Interior Design

Resilience: Multi-Family

Community Area - NDSU

Our class was able to interview veterans to help us design the common areas of a multi-family veterans community for a design competition. As part of this team project, I came up with the branding and color palette, created the logo, conducted all research, created the floor & FF&E plans, specified materials for the areas show in the renderings, chose a site, and created renderings of the kitchen and lounge area. I also created my own concept board to better reflect the design intent.

 

The branding reflects the characteristics of wool fiber as it's highly resilient just like our veterans. The logo wave is modeled after the alpha helix structure of the fiber. I brought the shape in through acoustical baffles, light fixtures, and the configuration of the modular sofas in the hallways.

I created booths for the veterans that allow them to have their back to a wall to feel more comfortable when socializing - it also provides social distancing from others. The ADA accessible booths on each end are enclosed with sliding glass doors to provide a space for Facetime calls with family & friends or even a job interview. All booths are equipped with power for working or a quick phone charge. The wave baffles were selected to eliminate unwanted sound without being enclosed to make the veterans feel more at ease. Booths provide a great solution for more intimate conversations in a larger space.

Open the PDF to learn more about Resilience.

Hampshire Hill Apartments

Project with Renovation Systems

A cost effective way to update any kitchen is by painting the cabinets and replacing the door and drawer fronts. If your cabinet boxes are in good shape, and you've dreamt of taking your golden oak to a crisp, white kitchen, this may be a great option for you!

 

We swapped the door fronts in this unit for a modern, full overlay shaker style door and replaced the counter tops with Formica's Argento Romano.

We installed new vinyl flooring and Six3Tile back splash for an elevated design. We finished the look with a brushed nickel light fixture and cabinet hardware. After a fresh coat of paint, this unit is unrecognizable from the first visit. I was responsible for obtaining vendor bids to align with project budget and helped the client select the backsplash and grout color. All other finishes selected by Billie Perkins.

Marble Upgrade - JM Images and Design

The clients for this project were tired of their acrylic shower surround and wanted something classic with a bit of fun. The wife suffers from arthritis, so I made sure she could comfortably use everything. I proposed a polished marble for the surround with black penny rounds for their niche. The black is a great source of contrast and splash of fun against the classic meram blanc marble from The Tile Shop. We used varying sizes of tile to add depth without making the shower look busy.

 

The shelf height was dictated by the client's favorite shampoo and conditioner. I made sure we could fit a pump and space for their hand above to eliminate unnecessary squeezing and gripping of bottles that causes pain with arthritis. We upgraded the plumbing fixtures for easier cleaning of the tub. This also allows the client to comfortably change the spray settings with the ADA flip mechanism without squeezing and turning which causes the client pain - this is also why we chose a lever style handle instead of a knob.

SoCal Meets Traditional in the Midwest - JM Images & Design

Aging in Place Remodel - JM Images & Design

The clients of this space needed something that would allow them to age in place without sacrificing much needed storage.

I included pivot mirrors to allow someone in a wheelchair to see themselves, but also also a taller person to adjust as needed. A single handle faucet is easier to use for people with poor dexterity and helps prevent burns from trying to adjust two handles for hot and cold water.

The client loved the knobs we found at the store, but I made sure we found a suitable drawer pull for the lower cabinets if a pinching movement becomes a problem down the road. The knobs are installed to allow a pull to replace them in the future.

The star of this bathroom is the roll under sink. I designed the bathroom to include a removable sink front as the clients knew they would be in a wheel chair one day. Midway through the project, the client ended up needing a wheelchair to be mobile. We were able to continue construction without a hitch as we already had a solution. The raised counter top height and toe kick allow the new wheel chair to glide under the cabinets effortlessly which increases the turn around space and protects their cabinets from wheelchair damage. I designed this bathroom with standard cabinets to stay in budget.

Before

After

Wyzata Build

Hendel Homes & Fiddlehead Design Group

Interiors designed by Fiddlehead Design Group and built by Hendel Homes. I helped select carpet samples and took process photos.

St. Paul Remodel

Fiddlehead Design Group

Interiors designed by Fiddlehead Design Group. I helped select fabric samples, created 3D models in SketchUp, added accessories and artwork in the model, and took process photos.

Frank Lloyd Wright Remodel

Fiddlehead Design Group

Interiors designed by Fiddlehead Design Group. I created 3D models in SketchUp and created furniture boards in InDesign.

The Martin Residence - Residential Studio - NDSU

The Martin Residence was my first Residential Interior Design Studio. The Martin's had mid-century modern style and wanted to age in place. This project focused on designing a space that had universal design elements like lever handles, walk-in/roll-in showers, multiple counter heights, and plenty of space to move around.

To create a mid-century modern space, I took advantage of the natural sunlight and made sure the living areas and master bedroom had access to sunlight. The space is full of natural materials like cork, wood, and metal paired with brighter pops of color to compliment the neutral palette.

Product Boards

Below are a few examples of the products and finishes that would be seen in the space. I created these product boards to help the Martin's visualize what their space would feel like. To know more about the overall goals, objectives, and design concept for the condo, click on the PDF at the top of the page labeled Programming Binder. You will learn more about these on pages 2-3.

Master Bed & Bath

Living, Kitchen, Dining

Guest Bed & Bath

Northern Home

I was assigned to create a window display for Northern Home Furniture in downtown Fargo with 3 other students from my visual merchandising class. We created this display to show customers how to transition their living rooms into the spring season with bright accessories and natural plant elements. Click the button below to learn more.

Paragon Bowl

JM Images & Design

Dickinson, ND

I specified the carpet & vinyl flooring, stone veneer for the wall, and selected the seating and fabric for Paragon Bowl in 2014. The image was taken in October 2020 showing the finishes standing up to more than 5 years of wear.

Paragon Bowl Remodel - JM Images & Design

Dickinson, ND

Kalea Bridal Boutique

Kalea was a group project for a visual merchandising class. I created a rough floor plan and elevation to provide a solution for our upscale bridal boutique and overall store layout.

*Floor plan and elevation are not drawn to scale

Studio Project on the Barcelona Stool

Residential Framing Model

© 2020 Digital Portfolio - All Photos by Jill Mueller

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