- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I do offer a complementary one hour consultation to determine whether or not we are a good fit for each other. If we proceed I have four options to offer. 1. Design Fee: I typically charge one rate for the entire project. This does not include furniture and other items but is the price for my work and time on the project. The exact scope of the project and what the flat fee includes is spelled out in the contract. This fee is calculated by any number of factors including the scope of work and the estimated time and budget, just to name a few. 2. Hourly rate: I charge an hourly rate of $110.00 hour. 3.One Time Fee A one-time fee may be used if you require a color consultation, space planning for one room, lighting or materials selection. This method is common in new construction, or remodeling projects where the client needs design guidance. My consultation fee for this is $350 for 3 hours and $110.00 for every hour thereafter. 4.Commission Fee In this case, my fee is based on the commission of materials, services, furniture, or accessories purchased for the project. The percentage varies from 10-30% depending on designer discounts determined by suppliers and the scope of job.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
My typical process is that I will set up a complementary "meet and greet". We will discuss your home and your needs, wants, challenges and desires. After our meeting, I will put together a design board and proposal, and scope of work for your review. I think this is necessary to make sure that we are on the same page. If the design and proposal meet your criteria we will sign off and get started right away. I will go back to work and create a complete design package for you including floor plans, elevations, mood boards, and over all concept design. We will work from this presentation to really hone in our exact design details. At that point, you can either come with me to shop for selections or I will bring all of the selections to you . Once these are agreed upon, we can continue with our design process. Typically you have a contractor, or I can provide one of my own for all construction necessary. (If no construction necessary-we will order all furniture, window treatments, accessories etc. Once the construction or furniture installation has been complete, we will do a final walk through to make sure that everything has been completed properly. The next step is for you to enjoy!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I am constantly attending Continuing Education Classes. This is key in the success of any interior designer. I am NCIDQ Certified and a Licensed Interior Designer. In order to sustain my professtional status-I am required to attend a specific amount of CEUs per year. These are great resources for me as the topics run the gamut from Sustainable Design Resources to the Psychological Effects of Color Selections for a Room. We are constantly learning about the new trends and latest and greatest products in the industry as wall.