This important first step is where we meet to discuss your project, determine your priorities & project needs as well as discuss how we can work together, discover your style & functional needs of the space and talk budget. This is a working appointment that lasts up to two hours, where we provide you with ideas, recommendations and guidance for your project.
Some of our DIY clientele prefer to use our consultation services to kick start their projects and get them going in the right direction while they do the work or contract the work on their own. Our full service clients prefer to have us involved in the entire process (Full service design) to see things through to completion. Either way, the consultation is always where we begin!
What you get with an RD consultation:
We’ll discuss your needs, your vision, your design style and your budget
Recommendations for furniture layout, paint colors, window treatment & furnishing ideas, lighting, accessories, materials, rug size recommendations
Advice on how to prioritize your home projects
Give you a second opinion on finishes/furnishings/style
Customized, practical + beautiful design ideas for your home
Styling tips & How to’s
Ideas on how to mix new furniture pieces with existing pieces
Answer all those burning questions!
If you’re looking for full service designwe create a detailed design proposal for you after the consultation meeting for your approval. Once you’re ready to get on our schedule to start your design project, we commence with the signing of your proposal/letter of agreement, we receive your project retainer and then the design fun begins!
We’ll meet on site with the trade professionals associated with your project and discuss details, budget, and ideas. We take measurements and photos of the space. Then we create all of the drawings necessary, such as floor plans, elevations, and perspective renderings, as well as source your furnishings, fabrics, and materials. We can schedule meetings at trade showrooms or bring samples to your home to review. To make the best use of your time, we pre-select all materials for your approval and complete selections sheets with everything documented, down to the smallest detail. We then meet with you to present our ideas onsite and walk through them with you. One revision is included. We deliver a full set of schematics that you can present to your contractors for bids and material orders.
This phase is billed at a flat fee rate based on the project size and scope. Once you decide to work with us, we are happy to work with your general contractor, builder, or recommend our trusted trade resources.
This is an add-on serviceif you would like our help in the implementation of your project. We can work with your general contractor to ensure your design vision is being completed. New construction and remodeling projects are very detailed, and many clients find it helpful to have a design professional in their corner throughout this process. We will make regular site visits and walk-throughs weekly and provide you with a written report of site conditions and any communications with the general contractor. We can also meet with you on site if there are any change orders or additional decisions/revisions to be made throughout the project.
This phase is billed in hourly time blocks approved in advance, based on the needs of your project.