We outline the scope of work for the design portion of the project, our design intent and goals, the estimated design fee, the advance on our design fee required to get started, the estimated timeline. The design proposal is approved and initial advance on our Design Retainer to signal the start of the project. Please note that the Design Proposal is not the same as the design plan or design presentation. The Design Proposal needs to be approved and fee advance received before we begin your design plan and presentation.
This is where we invite all the trades that will be involved in the process for a site visit to discuss the project scope and to take measurements and photos. They will each provide a written estimate outlining their scope of work and the cost for labor and/or materials. These estimates will be presented to you, cohesively, in the Presentation Meeting.
This is where we inspire you with our preliminary design concept for your space. This includes basic drawings, color scheme, mood board, key fabrics, furniture selections and budget estimates including projected costs for any work by our trades and artisans. Revisions (if any) are requested at this time. In many cases where the project scope is much smaller, for example – a one room decorating project, more detailed concepts are presented, and decisions are made at this meeting and the next stage is not required.