My first project involved creating a complete Design Scheme for a couple living in Queenspark, London. We were given an empty floor plan, made-up clients and the encouragement to design around our clients specific needs. My "clients" were a young career-focused couple where the wife worked as a Film Critic and the husband, an ER physician. Their needs included a Media Room where she could comfortably watch films; soundproofing from the rest of the space so that he could sleep anytime of the day or night; an open dining area they could entertain friends; and an oasis for their master bedroom.
As my first project, I think it turned out ok. There are details now I would definitely change, but that's always the case with knowledge and growth. There were a lot of elements to consider for our first project - floor plans, layouts, furniture selection, material choices. Every project is different but the elements are the same. We're constantly trying to find the balance between form and function.