The first step is to talk on the phone to get an overview of your project. If we decide to move forward, a complimentary 1 hour consultation is scheduled at your home. The purpose of the consultation is to gather additional information about your needs, interests, timeframes, and budget. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any additional questions you may have about my services and the design process.
After the consultation, a proposal is forwarded to you for your review & approval. The proposal includes a summary of your project needs, the estimated hours and fees it will take to complete the project, a payment schedule, and terms & conditions.
Once the proposal is accepted, the 1st meeting is scheduled at your home to gather more detailed information about your design preferences with regards to style, fabrics, colors, etc. I encourage you to share any pictures with me that you've collected prior to our meeting. Afterwards, I’ll take room measurements and photograph the space.
I'll draw up your floor plans, shop for furnishings, and present a plan to you with photographs, fabric swatches, paint chips, finish samples, etc. Once you make your selections, you can purchase the items on your own, or I can purchase them on your behalf. Many of my clients do a combination of both.
Window Treatments: Shop at home for blinds, shades, and drapery. I bring sample books to your home, measure, and provide installation services and oversight.
Are you busy or do you travel so much you're afraid you won't have time to devote to your project? We can accomplish a lot together electronically. I can e-mail floor plans and pict:ures of home furnishings and fabrics. Most of the clients I work with enjoy some combination of both: meeting in person and communicating electronically between meetings.
Where do I shop? Your decorating style and budget will determine where I shop. Whether it's accessories from Target, or a custom sofa from the Merchandise Mart, it will be a selection that meets your needs, style, and budget.