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FAQ's

WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL?

You should hire an interior design professional if you want a beautiful and functional home that suits your lifestyle and makes you happy but you don't know how to get there. We are experts who know how to successfully execute projects on time and on budget. We see the bigger picture and therefore will formulate a plan so that all the details work cohesively together throughout your home. We ensure your space functions well for your lifestyle and will prevent you from making selections that won't serve you in the long run. We understand which items are worth the splurge and can identify opportunities to scale back. We provide customized designs, unexpected fresh ideas and have a vast variety of product knowledge. We also have a solid network of quality trades and craftsmen who can be relied upon to get the job done. A good designer will ask a series of questions early on in order to determine the best function and style for you. Thus, giving you a home you will be proud of and will enjoy for many years to come.

AT WHICH STAGE OF MY PROJECT SHOULD I HIRE A DESIGNER?

It's never too early to bring us in to help with your design project. We actually suggest that you begin any decorating, renovation or new build by thinking about the design, function and layout first. We will provide you with a variety of valuable information that could otherwise get overlooked and help set you up for success from the start.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO WORK WITH US?

Your decision to hire an interior design professional for your home is an investment in your future well-being and quality of life. The value that we as professionals bring to the table extends far beyond just picking paint colours and furniture. Along with the long list of deliverables that we provide, we also offer important intangibles such as creativity and attention to detail. The benefit for you as a client is a home that is beautiful and functional, a home that cultivates a better way of living. We understand that everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to the amount they wish to invest in a project and we don't shy away from talking about it. We work with you to identify your Wishlist and develop a realistic estimate required to implement that list. While it is impossible to say how much your specific Wishlist is going to cost without going through our process, we do advise what you can expect to pay for design fees early on. For our full service design, our fees are based on a combination of square footage and scope of work. Our typical design fees will total approximately 10% of the entire cost of the job as estimated by the contractor. We bill flat fee for the design phase and hourly for the implementation phase. The minimum level of investment required for the typical type of project we accept starts at $50k for decorating and $100K for design involving renovations or new builds (excluding design fees). 

WHO ARE OUR TYPICAL CLIENTS?

We have clients from all walks of life; from busy working families to newly retired or soon to retire professionals and empty nesters. The common thread is that they all want a beautiful home that will enhance their lifestyle. The clients that we work best with are clients who see value in our creative process. They value the experience of working with a professional design team. They are clients who will trust us to do what we do best as experts in our field. They are decisive and ready to take action. They are ready to invest in how they want their home to look and feel. They understand the life enhancing value of high quality design work.

 

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FAQ's

WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL?

You should hire an interior design professional if you want a beautiful and functional home that suits your lifestyle and makes you happy but you don't know how to get there. We are experts who know how to successfully execute projects on time and on budget. We see the bigger picture and therefore will formulate a plan so that all the details work cohesively together throughout your home. We ensure your space functions well for your lifestyle and will prevent you from making selections that won't serve you in the long run. We understand which items are worth the splurge and can identify opportunities to scale back. We provide customized designs, unexpected fresh ideas and have a vast variety of product knowledge. We also have a solid network of quality trades and craftsmen who can be relied upon to get the job done. A good designer will ask a series of questions early on in order to determine the best function and style for you. Thus, giving you a home you will be proud of and will enjoy for many years to come.

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AT WHICH STAGE OF MY PROJECT SHOULD I HIRE A DESIGNER?

It's never too early to bring us in to help with your design project. We actually suggest that you begin any decorating, renovation or new build by thinking about the design, function and layout first. We will provide you with a variety of valuable information that could otherwise get overlooked and help set you up for success from the start.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO WORK WITH US?

Your decision to hire an interior design professional for your home is an investment in your future well-being and quality of life. The value that we as professionals bring to the table extends far beyond just picking paint colours and furniture. Along with the long list of deliverables that we provide, we also offer important intangibles such as creativity and attention to detail. The benefit for you as a client is a home that is beautiful and functional, a home that cultivates a better way of living. We understand that everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to the amount they wish to invest in a project and we don't shy away from talking about it. We work with you to identify your Wishlist and develop a realistic estimate required to implement that list. While it is impossible to say how much your specific Wishlist is going to cost without going through our process, we do advise what you can expect to pay for design fees early on. For our full service design, our fees are based on a combination of square footage and scope of work. Our typical design fees will total approximately 10 - 15% of the entire cost of the job as estimated by the contractor. We bill flat fee for the design phase and hourly for the implementation phase. The minimum level of investment required for the typical type of project we accept starts at $50k for decorating and $100K for design involving renovations or new builds (excluding design fees). 

WHO ARE OUR TYPICAL CLIENTS?

We have clients from all walks of life; from busy working families to newly retired or soon to retire professionals and empty nesters. The common thread is that they all want a beautiful home that will enhance their lifestyle. The clients that we work best with are clients who see value in our creative process. They value the experience of working with a professional design team. They are clients who will trust us to do what we do best as experts in our field. They are decisive and ready to take action. They are ready to invest in how they want their home to look and feel. They understand the life enhancing value of high quality design work.

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WHAT IS IMPLEMENTATION?

Our organized design process consists of three phases; consultation, design and implementation. The implementation phase is arguably the most important part of the process where we oversee the logistics of construction and procurement, ensuring that your project unfolds as the design was intended. When the design phase is complete our job is only partially done. As you head into construction or renovation, the logistics will get tricky and this needs to be managed by an experienced professional. We work in co-operation with your general contractor to to bring your design to life. We ensure that all materials, furnishings and window coverings are ready as needed and that install day is successful. We also work to fix any problems as they arise. We collaborate with the contractor to create viable solutions if changes are required due to unforeseen circumstances. Our work behind the scenes will save you time and stress so you are free to carry on with your day to day life. 

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