We love a challenge

At Desired Designs, we enjoy working on a wide range of projects from residential to commercial. The process is just as important to us as the final product. Below are a sample of projects from our portfolio.  We hope you enjoy seeing the process photos as well. 

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This makerspace was designed to engage and excite elementary aged students in their discovery of STEM based careers and activities. It was our goal to design space that was functional, but also inspired innovation.

Making use of the space!
Making use of the space!

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Details: Storage cubbies
Details: Storage cubbies

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BEFORE: The starting point prior to design
BEFORE: The starting point prior to design

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Making use of the space!
Making use of the space!

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This cafe and bookstore located in a historic building of Cleveland's east side, resounds with the rich history and culture of the black community of Glenville. Maintaining and speaking to the history and translating it into present day function was the key to design.

Historic Breeze block restored
Historic Breeze block restored

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New chandelier installation
New chandelier installation

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BEFORE: Office Area
BEFORE: Office Area

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Historic Breeze block restored
Historic Breeze block restored

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Conceptual renderings and drawings for the public spaces of the Animal Kingdom Lodge Annex. 

Restaurant Floor Plan
Restaurant Floor Plan

This rendering was completed to depict the conceptual design for the materials used in the restaurant.

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Front Desk Elevation Rendering
Front Desk Elevation Rendering

This elevation rendering was completed to visually understand how the inspiration pieces would be integrated into the space.

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Fireplace Screen - Final Design
Fireplace Screen - Final Design

This was the final design of the fireplace screen in the library of the Animal Kingdom Lodge Annex.

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Restaurant Floor Plan
Restaurant Floor Plan

This rendering was completed to depict the conceptual design for the materials used in the restaurant.

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Creating an inviting and productive workspace for this law firm was imperative in our design process. The light and open space created an office in line with the firms brand.

Reception and Entry Area
Reception and Entry Area

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Reception and Entry Area
Reception and Entry Area

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BEFORE
BEFORE

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Reception and Entry Area
Reception and Entry Area

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Transformation of this gym space into a place of worship. The design team was able to transform the space with finish selections and updates.

Updated Sanctuary
Updated Sanctuary

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New solar shades and paint
New solar shades and paint

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BEFORE: Stage
BEFORE: Stage

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Updated Sanctuary
Updated Sanctuary

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Addition to the Mercer Elementary School Library. The "Magic" Treehouse was the inspiration for the space.

Final Installation
Final Installation

The reading area is completed with the addition of red bench seat cushions.

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Final Installation
Final Installation

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Initial Space
Initial Space

This is the area of the library that was slated for the addition of the treehouse reading area.

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Final Installation
Final Installation

The reading area is completed with the addition of red bench seat cushions.

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Branding redevelopment concepts for the Ohio Design Centre.  Development of interior wayfinding and exterior signage.

Exterior Signage - Concepts
Exterior Signage - Concepts

Development of exterior signage and concepts to draw attention to the exterior and integrate the brand of the company into the initial experience.

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Exterior Signage - Concepts
Exterior Signage - Concepts

This was a study of how the exterior signage concepts would be executed at night. Back lighting fabric structures allows for the design centre to truly represent what the space is about.

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App Development
App Development

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Exterior Signage - Concepts
Exterior Signage - Concepts

Development of exterior signage and concepts to draw attention to the exterior and integrate the brand of the company into the initial experience.

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