The Full Service Design & Decorating
The Consultation - After an initial phone conversation to get a feel for your needs our first step is an in-person consultation in your home or at your job site. We walk through and detail out all of your wants and needs. We will give you my vision for layout, paint colors, usage of space. All of this will be outlined on a form that you will receive a copy of after. You can choose to take the notes and execute the details yourself or if we decided to work together, we will use this as a road map to move forward with. Design Consultation fee is $295 and due at booking.
The Agreement & Retainer - After our consultation I will present you with your 'Punch List' of items discussed in our walk through, along with our design agreement, proposal for the discussed scope, and request for retainer.
Design Direction - Once the project officially kicks off I will put together a collected presentation of ideas and inspiration for the space and a mood board to show general design direction for the look and feel. This can take up to three weeks. We will review this in person or via email and your feedback will dictate where the design goes from here.
Measuring & Planning Day - Once we nail down the design direction and scope, we will plan a day when any trades needed for the project come in to take measurements and check the feasibility of our ideas for the space. This may be an electrician, window treatment professional, woodworker, contractor, or all of the above depending on the project.
Design Development & Budgeting - This stage is where we choose each and every element, furnishing and fabric to be used in the project based on the design direction we have decided on. We create drawings and renderings to convey the design to you as well as for the contractors working on the project. We then create a detailed budget with quotes from suppliers and trades people. The process can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on the scope of the work.
Presentation - The elements of the design will then be presented to you along with an itemized list and overall budget for the project. Best to have all parties present at the meeting to make sure that all questions are answered and we can move forward quickly. Once the presented items are approved we require a full payment for all furnishings and materials to begin purchasing. All payments to trades will be done directly.
Trade Coordinating/Build phase - If we are altering the space in anyway (mill work, lighting, painting etc.) the trades will be scheduled to perform work after the final design is approved. If the scale of the work is larger, the general contractor will take the lead as far as the timeline for the build phase. We can assist in overseeing the work but all trade management, payment, and liability is the responsibility of the homeowner and/or general contractor.
Ordering and Tracking - While the trades people are working or the build phase is taking place we work on procurement of all furnishings and materials. We will then track and manage the deliveries. Furnishing and decor will be delivered to a receiving warehouse and stored until install day. Once all items are ready for delivery and all work in the space has been completed, we schedule a day or days to install the full design.
Installation - This is where the magic happens. We request that clients are not present for the day (or days) of installation to ensure a smooth process and maxim impact at reveal. Large items are delivered and placed according to our floor plan and design scheme, we then accessorize and style your home to complete the design.
Presentation & Walkthrough - After install is complete we do a full walk through and present a price list of all styling accessories used to finish the space. You can then decide if there are any items you wish to keep and we bill for that at the completion of the project.
Photography - Our photos are our calling card! We appreciate our clients allowing us to bring in a professional photographer to capture the space for the use of marketing, press and portfolio. We try to coordinate our photographer to shoot the project within days of the final install so to not further disrupt your living situation.
Follow up - Any deficiencies will be dealt with in a timely manner and you will be informed of the progress weekly.