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DESIGN

Solanna is a full-service Design Firm specializing in luxurious contemporary residential projects. Solanna utilizes the latest in design technology to incorporate fine craftsmanship into every design. From initial design inspiration through Construction Administration, Solanna expertly guides each project to ensure a value-driven project that is unmatched in the world of High-End Residential Design.  

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From initial design inspiration to construction administration, Solanna expertly guides each project with passion, accountability, and transparency to ensure a value-driven project that is unmatched in the world of high-end residential design. 

 
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our process

Vision Crafting

Typically brought into the project to facilitate the conceptual stage of a project, Solanna Design orchestrates the “Vision” for the project from a select gathering of design intent information regarding the design, budget and schedule objectives of the project.

Design Development

Drawing our inspiration from the client’s lifestyle, the architect’s vision, and the authentic nature of the project, we pull ideas for floor materials, wall surfaces, ceiling details, wood and stone finishes, cabinetry, and exterior finishes.

Drawing, Drafting & Construction Documentation

We define and design all the interior architectural elements of the project: doors and windows, mill-work, cabinetry, fireplaces, staircases, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, appliances, and hardware. We begin to build our specification binders for the client and contractor and complete CAD drawings for bidding and execution of details.

Finish Materials & Fixtures

The most prominent influences on the selection of finish materials are architectural style, degree of authenticity, function, aesthetics, and budget. Here we specify materials for flooring, walls, ceilings, kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry, railings and fireplace surrounds. We also consult on the selection of exterior materials such as roofing, wall cladding, paving stone, railing, millwork materials, pool tiles, etc.

 Site Visits & Trade Meetings

Throughout the construction of a project, we attend weekly job site meetings with the architect, builder, job site supervisor, and trade contractors to review design decisions, material installations, and construction schedules.

Interior Design Development

Through a series of client meetings and detailed presentations the color scheme is created, furniture layouts are finalized, finishes are specified, and budgets are reviewed. At this point we select wall coverings, drapery and window shades, decorative lighting, furniture, fabrics, rugs, art, and accessories.

Ordering and Expediting

We begin the process by creating purchase orders for all of our vendors and reviewing all of our selections for correct scale, balance, and proportion. We double check order information, confirm prices and lead-times, re-select back ordered or discontinued items, arrange crating, shipping and expedited delivery.

Installation

After construction and a detailed cleaning are complete, we begin the installation. This phase takes approximately two weeks to one month and includes installing carpet, hanging drapery, laying rugs, placing and detailing furniture, making beds, hanging art, stocking cabinets and closets, and placing accessories.

Post Installation

Once the punch lists are complete and final details have been attended to, the house becomes a home. As an extension of Solanna Designs concierge style service, we are always available for follow up questions or future needs. Solanna clients are lifetime clients…