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Restaurant & Bar - Andersonville, Chicago
South Loop Restaurant Renovation
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Craftsman / Farmhouse,
Rustic / Southwestern,
As a new small business owner- we were looking at designing the interior of our restaurant on a small budget. I had an idea of the direction, but needed guidance and design details- lighting, furniture placement, and most importantly- how to make the space as comfortable and interesting as possible to our guests. Looking through websites of designers, I found Variant- and loved their clean, modern style. Also very important- Variant had worked with restaurants before and understood the special needs of our guests and the restaurant staff. Variant also listened to our need for a budget and found ways to incorporate the look we wanted, into a look we could afford. (Example, instead of a more expensive green wall, we added planters -that not only made the space green, but created small, cozy spaces.) Throughout the process, I really appreciated Variant's responsiveness and creativity. We had several on site meetings- first to view the presentation-and we were immediately impressed with Variant's expansion of our vision. Along the way, we were able to share ideas with Ashely and Danielle- we received great feedback, great ideas-which enabled us to keep the momentum going. We absolutely recommend Variant! Their energy, creativity, commitment, passion for the best design possible was critical to our creating the space we had hoped for when we started our project.Oct 11, 2019Verified
Erin Delia G.
Ashley is a very well rounded interior designer that brings a wealth of expertise and professionalism to the project. I enjoy collaborating with Ashley because she offers creative solutions, innovative ideas, and always follows through. She keeps the client informed with every step of the project which makes for an easy working environment and a happy client.Jan 4, 2018
I hired Variant to help me with branding and the interior remodel of my coffee shop. It was my first time hiring an interior designer so I wasn't sure what to expect but they were great to work with and the renovation looks beautiful. I could not have asked for a better experience or outcome. I would refer them to anyone looking to renovate their business or home.Apr 25, 2018
Ashley was very competitive with her pricing and her drawings were excellent. I would highly recommend meeting with Ashley if you need design services.Mar 13, 2018
I could not have asked for a more personable hard working professional to design and lead my dream home project.Mar 11, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Depending on the project scope, pricing can be determined through hourly rate or fixed fee. To be discussed upon initial client meeting.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We start with an initial consultation and kick-off meeting to introduce the team and discuss project goals and timeline, depending on project scope this can be done remotely or in person.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Each designer in our collaborative has a degree from an accredited design school and 5+ years in the design industry, ranging from residential to commercial hospitality.