ABOUT ME My love for interior design started at a young age when I would take random objects like books. miscellaneous kitchen utensils, and pencils to create miniature living spaces..
Two mission trips led me to my decision to become an interior designer. One was a trip to Monterrey, Mexico where my youth group helped build a church. Then, on another mission trip I was put in charge of designing a youth room. That’s where I discovered my love for interior design.
The random objects turned into fabricating actual furniture from foam and fabric. The spaces I made became more realistic. In high school, I won several awards for my art and was even named the “Most Outstanding Student” in art. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in art, but I did not know what media.
PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT When a person walks into any space they are affected by design. A bank can appear trustworthy or unprofessional, a hospital can be welcoming or unsettling, and a home can feel warm or unsafe. Not only does a space affect a person emotionally, it also affects their overall health, safety, and welfare. My philosophy is that design is understanding the connection between human and environment and human to human. The flow of a space depends upon how people interact and how they need to interact. It is understanding this that makes a good designer. It is understanding how to apply this that makes a great one. The ability to make a space safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing is why interior design is such an important profession. A bank to help plant strong roots, a hospital to heal, or a home to create memories. While interior design is not always noticed, it is always felt, experienced, and lived. It defines families, communities, and entire nations in a way no other profession can, or ever will.
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EBONY AND IVORY HOTEL AND SPA 01
HOTEL AND SPA
The Ebony and Ivory Hotel and Spa, located in Columbus, Ohio, is owned by the members of The Black Keys, a popular alternative rock band. The interior is to be designed using the elements and characteristics of their popular song â€œTighten Upâ€?. These elements are: contrast, economy, point, texture, surface, and value..
Aerial view of reception and lobby shows the symmetry of the space and the circulation space.
The instruments of the song have a staccato quality creating the element of point. The honesty of the instruments and voices give way to the idea of economy; The designâ€™s simplicity and functionality will add to this idea. The music has many layers in the sounds of the instruments; this adds the ideas of texture and value to the design.
HOTEL AND SPA
GUEST ROOM AND SUITE The rusted metal pattern is a high quality digital print used on many surfaces throughout the hotel. In the suite, it is used as a decorative accent on the front of the kitchenâ€™s peninsula.
HOTEL AND SPA
The four fabrics presented here are coverings for the cushion of the chair. The fabric is randomly selected for each room to keep the hotel uniform but diverse.
The song uses the roughness and imperfections of the instruments as an advantage rather than covering up the irregularity of the sound. This creates texture and value as the instruments phase in and out of clarity. The design focuses on the purity of materials such as raw untreated woods and rustic metals.
HOTEL AND SPA
SPA The hot tub, an element that is often paid little attention to, was designed to be extravagant and aesthetically different from the rest of the spa. Much of the hotel has straight lines and few curves; the hot tub brings a new element as it is completely circular in shape.
HOTEL AND SPA
Furniture and Finishes
The oddly shaped floor plan of the spa created a challenge for the design. By putting the main hallway down the center, the space could be divided into wet and dry areas; massages and pedicures on the left half, the spa and saunas on the right. The linen closet was placed behind the massages to allow for discrete collection of soiled linens.
HOTEL AND SPA
B STREET RESTAURANT The napkin sketch at the right helped collaborate and bring to life ideas for the restaurant, many of which stayed throughout the process.
The lighting plan for the restaurant creates the ambient feeling of the night life on a city block Highlighting the dining areas in much the same way that street lamps highlight storefronts and street corners.
The images and material below were chosen to mimic the patterns, textures, and colors one normally sees on a stroll through the city. From metal and brick to the colorful graffiti that covers them.
B STREET RESTAURANT
B Street Restaurant was designed to bring the textures, colors, and other sights people might see on a typical night out in the city. The chain chandeliers, separators, and brick walls reflect the materials found in buildings and skyscrapers. The pops of color found on the upholstery and separating walls reflect graffiti, sparingly used but focal points. The sparkle flooring tile mimics the way a city street reflects light but without the uneven texture.
