FAQ

How do you define California Casual design?

Sophisticated contemporary meets the earthy textures and materials often found outdoors in California. Deep blues and greens of the Pacific Coast break up the otherwise bright and airy spaces, full of natural light. Cool, neutral palettes find a balance of warmth with rich natural woods and woven fibers, highlighted with a mixture of metals. California Casual makes its own rules, without being pretentious; it is forward-thinking, yet flexible enough to be suited to a variety of lifestyles. By embracing natural materials, these interiors blend seamlessly with the outside. Unafraid to make a dramatic statement, but knowing when it’s time to take it easy, California Causal encompasses the cosmopolitan vibes of San Francisco, the glamour of Hollywood, and the rustic redwoods and beaches found along Highway 1. Check out our Pinterest board for more!

Why should I hire an interior designer?

It’s the smart thing to do. Interior Designers have education and experience in this area and are able to get the job done properly and efficiently, and catch costly mistakes before they happen. You’re paying for our expertise, just like you’d pay a dentist to pull a tooth rather than do it yourself. We wrote a blog post about it too! To learn more about Interior Design, and all that it entails, check out this website.

How much will it cost me?

Each client and job has different needs and the cost is determined on the type and scope of project. We charge $225 per hour, but the number of hours we spend on each job will vary greatly depending on the client’s needs. Due to the nature of our work, we cannot provide construction-based estimates prior to obtaining bids from contractors. However, this post can help to give you an idea of the cost of an average project. Feel free to contact us for more details.

What is the difference between an interior designer and a decorator?

The Council for Interior Design Qualification states that Interior Design is “the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building.” Decoration, on the other hand, is “the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things.” While Interior Designers may assist in the decoration of a space, a Decorator will not design.

I don’t want to redo my whole house, just one room. Is that ok?

Whether you need a whole house redesign, a bathroom remodel, or paint and furniture suggestions for your living room, Rebecca Ward Design is flexible to meet your needs.

Are references available?

Yes, if desired, references from past clients and other professionals are available.