Hired 1 time
9 years in business
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
There are two pricing systems. A flat $85 an hour, which is what most people select, or a percentage of what is spent in the long run. This percentage can vary depending on the size of the project. I pass on a part of my designer discount on purchases to the client to offset costs.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Before meeting, I ask the customer to gather as many pictures of things they like...rooms that make them happy, pieces of furniture, maybe a light fixture, anything that helps me understand their visual sense and style. When we first meet in the space to be designed, I ask a lot of questions to understand likes or dislikes, and we go through the mini portfolio that the client has collected. First impression ideas from me and from the customer are very valuable as a touchstone throughout the process.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
When living in California, I produced film and television movies as a living and designed homes as a hobby. I became the "go to" designer for all my friends and then for their friends. Eventually, when I was thinking of moving to Colorado, my friends convinced me that I needed to bring my sensibility to Colorado and start my own design business. They were right. It is enormous fun and very satisfying. Films and TV are still in my life but they have now become more of my "hobby."