interior design portfolio
perspective is everything
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kitchen Design Statement A natural environment, close to a lake, provides a sense of seasons and the fullness each time of year brings for a business couple and their two dogs in this new cabin. Dwelling at the lakeside has a softer pace reflected in an appreciation for a home that welcomes home-owners and visitors alike to sit and settle for a while.
Goals Convey vision to client Reallocate space
perspective not to scale
Provide enduring appliances Create circulation Provide more light Skills Perspective drawing Product knowledge Space planning Hand-drafting Specifying
elevation A 1/4” = 1’-0”
floor plan 14” = 1’-0”
elevation B 1/4” = 1’-0”
kitchen Mechanical & Lighting I used corrugated galvanized metal to create a focal soffit enhancing the lakeside cabin aesthetic. The metal skirt hides a 54” skylight ceiling fan by Futuro designed to vent an entire room. The original plan included two small windows in the north east corner of the kitchen. A new series of three windows staged together allow a view of arriving guests while providing almost a full wall of natural light.
Goals Plentiful lighting Accent features Convenient outlets Skills Hand drafting Product knowledge Specifying
mechanical plan 1/4” = 1’-0”
elevation E 1/4” = 1’-0”
elevation D 1/4” = 1’-0”
Kohler & Rohl Sink & Faucets Sub Zero & Wolf Appliances
den Design Statement For the homeowners a life spent working in and around the worldâ€™s oceans required an investment in ecologically ethical materials for their home. Their second criteria were to imbue an essence of the deep mystery a restful ocean conveys. From the wool Oushak rug, hand knotted in Turkey to a roller blind manufactured using Cradle to Cradle closed loop practices, the design has succeeded in achieving a minimalistic impact on the worldâ€™s resources. Using gentle hues highlighted with anchoring tones we are soothed from everyday bustle.
rendered floor plan
Goals Use sustainable materials Display artwork Provide office workspace Skills Sustainability Product knowledge Space planning
sketched option 1
sketched option 2 exterior fixtures & finishes When remodeling the façade of this Victorian folk house I chose to highlight the authentic structure with details appropriate for the mid to late 1800’s time period it was built in. Being a country home of modest means there was often little ornamentation included on the original facade. Any decoration was added in later Victorian times when manufactured goods became readily available and affordable for working homeowners. Subtle elegance is added with details such as gable drops and brackets, dentil trim, and round porch columns. Extra and larger windows allow light into the home and balance the exterior. Zinc metal roofing accents a soft warm cream color of the lap siding. A sedate Victorian Stick Style front door, sits demurely past wide steps, under the sheltering porch.
master suite Finishes, Transitions, & Codes
Each designer was given a client color preference. The color ’Rust’ by Benjamin Moore was my inspiration. A Chippendale styled cabinet in black with interior shelves in a deep orange launched the design theme which grew into soft, elegant finishes with similar elements of tone and color. I added variation by using pattern and texture in the different rooms.
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T1 P1 T3
finish plan 1/4” = 1’-0”
Create a master suite Walk-in closet Separate shower & tub Research building codes Convey transitions on plan Skills Codes application Finish transitions Product specifications Appropriate finishes
inspiration & finish selections
concept sketch 2
concept sketch 1
concept sketch 3
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hotel Design Statement Inspired by the elegance, refinement, and social conscience of the Edwardian Era, this luxury hotel will cater to business
travelers interested in the historical relevance of the era. The hotel finishes were chosen to enhance a light filled lobby with airy ambience,
conservatory, plus furnishings from earlier Regency period.
Goals Create a â€˜wowâ€™ reception Plentiful gathering space Functional offices
Skills Appropriate finishes/ furniture/fixtures Perspective & Rendering History & style
interior fixtures & finishes
Floor Plan Design a floor plan for a small hotel for 300 guests to include an appealing gathering area, eye-catching reception with affiliated concierge and bellboy space. Include a small restaurant, gift shop and restroom facilities. A general staff office, managers office, break room, kitchen, and janitor’s closet are included for employee use. Most use was made of arranging spaces to incorporate the window walls and locate facilities conveniently.
