- How do you charge?
We charge an hourly fee for designing services and a percentage of products researched and purchased on your behalf.
The designerís fee includes but is not limited to consultations, traveling expenses, measuring, supervising installations
and subcontractorís work, researching and purchasing fabrics, trim, wallpaper, flooring, accessories, paint and furniture.
- What should I expect from our first meeting?
At our first meeting we will discuss your interior design priorities, walk through your existing space and determine your design needs.
- How should I prepare for our first meeting?
Make a full list and prioritize your interior design needs. Also, gather any pictures, catalogs, magazine clippings, samples,
color schemes, etc. that communicate your style and design preferences. Arrange to have everyone who is involved in making
decisions about your projects present at this meeting. Ideally, discuss your budget ahead of time so that you are clear with the
designer about your commitment to your project.
- Are you willing to work with my existing furniture and fabric choices?
Yes. We will consider items that you wish to have incorporated into the final design of your space and make any necessary
recommendations about re-upholstery, refinishing or repair. Using fabrics and trim that you choose and purchase through us
allows us to control the level of quality in each project. Though, we are willing to use your fabric and trim if we are comfortable
with the quality for the specific project.
- What is your payment policy?
After our proposal has been reviewed and approved in itsí entirety, we then ask for your signature for implementation. At that time
a down payment is necessary to begin the project including the scheduling of contractors, ordering and purchasing materials and
submitting work orders to any workrooms involved. We currently accept cash and checks.
- Can I use my own subcontractors?
Of course you can use your own subcontractors for painting, carpentry, floor treatments, etc.; however, we ask that our drapery
house be used for window treatment projects so that we are able to insure the highest quality service for your project.
- Once I make the decision about what I want and itís ordered, how long does the project take?
Any custom item takes time to produce and deliver. As soon as you have given your approval and down payment, we place the order
at once. If we anticipate any delays due to items being out of stock or backordered we would inform you of that right away. Typically, items
such as window treatment, flooring, bedding, pillows and table rounds take about 4-6 weeks. Upholstered items take about 3 weeks.
Furniture takes longer and you should anticipate between 9-12 weeks.