Our interior designers care about your concerns, precisely interpreting the words you use to describe your dreams and desires, guide you in the selection of materials and design options so that you have the right information from which to make decisions, and finally they orchestrate all of those elements together into one magnificent seamless symphony.
As interior designers, it’s our role to be great listeners. Remarkable results begin with a clear understanding of your goals and vision. We pride ourselves on open communication and approachability as well as responsiveness.
At the completion, we want you and your family to walk into your space and know that it is yours. We will be the invisible hand – the interpreters, the overseers, and the means to make your vision a reality.
There is probably more to the process than you ever imagined!
Many interior designers have a creative eye and artistic flair, but there is much more to interior decorating than choosing color, fabrics, and furniture. In addition to their in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, our professional interior designers have the training and expertise to design, schedule, execute and manage your project from start to finish.
They know and work closely with many vendors, contractors, and other service providers, coordinating and orchestrating the entire design team ensuring that every project is executed and completed with the utmost quality and attention to detail. They also provide specification and purchasing services to procure materials, furniture, accessories, and art, some of which you might not be able to find on your own
Below are typical stages that you will go through when working with interior designers on the decoration, remodeling or building of your home.
The first steps to bringing your project to life are to have a thorough understanding of your design needs and wants. We will do this by asking a lot of questions to understand how you live in your home and what is working and not working for you.
Your designer will typically measure and photograph your space (if you have the as-built plans of your home this will save some time and money. We will also review and assess your existing furniture, paying close attention to items you want to keep, repurpose or replace.
As they say “pictures are worth a million words” and we will want to see images you have been collecting, whether they are pulled out of a magazine or collected online (like Pinterest). No worries, if you have no idea of what you like or dislike, we will help determine your style by looking at inspirational photos together and asking a few more questions.
Next, comes space planning and detailed furniture plans. We will decide together which floor plan works the best for you, discuss budget ranges, then the fun begins!
It is during this stage that we explore different design ideas and develop decor concepts that will work beautifully in your space, and which will provide the right flow and function for your home.
If there is construction involved in the scope of the project, we will often consult a contractor in the Design Developent stage to put together some preliminary pricing to assist in the understanding of where there the project stands in relation to the budget. At this stage, we still have time to get the project back on track within the budget if deemed necessary, or to add a few items from the wish list.
When it comes to any big creative design project, all those moving parts means even a tiny hiccup can derail the whole thing. If you wish, your interior designer will manage every piece of your project from start to finish. Making sure all the details are taken care of and that your expectations are met.
Once you approve selections, sign off on the purchase orders and provide the requested payment, your designer will purchase the items. Most items will have a turn around time of 2-8 weeks.
Items that arrive before the install date will be stored in a warehouse. Once all of the items arrive your designer will arrange delivery and be there to install/place every item to assure everything is perfectly placed.
A detailed punch list is generated at the end of the project verify that we have completed every aspect of your new design to your highest satisfaction.
You will be happy you did!
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