Goals Allocate required business elements Adhere to code regulations & ADA Guidelines.
Skills floor plan
3/16” = 1’-0”
Space planning Codes
way finding signs
lighting plan 1/8” = 1’-0”
hotel section Furniture Plan
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The English Regency period was the inspiration for the interior finishes and furnishings of this hotel stemming from the garden towns built during the
3/8” = 1’-0”
3/8” = 1’-0”
Edwardian period. Office furnishings were selected for their clean, transitional style and effectiveness in the space.
Goals Design a reception desk Adhere to ADA guidelines Select guest furnishings Select office furnishings
Skills Appropriate finishes/ furniture/fixtures History & style AutoCAD
furniture plan not to scale
3/4” = 1’-0”
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3/4” = 1’-0”
The Northern European heritage of many Minnesotans helped me choose the light and graceful Gustavian style of furniture as an ottoman design. Created in the reign of King Gustav III, Gustavian furniture has simple elegant shapes based, in part on the French Louis XVI style. Finishes are modest soft neutrals accented with just the perfect touch of glorious gold. This bench ottoman has a chic uncomplicated style, which is so appropriate for today’s home of essential, uncluttered beauty. Charming soft neutrals complement current trends for lakeside cottages, farmhouses, or urban lofts. Use it in an entry hall, bedroom, living or dining area. Currently being constructed for a drawing winner of our Fall Design Competition.
exploded isometric 1/2” = 1’-0”
tutorial Revit Create a multi-level commercial building in Revit, with five floors, different room layouts, angled walls, curved walls, and different roof heights.
exterior view 3/32” = 1’-0”
Goals Complete tutorial using tools in Revit
first floor plan 3/32” = 1’-0”
Dimensioning Elevations 3D Drawing
south elevation 3/32” = 1’-0”
floor plan 3/8” = 1’-0”
The interesting wall angles in this laundry room create an opportunity to think a little harder about how to utilize the small space for multiple functions.
I created an inviting, super functional laundry room, accommodating wall angles, providing a sewing center, and using a vintage sink. There is plenty of folding space with open storage underneath for laundry baskets. Closed storage above provides a place to hide cleaning equipment and solutions. A hanging rail close to the door means laundered clothes are easily accessible. Skills used were space planning, 20/20 drafting, and digital rendering.
private residence Perspectives & Product Selection The homeowner requested a cottage farmhouse style for the kitchen and
dining area, with the ability to see into
not to scale
the dining area while preparing food in the kitchen. I chose light, soft tones inspired by the homeowners green milk glass collection. The creamy
perspective ~ kitchen
Syzergy mini tile specified for the kitchen backsplash was a hit!!
Goals Convey to client the design vision
Skills Chief Architect perspective drawing Aesthetically pleasing Product knowledge
elevation C not to scale
product selection ~ kitchen
elevation B 1/2” = 1’-0”
perspective ~ dining
product selection ~ dining
private residence Before & After Plans The homeowners had purchased a mid -70’s ranch style home, which required some extensive updating. They love the central kitchen but needed to expand the kitchen, create a more open flow, hide an exterior exit door and steps, incorporate a fireplace, and install a sliding glass door to exit onto a patio area. Columns were placed to support a load bearing wall and define a large central island. A dining room serving area accommodates a mini fridge, microwave, and bar sink. The kitchen’s west wall is a combined baking and mini-office center.
Goals Reallocate space Better circulation More light
Skills Chief Architect Space planning
1/8” = 1’-0”
1/8” = 1’-0”
perspective—dining 1/2” Plywood sheathing
Asphalt shingles mechanical plan 1/8” = 1’-0”
2” x 8” Ridge Beam 2” x 6” Rafter
1/8” Bead board
1/8” Bead board 3/4” Plywood
Sole Plate 2” x 6” Floor Joist wall section 1/8” = 1’-0”
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