Welcome to the great indoors!
"Design is my joy and my job"
"The places we love give form to our world"
ABOUT SOPHIA CALIMA
Her time with Susan Fredman Design Group Chicago, Droulers Architecture Milan, Lor Calma and Partners Manila,
The I.D. Dept Singapore, and Kenneth Cobonpue Cebu imbued her with a distinctive design approach and methodology.
In 2017, one of her projects was recognised as “one of the best condominium units” by a Philippine publication. A year after, she was selected by Mega Publishing as one of the “Home Designers That Should be on Your Radar.” She also currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of the National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts with NCCA, under the office of the Philippine President.
"We spend more than 85% of our lives indoors Thoughtful interior design ensures that these spaces help us thrive"
"Well-designed and functional interiors are life-changing. They enrich our well-being and success."
"More than problem-solving, lifestyle, values, and traditions are conveyed through interiors. These spaces facilitate a connection between dweller and environment. They also tell the story of who you are and how you want to live."
Press clippings of Sophia
Interior design process in a nutshell
1| DESIGN BRIEF
Define key requirements including budget and design agreement
2| SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Concept studies with initial layout, colours and materials
3| DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Comprehensive design solution based on concept studies
4| TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION
Preparing construction drawings and documentation for costing
Contractors and suppliers send their fees based on drawings
6| CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANCY
Consistent construction site inspection
7| PURCHASING AND INSTALLATION
Finishing touches with the use of quintessential pieces
8| PUNCH LIST AND TURN OVER
A final to-do list before turn over to client
"A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist" - Buckminster Fuller
© 2018 Sophia Calima