Introduction: **Note: The rate of $60/hour is my adjusted rate for a Virtual Design service.
My name is Alyssa Ray and I'm an interior designer that does Residential and Commercial design. I received my training from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also have a background as a jewelry designer/metalsmith.
This is what to expect when working with me as a Virtual Interior Designer:
1. Virtual Consultation (free)
As we will be working virtually we will have our consultation via video. This will not only allow us to get to know one another but you will give me a virtual tour of your space. We will discuss your design goals and go over images that reflect your personal taste.
I charge for a block of 10 hours at a time in advance. I keep a detailed log of time spent and will share those details with you as the project progresses. As I get near the end of the 10 hours, I will notify you and you can decide if you want to continue at the current pace or slow down the progress. This will allow you to monitor your budget. Tasks will include, creating a 3D model (or a rendering) for your space, sourcing furnishings, sourcing inspiration and images, custom art, meeting with contractors, phone and in-person meetings with you, shopping and the like. I accept Venmo, Cash App, Zelle & Stripe (if you want to use your credit card). I will provide an invoice for you for each payment.
I will eventually create a 3D model of your space (assuming we move forward) so I will need three things:
(1) Clear photos of the rooms to be designed with measurements (I will walk you through the measurement process).
(2) Clear photos of the furniture you will be keeping with measurements.
(3) Official floor plan (if available).
4. Design work
Should you choose to move forward, once I receive the first payment for a block of 10 hours—along with the signed contract and all of the measurements—I will get to work. I will recreate your space using 3D modeling and will convey my plans and ideas using that format. We will work together via two separate platforms: Pinterest (for imagery) and Trello (for project management). These are both apps that you can easily install on your phone.
If this sounds appealing to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I look forward to speaking with you!