Our interior design team will give you the peace of mind and the results of having professionals manage your project from start to finish. We will gladly take you through all phases of the process or you can choose which phases you wish for us to do for you. We begin with a complimentary 30 phone consultation.
Phases of the Interior Design process:
Initial Design Consultation: This is where you focus on your goals and objectives, how best to accomplish those goals, and a preliminary budget. It's different for everyone. For example, empty nesters may want to recapture and utilize the extra space in their homes. First time home owners benefit the most from the initial design consultation to guide them in the right direction for growth in their new homes. Those who are downsizing from a larger home to a condo many times want a completely different style than what they've had for many years and need guidance on how to plan for smaller spaces.
Determine Scope of Work, Create Proposal, and Execute Interior Design Agreement: Create a written plan with goals and objectives, budget and time frame for completion. The scope of work and budget has been identified during the initial design consultation. From that information, a proposal with an agreement is created that outlines the spaces that are included and the work to be done. The work can be as simple as redecorating one or two rooms with new furniture and accessories. It could be as complex as a complete remodel of your home to include the bathrooms and kitchen. Whatever those needs are, it is clearly outlined in the interior design agreement for a clear understanding of what is to be accomplished. It's easy to lose focus in the process. This agreement helps both you and the interior design team stay focused on our scope and the budget.
Preliminary Design Process: Preliminary space plan, lighting plan, furniture plan, color palettes, furniture selections, etc. are created and then presented for review. Any revisions or changes are made during this process. This phase is where all of the hard work is done. Many hours of the interior design team is devoted to creating preliminary plans. Once those plans are created, then the task of sourcing the perfect lighting, furniture, and color palettes to go with those plans. Once the preliminary design is completed, it is presented to you for review. You'll have the opportunity to make any changes or adjustments to any of the preliminary design at this point. Your changes are made by the interior design team to prepare the final design.
Approvals and Final Design: Approvals of the preliminary design and final design documents completed ready for implementation. This is the last part of the design process, and once you have given your approvals. You can breathe a sigh of relief. For most, the hardest part of an interior design project is the preliminary design phase because of all the decisions that have to be made. The space plan, lighting plan, furniture plan, color palettes, furniture selections, etc. are approved and you are ready to begin the actual work.
Implementation and Project Management: The final design documents are submitted to Trades for estimates and bidding during the implementation phase. Once the proper trades are selected to complete the work outlined in the design documents, the interior design team will provide project management if you choose to ensure the design intent is met. After the work has been completed, delivery and installation of any furniture, art, accessories, etc. items that were ordered during the approval and final design phase are done at this time. For the interior design team, this is our favorite part. Getting to see the fruits of our labor.
Completion and Reveal: The work has been done. The furniture, art, accessories have been installed. You can now begin enjoying your beautiful new space!