E-design is an emerging design method available for clients who want to connect remotely, with designers they can trust. West of Main is an Ottawa interior design company. However we are proud to offer our clients around the world this exceptional service. With our specialized E-design boards, we can easily showcase the style of a room and offer our clients a shopping list to source all of the products they will need. Whether a client is remote, or not, we offer services that will fit your needs.
Let us guide you through one of our E-design projects so that you can visualize the process.
First: you send us the following.
Below is a before shot of the Baby boy's room.
Try to capture pictures from each angle in your space providing us with as much visual information as possible. Tip: Taking the photos during the day is essential.
Below is the type of sketch you can send us. Make sure to include all relevant measurements. Examples: height of windows and ceiling help us :)
Even with your before pictures, measurements and budget (from the survey), it would be ideal to have some references of spaces that inspire you. We typically suggest putting a board together on Houzz or Pinterest like below and providing us with the link (in the E-design Questionnaire).
Once you've provided the information above, we will send you a quote. When you approve it and send us the payment, the creative work begins and we send you the fun stuff.
First: we send you the inspiration board and colour palette to make sure we are all on the same page and headed in the right direction.
Once you say you love it and start getting excited :) then we send you the Moodboard showcasing each item -like below
Then once you approve all the products and there are no changes we put the items into a floor plan for you:
and give you a Furniture, Finishes and Equipment schedule (FF&E) for quick and easy shopping- like so
At the end of the E-design process you have a beautiful new space - on your budget - that works functionally for your needs.
West of Main’s E-design service offers our clients a vision with the promise that decor and style will come together in harmony, as is depicted in the baby boys nursery board.
Be assured that this type of design method and service can facilitate your own creative thinking when it comes to design—no matter if you are decorating a nursery, a kitchen or a living room.
The E-design above provides a modern interior design for a boy’s nursery. Forget baby blue walls and yellow polka dots; West of Main aims to bring the personality of a child to the room, creating a well-designed space that is as versatile as the child.
We love these black and white prints from Etsy shop Lotus Leaf Creations. Hang these prints as wall art or frame them for the dresser—either way they work as a subtle but stylish detail in a child’s bedroom. For prints from local Ottawa artists, check out On Your Wall Prints, or Paper and Pearls Design.
As your baby grows, a well-designed room will grow with them. This Teepee from Etsy - Play Teepee is a cozy nook for your young one to make believe in the comfort of their own room. The blue and white stripes are complimented by cool tones found in the other softer materials that make up the nursery, like the blanket and the curtains.
Rustic meets modern with this stunning change table. Find a variety of gorgeous change tables from Fab Baby Gear.
A beautiful addition to any nursery is a rocking chair. This EQ3 Karbon Swivel Chair in a neutral “Jet Ash” colour is a soothing corner to nurse your baby or to read bedtime stories to your toddler.
We love how this side table from Home Sense complements the neutral colours of the swivel chair.
We suggest adding a duo of Ottomans in neutral colours, like the ones pictured above from HomeSense, to bring a relaxed vibe to the nursery.
Rustic and reminiscent of an outdoor summer camp, these Cage Lights contrast the neutral colour palette of the room while remaining subtle. These will add a soft and comforting glow to the nursery.
As your infant grows, let their bed grow with them. This crib from Fab Baby Gear converts to a bed—a practical, yet stylish, solution to your quickly growing baby.
Tying in the industrial metal and wood, this Pendant light adds charming character to the lighting scheme of the nursery, while not detracting from the cage lights.
Buy chalkboard paint at your local hardware store and paint the wall, then install a frame. If DIY isn’t for you, Home Sense has a variety of chalkboards. This is a fun element that kids will love, and it adds texture and personality to the room.
Every child/baby's room needs to be softened by a few throw pillows. These “Be Wild and Wonder Throw Pillow” covers from Etsy are a neutral, but playful, addition to any nursery or young child's room.
Woven with supremely soft-feathered cotton jersey, Restoration Hardware’s Baby and Child bedding, in the grey Liberty Stars and Stripes, is a beautiful addition to the home.
Pull the design and colour palette of your nursery together with these solid Navy Blue Curtains from Ikea. Bonus: they shut out light entirely to help keep your baby in dreamland.
Restoration Hardware’s Industrial Pipe and Rope Shelf is the finishing touch to this rustic design. The shelf's sturdy top bar was pieced together from authentic pipe fittings that lend a vintage-industrial aesthetic, standing in sharp contrast to the rustic warmth of natural wood and rope. Don’t worry, it comes with assembly instructions.
Click Here to see more pictures of how this E-design was transformed into reality for a very lucky little boy.
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