Rendering interiors with watercolor

Hi all! We wanted to update you on the progress of our loft project in Tribeca; we’ve completed the furniture plans (click here to see these), and now we’re taking it one step further, creating a 3D model of the main living/dining area to help the client really visualize how their apartment will look furnished. An integral part of our planning on any project is not only to make sure that each furniture piece we design fits in the space, but also that it works perfectly in scale in relationship to everything in the room. The technology that we use to create these models has been such an incredible tool in illustrating our ideas to our clients.MAIER-WEST VIEW

The same large room from the other direction…
MAIER-EAST VIEWHere is the wall of custom millwork elevated with furnishings (you can read more about how we conceptualized this millwork here).


Here’s a look at the North wall showing the dining area and part of the kitchen.

The rendering comes to life with a little watercolor…
dining-watercolor-renderThe 3D rendering of the living/dining looking towards the windows…MAIER-SOUTH VIEW

And the same view with watercolor to show fabric colors and a little texture…


Construction is about to begin on this project, so it won’t be until Spring before the installation. Keep checking into the blog, where we’ll be documenting the progress, and follow us on Instagram for daily updates!


  • Julie~FurnishMyWay

    Love how you use different ways to showcase your designs! The watercolor renderings are gorgeous and soft, and help visualize the colors and textures of the future room. You said it yourself, the drawings just come to life with the added watercolor! As a very visual person, this would help me a lot when redecorating a room!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Elizabeth

    I love love love this post. Such a treat when designers show their inside process. What program do you use for your 3D renderings?