Small & Large Full Service Design &/or Decorating:
Full service design will provide the client with design documentation that will have nearly every detail that a contractor will need to execute the design. While I highly encourage hiring me hourly to make site visits and be in communication with the contractor throughout the project to ensure our vision is completed as expected (and to take stress off the homeowner) it is not required. For decorating/styling projects there will be a design presentation phase and an installation phase, where I will be involved all the way through to completion, again these phases and pricing will be provided via a fee proposal with the contract for approval prior to beginning the project.
My initial design consultations payment is required prior to the meeting. These consultations will have all of my initial design ideas provided verbally throughout the meeting, whether the client chooses to proceed or not, those 90 minutes will be a wealth of information they can use moving forward with their home project.
90 Minute Virtual or Local Design Consultations:
For clients who only need a little help with direction on their project. Clients are welcome to consult me about any number of questions they may have: color, layout, lighting, furniture, style etc. For those types of consultations, I would require an email with some pictures and/or videos of the space, inspiration pictures (if they have any, not required), and descriptions of desired work ahead of time. I will spend some time prior to the meeting reviewing that information, in order to maximize the 90 minutes. After the meeting I will provide an email with my notes from the meeting and any inspiration, product images/descriptions, paint colors, etc. that are applicable to the project and our discussion. Some clients like to do this process twice, once before starting the design process, and once after they have chosen finishes but have not yet purchased to get a second opinion before proceeding with purchases. This service is $300 and payment is required prior to the meeting.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. While I have my own list of contractors and trades I trust and value, I am also happy
to work with anyone you know and trust as well.
This is very project specific and depends on a multitude of factors. The design phases of my
projects range all the way from 3 months to 2 years. Construction can be anywhere from 1
month to 2 years. Installations usually are completed within a week barring all the materials are
available. The timeline will be factored after we know the specifics of your project.
If they are not custom pieces and have not been installed yet we usually have a short window of
time that we can return product, these policies will vary with every company.
I include one major revision in my fee proposal, so after phase two is complete we will meet and
discuss the plan in detail. Any changes need to be discussed at this time and corrections will be
made accordingly. If there are significant changes after that first round of revisions there will be
an additional fee charged at my hourly rate until the design is complete and agreed upon. Once
we are in the construction phase changes need to be kept minimal otherwise there can be
significant delays and major impacts to the budget.
Fixed Rate: Every project will be estimated after the initial design consultation and cost will be determined by the specifics of that project. Predetermined costs and phases will be provided via a fee proposal included with the contract for approval before beginning the project. On average (for example) a kitchen would cost in the range of $2,000-$7,000 for a full design package + any additional hourly fees. One of the perks of hiring me is I will provide my trade discounts directly to my clients, this is not common in the industry but something I love to offer and often saves my clients thousands of dollars in lighting, tile, furnishings etc.
My initial design consultations are $150 for up to 90 minutes and payment is required prior to the meeting. These consultations will have all of my initial design ideas provided verbally throughout the meeting, whether the client chooses to proceed or not, those 90 minutes will be a wealth of information they can use moving forward with their home project.