The Design Process/ Working Collaboratively/ A General Timeline
The Initial Consultation -- First Steps
Meeting with you at your place, we discuss basic programming and space planning ideas. Design standards including balance, proportion and scale are explained and skilfully incorporated. We review design images and I measure and sketch ideas and together we select favorite items for reuse. We decide on a ‘concept’ for the space, which serves as a mind’s eye view of what the project will look like when it is complete. Appropriate budget and timing for new furniture, lighting, paint color and wallpaper, window treatment and accessories is determined and clear ‘next steps’ are discussed. Appropriate contractors are recommended depending upon the complexity of your project and the degree of renovation required. An hourly flat rate is agreed upon with payment required at the end of each consultation.
The Second Meeting
Often at a favorite retail locations, we review the established design concept and carefully scrutinize possible new purchases. Pricing, lead times, fabric and finish options are discussed with the sales staff and orders are placed with all professional design discounts passed on to you. Contractor bids are reviewed, scale drawings are approved and timing of demo and rebuilding are carefully examined.
The Third Meeting and Thereafter
Depending upon the size and complexity of your project, we will continue the above process with an open dialogue until all elements in the design concept are met and executed. On-site meetings are conducted when required and, often upon completion, projects are photographed and included in various publications.