"Everyone's Entitled To Great Design"--Shandra Ward
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES
We work to create a fluid environment where all the elements are complementary, creating a sophisticated atmosphere that reflects your personality and lifestyle. We pride ourselves on providing the most stylish, yet functional spaces that are tailored to each client's budget.
We offer guidance throughout the entire design process whether you are purchasing furniture, remodeling, or revamping your interior space. Our goal is to bring your vision to life through function, form, and fusion.
Product procurement simply means we purchase all corresponding goods on your behalf. This service includes selecting products, coordinating finishes, and fabrics on specifications, and reviewing quotes on your behalf. We can also order all the items your builders need. Lights, bathroom fixtures and fittings, flooring, windows.
Procurement is an important part of any design project and it's one of the most time-consuming and acquires a huge amount of organizing. It includes finding quotes to negotiating the best deals, placing orders, and managing invoices. This fee is determined by the size of the project.
Space planning is the process of analyzing how space is used. Our space planning and design consultants use their experience and expertise to create an interior or furniture plan that maximizes the efficiency of your space. This fee is determined by the size of the project.
This service includes coordinating and overseeing the Construction Phase of the interior project. Our management team oversees the design and construction efforts from construction through completion. We conduct site inspections to ensure conformance to design specifications, contractor performance, authorize invoices for payment, and communicate progress to clients. This fee is determined by the size of the project.
5 Stages of the Interior Design Process
Taking the mystery out of interior design starts with understanding the process. Knowing what to expect from your Interior Designer and knowing what is expected from you makes the experience enjoyable and gratifying. Let’s look at the steps involved keeping in mind that each project is unique and the steps may be adjusted as needed to accommodate the different needs of each client.
step 1 - Client Consultation: Understanding Your Vision
During the programming phase, the client's needs and objectives are identified. This step enables us to determine your needs, how you use the space and your expectations regarding the design of your home or office. We want our clients to understand how we work and the mechanics of the interior design process. During this phase, we also discuss any ideas and thoughts you may have and evaluate any photos you may have collected that demonstrate what you envision. Measurements and photos are taken of the space to be worked on at this time. After the Design Consultation, we will prepare a contract outlining our services and fee structure for your review. Once you approve, contracts are signed and professional fees are paid, the interior design process begins.
step 2 - Schematic Design: Creating A Space With Purpose
In this phase, we will present our plans and ideas for your review and final approval. Our presentation includes rough sketches, floor plans, elevations, preliminary color schemes, finishes, furniture, fabrics, and other items related to your project. We want to be confident and comfortable with all selections before you approve and we move forward.
step 3 - Design Development: Transforming Your Vision Into A Signature Design Plan
After final approval of the schematic design, the designer develops floor plans, elevations, and other related items in greater detail. Colors and finishes are refined, furniture, fabrics, and equipment are selected and cost estimates are prepared. The resulting design is presented to the client for review, revision and final approval.
step 4 - Project Documentation: Pricing & Construction Documents
In the first phase, the specific details of the work to be completed are documented. These details include millwork specification, finish selections such as flooring and paint, lighting plans and fixture selection, plumbing location and fixture selection, and electrical layouts in regards to the total scope of work to be completed. A detailed quote itemizing all selections and costs is prepared. Once approved, your materials are ordered, contractors are scheduled. In the second phase, bids are obtained, contractors selected, and purchase orders are issued.
step 5 - Construction Administration/Installation
This is the final stage where things are built and installed. When construction or renovation is complete the furnishings have arrived, the window treatments and bed coverings completed, everything will be professionally installed. The final layer will be selected and careful placement of accessories to achieve the full effect.
Our consultation is an hour of intensive and customized ideas for your space.
- We will begin with a walk-through of your interior spaces that are in need of help.
- We will discuss the needs and goals for each space.
- You can expect recommendations for improvement as we walk-through.
- During the walk-through, we will also be identifying the areas of your space that you want to address first (the priority areas).
- We will then sit down to formulate a plan for improving the priority areas.
- This session also includes a Color Consultation
- You will receive an online copy of my e-guide: The Educated Client: Guide to Understanding the Interior Design Process.