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FAQ's

Help and Advice

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 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 vast variety of product knowledge. We also have a solid network of quality trades and craftsman 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 a 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 budget and we don't shy away from talking about it. We work with you to identify your Wishlist and develop a realistic budget 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. For our full service design, our fees are typically between 10% to 15% of the overall project budget. For example, if your budget for a family room renovation is $100k, you should set aside an allowance of $10k to $15k for design fees. 

Full Service - full service decorating and design packages are available for projects with an overall budget of $50,000 and upwards.

Designer On Call - there is a minimum commitment of a 20 hour package ($4000). Blocks of time are paid in advance, must be used within a 6 month time frame and are non-refundable. We will provide you with an estimate of required hours for your project.