B STREET RESTAURANT
INTREPID EXCURSION AGENCY EBONY AND IVORY HO-
The future location for Intrepid, Travel Excursions and Outfitters at 14261 Longworth Way, sits within Atlanta, Georgiaâ€™s busy streets and tall buildings. Madeline Pettipas, who is a marine water adventurist, owns the store. Ms. Pettipas wishes that the design be one that accommodates the ideals of the environmentally conscious traveler in the 21st century. With green design in mind, the interior will bring the elements of nature and excursions to the customer to satisfy their eagerness to start their trip.
The colors throughout much of the design are derived from the pictures displayed here. Blues, reds, and cream colors that showcase the diverse types of travel that the agency provides.
Back of House Sketches
The preliminary sketches above provided an exploration of ideas for the design and collaboration on furniture and architectural elements.
Process Work Sketches
Presented here are a few hand renderings, enhanced by computer, of the finished desgns. Many of the elements from the sketches remained throughout the entire process, though modifications may have been made.
The digital wall, comprised of three televisions, can be used for staff presentations or consultations with clients. When not in other use, the wall displays photographs of previous excursions from clients.
Multi-Purpose Digital Wall
Full Floor Plan The furniture below was chosen to mimic those used outdoors on camping trips and other excursions, but the structures exuberate professionalism.
The materials and finishes below are inspired by the inspiration images. Each helps bring nature from the outside in without using the literal sense of the term.
Phillip and Charlotte McCormick have asked for a remodel of their high rise home. The family of five has recently become a family of six after the addition of their nephew, Xavier. Phillip McCormick works as a comedy writer and has asked for a separate office with a secondary entrance that can still service to the house. The family has served on mission trips in Zambia and Belize the past two Christmas seasons. They request that the space reflect this aspect of their lives.
These inspiration images brought shape, texture, and form to the project. The topmost picture inspired much of the details in the furniture and finishes while the middle one inspired the textures brought into the design including the pouf found in the rendering at the left. The bottommost image inspired the fireplace in the same rendering.
Inspirations and Concept
Family and Living Rooms Furniture and Finishes
Office Furniture and Finishes Kitchen Furniture and Finishes
The electrical plan gives ease of access to a source from every wall in any given room. The outlets in the bathrooms and kitchen are GFIC protected. The office was given a data port for landline calls for business matters.
The lighting plan is designed to allow ease of access to a light from every exit point from a room.
HENDRICK CANCER CENTER
â€œUntil you spread your wings, you will not know how far you can fly.â€? Beginning, growth, change, and triumph. Like the four stages of a butterfly, these are the four stages for most cancer patients. While in the beginning they feel small and helpless, growth soon comes through the help of family, friends, nurses, and doctors. In the third step their bodies begin to change and strengthen like a caterpillar in a chrysalis. Finally, there is triumph. Their battle is won, like a butterfly taking its first flight. The importance that a person feels welcomed and comfortable during their stay is crucial. The new Hendrick Cancer Center will be a place of rejuvenation and healing, putting emphasis on the idea that the patient is not helpless; that there are people who care for and help them through every stage.
- Ray Bradbury Beginning
Signage Waiting, Reception, Learning Center The waiting and reception areas and the learning center were assigned the color green. The color is in a warmer tone to create a homey feeling for the patients and their
Exam Rooms The exam rooms and clinic nurses station were given the color blue. The tone is light and calming but also sterile. The color is not used in any other space, identifying it exclusively to this area of the hospital.
Staff Areas The staff areas were designed using the color red. The stimulating color is distinctly different from the rest of the hospital to provide a sense of differentiation between staff and public spaces.
Infusion Center The infusion center was given the color purple. The tone is a soothing shade that will not cause any unease but is appealing and easy on the eyes of uneasy or nauseous patients.
Full Floor Plan
Vinyl Wood Flooring Vinyl Flooring - Staff Vinyl Flooring - Infusion Vinyl Flooring - Exam Rooms
The method of way finding for the cancer center was craeated by lines of colored vinyl flooring. By following a certain color of flooring, it is easy to find staff areas, infusion, and the exam rooms.
The infusion center nurses station was designed in a circular form to allow full view to all patients from within the station. The single opening allows for ease of access to the station but the ceiling change and flooring design does not encourage patients to wander in.
Back Elevation 2’-6”
1 1” 5” 3form Material
INFUSION NURSES STATION DESK ELEVATIONS
Scale: 1/2” = 1’-0”
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