- Initial Consultation
- Project Evaluation and Design Retainer
- Conceptual Design Phase
- Schematic Design Phase
- Design Development and Presentations
- Order Tracking, Quality Control
- Project Management
- Installation and Final Evaluation
We meet at the project site to discuss your project. I take detailed notes making certain I understand the clients goals and objectives of the project. I obtain plans if available, and photograph the existing spaces. I encourage clients to contribute their décor and design ideas. Ultimately, the design and decoration of your house should reflect your needs and personality. You should feel happy, safe, and comfortable in your surroundings.
I meet again to review my assessment of the project and present my Letter of Agreement, which outlines my services and fees. Upon your approval I begin the design process.
We discuss the preliminary drawings or sketches, with emphasis on function, equipment or features, and special client considerations. Often, available options are discussed at this time. A budget study is done at this stage.
During the survey of the room or house a detailed analysis will be made of every aspect of the spaces discussed. A floor plan will be drawn, to provide me with a basis from which to work out design solutions. Scaled drawings, and sketches pertinent to the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing within the space are prepared.
Details and selection of materials for the space including surface materials, fixtures, furnishings, window, wall and floorcoverings. Scheduling of trade showroom appointments, as needed for selections.
Design solutions will be presented and communicated precisely to the client by means of drawings, sketches, material samples so you will have clear visualizations of the aspects of the intended décor and design. I will always aim to make the space practical and aesthetically pleasing. Confirmation of selections will then be prepared in proposal form with outline of cost estimates.
I will process and verify orders, schedule meetings with contractors craftsmen as needed. I will determine project schedules, installations of materials and furnishings, observe as needed to assure adherence to design criteria, and review project with the Client. The last portion is the final punch list.