Every design project is different and a consultation is always the first step in the process. A successful project starts with clear communication to ensure your needs are met. This consultation will include discussing your goals for the project, a rough timeline for completion, and your estimated budget.
Shortly after our initial meeting, I will present you with a personalized Letter of Agreement that will detail the scope of the project, policies and procedures, and estimated design fees. Upon approval of the Letter of Agreement and payment of the project retainer, I will begin your project!
Once the Letter Agreement is received, I will schedule a time to take detailed measurements and photographs of the all the spaces in your project. During this time, I may also arrange to have other trade people take their own measurements required for the project.
In this phase, I will develop a design concept and floor plans as needed. Floor plans determine what can fit in a space, arrangement, and scale. We will schedule a meeting to review the plan and make necessary adjustments.
Once the floor plan is finalized, the next step is creating the design scheme. This may include a color scheme, materials, furniture, lighting, window treatments, accessories, etc.. This process is the most time consuming and may take up to several weeks, depending on the scope of your project.
You will be presented with a curated selection that represent the best choices for your space. For some elements, you will be given two to three options. Timely approval of the design scheme is instrumental in moving the project forward.
After approval of the design elements, I will create and track purchase orders for your project. Additionally, if there is work that needs to be done by the trade, it will be scheduled during this time.
In the final phase of the project, I will coordinate installation of all purchased items so no detail is overlooked and your space is completed per the plan.