So last week I talked about losing projects (revisit that blog here), and how it's okay to be a Loser sometimes! Today I'm here to celebrate some wins. Keepin' it positive on this sunny, almost Spring day.
I mentioned a few posts back that I recently was on-boarded with Homepolish. What I didn't mention was the comprehensive selection process that Homepolish requires you to "pass" to design with them. Each designer has to submit a hypothetical client project consisting of two rooms, complete with design concepts for both, floor plans, written answers to questions and a complete budget.
Above is my "winning" Living Room Design, and below is the floor plan.
For the second room I chose to do a bathroom. Sort of fun, because I don't really design bathrooms much! Here is the design below:
And here is the floor plan:
Clearly this is in a house in the 'burbs somewhere or a mega million penthouse in the city. No one has a bathroom this big and luxurious!
Last, but almost always the hardest and simultaneously most important piece of a project - the good ole B.U.D.G.E.T. For the Homepolish on-boarding project, the budget had to be under $20K total for both rooms. Sounds like a lot, but you'd be surprised - in interior design - even without using super high-end products, it adds up very quickly. $20K is actually a little tricky for two rooms, so I had to get creative with vendors.
Here it is!
The scariest part about the Designer Assessment for Homepolish (I'm a baby!) is that it has to be submitted within 48 hours of receiving the assignment. This stuff is really time consuming people! Especially the budgeting... but it all is. Putting together the boards, the plans, making sure it all works together. They want to know that you can work quickly and efficiently. I basically dropped everything for two days just to get this uploaded in the nick of time. Phew!
So, what do you think? I wish this was a real project. Maybe I'll use some of the design elements for our sure to be petite new apt in SF, that we have yet to find.
After a nerve-wracking two days of designing, submitting, an awkward online video interview and a waiting period of way too many hours, I was happy to find out that this all paid off! And that's a win. #worthit