Introduction: My name is Alyssa Ray and I'm an interior designer based out of Wicker Park. I received my training from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also have a background as a jewelry designer. I do commercial, residential and restaurant design.
This is what to expect when working with me:
1. Free phone consultation
This will be a time for us to talk on the phone and chat about your project. I always make sure that you've seen my portfolio at this point because it's really important that our taste is aligned. If you feel like this might be a good partnership, we can either schedule an on-site consultation or we can jump right in and move forward with the contract.
2. Optional on-site consultation (cost: 2 hours)
This is a time for us to get to know each other and discuss your project at length. We will discuss your design goals and the possible changes we will make to your space. In order to keep this a safe meeting, I will always wear a mask. I will give you some ideas as we tour the space. Any remaining time from the two hours will go towards the project itself.
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.
4. Moving forward
Should you choose to move forward, once I receive the first payment for a block of 10 hours—along with the signed contract—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 on Pinterest (for imagery) .
If this sounds appealing to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I look forward to speaking with you!