Virtual Design Consultation
If you have a small project or a design problem you would like professional advice on, you can provide pictures, measurements, and descriptions of your design dilemma. I will consult with you online, and on the phone, and share ideas on Pinterest to help you create a plan for your space and find the right resources to help you complete it. This is a service that is offered for an hourly fee and works well for people who are outside the San Francisco Bay Area and for those with small projects. (Rather than a design notebook which I create at other service levels, I create an electronic bulletin board on Pinterest for your space in a Virtual Design Consultation.)
Professional Advice for your Do It Yourself (DIY) Project
If you would like some professional help with a plan and assistance on getting started and you want to choose materials and work directly with craftsmen, contractors, or do the work yourself, this option may work well for you. I will meet with you once to review your space and measure. Then I will prepare a floor plan and provide advice on materials and potential vendors and deliver this information to you for implementation. This design service is billed on an hourly basis. You will receive a plan that you can implement as you have the time and funds. Additional or more detailed services will be billed on an hourly basis.
Comprehensive Design Services
If you are doing a major addition, or kitchen and bath remodel, you need more complete design assistance to create a comprehensive plan for your space. I will meet with you to understand the project scope, review your architectural plans and functional requirements, measure and take “before” photographs, and prepare a complete set of drawings and plans; I will go (usually with you) to showrooms and choose the right cabinets, fixtures, appliances, colors, tile, window coverings, furnishings, lighting and other materials for the space. Based on the choices, I will document the specifications and budget, and work with your builder to insure that the project is completed as you envisioned it. These projects will be billed on an hourly basis. Products ordered through me will be billed separately with payment required prior to orders being placed or delivery being made. I will provide an estimate of the cost of design services after meeting with you and reviewing the scope and complexity of the project.
Turn Key Design Services
If you are doing a major addition or remodel and don’t have the time to invest in all the hundreds of choices and decisions necessary to get the project done, then this option is for you. In addition to the services provided at the Comprehensive Design level I will plan, source, and present a complete design solution for your space consistent with your design aesthetic. Based on your input and approval of the design and budget, I will source all the materials, furnishings, and accessories for your space and work with your contractor or craftspeople to have them ordered and installed. These projects will be billed on an hourly basis with a minimum deposit. Products ordered through me will be billed separately with payment required prior to orders being placed or delivery being made. I will provide a better estimate of the cost of design services after meeting with you and reviewing the scope and complexity of the project.