How do we get started?
We would schedule a face to face or phone meeting to get to know each other. During this first complementary meeting I will listen to your ideas... I really want to know and understand your vision for your design project.
What will the services cost?
I work on an hourly basis, and sometimes, depending on the project, a flat fee could be set. The scope of work and design fee is defined in a document called a Letter of Agreement (contract), which spells out the agreement between you, the client, and Lucia Design Studios.
How long does the process take?
Each project is unique, and that is exciting!
Your design needs could be fulfilled during a few hours consultation, or it could take a few months for a full remodeling.
Most design projects follow these phases:
Site Measure & Assessment
Concept Presentation & Approval
Scheduling & Purchasing
Installation & Accessorizing.
Of course, I will follow this process from start to finish, and will always be available for any refinement in the future.
How does purchasing work?
You choose what pieces you want to order and then I create a proposal that details those items and prices. After you approve and sign the proposal, and return it with payment, I will order your selections and provide you with delivery timelines. I will also assist you during viewing and shopping trips if needed. Some materials and finishes can be purchased through your contractor as well.
What is the advantage of purchasing through an Interior Designer?
Exclusivity. Interior Designers have access to products and resources available only to the trade (not to the public), and/or could provide discounted pricing vs. retail. I will do the research for you, and narrow down the selections to your liking, then I will take care of the entire purchasing process.
What other services do you offer?
I offer Virtual Design packages. These are long distance interior design consultations via the internet.
I am also a mixed media artist. I create artwork by commission, paintings and also ceramic sculptures.
I am looking forward to working with you!