MWS Interior Design
Hired 24 times
23 years in business
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Jan - Jun
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Wear gloves during the job
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Details: Design of 1 - 2 rooms • Living room • 500 - 1,000 sq ft • Space planning / layout • Contemporary • I only want the designer to provide initial design ideas • The interior designer travels to me
Details: Full home design • Living room • Dining room • Bedroom(s) • Office space • 1,000 - 1,500 sq ft • Space planning / layout • Color palette / paint selection • Furniture selection • Window treatments selection • Accessories / art selection • Lighting selection • Flooring selection • Contemporary • Craftsman / Farmhouse • Midcentury Modern • My home, venue, etc.
Details: Design of 1 - 2 rooms • Living room • 500 - 1,000 sq ft • Space planning / layout • Furniture selection • Contemporary • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location
Details: Commercial or office design • Office space • 1,500 - 2,000 sq ft • Space planning / layout • Furniture selection • Window treatments selection • Contemporary • I want the designer to be involved throughout the entire project • The interior designer travels to me
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$110 per pertinent hour and 5% commission over wholesale for items purchased. The hourly rate is for client meetings, sourcing, drawing, meetings with contractors. Not for invoicing and travel (within 25 miles). Pricing varies among projects - this is my RAC rate.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Ask questions and listen. Do you have photos of the spaces you want to change? What is wrong with the space(s) now and what would you like to accomplish? Is this your primary house? How many people live there? Pets? Favorite color? That type of discussion gets the ball rolling. Then, preliminary ideas are batted around to learn more about the customer and their lifestyle. The key is to listen and read between the lines. I develop a project scope and a spreadsheet budget. Then come the measurements and drawings for layout and for remodeling. Emailing design ideas and specific items for approval. Purchasing and remodel management is offered if a customer wants these services.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
LEED - I have been a LEED Accredited Professional for two years now. This is really important. For my commercial jobs it is required. Certification for residential jobs is coming. Healthy environments that also are more sustainable. I know about art - Art History and interiors of famous architects and designers. Classes in Furniture design, Fashion design and I have a Civil Engineering degree. I am also a Fine Arts Auctioneer. It all comes into play.