Most of our design services begin with an in-home design consultation, where we take the time to get acquainted with you and your needs and desires for your project. The initial in-home consultation meeting lasts for up to two hours. We will take a tour of the spaces to be decorated or renovated and any other spaces that might be relevant to your design plan, we discuss your needs, your vision, budget, time frame and expectations and make recommendations for improving the space. This is a working appointment where we provide you with valuable information, tips, advice, resources, and a solid direction for your design project.
We will also review our mission statement, our design process, and the terms of our Letter of Agreement.
We will email you our Design Fee Proposal within 1-3 business days, outlining the scope of work, our design fee to complete the work and the non-refundable advance on our design fee that is required to get started. Please note that the Design Fee Proposal is not a design plan for your project. It is the document that outlines the project scope, goals, design intent, fees and terms and conditions.
Upon approval of the Design Fee Proposal, we will coordinate and meet in your home for an on-site measure with all the trade partners and contractors who will be involved in your project. We will then meet again in a few weeks for the Design Presentation for the entire project. This Design Presentation is where we illustrate our full design plan and solutions for your home, along with the budget breakdown. See the WHAT TO EXPECT page for further information.
Our design consultations provide value to our clients, save them money and help avoid frustration. Each consultation typically includes some or all of the following, depending on your individual project needs:
A walk through of your home and discussing each room's function, the existing furniture pieces, and new furniture recommendations
2 hours of intensive and custom ideas
Getting to know your needs through questions and answers
Recommended furniture layout
Defining the budget
Paint color selections
Window Treatment ideas
Styling tips and ideas for vignettes
Ideas for mixing patterns
Please note that since we block out that specific date and time on our calendar, consultation fees are billed at the time the appointment is booked. We can email you an invoice for payment.