THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN PSYCHOLOGY
Design Psychology is a fairly new discipline in the design field that emphasizes the importance of being intentional in design. Design Vision Studio creates environments that represent more than “decorated” rooms. We enhance the chemistry between design and architecture. Our specialty is beautiful, functional and creative spaces that feel good to be in them.
This commissioned art piece captures a treasured wedding day moment of our clients. Using the principles of Design Psychology, our vision was to create a connection to their surroundings and be a conversation piece in their home. Our clients took a leap of faith and are thrilled with their one-of-a-kind painting.
Selecting art for clients is so personal – we often feel that we might as well be shopping for a bathing suit for them. In this case, we had an idea to create a commissioned piece of art depicting a treasured memory.
We asked our clients to select a photo that told a story about them. Maybe a favorite vacation, travel destination, or scenery. They searched their photos and kept coming back to one taken on their wedding day by a guest.
We pitched our idea and presented conceptual renderings. Even so, the thought of an oversize painting of themselves in their living room scared them. We promised that they wouldn’t come off as showy or vain (more fear of theirs) because their faces would not be featured. Although the clients were initially skeptical, once they saw what we had in mind they were “all in.”
We found Berndt Heidemann @bhartwork who was the perfect artist for this project. He specializes in a form of abstract photo-realism. We worked with him throughout the process, selecting the precise color palette to be harmonious with the new room design.
The end result is a beautiful, sophisticated and distinct piece of art, which has been the centerpiece of conversation amongst their friends and family. Our clients were happily pleased with their custom artwork.
In 2017, I committed to #365DaysOfDesignDVS, where I posted a new photo of one of our design projects every single day. For those of you who followed along, thank you for doing so.
By the way – I will never be so foolish to accept such a challenge again!
As 2018 begins, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for your valued loyalty and patronage. It is only with the support and trust of wonderful clients like you, that Design Vision Studio can continue our passion of Making Every Home Feel Like A Rock Star!
At DVS, we love improving our client’s lives by creating beautiful spaces that reflect their lifestyles and tastes. We strive to make your design and remodel experience inspiring, enjoyable, and affordable.
We look forward to seeing you in 2018 – what room is next?
I, along with Kym Carillo and Sarah Rochford wish you and your family a wonderful New Year!
Thank you, Patricia Lockwood
President & Fearless Leader, Design Vision Studio
Well, I see we’ve got your attention!
OK, we didn’t actually make it into a bar
but we did have tons of fun while in Canada
Design Vision Studio had the honor of designing our lovely clients new home just outside of Toronto.
Last month we had the privilege of experiencing a “reverse reveal” since most of our design was installed while we were back in Southern California. This was our first chance to see the final results for ourselves.
The home is absolutely breath-taking and our reward is how much our clients (along with their family & friends) LOVE it. Oh Canada!
We are so humbled and grateful for this opportunity to design a dream project while sharing adventures in beautiful Toronto and celebrating new friendships.
The “after” photos will be coming soon. In the meantime, we will share just one small peek at this project. This is the “you won’t believe this is a mudroom” mudroom. And it is our featured Rock Star Room of the Month for July.
HAPPY 150th ANNIVERSARY TO CANADA
& HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO THE GOOD OL’ USA
This is definitely not your typical mudroom
and it’s hard to believe this room is a garage entryway.
The room boasts extra storage, a hidden recycle bin,
a place to drop your keys, a place to kick off your shoes
and – of course – purse parking!
Don’t be afraid – use wallpaper even in unlikely spaces.
What a way to dress up a room!