So we began this piece of self directed work in our in interior design session with Rachel, we then took it home to finish and photograph. We were asked to produce a sketch model and a sketch visual using inspiration for either a watch shop or a perfume shop, of course being a girly girl i chose the perfume shop. I spent around 15 minutes just looking at inspiration for what forms and elements i.e. colour, texture, which would feature within my perfume shop, i focused on researching different flowers which tend to be used to make beautiful fragrances. I came across a the beautiful jasmine flower, small white flowers which bloom amidst big green bushes. I noticed that the jasmine bushes become so big that they begin to dangle, creating a beautiful contrast when placed among buildings, this is when i got the idea to focus on a sketch model acquiring all of the elements of the jasmine plant.
The sketch-model: How i did it
I instantly knew exactly how i wanted to construct my sketch-model wall feature, i created the jasmine blooms using bits of pink and white screwed up paper patiently gluing every little piece to a white base until i eventually achieved the fullness and shape i wanted. My perfume wall embraced all of the important elements i wanted it to, i created texture with the use of rolled bits of paper, i achieved form by drawing a faint outline for my wall feature, and i incorporated pinks and whites within my piece just to give an elegant, easy on the eye feel to it. Using fish wire i dangled three bits of screwed up paper from the top of the sketch-model, just to add to the 3-D effect and suggest that this wall feature would pop out to the potential customer and be a real eye-catching piece of interior design.
The Schedule of Accommodation within my perfume shop
A schedule of accommodation in design/architecture is basically a brief of the interior layout of a space and how that space is intended to be used. Things to consider when writing up a schedule of accommodation are finishes, furnishing i.e. will there be sitting areas? where?, where will the till area be? Environmental conditions will also be considered i.e lighting conditions, temperature, air movements, acoustic isolation etc.
Firstly, the main colours to be featured within my shop will be glistening whites and nude pinks. There will be no isles within the shop, perfumes will be displayed in glass cabinets both on the left and right wall, four of the most exclusive perfumes will be displayed on tall individual glass stands vertically in the center of the shop, all with bright spotlights shining directly onto them. All of the walls will be plain white, with the wall feature just appearing on the back wall and also carried onto the ceiling. The flooring will be entirely made from pure white marble, as this will create a classy, clean feel when the white spotlights reflect off it. The till area will be a basic rectangular shape desk also made from white marble to keep an ongoing settling theme throughout the shop. On either side of the perfume displays in the center of the shop there will be two white velvet chaise lounges, giving customers a place to sit and relax during their visit. Hopefully you are getting an idea of what the layout of the shop would look like and the intentions of the mood? Considering environmental conditions, the lighting will be achieved through a number of white spotlights on the ceiling, spotlights above the perfume displays will be slightly brighter of course to grab the attention of customers. There will be a light aromatic jasmine fragrance breezing through the shop, the scent will have calming properties instantly making the customer feel relaxed. Finally, the room will be of a cool temperature with fans in either corner of the room, the intention of this is to create air movement which also relaxes everybody occupying the space. Here are a few inspirational images, just to understand the mood of my perfume shop idea.
For more inspiration and an idea of the features i intend for my perfume shop to have, take a look at Grand pacific. The interior decor here features some of the classy, simple elements which i wish to hold within my perfume shop idea. I hope this post has been quite inspirational to read!
(Fig.1) Indoor Jasmine, https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/457467274625152522/
(Fig.2) Jasmine flower doorway, 29.10.15, https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=jasmine%20plant&term_meta%5B%5D=jasmine%7Ctyped&term_meta%5B%5D=plant%7Ctyped
(Fig.3) Form of the Jasmine plant, 29.10.15, https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=jasmine%20flower&term_meta%5B%5D=jasmine%7Ctyped&term_meta%5B%5D=flower%7Ctyped
(Fig.12) Plain white room, 29.10.15, https://www.pinterest.com/pin/347269821245313355/
(Fig.13) Marble floor, 29.10.15, http://www.gharexpert.com/articles/Marble-Flooring-2151/White-Marble_0.aspx
(Fig.14) Chaise Lounge, 29.10.15, http://www.hampshirebarninteriors.co.uk/furniture/chaise-lounge
(Fig.15) Room with Fans, 29.10.15,