How do the Decorating Services work with Ready Set Redesign™?
Let's Discover the WHY you are looking to HIRE a designer. Ask yourself:
What do you want that you currently feel you don't have in your home?
Maybe you can't answer that last question, it could be you do not know what you want- you just know it something is not feeling "right" for you.
What kind of home to you want? glizy? warm and cozy? comfortable? elegant? All of the above? One the reflects your style? Or one that looks like the magazine?
How you want the Designer to help you? Some one confirming your choices? Someone to tell you something is not working or won't work and this is why? Someone who creates an entire plan to give you the "wow" look?
What is your intention for Hiring a Designer? Confirming what you have selected? Or giving you a "thinking-outside-of-the-box" new solutions?
...if you can answer these questions, they will help both of us to discover what is going on in your home and tdiscover which type of consultation you need.
The Decorating Process
The first question most people ask me after entering their home:
How does the Decorating Process work? And they also say: "I have never done this before."
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 it look great!
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 who you are and what your dreams are for yourself and your family- in other words, just how do you want your home to look and feel?
Step #2- After the Questions are asked, then the Decorating fun begins:
Based on what you have told me, then I verbally share with you some ideas. Such as, the sofa should be placed here, and this is why. Oh, yes, it is a discussion!!
Yes, I realize you can't see it. I can see it - 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...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 it, and I know you can't see it.
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, yep, I realize this is still uncomfortable, because you cannot see it yet.
The Design Board (Picture Board, Mood Board) comes next:
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?!?!? True!
Here are some sample Design Boards:
Call today so you can have a well designed home!
My philosophy: Everyone Deserves a well Designed Home
I provide Timeless Decorating Solutions through Inspired Ideas