This is the continuation of an interesting conversation started last week. To start from the beginning click here.
4. Is any job too small?
Yes and no. Would I refuse to do a job because of the size of the project? No.
However, the size of some assignments are not large enough to justify the cost of Full Service Design. So in those cases, I have other options for you to choose from such as: a Color Consultation, the Decorating Walk-Thru, or the VIP Design Inspiration Binder custom made just for you. And, since every need is different sometimes I suggest helping you for a few hours and charging hourly. It all depends on the need and every job is unique. So give me a call and let me help you figure out which design service would work best for you.
This is an interesting question because it all depends on what “breaking the bank” means to you, and for each person it is different. However, I can help you come up with a budget for how much it will approximately cost to get the room you are wanting, and I do not go over the approved budgeted amount unless you decide to do so. All purchases are made at your approval. So, if the guesstimated budget is more than you were expecting then I would recommend choosing the VIP design plan so that you can do the project on your own, and on your time frame and as your finances allow.
For ideas on how much it costs to complete a room from top to bottom click here.
I don’t start a project with a client till I know the budget, and I help you come up with a reasonable cost for the total project so that you can get the look you are after for your home. Once you are comfortable with the amount I know exactly what I have to spend on everything from furniture, lighting, artwork, rugs, wallpaper….and the list goes on. I can design a beautiful room around a $1500 rug or a $15,000 rug. And, because the range is so vast I have to know the budget. Once I know your comfort zone then I can go to work because I know exactly where to shop. I don’t look at the bargain stores because you will NOT be happy with the product or me. I tend to stay in the mid-range products because that is the place the majority of my clients want to be in. They want quality but don’t need an heirloom piece. I only shop the high end furniture items if you request it.
However, if I do find the perfect piece for your room and it IS going to put us over budget, I still show it to you and allow you to make the decision whether you want to get it or not. My ultimate goal is to stay within your budget or under.
I hope this has been helpful to you. I know it can be daunting calling an interior designer for the first time but I guarantee you WON’T regret it!
Happy Designing Everyone!