what to expect:
Remote Design Service
As we will be working virtually we will have our consultation via video. This will not only allow us to get to know one another but you will give me a virtual tour of your space. We will discuss your design goals during this call.
While you're giving me the virtual tour of your space, I will take snap shots of your space with my computer. I may ask you to pause here and there so that I can take these photos.
Now it's time for you to decide whether or not we are a good fit! Choosing a designer is a matter of having similar design style and good working chemistry. If you do choose to move forward, I will send you the contract and once it's signed, I will send you the invoice for the 50% retainer fee. Once those two steps are taken care of, we will put your project start date on the calendar.
After determining the estimated number of hours needed for the project, I bill 50% of those hours in advance as a retainer. I keep a detailed log of time spent and will share those details with you as the project progresses. As I get near the end of those hours, I will notify you and will bill you for the remaining 50%. If we do go over the estimated hours I will bill you in blocks of ten or twenty (depending on how much more work is needed) until we complete the project.
Tasks will include, creating a 3D model (or a rendering) for your space, sourcing furnishings, sourcing inspiration and images, custom art, speaking with contractors, phone calls with you, shopping and the like.
I accept Venmo, Cash App, Zelle & credit cards. I will provide an invoice for you for each payment.
Once we get started, I will need four things from you:
Clear photos of the rooms to be designed.
Clear photos of the furniture you will be keeping.
Measurements of the space to be designed and the larger furniture you will be keeping. You can use Measure App to mark up your photos with the specific measurements.
Official floor plan (if available).
I will recreate your space in the form of a rendering. While the dimensions of the space should be pretty accurate the furniture will be moreso conceptual. The furniture will reflect the coloring, general size and basic design style that we want to achieve.
Depending on the nature of the project, I may create moodboards for you so that you can visualize the space.
Organization is key throughout this process. We will use Pinterest to organize all images and potential purchases. And once we've determine which pieces you're going with, I'll put together a purchase list so that we can keep track of all the orders, in addition to your spending.
I source art for my clients online. We'll begin this process by having you share your favorite artists with me or just examples of art you're drawn to.
One of the unique services that I offer my clients is custom art. I myself am an artist and I frequently make custom pieces that tie into the newly designed home. You can see more of my art here. This requires, of course, that our taste in art is aligned so we will determine that beforehand.
Does any of this sound appealing to you? Let's chat! Call me at 773-941-9491 and we can discuss your design goals.