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Our Design Process

Getting to Know You

We'll have a phone call to talk about your ideas and how we can help you reach your vision. You will find our team professional, approachable, and committed to your satisfaction. Sometimes we aren’t a good fit for a project, and if so, we are happy to recommend alternative resources.

The Initial Consultation

It’s time to meet! Your vision will become ours. 

Here's what we will cover:

Discuss your Project Scope

Determine your Goals

Set Priorities

Review your Ideabooks and Inspiration

Tour your Home

Take photographs and measurements

Talk about the Investment

Cover any Questions

This is an in-home consultation and a fee may apply.

The Proposal and Agreement

We will outline our full project scope and design fees. Once you give us a go, we will get going creating the new vision of your space! Our first design concept meeting is usually within two to four weeks from signing.

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Design Concept & Fine Tuning

Depending on the scope of your project, our design concept meeting may include space planning options, elevations, surfaces, fixtures and fittings, hardware, furniture selections, upholstery, wall finishes, and lighting. When we narrow down the choices to those you absolutely love, we will source these materials and furnishings, from furniture, to flooring, to surfaces, to fabrics and beyond and provide any construction documentation for the trades.

Behind the Scenes

Your custom design will come from a variety of resources, manufacturers and workrooms. Once orders are placed we will work behind the scenes to organize and manage this process for you. Our process is very systematic and ensures your home furnishings are made, received and delivered with care. Our expediting work may include checking stock, fabric and finish details to ensure accuracy, as well as coordinating receiving, freight and deliveries.

Project Coordination

Most of our projects include dozens of professionals working together to reach the same goal. You can expect us to be in regular communication with artisans and trade contractors working on your project, and onsite for walkthroughs and discussions. We strive to be expert communicators, and we work to get in front of challenges and resolve issues, so your experience is a happy one.

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The magic comes to life!

After any construction is complete, we schedule a time to perform home magic. You leave home and we thoughtfully coordinate deliveries and installations of all furnishings.  We place rugs, furnishings, window treatments, hang art and a splash of items to make your space look like it jumped out of a magazine. Literally!  We'll also have our photographer coordinated to capture the final result. You'll meet us back at your home for the big reveal moment!

Questions? Reach Out to Us

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