Phase 1: Let’s Talk…
When you connect with me about a project, we’ll schedule a complementary 20 minute chat (phone or Zoom) to discuss your needs, our process, and determine if we are a good fit for each other.
Next, we have our first in person meeting at your home (or Zoom if virtual) to listen, understand your project needs, and gather information, such as photos and dimensions.
*If you’ve requested a Single consultation (in person or virtual), we treat this meeting as if it is our last, meaning, every bit of relevant expertise I can give you I will! I want to ensure you are as prepared as possible for your project, so be prepared with lots of questions. (And of course, I hope we always meet again!)
Phase 2: Design Proposal
Based on our first meeting, I develop a design proposal with a flat design fee, detailing the expected scope of design consultation work from start to finish, including: design meetings, product selection / curation, development of detailed technical drawings (non structural), development of your project guidebook, design/build team collaboration, and all other aspects of design service relevant to your specific project and needs.
The flat design fee does not change during the project unless the scope of work is changed.
I’ll also outline target dates for design fee payments so you can plan ahead.
After the Design Proposal is agreed upon and Design retainer is paid, we get to work!
Phase 3: Design and Collaborate
During our initial meeting, we’ll discuss how you would prefer to experience the design phase of your project. Do you want to be hands-on or hands-off? Would you like to be involved with each selection decision or have it simplified and curated for you? I’ll tailor the process to work best for your preference and style of decision-making.
I’ll provide you with an outlined schedule of decisions we need to make and possible showrooms to visit.
My team and I develop detailed drawings and your project guidebook so that when we’ve completed this phase of work, you have a fully designed project ready to build.
If you wish, as part of this phase, we’ll assist in selecting a contractor, and will want their collaboration as we develop our plans to make sure what we design can be built as expected.
Phase 4: Construction
While I do not handle the contracting and project management of the construction of your project, I meet with you and your team regularly to address questions, troubleshoot challenges, and make sure your vision is being honored.
Phase 5: Welcome Home
We continue as needed meetings to ensure the final outcome aligns with your vision. This includes helping to develop a punch list (final items for a contractor to finish), consulting on location of furnishing and styling, and providing a Welcome Home Guidebook, your all-in-one place for product warranty, care, and maintenance information.
And of course, I hope we’ve built a friendship throughout the duration of your project, so whether you need future design services or just want to grab tea together, we will meet again!