Today’s client wants to collaborate. Let’s talk design.

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Our one-time, three-hour design consultation is a working consultation which means we cover a lot ground from paint color selection, space planning, furniture/accessories selection, decorating recommendations for the future. It’s perfect for the hands-on homeowner who’s looking for a value-packed introduction to our full service offering.

Here are some examples of what we can do during your consultation:

  • Interior Design and Decoration
  • Space Planning
  • Custom Window Treatments
  • Paint Consultations
  • Kitchen and Bath Design
  • Materials and Finish Selections for Renovations or New Construction
  • Custom Furniture Design
  • Custom Bedding
  • Custom Millwork Design & Construction
  • Exterior Specifications

Upon completion of the design consultation, you will receive a personalized document complete with meeting notes, instructions how to achieve your desired look, a resource list, and a written proposal.

Our turn key, concierge-level full service design offering is described below.


the consultation

The Design Consultation is the launching pad for every new project. During this two-hour meeting we will discuss the scope of your project, your goals, your budget, and shop your home and the web for items to complete your space. We’ll ask questions to learn about your tastes, your lifestyle, and how you intend to use the space. Please make sure all decision-makers are at this meeting.


Now we’ve agreed on your project focus, we start developing a color scheme and sourcing fabrics, furniture, fixtures and materials.
  • Custom furniture and built-ins are designed and finishes chosen.
  • Materials for flooring, counters and cabinetry are selected.
  • Wall and floor coverings are considered.
  • Window treatments are designed and fabrics, trims and hardware are chosen.
  • A lighting plan is developed.
  • Drawings, samples and pictures are gathered.
  • Quotes and pricing are researched and cataloged.

In other words, this is where it all comes together and every detail is considered. Throughout this step we will contact you at regularly scheduled intervals to discuss the different elements of the design. Clients will receive a weekly update via email on the status of their project. At the end of this phase, you will be presented with carefully edited selections that represent the best choices for your space.

Creating the design scheme is a time-consuming process and can require several weeks, depending on the scope of your project.

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procurement & project management

Before trade work or purchasing begins, you will receive a proposal that details the work to be done or items to be purchased along with all known associated costs. (Freight and delivery are usually billed separately). Proposals are the safety net to make sure we stay on the same page throughout the design execution and nothing gets purchased without your approval.

After trade work begins, we manage the project and stay on top of the details. We will crosscheck to make sure work by trades is underway or has been satisfactorily completed, all concerns have been addressed, furniture ordered, payments made, schedule on track, and no detail overlooked. We’ll schedule a brief meeting to review anything left outstanding or any changes that need to be made.


This is where the vision becomes a reality. All work by trades has been completed. Now the furniture is delivered, window treatments are installed, rugs laid, accessories placed and art hung. Installation for a whole home usually requires one week, and we prefer clients remain off site until the last detail is in place. When you return, you return to your dream home.

Are you ready? Let’s get started.