Design Process

Your home should reflect your personal taste and style. That's why we spend considerable time listening to each client's specific goals and ideas right from the start. Finding the perfect design solution that not only functions well for everyday life, but gives you a design with style and comfort.


South Lake Design is experienced at solving complex space and design problems. We work closely with architects, builders and contractors to ensure quality workmanship and attention to detail. Our extensive experience and creativity have led to industry recognition, awards, and most importantly, very satisfied clients.

Programming/ Research


This is the time to get to know you and gather information -- what your style is, your personality and how you envision your home... to find out how you live and what your needs and wants are. This is the most important step in the design process, to understand how your space will be used as well as any aesthetic preferences in color and style. Measurements and photos are taken at this time.

Conceptual Design


We start creating ideas, concepts and options to create the vision that was gathered from our “research phase”. We use images from photos and renderings, and start the gathering of materials to give you a preliminary view of what the final project will be. Any revisions in materials or design are now made for the final Design Development.

Design Development


We are now refining your chosen design concept. Materials, products and finishes are now selected for the pricing of the project.

Construction Documentation


When we have finalized all selections and have approval of the design development phase, we compile written specifications for all sub contractors for pricing. With all bids in, a proposal is written for your approval.

Construction Administration


Your dream now becomes reality. We supervise each construction phase of the project, meeting with sub contractors to discuss details of installation, place material and furnishing orders, oversee custom fabrication, arrange installation schedule and deliveries.


This is an exciting and stressful time for the client. We keep the client informed at each step of the project so you know what to expect and when. We want everyone to be pleased with the final look!

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