Wednesday, 14 November 2012

From blank canvas to a work of art...


At John Dick & Son we love it when clients come to us with a blank canvas like the project we've just completed in Strathaven. As you will see from the pictures, there really was a lot of building work undertaken to create the space for Julie's new kitchen, dining and living area but it did provide a blank canvas for our design team.  

In many ways, working with a completely new space is easier than accommodating existing room features however, it does present other challenges that have to be addressed.  A completely new space is often more difficult for the client to visualise in it's finished state, that's where good clear mood boards and design drawings really play their part.  We also have to judge such things as the natural light conditions at various times of day, it's all very interesting and important if we are to achieve the desired ambiance.


With the project in Strathaven we were very fortunate that the client had complete trust in our judgement and, she was open to considering our suggestions and recommendations.  It is important for us to form a close working relationship with our clients, we need to understand their likes and dislikes and their overall objectives.  Here's what Julie had to say about our service, "I have recently completed an extension and kitchen conversion. The extension left me with a blank canvas which Sally has designed and filled far beyond my expectations. Every aspect of the room was fully discussed and all my likes and dislikes taken into account before we made the final decisions."


The successful implementation of any design project depends on meticulous planning, checking and double checking; at John Dick & Son we leave nothing to chance and we're even more delighted when the client appreciates the effort we take to make sure everything turns our just as we planned it.   Here's what Julie had to say about our attention to detail, "I would recommend John Dick and Son to anyone, regardless of whether you need led or have a definite idea for your design needs you will be in very capable hands.  Nothing was left to chance; Sally visited my home on several occasions with sample books and tape measure in hand. Sizes checked and double checked, colours matched and re-matched. Sally was extremely patient and understanding when I was completely frazzled with the whole building process. 

My curtains, sofa, chairs, dining table, soft furnishings, wallpaper and lighting have all come from John Dick and Son. It was brilliant being able to work with Sally knowing that she had a great team behind her looking after all my needs."




It was a pleasure to work on this project, we are as delighted with the final result as the client appears to be, we're sure you'll be impressed (and slightly envious) of the beautiful space that Julie and the design team at John Dick & Son have created.


If you have an interior design project, whether a new extension or an existing space, that you would like to discuss with the design team at John Dick & Son please email Sally at sally@johndickandson.co.uk or give us a call on 0141 644 1115, we will be happy to have a coffee and chat about how we can assist you.

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Our designers have really messed up!

This was the scene in the showroom the other day, haven't our designers really made a mess? 
This is not an unusual occurrence, the designers often use the showroom for design consultations.  This was the scene after an initial consultation with a new client last week and, as you can see, the design team are happy to leave no leaf unturned in the many sample books we have in order to make sure the client can consider all of the options.


At John Dick & Son we know your home and your new interior are important; we also know that you may not always know exactly what you want, that's why we're happy offer you our advice and to show as many samples as it takes to get it absolutely right for you.

Many clients also enjoy the benefit of being able to see and experience the quality and comfort of the furniture while they choose the exact material they wish to use - we even encourage them to get into their favourite position and try the sofas and chairs as they would in their own home.


If you would like to chat with our designers about your next interior project please email sally@johndisckandson.co.uk we will be happy to make a mess for your interior!

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Thursday, 1 November 2012

WIN a Sofa Bed worth £889

DOES WORKING FROM HOME AFFECT YOUR SOCIAL LIFE?

Nowadays, more and more people are working from home offices; if fact, the homeworker is now recognised as an important sector for  the economy.  We've seen various articles questioning if these workers miss out because they have less interaction both in the office and on the way to work - that's a discussion for another day.

In this blog post we want to explore whether working from home affects your personal and social life in any way.  The smoking ban, the rising cost in dining out and the state of the economy in general means more people are entertaining at home; having guests for dinner and perhaps inviting them to stay over.  But, what happens if the Guest Room is now your office?  Do you find you have less overnight guests than you used to?  Would you like to be able to offer a bed to your dinner guests but unable to do so because the spare bed had to make way for a desk?

Or, you may have a regular overnight guest like a son or daughter who return periodically from their university studies or, an ageing relative you provide respite care meaning you have to keep your Guest Room.  So, working from home is not an option even though the spare room is not in regular use.

Could a good quality sofa bed be an option?  You could convert that underutilised space into a place to work but still have the flexibility to offer a bed to the occasional overnight guest?  The quality of sofa beds nowadays is really very good and, when they're folded away they can make your home office look very welcoming for the business visitor.  We certainly see lots more people opting for this a solution to maximising the space in their homes and we offer an excellent range of sofa beds through our sister company - The Sofa Barn.

The Sofa Barn is located in it's own stand alone showroom within the John Dick & Son "Campus", you're welcome to drop in have a look at the large selection of contemporary furniture we have on show.  Likewise, why not speak to one of our design team about how you can convert your spare room to a business like office by day and an inviting guest room by night.


To promote our extensive range of furniture we are offering the chance to win this stunning Sofa Bed - all you have to do is like our Facebook Page and tell us which celebrity or business personality you would most like to have as a guest in your home and why.

The competition is open to everyone and the best answer received by Noon on Friday 16th November 2012 will selected by the management at John Dick & Son and the winner will receive the beautiful Sofa Bed pictured above. Delivery charges outside central Scotland will apply. The management’s decision will be final.


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