Kate was incredibly warm and personable. I loved her flexibility and creativity.
Kate, the designer was able to capture my style and create a look that is full of color and fun. She did all the work finding the right piece and did all the ordering. I had to completely trusted her judgment on certain things. For instance she picked out a fabric for a chair that I just wasn't sure about. Now that I have the chair it's one of favorite items. She was very good about communicating and keeping me updated on delivery dates.
We’d be happy to discuss your project in more detail to provide an estimate of costs. The best way to do this is to start with a phone call and often from there, an on-site consultation to gather the full scope, budget and discuss ideas. Our on-site, initial consultation fee is based on the project size but generally ranges from $500 - $750.
I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from University of North Texas. In my final year at UNT I worked for a successful artichteure firm where I learned about green building technologies and designed my first LEED certified showhome. I've also spent two years working for an antique and furniture consignment store where I learned a great deal about period styles and design.
We charge an hourly rate of $150.
My education and internship in college was key training for opening my own business. Traveling the world had helped me broaden my personal sense of style and the desire to transform not just my clients' homes but their lives as good design is about so much more than what meets the eye.
We work with a range of clients from early business professionals, new moms creating their first nursery to the retired couple nesting into their final home.
Look through the Interior Designer's portfolio and website, schedule a phone call to discuss and consider closely if this is the person you'd like to work with over the next 6-12 months, which is the average timeframe of a design project. Do call references and ask detailed questions about their process, timliness, adherence to project goals, budget and timeline and most importantly in this field, communication skills.
Begin by pouring through design magazines, Pinterest and the like to inspire yourself and then share your vision --to visually communicate with your interior designer. This is huge in starting the project off on the same page. Having a budget in mind is very helpful, but also come to the table with an open mind about what all can be accomplished for how much and in what kind of timing. Your designer can help you set a realistic budget once project goals and timing is understood.