||Do you charge for
your first meeting?
||No, the first meeting is complimentary and is an opportunity
for both parties to meet and evaluate the scope of the work,
review the Designer’s portfolio, and discuss compensation.
||How do you charge for your services?
||We have an hourly design fee and a mark-up on any product
that can be purchased through the Designer only.
||Why do you have an hourly fee
and a mark-up on the product?
||The design fee is for design concepts, solutions to the problems,
and advice on any purchases. When a product is ordered through
the Designer, there is a great deal of time spent on producing
purchase orders, ordering cuttings of fabrics, and wall-coverings
from current stock for approval. Additionally, time is spent
on coordinating deliveries and generally ensuring that the whole
process runs smoothly until the item is delivered to the client.
The mark-up covers this entire process and assures the clients’
peace of mind.
||Do I have to use a Designer’s
services for everything, or just as needed?
||Every Designer works differently. We are happy to work with
you as a consultant and you can either use us for the entire
process, or simply for consulting and advice, allowing you to
make your own purchases.
||Do you work with any particular
||We work with many different styles and prefer to help each
client create their own signature style. Although styles vary,
the common thread through all our projects is a clean, uncluttered
||Why do I need an Interior Designer
if I already have an Architect?
||Architects and Interior Designers work very differently. Most
Architects work with structure and building design and prefer
not to work with details of interiors, such as kitchen and bath
design, custom cabinetry and built-ins, color schemes, flooring
specifications, and wall and window treatments. Designers can
create a master plan for the interior of your entire home or
office, which can be implemented in stages, as your budget allows.
The ideal design team consists of both an Architect and an Interior
Designer in order to cover all aspects of your internal and