Our Design Philosophy
Our Design Process
Our Design Philosophy
Janet Brooks Design: Luxury that Lives Well
Interior design is about lifestyle.
It starts with an in depth analysis of how our clients live, whether in a primary or secondary home. No two clients are alike, and we do not expect any of our interior design projects to be like any other. The uniqueness of each of our clients demands that our approach to creating their dream home be fresh every single time, a study in unexpected excellence.
Do you want to feel pampered, proud, and inspired… because your home is the perfect reflection of you?
We make your home the one place in your life that feeds your soul and stimulates your creativity. Live in an environment that actually prepares you for your next busy day, your next business conquest, the next Big Event, whether it’s a charity ball or a stockholder meeting. Janet Brooks Design specializes in the creation of luxury homes, boutique retail spaces and high-end hospitality projects.
Design: A Team Effort
Our approach to design is always a team effort. We can bring together the team that is just right for you, including architects, builders, landscape designers, and skilled craftsmen in every field of home design. We believe that “the whole is more than the sum of its parts”; if you bring together a team of like-minded people who share the common goal of focusing all of their talents and collected experience on one thing…creating for you, the result will be excellence.
No one member of a team is more important than the other. With mutual respect and a common goal, we don’t let egos get in the way. We collaborate and challenge each other to rise to a new level of creativity on behalf of each client we are privileged to serve.
What We Offer
The services offered at Janet Brooks Design include Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings in collaboration with the architectural plans, material selection and specification, and detailed documentation and project management prior to and during construction.
Simultaneously, we are sourcing and designing unique furnishings, wall finishes, and lighting that fit the spaces “to a T”. Completing a full service design offering, we provide art consultation, accessory sourcing, custom linens and window treatments. We are also experts at meeting any specific lifestyle needs our clients may have.
Design That Exceeds Your Expectations
We’ve all heard the old adage, “Home is where the heart is”, but at Janet Brooks Design we take that a step farther.
Excellent interior design in Scottsdale is a realistic expectation; after all, we are one of the hottest places to live, play and work. Living in Scottsdale, Arizona is like living the resort life on a daily basis. We have access to the best of the best in restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, easily accessible travel, and of course…perfect weather for many months of the year. It stands to reason that, as an interior design firm based in such a desirable place, we are accustomed to the challenges of bringing our clients’ homes up to the excellent standards of their surroundings.
Our clients have the highest of expectations. Our delivery exceeds those expectations.
Our Design Process
Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
From the first moment we meet new clients, our focus is on you … who you are and what you are about.
Janet Brooks, ASID, is always the lead designer on every project. In the expectation that you have hired an AIA architect to assist you with the design of your new home, we begin by providing additional input into how the spaces in the home will work for you.
As the floor plan and spacial interior design relationships are being developed, we continue to explore exactly how you intend to live in your home and offer optional layouts and features that will compliment your lifestyle.
Two heads are better than one.
You know the old adage, “Two heads are better than one”. This is true of the designing and building process. As your interior design Phoenix and Scottsdale team, we strongly believe that you are benefited by engaging a team of professionals: an architect who is a good listener, a talented builder who understands good design, a professional interior designer who understands construction techniques and a landscape architect/designer who helps to meld the interior and exterior designs. This guarantees that the architectural plans you end up with will be the best possible design for you.
Janet Brooks Design: Luxury Interior Design Phoenix – Interior Design Scottsdale AZ
Material Selections and Interior Design
We provide interior architectural drawings, such as this residential bar, in AutoCAD. This conveys the details of our unique designs for various areas of the home and supplements the architect’s drawings.
Once you are comfortable with your architectural plans, it is our responsibility to help you with a myriad of material selections for every surface inside the home, as well as for exterior spaces.
Because of our extensive experience with materials, sources and applications, this daunting task becomes a (relatively) simple, step by step experience in decision making.
We will lead the effort and assist with smart decision-making, both from an aesthetic perspective as well as staying in budget.
By presenting options in our studio and/or taking you to showrooms and manufacturers, we will expose you to a range of options for each choice that we have pre-selected based on four things:
- The architectural style of your home
- Your budget
- Our agreed-upon vision for your interiors
- Use of appropriate materials for the lifestyle you intend to pursue in your new home
Some of the designs and selections we will be assisting you with are:
- flooring materials and patterns both inside and out
- wall finishes
- cabinetry design and layout
- countertop materials and finishes
- tile selections and designs for backsplashes and tub/showers
- interior door and front door designs and finishes
- fireplace wall designs and finishes
- plumbing and electrical fixtures
- custom millwork in various locations
All of this will be progressing before your home is even in the ground. Many decisions are best made prior to the start of construction, because it gives time to get bids back from your contractor to help us stay in budget, and it allows us to be able to incorporate specific things into the actual construction of the home before it’s too late.
For instance, if we choose a thicker material for stone floors in certain locations, the slab can be recessed in order to provide level transitions to adjacent floors.
Although most design decisions and material selections are made before construction begins, there are always adjustments and design detail issues that come up during the process of building the home.
Throughout the interior design process, we will act as a liaison with you, your architect and your contractor to provide timely and appropriate responses to these challenges/opportunities.
Regular jobsite visits are a part of our constant effort to assure quality and good communication with your contractor and the various trades, determining that our design details are being executed accurately.
The beauty of being able to assist our clients with furnishings is that, during the process of designing and building the home with you, we have already gotten to know your taste and your lifestyle, making the design and acquisition of furnishings, window treatments, area rugs, etc. part of a natural progression, thus guaranteeing a cohesive and satisfying overall result.
We are experts at designing and selecting furniture, fabrics and accent pieces that blend the architectural style of your home with your own personal taste and needs. There should be a cohesiveness to the spaces in your home that create a flow from room to room. A well designed space makes exactly the statement you want to make because all of the elements…ceiling details, wall and flooring materials, lighting, furnishings and artwork…compliment each other.
This is what we believe in. Luxury that lives well.