How We Work

Initial Design Inquiry - Phone Call

Before we schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation, we’d like to learn more about your design project!

Our goal is to gather the information we need to begin the design process and bring your dream design to life!

We spend some time discussing your goals for the space, how you prefer to work, your investment range for this project, and the timeframe goals for the project.

Once we discuss these details, we schedule your complimentary in-home consultation!

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Initial Complimentary Consultation

Every service begins with a complimentary in-home consultation. This consultation will take place in your home, or future home, and is usually about 1-2 hours long. During this consultation, you’ll give Deziner Tonie a tour of the space so that she has a better idea of your style and needs, the size and scope of the project, and measure the space as well as any existing furniture that will remain in the space. During this consultation we will discuss your ideal budget, timeline and functionality goals for your project. All of these details will help you decide which one of our design services will work best for you.

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Investment & Retainer Agreement

During the initial in-home design consultation appointment, we also set the investment amount and confirm what areas we are designing for you. We will work with you to determine an investment range that accomplishes your overall project goals whether it is one room at a time or the entire home. Our extensive variety of products means we can satisfy almost any investment range with a good, better, best and luxury line of all products.

We will often ask for a retainer fee along with a signed a retainer agreement based on the investment amount for your project. This fee can range anywhere from $500 – $5,000, of course depending on the size and scope of each project. This simply guarantees our design time, as we typically do not charge “by the hour.” Before we leave your home, we will also schedule your design next appointment to keep your project moving efficiently.

After the Initial Consultation

Once the contract is signed and the retainer fee has been paid, the design process begins! Depending on the package that works best for you, we will get started on selecting custom furnishings and finishes from our exclusive list of vendors. Most packages include 2D and 3D design, mood boards, and customized presentations. This process is customized for each client and their needs specifically.