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!
Structure #1: Mill Bridge Cabin, Mill Bridge, NC
Structure #2: Country Store Barn, Cornelia, GA