Full-Service Decorating covers the whole decorating process and includes two stages.
Stage 1 • Design Services
During this stage all the planning is done. It includes:
- Interview - The design consultation is the starting point. During this first meeting we will discuss the scope of your project, your goals and your budget. We will fill out a Lifestyle Questionnaire and discuss your tastes, your lifestyle, and how you intend to use the space. A Letter of Agreement will be signed, if you choose to proceed with the project.
- Space evaluation - Next step is taking detailed measurements and photographs of all the spaces involved in your project. After all the measurements have been taken we will develop floor plans for each room. Floor plans allow us to determine what pieces will best fit into the space, how it is arranged, and the scale of each piece. A custom lighting plan will also be created.
- Developing a design concept and color scheme - Once we have decided on a floor plan, the next step is to create the design scheme. This starts with developing a color scheme and choosing fabrics, furniture, fixtures and materials. Drawings, samples and pictures are gathered. Quotes and pricing are researched. Every detail is considered. Throughout this step there is a fair amount of communication and intermediate meetings to discuss certain elements of the design.
- Final Presentation - Once the design concept is ready , we will schedule a meeting for a Final Presentation. You will be presented with all the selected fabrics, materials, furniture, drawings, photos and samples for each element in the design along with an estimated Price List. This will give you a clear picture of how all the elements are going to harmoniously work together. Once the design has been approved and finalized, we can begin the installation.
Stage 2 • Installation
This is the time where the vision becomes reality. If there is work to be done by contractors and subcontractors, we manage the scheduling and oversee the work to make sure the design is executed properly and with the highest quality workmanship. We manage all the details and nuances throughout the installation process. After the furniture is delivered, window treatments are installed, rugs laid, art hung and accessories placed, you can enjoy your beautiful space for years to come.