All design projects start with either an in-home or a virtual consultation. I will ask that you gather together a few of your favorite personal mementos, maybe a piece of clothing or fabric that you love the color and texture of, or the artist that inspires you the most, in advance of this meeting. You may want to peruse the design themes page of my site to get some ideas.
Then in the session, I will gather information about your aesthetic and discuss the scope of your project. I will ask about your lifestyle, the needs associated with your space and of course your budget. Once I have a feeling about your wishes, I will create an initial design plan.
At the core of every design project is the materials palette. It’s the master design plan for your space which helps to ensure consistency and harmony across all layers of the project. We create a completely custom design profile and master plan for you, with a combination of inspiration photos and colors, materials, patterns and textures.
Suggestions may will include, paint colors, ideas for furniture and art choices, and the rugs, fabrics, window treatments, accessories and lighting. We’ll present and discuss these selections with you, asking questions and seeking feedback to hone the inspiration into an actionable plan.
How much will this cost?
This is a common question among homeowners and a valid one at that. Depending on how long the appointment lasts and the scope of the work involved, the price for the consultations can vary. Usually, an interior decorating consultation is $500.00* plus applicable taxes for a 5 hour design consultation.
At the end of the day, the time that is spent on your interior decorating consultation is yours to determine. You are in the driver’s seat when it comes to listing your priorities; and I will work around that. Once we complete the details of the plan, you are free to continue with the design yourself or you may commission me to complete the project for you.
There is a charge for the initial consultation, but I will happily credit that charge toward your design project if you complete the plan with me.