This page if for In-home Decorating Consultations. In home consultations take approximately 2 hours per room.
Virtual, offsite Design Consultations can take up to a week to complete. For the Virtual Design Process, please go to this page:Virtual Decorating Page
When I walk into your home, the decorating process begins.
Upon entering a home, the first question most people ask me: How does the Decorating Process work? And they also say: "I have never done this before."
You are not alone, most people are nervous AND have never done this before. I get it - you now have some strange woman in your home ... telling you how to make your home look and feel great!
My Decorating Process is a 4-step Process:
Step #1: I ask lots of questions; if I don't, that would be "ass-uming" too much. The purpose of "LOTS of questions" is to discover what's working and what is not in the room. Do you have a specific look and feel for the room? What do you love in the room?
Step #2: the Decorating fun begins:Based on what you have told me, then I verbally share with you some ideas- just bouncing some ideas off of you. Such as, "the sofa should be placed here, and this is why."
Yes, I realize you can't see it what the transformation will look like. My problem is I can see how the room will look - I can visualize the entire look... oh, in about 90 seconds. You may hear me say: "let me draw a couple of pictures for you...let do a quick layout....or let us move some furniture around so you feel how the room will be. Yes, these pieces may only be placeholders until you purchase new. And, of course, I think outside of the box, and I may need to have you try something "just for fun" because I can see what everything will look like when completed. You are not alone, most people cannot "see" the finished results.
Step # 3 -The Design Plan Yes, I understand this whole idea is foreign to most people. The Details incorporated the Design Plan:
Paint color recommendation
fabric selection: colors, pattern ideas
furniture: size, shape, color
accessories: size, color, shape
artwork/wall hanging options (yes, and how high to hang it).
Layout for empty rooms to determine furniture size
Note: The first room always takes the longest, possibly a couple of hours. It is due to discovering your likes, dislikes, style, lifestyle, hobbies, entertainment ideas- everything that reflects you and your family members personality and culture... remember all those crazy questions I ask? And they continue....
And I completely understand this is still uncomfortable, because you cannot see what I am discussing with you...
Step #4- The Design Board, Picture Board, Mood Board
I am asked many times if I do 3-D Renderings. Yes, I can do them, but No, I choose NOT to do them because it doesn't give you instant gratification. Most firms charge between $1500-$3000- I would rather you spend that money on furniture, artwork or Accessories. (Oh, and about HGTV renderings? They cost $10,000 each).
Your Design Board is totally collaborative- so if you don't like something? We change it out to something that works for the entire Design Concept and that is something you like.
Have something you want to use? Yes, it will be pictured with the other items on the Design Board, if you wish.
When do you get THE DESIGN BOARD? Before I leave your house!! How can that be?!?!? It is True!
Now here's the part people don't understand- it will seem magical how concise the the plans are and how I make it seem so easy. It truly is paint-by-number decorating. Many times, just by rearranging things, you will have a whole new look. You may not need as much as you thought you did!
Actual Design Boards prepared for Clients
(their Design Boards had more information)
Call today to have a well designed home!
My philosophy: You Deserve a nicely Decorated Home
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