to turn your vision into a reality. For you, sometimes that means us facilitating exterior finish selections, changing a design to tailor the builder’s ideas, or showing up for a last minute grout selection meeting with a tile contractor. Whatever your home may need, we’re here to support the entire team!
In the design development phase, you’re presented with thorough design solutions which allows visualizing the completed space to be a bit easier. This includes scaled plans, elevations and detail drawings produced by J White Designs that fully showcase each area, allowing the builder and contractors all the information they need to execute the design. These details may include the direction of wood flooring, the pattern of a backlash tile, the edge detail of a countertop, the profile of cabinetry door styles, installation heights of shower plumbing fixtures, accurate door and window sizes and even grout colors.
Collaboration is Key
While J White Designs brings a creative, fresh look to interior design solutions, it is key to have client collaboration. Your home should reflect you, not the designer. Therefore, we ensure that your personality and lifestyle come through in the design, creating a unique and creative home that speaks personally to you. After all, it’s you that will be living in your home and it needs to be a retreat that you can enjoy and and every moment!
Attention to Detail
Ever wonder how a perfectly appointed room gets its charm and a home feels just right? It’s all in the details – in the things you don’t see. It’s having the foresight to know how current decisions affect future ones. It’s working on site to get the behind the wall stuff and final installations just right. It’s anticipating how the final space will look and keeping that vision consistent through every stage. J White Designs excels in those details and utilizes their expertise in the entire design process to ensure the details are well thought out, prior to execution.
Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of designing and building your new home? You’re not alone. There are so many decisions to make and things to consider throughout the entire process. With J White Designs on your team, we will work together, following our tried and true, step-by-step process, to ensure your project runs as smooth as possible! See below for our collaborative process, where you work with J White Designs, your builder and architect to make your dream a reality!
Your home. Your lifestyle. Your aesthetic. This is the very first phase where J White Designs understands your needs, goals and style through conversation, sharing visual images, and reviewing the floor plans. This phase often includes initial space planning to ensure that the floor plan accommodates all the needed functions.
As your vision becomes clearer to J White Designs, we begin collaborating with you for the next three to six months on flooring, ceiling and furniture plans. Then moving room by room, you’re presented with detailed elevations, finish samples, and conceptual images that convey the design concept. These selections include preliminary cabinetry, countertops, back splash, shower, accent wall and unique design details. Showroom visits assist with appliance and plumbing selections. Wrapping up this phase, we discuss details like interior doors, door hardware, woodwork details, closet systems and special electrical and audio visual requirements.
Your builder and team needs a guidebook to bid your project, begin construction and reference throughout the construction process. Fully detailing and compiling all information from the design development phase, J White Designs creates a fully detailed specification manual, easily accessed online. It includes finish schedules, digital color boards of finishes, product info sheets and thoroughly detailed elevations and plans.
Now that your builder has a complete guidebook for the interior design, J White Designs takes a back seat as construction begins. You and your team will often reach out for job site walk throughs, electrical detailing, further interior consultation and any questions. In this phase, your home continues to develop its design with further selections like paint colors, cabinetry hardware, decorative lighting and carpeting.
Furnishing Schematics & Design
Your home is framed now and the spaces are really starting to take shape! Your work with us shifts towards furnishings, starting with re-evaluating the furniture plan and discussing style and scope that may have changed along the way. Moving room by room, you are presented with furnishing selections, product information sheets and finish and fabric samples. Planning for a strees-free move-in, we focus on the big pieces with the longest lead times first, establishing the bones of each room. Then, your house becomes a home as we move to accent items like bedding, window treatments, artwork and accessories. With your trust in our expertise, J White Designs pays close attention to scale, function and color to ensure that each piece is perfect. As selections are made, you are presented with detailed proposals for approval and deposit.
Procurement & Management
You’ve completed the architectural design and furnishing selections. Now it’s your time to sit back and relax while the J White Designs team works to ensure everything comes together without a hitch. We manage the entire order process from start to finish, including placing orders, tracking confirmation, approving shop drawings and dwelt cutting, ensuring lead times and tracking shipments. We work closely with a third party receiver skilled in furnishings who receives, inspects, stores and installs all items. You can have peace of mind knowing that all of this leg work and time consuming furniture buying process is taken care of for you!
Completion & Installation
The time has come! Your house is nearing completion and you’re anxious to call it home. Your team is working together to ensure everything is executed perfectly, punch list items are being addressed and the arrival of all of your furnishings is perfectly timed. Usually encompassing a full week, we manage and work alongside teams for furniture, area rug, window treatment and art installations. Your time is preserved while we spend long days mixed with making the beds, placing accessories and folding towels. At the finish line, you’re able to unlock your front door to your completed and fully appointed new home.