design process

We make the process seamless and transparent, ensuring that you can focus on what is important to you. The time to complete a project varies depending on a number of factors including complexity, size, and space. We will assess the time and cost required for your project and work within your schedule and budget constraints to complete your project in a timely manner.

step 1: consultation

During the consultation, we cover the scope of the project in detail. We also discuss, budget, style preferences, and timeline. Further, we delve into the long term and short term goals for your home, your values, and your lifestyle so we can formulate and execute a design plan that suits you and your family's needs.

step 2: proposal and contract

Based on our initial consultation, we formulate and submit a proposal outlining our estimated hours, fee structure, timeframe and some policies, etc. Proposals are working documents that can be modified at any time. Our goal is to set a foundation that is comfortable and realistic, ensuring that we're on the same page moving forward. Upon approval of the proposal, we transmit a contract for review and signature. Along with the executed contract, we require a retainer fee which will be credited against any outstanding invoices.

step 3: design development

This is where the fun part begins. We start working on the conceptual design based on the .oor plan and your style preferences. We start with developing a color scheme, sourcing of fabrics, furniture, lighting, fixtures and materials. This is the phase where materials for .ooring are selected, window treatments are designed, hardware, counters and cabinetry are chosen. Drawings, samples, and pictures are gathered. Quotes and pricing are researched and catalogued. In sum, this is where all design decisions are carefully sourced, examined and considered. During this phase, there will be continuing correspondence and/or meetings to ensure that we're on track.

step 4: design presentation

When all the pieces come together, we present you with a cohesive design scheme. For some items, you will be provided with two or three options. We can address any questions, possible alternatives, and selections. You will be presented with a floor plan, design board and a 3D rendering when applicable. During the meeting, you'll provide your feedback and we'll narrow down the options. If there are items that need to be re sourced, we'll discuss next steps. Timely approval of the design scheme is essential in maintaining accurate pricing and the availability of products. If the design is not approved in a timely manner, there may be additional costs associated with resourcing items that are no longer available. Once the design scheme is approved, you will be sent a proposal outlining the cost of each item. Approval of this product proposal and deposit payment are required for purchasing.

step 5: project management

Throughout the design process, we manage the project with responsiveness and attentiveness. I ensure that deliveries are seamless, trades work is satisfactory, furniture purchased, schedule is on track and no detail is overlooked. Throughout this phase, we will be in constant communication to ensure that any outstanding items are addressed.

step 6: installation and styling

This is where the vision becomes reality. All work by trades has been completed, the furniture has been delivered, accessories placed and art hung. This usually occurs on one day so we can present you with a final reveal. Styling is what truly elevates your space. A couple of days prior to installation, I source accessories such as art, lamps, throws, vases, etc. On installation day, they will be placed throughout your space. You'll have a day or two to decide which pieces you would like to keep.

step 7: punch list

At the end of the project, we will walk through the space together, and compile a list of any outstanding items or tasks. We will arrange to have all of these items taken care of quickly and efficiently.

step 8: conclusion

Bask in your beautiful new space!