Last Tuesday, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I'd been dreading working on the KLC Home Cinema project since first reading through the curriculum way back in October 2008 and consequently I left this part of Module 5 'til last. I hold my hands up now and admit that space planning, scheme creation and styling are my favourite elements of interior design and NOT understanding the nuances of technology. I never research these things for myself, I normally purchase technology on the recommendation of others (well Mr. L). So it was with a very deep intake of breath and the promise of a reward for myself, that I finally completed the lengthy task. I trekked up to Chelsea Design Centre with my coursework folder, handed it over and thankfully freed myself from this penultimate module. Due to tutor holidays, I won't get my results back for 6 weeks. Booooo.
So, first up I sketched some ideas for furniture, layouts and the design for the bespoke cabinetry.
And then researched Home Cinema systems. I based this on Mr. L's not-so-affordable wishlist and sourced products as recommended by a local AV firm - Rayleigh Hi-Fi.
Plus, choosing suitable fabrics, furniture and accessories to fit the space in line with the client's brief, a streamlined contemporary look for the space that doubles as a living area plus cinema for social occasions for up to 12 people. This had to be fastidiously presented on a furniture board.
Planning the space - a design won't work if the furniture is the wrong size for the space or the scheme looks cluttered.
And the designed and rendered sketch of the bespoke cabinet that houses all the AV equipment.
So after all this time consuming, frustration inducing effort, I duly rewarded myself with a little present. This is how it came.
Surprise! I've not taken it off since it arrived...
So I've got just Module 6 to go before I finish the course. I look forward to the day!