Interior Design: sharing my first design job

Hey guys,
today I want to share with you a little bit of my first Interior Design job in 'real life'.

The client (who I'm so grateful for!) is moving into a new house and was after some design advice, so together we came up with a scheme based around a red sofa, which was key to the colour story.

I haven't worked with a whole lot of red and loved the challenge! If you are a red lover, then this is for you, because in the end I think the combo we landed on is kind of stunning.

Amy MacLeod Interior Design

Basically a blend of lovely cool turquoise and bold floral prints to offset the solid block of red (in the big couch) and add some graphic interest.

Amy MacLeod Interior Design

This picture is part of the virtual images I created for the project, to help the visualise the end result. I think the view above is my favourite because of the beautiful Kiwiana art. Also, the Chiang Mai red fabric cushions with the turquoise cushion? Amazingness.

Here's a closer view of the Chiang Mai fabric in the scheme:
Amy MacLeod Interior Design

 And with a little Brissac Jewel fabric sample...

Amy MacLeod Interior Design

The design included the room layout plan, multiple 3D virtual views around the room, and a few other sheets to give a clear picture of the entire plan. I won't show you every single page, but these basically sum it all up.

For the physical packaging, I printed the design onto cards and then tied them with string and a wooden tag. In future I'll have an actual process for this as the packaging would be incorporated into my brand, but since I haven't completed the branding process yet, I just went with what I had.

Amy MacLeod Interior Design

That's mostly it:
 a physical design package, bundled up along with a few little goodies, and packaged into a box.

Amy MacLeod Interior Design
I really appreciate that fact my client thought of me when she went about this whole interior design process, so adding some little goodies as a token thank you was the least I could do.

I'm feeling grateful for this project and being one step closer to achieving my goal. The next couple of months I will be working an architectural day-job whilst sorting out the finer details of starting an actual design company. It's daunting, and I swing between being absolutely confident, and just plain overwhelmed by all the obstacles to overcome on my way there. BUT I am committed to following God's plan for my life whatever that may be... so I guess we'll have to wait and see what the next part in the story is?!

If you would like interior design advice for your home, please contact me.


  1. How cute! I love the design you created. I hope we get to see it all finished!!!

  2. Beautiful job Amy! Love the color palette. I'm like you, I haven't worked a whole lot with red but I really love the direction you took it. YAY!


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