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Here are the most common questions we are asked during our initial contact with potential new clients. We are more than happy to further discuss these topics or any additional questions you may have for us in your search to fulfill your project's requirements. 

Should I hire a designer?

This is an important question for a couple of reasons. For example, you may only need furnishings in your new home, but have no idea where to start. Or you may be looking to renovate your kitchen, but are not sure if you should contact an interior designer or contractor. A designer with more experience in space planning and interior architecture, may talk about custom millwork and introduce you to an in-house architect.


We address at every stage, from the ground up. From the architectural planning to a decor pillow, and we manage everything in between. This could include working with our creative director, keeping your builders on pace, assisting with color selections, designing custom furnishings, fine art advisory, and space planning.


What is your design style?

We do not specialize in one particular design style. Whether it’s contemporary, traditional, eclectic, romantic, or serene, we find inspiration from our clients.


What happens at the consultation?

If you have paint selections, inspiration photos, or architectural plans, those would be helpful to get an idea of your inspiration for the project. The consultation is where we will discuss your goals, so preparation is not necessary unless it is new construction, in which case architectural plans are required. We will identify the client’s needs and style. We review inspiration images and talk through the home’s overall space plan.


What can I expect to spend?

On top of your furnishings budget will be a cost for the design team to manage your project. This cost varies. We’ll review these costs in our initial meeting. Be aware that there will be retainer charges, shipping/moving charges, and even updates for materials costs.


Can I hire you for a few hours for a small project?

Absolutely. While we normally work in overall projects, we also do hourly on a case-by-case basis. Should your project require under 12 hours of work, such as selecting window treatments or a lighting update, we will bill hourly.


What if I don't like the initial design?

This is a normal fear, and it does happen from time to time. The initial design presentation could be a huge hit, but sometimes, it’s a big miss. After reviewal, the subsequent design will work better. It takes time to curate an interior that is perfect for you. If you’re out and about and see something you like, send us a text message or email. We will always go back to the drawing board and present a fresh design. Stay open-minded, prepare yourself for some design risks, and be honest with how you’re feeling. At the end of the day, this home is yours. It should speak to you.


Are interior designers expensive?

Designers can actually save you money in the long run. Having your interior designer be in control and be the “go-to” person allows problems to be caught before they turn into costly mistakes. We work to address any issues quickly and efficiently which helps to keep the project on track


We also act as the project manager at times, which ends up saving you costly mistakes. You will receive insider access to the interior design world. We have trade discounts, partners in moving and shipping, and the inside info on material costs that we share with you. With exclusive access to certain vendors, an interior designer will give you reduced pricing on items you won’t find in a retail environment. Many of our clients own businesses, love to travel, have families, and frequently entertain.


We handle the entire process for them, so they can focus on the other things happening in their lives. Having a professional manage your interior design project saves you time because you’re not working on it.


How will you present your design concept and ideas?

The answer to this question could be a variety of different things: drawings, mood boards, or presentations. Project scope, vision board (room-by-room concept statement that guides the overall design direction of the project), design where we present fully developed design ideas and if any revisions are necessary, they’re shown in a follow-presentation where the final design is selected.


Procurement stage. Once the design is final, our in-house procurement team orders your new furnishings, fixtures, and accessories. Then Installation: Depending on the project scale, our design team will spend 1-5 days installing all the art, furnishings, and accessories in your home. Then the Final product: We welcome you to your new home and unveil your new interior.

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