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Creating a Home Cinema scheme and a reward

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!



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Reader Comments (11)

Good for you! Almost finished! I love looking at the design process. So much work! Teri

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

Well done! And a nice treat to reward yourself with, I very much approve. I'm a huge Marc Jacobs fan, and that necklace is gorgeous. Maybe I'll get to see it in person soon? ;) All your renderings and boards looks incredible! That must have taken you forever. I'm always so impressed when you and Annie show us the work you guys turn it, it looks so daunting! Boo to not being able to get your results for 6 weeks. But I'm sure you've aced it!

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Your work looks so pristine and precise - you must be so pleased and proud! Congratulations!! I'm sure it feels as though a load has been lifted from your shoulders.

Love the cute reward you chose. Receiving pretty packages in the post never, ever gets old, does it? :D

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChi @ 106

Goodness, you can tell a whole lot of hard work went into this module. I can understand why you were dreading the task. It all came out fantastic, Sam, and now you can exhale. I so love that you purchased yourself something special as a reward for finishing; That's brilliant. The necklace is beautiful! I need to implement this motivational tactic stat.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

great job sam. not long to now... i love your reward, and i'm not surprised you haven't taken it off xxx

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterleah of sang the bird

Ugh I'm so jealous of basically this entire post. You've finished the module! Well done! I know what the relief of that is. I still have one perspective and the construction project boo.
I'm so envious of your boards, they look so professional and lifelike. Please can I have a tutorial when I come round? You're so much better at mounting than me.
And those furniture sketches! they are so beautiful. How did you do them? Did you trace them? Draw them in perspective? Ugh so many questions. I feel really inferior next to you Sam I wish I had your confidence.
So pleased for you! xx

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterannie

@Teri - thank you!

@Erin - thank you! I'm obsessed with Marc Jacobs, well for his perfume jewels and hand bags anyway. It was a lot of work this module, but the next one is the biggie with a lot of marks riding on it. Eeekkkk!

@Chi - thank you! presents and packages are such wonderful rewards, actually forget the next set of work I need to think about the reward for the next module now. Annie and I have already decided we are going on a trip when we graduate to celebrate!

@Theresa - thank you! You must implement it, the effort and finish line is so much sweeter when you do.

@Leah - thanks so much!

@Annie - thank you darling. I've written you an email, go see..... You create beautiful work so be proud.

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam Lennie

Oh SAM! Hooray for you! I am in total awe of you and Annie and I think your design looks absolutely stunning. I just love the line drawings and how proud you must be of yourself to have conquered your greatest fear!

I'm also tremendously proud of you for giving yourself a reward. I'm terrible at that, actually, although it may seem the opposite. I may promise myself a reward, but I never really follow through. Must. Get. Better. You're inspiring, on so many fronts! xo

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

@Lauren - thanks so much for your comments, proud hey, shucks! I never got into the rewards thing until recently when doing the 30 day challenge. It's the most wonderful feeling so you must follow through next time. Let me know your task and what you choose as a reward x

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam Lennie

Big pat on the back Sam - your work looks awesome!

I love the warm and classy colour scheme, infact I think all interior design boards should be framed - I just love looking at them!

Everything looks fabulously drawn, neat and well planned!

Looking forward to finding out what you get.

5 down 1 to go \o/

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Edmonds

@Sarah - thanks for stopping by x Thanks for your kind words and support. You are so right, framing and hanging boards would make for interesting and unique wall art. Fingers crossed hey - I hope my mark is not lower than the last one, I shall be so p****d off if that happened.

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam Lennie

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