Laura Hodges Studio

Laura Hodges Studio

Laura Hodges

Catonsville, MD

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2 years in business
1 employees

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Laura Hodges Studio is a boutique design studio in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area specializing in interior design, styling and home staging. As the principal designer and owner, I am committed to providing clients with interiors that are at once both sophisticated and welcoming. After earning degrees in both Interior Design and Business, I studied with and worked under distinguished New York based designers Jamie Drake and Thomas Jayne before launching my own design studio. As a designer, my work is a creative collaboration with my clients so each space is carefully curated with the greatest attention to detail, proportion and quality of materials. As an added benefit, my LEED accreditation provides me with the knowledge and ability to incorporate sustainable design practices in each project. Whether clients request full interior design guidance or simply a color consultation or room redesign, Laura Hodges Studio is adept at creating beautiful, livable spaces. 

I love working with clients to make their home more functional, livable and beautiful. No matter the budget, my aim is for my clients to be proud of their home and completely pleased with the design process. 

Services

Interior Design, Home Staging, Kitchen Designers, Curtain Installation


Location

Catonsville, MD 21228

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I normally start with a brief questionnaire to get an overall feel for your lifestyle and needs then we can meet at your home for your project review or design consultation. I also suggest putting together a Pinterest or Houzz.com idea board to show me your style and interests.  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have degrees in both Interior Design and Business and I also studied with and worked under distinguished New York based designers Jamie Drake and Thomas Jayne. Additionally, I have my LEED accreditation that provides me with the knowledge and ability to incorporate sustainable design practices in each project. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

My pricing depends on the scope of the project and our time can be used in any way you prefer whether it’s a full design plan and installation, space planning, furniture selections, lighting, etc. After we meet to discuss your needs and ideas, I will provide you with an estimate for the number of hours for the project. From there we can also discuss if you would like to do the purchasing or if you would like a full service approach where I purchase and install everything. 

Alternately, we can do a design consultation which is $350 for up to two hours and could be scheduled much sooner. Consultations are great for space planning, paint selections and design guidance for specific questions. In-home consultations are available on weekdays or Saturdays. It’s best to get all of your ideas and questions together before we meet so we can take advantage of the full time together. If you decide that you would like more guidance then we can roll your consultation into a project. 


How did you get started in this business?

After earning degrees in both Interior Design and Business, I studied with and worked under distinguished New York based designers Jamie Drake and Thomas Jayne before launching my own design studio. 


What types of customers have you worked with?

My clients range from one time consultations to full service projects and renovations. Just let me know what you need and we can work out the best plan for you. 


Describe a recent project you are fond of.

My favorite projects are those that push both my and my clients' creativity. Anytime I learn something new or reach out to a new source or trade it's a memorable experience. I have been very lucky to work with really wonderful clients that make this work so gratifying. 


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

If you're looking for an interior designer, make sure that you research their education, work history and be sure that their portfolio is a fit for your style and aesthetic. The relationship can last a long time so it's important to have a great rapport with your designer and really build a sense of trust.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Always ask any home professional about their work history and references. Most of my clients are references because this is such a personal line of work that clients like to know that their designer is someone they can trust.