Our design boutique caters to our clients needs. We have been in the home business for over two decades. Whether it is a full blown home remodel/addition, working with an existing builder or contractor, space planning, just finding soft goods, finishes and furnishings, color palette, staging or kitchen and baths even finding a home we can assist you.
I like to meet the client, find out what their needs are by asking some questions, find out how they live and what type of lifestyle they envision or how they want to use the space. Do not know what your style is, thats ok we can figure out your style together. Our boutique works very closely with our client, we try to custom each design to our client and make a unique design to them. We stay on top of current trends and utilize our resources so that the client walks away with the most bang for the buck.
I believe everyones home should be unique to them and convey their personality. I also believe people a homes surroundings can enhance lifestyle, productivity or even promote well being and relaxation. It is our haven from the everyday. It is our job as designers to find out how a client wants their home to feel and provide that feeling for them. I enjoy when the client can live their style. We spend so much time in our home and it is one of the biggest investments so why not make the most of it. Style and design does not have to break the bank. I love designing homes where clients walk in, and they see their vision come to life and say this is what I was talking about.
Wendy was able to translate my vision into reality even though I have a difficult time visualizing. She was a pleasure to work with.
When meeting a client I like to discuss the project, ask some questions to get a feel for the project and what the client wants to accomplish. Set a budget and see if our working styles will be a good match. Then we would set a scope of the work, discuss rate and pay and set up a time that works to start project.
The boutique's hourly rate is $85 and some services we may establish as a flat fee it really depends on project and scope of services. What might work for the client and what is also cost effective for the Boutique. We try to work with the client and go above an beyond for our clientsand be competitive.
I have been in the home industry for over two decades, I have always had an interest in design starting with a project as early as middle school. We had to make plans and I just went with it. I got into Property Management to see if I would enjoy Real Estate then I got my license and over time clients could not envision space looking at an empty house. I started showing clients a home's potential and asking what type of furniture we looking to accomodate. Then staging became popular for vacant homes so I got my designation and the boutique started staging our listings. This grew to where when clients were purchasing new homes, clients started asking me to decorate their new homes. I was doing this so much that it became a part of the business for the boutique.
We have worked with all types of customers from all stages in their life. Some are vacation homes, most are their primary residence's for families, some are relocations and need their home move in ready, investors staging or flipping homes. Some are vacant homes to show potential or space. Some are downtown trendy condos or coastal homes. Some customers are downsizing but want efficient design. Sometimes it is a kids room, a bathroom, kitchen, sometimes an entire home. Our ideal customer is one where the loyalty and respect is mutual, we put so much into a design for are clients that the most enjoyable experience is one with mutual admiration. We understand we are entering someone's personal space so we are efficient and respectful we ask the same of our clients.