Your Personal Safety
For those who would feel more comfortable working with little to no personal contact on a decorating project, we have adopted a virtual design strategy to keep everyone safe. Below is a good explanation of how we can work together.
Initial Phone Consultation
The initial phone call will be a chance to learn more about one another and ensure we are a good fit based on your needs and my product offering and design services. Items we will discuss include:
- Scope of project including specific rooms and desired outcome
- Your décor style and color scheme
- Floor plans and/or room dimensions (if available)
- Photos of space and any furnishings that will remain
We will develop a “wish list” of design elements needed to accomplish your objectives. I will offer a ballpark budget estimate for the project that includes ongoing design consultation, shipping, delivery and installation and we will agree upon a target budget within that range.
Initiating the Design Process
If, after the initial phone consultation, we mutually decide to move forward, we will schedule a virtual meeting via zoom to further review preferences and next steps. We will enter into a retainer agreement and a retainer fee that is 5% of the agreed upon budget will be required. (For example, for a target budget of $10,000, there would be a $500 fee.) Once I receive the signed agreement and the retainer amount, whether using Venmo, Zelle, PayPal or a check by mail, I will begin researching options for design elements to achieve the transformation you desire.
The Design Presentation
Approximately 7-10 business days following our initial phone conversation, a virtual design presentation will be completed via zoom so that we can review recommendations for your room design including furniture configurations, furnishings, rugs, window treatments, fabrics, etc. I will have a presentation prepared for review including images of options for furniture, rugs, lighting, window treatments, wall art, and accessories as well as samples of fabrics and rugs to show you at that time. Together, through patient collaboration, we will pull your home or room design together.
Once we’ve confirmed selections, I will prepare a written quote. This will incorporate the cost of taxes, shipping, delivery, installation. Upon receipt of a 70% down payment, your orders will be placed.
Follow Through and Updates
Over the next few months, I will stay in touch to notify you of the status of your project.
The Big Reveal
Finally, when the clouds are lifted, a delivery and installation date will be scheduled at which time me and my team will complete your room transformation. Once your fabulous new surroundings are complete, we’ll have a final review and the 30% balance will be due.
My goal is to work with you to make the world more beautiful, one room at a time! I’m committed to making the design experience fun, flexible and fulfilling.