Capstone Sneak Peek

I start my last semester of design school next Thursday - yay!  And all I have left is my Capstone Project.  Capstone is basically an all-encompassing project that is the culmination of this design program.  It begins with a semester of research on your pre-approved project of choice (already done), and ends in an involved presentation in front of your peers and a panel of design professionals.  Yikes!  In the meantime, I will be producing a complete set of design drawings for the project, as well as specifying furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E).  And that is the work I will dive into next week.  Floor plans and fabrics and finishes - oh my! Let's start with my concept, below.  My project is, in essence, a combination of a building reuse and historic preservation.  I will be theoretically combining and restoring three historic buildings into one vacation lake home on my family's land in Seale, AL.  One of those buildings is a 1920's barn already located on the property, which will most likely be dismantled, restored, and materials reused in the new structure.


This is a huge undertaking of a project, since I am not starting with an existing floor plan (which is supposed to be one of the requirements - I'm a rebel).  Luckily, my Capstone Pinterest board has been about a year in the making.  Here are some of my most favorite inspiration images from that board, to give you a sneak peak of what is to come!

dabfe414a90d49c27116e4bd08b7a0cbExterior Inspiration: Alabama lake house by McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier Interiors


Structure #1: Mill Bridge Cabin, Mill Bridge, NC


Structure #2: Country Store Barn, Cornelia, GA

Beams, board and batten, barn doors, bunk beds ... You get the idea!

Check back soon for more Capstone updates.  Thanks for reading!