Design Process 

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IT ALL STARTS WITH…

Consultation: The consultation is our opportunity to learn as much possible about the clients style and crafted vision. Measurements and photographs of the space will be taken and space layout of furniture items is discussed. Designer now begins creative process and build ideas to be developed in the next phase.

 

Fee Proposal: After the initial consultation, we will develop an overview that outlines the scope of project and specific objectives along with the Letter of Agreement contract {LOA}. The LOA defines all details pertaining design project service fees and $80 retainer fee.

 

Contract to start work: Once we receive your signed LOA and retainer we can now begin the Design Phase of your project!

 

PHASE 1 – Conception of the Design

Schematic Design: At this point we will have taken detailed measurements of each room to begin space planning and designing different scenarios for the new space(s) based on the information gathered during the consultation. Typically, we generate 3-4 designs/space plans to illustrate how the furnishings should be laid out in each room for your approval.

 

Design Development: Here we begin research and development of concepts for the spaces in question based on the approved/refined schemes. These ideas could be presented in the form of furniture & finish sample boards, Powerpoint, mood boards, and optimized floor layouts. Together we narrow down to the best option.  *The Schematic Design and Development phase typically takes 2-3 weeks however; schedules do vary depending on the scope of the project.

 

Design Presentation: After revisions are made we will meet one last time to finalize all details pertaining to the project. We will revisit the budget and timeline goals will be determined.

Once schemes are chosen and product selections are made you will receive an itemized invoice for your approval. The design service fee to manage the project from this point, i.e. ordering product, coordinate/schedule deliveries, handling any damage claims, and identifying & scheduling sub-contractors (painters, wall covering installer, drapery workrooms, millwork, etc.) will be included in the cost of each item listed on the invoice.

 

PHASE 2 – Ordering & Foundation Work

Action: Upon approval and receipt of payment, we begin ordering the furniture, lighting, accessories, and material selections.

DOP :: Here is also where “foundation” work would be executed (ideally prior to furnishings arrival). Foundation would include any construction, flooring/tile, electrical work, painting, and wall covering installation, etc. Regular site visits by the design team to monitor progress/proper practice can be expected.

 

PHASE 3 – Installation & Completion

Installation: Installation/arrangement of new items purchased may or may not happen all at once, depending on furniture arrival dates. However, we prefer to do as much as we can at one time so that you get to see the space as whole. Design management and installation fees are also included in the final invoice. During the installation, we ask that you give us that time alone with our installation team to ensure that everything is perfect and complete prior to your arrival.

 

Completion: Final walk through