YOU HAVE PRESENTED YOUR DESIGN PLAN AND PROPOSAL AND I WANT TO PROCEED, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once the design plan is approved and proposal payment received, ordering, tracking, receiving, inspecting, and warehousing of each item occurs. For custom products such as window treatments or upholstery, all components have to be received by the workroom or manufacturer before production can begin. Each product is dependent on availability as well as manufacturing and shipping timelines. During this period things can appear to be “quiet” from your perspective, but this is where all the behind the scenes nitty-gritty occurs ensuring every detail is handled. I promise you will have your oh-la-la moment!
CAN I KEEP SOME OF MY BELONGINGS?
Absolutely! I love a room with curated and collected pieces! A lot of my clients have a sentimental or key piece that they want to incorporate into their design. Together, we will consider the design direction you are wanting to achieve, and discuss how to integrate your piece into your personalized home!
I’VE NEVER HIRED A DESIGNER BEFORE. WHAT SHOULD I BUDGET FOR A TYPICAL ROOM?
My goal is to give you a finished, tailored space. That means more than just a couch, lamp and coffee table. This could include everything from the little accessories layered around a room, to the art, lighting, window treatments and floor covering. Depending on what space you are wanting designed, I will be glad to give you worksheets to help you itemize and further understand how these finished items add up.
WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL TIMELINE FOR A PROJECT ONCE I SIGN YOUR AGREEMENT AND PAY THE DESIGN FEE?
For Full Service Custom Interior Design: Plan on me being part of your life for a good chunk of time. Depending on the scope of the project, a typical design project lasts at least 4 months. Generally, two things hold up a design: decision-making and furniture delivery. Once decisions are made, I can estimate your timeframe based on the pieces selected. For the VIP Virtual Design Package: Once I receive your signed contract, along with your completed “homework” (questionnaire, room measurements, and photos,) you will have a finished design package in 3-4 weeks.
WE’VE HAD OUR INITIAL DESIGN CONSULTATION, NOW WHAT?
After our design consultation, the scope of your project is defined, and a tailored service will be recommended. The nitty-gritties of your ideal service will be detailed in a letter of agreement and sent for your approval. Upon acceptance and payment of design fee agreement, your custom design process begins!