Big project or small?
I design everything from complete gut renovations to a single room.
See below to decide which level of collaboration suits your project best.
All projects begin with an initial consultation, which is also available as a stand-alone service.
Before we speak, I'd like to review photos and a floor plan of your home, as well as your wish list, proposed budget and time frame. A site meeting will help assess structural details not apparent in the floor plan. Then we can discuss design options and logistics.
VIRTUAL CONSULTATION: 45-MINUTES $175
IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS begin with a complimentary 15-minute phone call. 1-HOUR: $350 / 90-MINUTES: $475 / 2-HOURS: $575
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For single-room renovations or decorating projects, usually lasting 2–6 months. Design services are usually provided by the hour, for $225 per hour, typically requiring an average of 3-5 hours per week (roughly $2–4K per month).
A la carte design services include:
Kitchen and Bath Design Includes a scaled-down version of the integrated design services typically done for a larger / gut renovation (see column at right).
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.
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. Then we'll finesse the final staging.
Paint Palettes Sometimes all you need to refresh your home is a decent paint job. The confidence to choose the right colors makes all the difference. Depending on the number of rooms, the time required may range from 4 – 12 hours. Painting services are not included but if you need one, a painter can be referred.
For multi-room or gut renovations, usually lasting 6-12 months. Design services are usually provided as a flat fee, from $4–7K per month.
Integrated design services include:
Drafting Detailed floor plans and elevations will be produced for your project. A set of plans is the basis for contractor bids and Board review. A set of drawings typically runs $3,000—10,000 depending whether the project requires Department of Buildings (DOB) filing.
Materials Selection I suggest an edited selection of tiles, fixtures, lighting, and other materials, tailored to your particular design. We track a spreadsheet of all choices and color code pending decisions by priority. I don’t believe in the old-fashioned markup system. Clients cover only the time required to source and traffick materials. The trade price is the client's price.
Construction Oversight I make scheduled and random site visits throughout construction to check on progress and confer with the contractor, inspect deliveries, and respond to new developments. Site meetings and emails keep the client informed, even if it’s not possible to be on site.
Integrated Decorating When we do a larger renovation, paint color and furniture selection is developed throughout the process.