The Kitchen Part 1: The Design Challenge
Robe and Kris are a fun couple. They have a beautiful condo in SW Portland that they share with their two Papillons, Momo and Bebe. They initially came to Robin Rigby Fisher with the dream of remodeling their kitchen, and the project slowly evolved to include the bathroom and living room as well. The most important elements the clients wanted to incorporate into their new home was their art and textiles they gathered on their many travels. They aren’t afraid of color or patterns, and they were ready to make some major changes to their home to suit their needs. Robin wanted to create a space that is as exciting and unique as they are.
The Interior Design Process: Understanding the Client’s Preferences and Needs
To begin a project as personal as redesigning a part of someone’s home, it is crucial to understand the client. Robin always starts with a conversation: How do you cook? How do you like to live in your home? How do you like to take care of your family?
Once she has a good grasp of who the clients are and what is important to them, the next step is to get acquainted with the space. What elements can be modified and what can’t? What functions well in the home and what causes problems for the clients? In this home there were a few problem areas that needed some extra consideration and planning. And Robin also wanted to emphasize the elements that are important to the client, Latin American art.