Design Services and Fees

Every project, big or small, begins as a virtual consultation. Remote design services, ongoing "Independent studies" and gift certificates are also available. Schedule a consult.


For single-room renovations or decorating projects, design services are provided by the hour, for $235 per hour. Most projects require an average of 5 hours per week (roughly $2-4K per month) with typical time frames of 2–6 months. There is a 5 hour minimum for a la carte services.

A la carte design services:

Kitchen or Bath Design    A scaled-down version of the integrated design services provided at right. 

Readymade Decorating™     For rooms that just need a tweak, not major construction. We'll sort your existing belongings, advise what to keep or toss, suggest new furnishings, artwork, window treatments, and all the finishing touches. 

Paint Palettes    Sometimes all you need is the right color. Typically requires 4 – 12 hours. 

Independent study    Some clients have the confidence to manage their own renovations with minimal guidance. If you just need a little help getting started, consider a stand-alone consultation or an occasional check-in. Clients call on me for expert guidance, a second opinion, product recommendations. 


For multi-room or gut renovations, design services typically run $4–7K per month, with time frames of  6-18 months

Design services include:

Integrated Design    The entire space is considered,  including lighting, traffic patterns, storage, furnishings, color, and materials. 

Drafting    Detailed floor plans and elevations can be produced. A set of plans is the basis for contractor bids and Board review. Typically runs $3,000—10,000.

Materials Selection    I suggest an edited selection of tiles, fixtures, lighting, and other materials. 

Integrated Decorating    When we design a larger project, paint colors and furniture selection are integrated with the renovation plan. 

Construction Alignment    I can make myself available for occasional check-ins during construction to ensure that the installation aligns with our envisioned design. 

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“Pretty amazing to see the possibilities in just an hour.”

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