My last post regarding my newest design project on designing Tré’s new apartment I had explained some of my challenges and how I plan to approach my first project. As mentioned from the last post, First Design Project- Challenges and Approach my first step to my approach is to define Tré’s home style. I needed to gain a better idea of how he envisions his new space. The only insight I was able get from him were preferred colors: pink, black, and red.
Men are simple. It is difficult for most men to explain their home style because they usually just like what they like and don’t stick to a particular style. Another challenge with this is given the colors he had requested, it is going to be a task to avoid making his space look too feminine. To tackle these challenges, I decided to create a Pinterest board filled with various inspiration pictures that can help Tré gain a better grasp on his style and what he likes. I filled the Pinterest board with images utilizing his color palette and just images that I liked and thought he may like. I added a variety of styles; some more on the feminine side and others on the masculine side also featuring different home styles.
Once I completed the Pinterest board, I sent it over to Tré to get his opinion. He gave me some insight on what his style was based off of the images he liked and sent back over.