GETTING STARTED

Consultation with a Superior Designer!
We meet with you in your home for a collaborative client and designer interview. In so doing, we are mutually discovering if the project is the right fit for each other. We discuss details such as your goals for space, your design aesthetic, how you will be using the space, what inspires you, your time-frame for completion, and your budget. We try to hit the ground running and give you some design input that is unique to your space.

PROPOSAL!

Project Scope & Estimated Design Fees

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.

Site Measure and Planning

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.

Preliminary Design

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.

FINAL PRESENTATION & BUDGET MEETING
This Final Presentation Meeting involves all the approved elements from the Preliminary Design Presentation, plus any new elements that were agreed upon and any revisions requested. Because we believe in a collaboration between client and designer, as well as our trades and artisans, this presentation will address all of your wants and needs for your project, based on previous meetings and discussions.

 

THE FINAL PRESENTATION INCLUDES:
• working drawings • color scheme
• all furnishings
• fabric memos
• detailed budget breakdown – item by item.
The final presentation will all be laid out for you so that you will be able to visualize what the finished space will look like. The budget is reviewed in detail and the required deposit is due for purchasing all materials.

 

PROCUREMENT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
In this step, we create all purchase orders, track orders, assess lead times, note any back-orders or discontinued items that may delay the project, and make decisions whether or not to re-select. During this time, we make sure that our projected timeline is adhered to by all vendors.We will also be drafting custom work orders for our artisans. The project balance owed is required at this time.

 

The Reveal
This is the best part of a project. Seeing how your space has come to life and walking through the final transformation. This is where we hug, we might get misty eyed and we start planning our next adventure!
THE PROJECT REVEAL INCLUDES:
• all your furnishings and accessories in place
• your love and adoration for your design team!

 

PROJECT COMPLETION
Final Walk Through
This may happen on the same day of the reveal or on a separate day. Although we strive for perfection, mistakes can happen. The final walk through is where the client gets a chance to point out any deficiencies observed – Items like a small splash of paint on the floor, missing dresser knob, a small rip on a pillow etc. Items that could have easily been missed during the exciting moment of the reveal.

 

RESOLVING DEFICIENCIES
We coordinate with the trade person, subcontractor, or vendor involved to cure any deficiencies within 21 business days. Thankfully, this step is not needed in most cases, but we make sure that you will be happy with your finished space.