OUR 7-STEP DESIGN PROCESS
During our Project-Starter Consultation, we’ll walk through your home with you and discuss your likes and dislikes in each space. Our designers will sketch layout ideas, select paint colors, determine your style preferences, and start coming up with specific solutions for each problem area. Toward the end of the meeting, we’ll review the contract and process with you. After the meeting, we will follow up with an estimated total of design hours it will take to complete the project, based on our hourly rate of $225/hour. The Project-Starter consultation has a flat fee of $800 for up to two hours.
We also offer a Color Consultation option. During this consult, we’ll select all paint colors you need for your home, and suggest accent colors to incorporate in furniture pieces and décor. After the meeting, we will follow up with a written spec sheet for your painter, and mail you sample color cards of our selections. The Color Consultation has a flat fee of $350 for up to one hour.
Lastly, for clients who prefer more of a DIY approach, we offer a Brainstorming Session with Rebecca. She’ll hop on a video conference call with you, during which you can ask for any and all design advice you might need! Afterward, she’ll send you a recording of the call for your reference. The Brainstorming Session has a flat fee of $150 for up to 30 minutes.
Once the contract has been signed by both parties, we’ll schedule a time to come back to the project site to sketch out and measure all of the rooms involved in the project, take photos of the existing space, and answer any questions that may have come up since the consultation. We’ll also recap the scope of the project, so that everyone is on the same page as we get started. You’ll then receive a link to a shared Pinterest board, where we will save inspiration photos for your project, based on the style we discussed at your consultation, to confirm your style.
Our team will begin creating floor plans and elevation drawings, sourcing finishes and fabrics, and selecting furnishings as necessary. All selections will be compiled into Design Boards and AutoCAD sheets as required, and samples of all finishes and fabrics will be ordered, so that the concept can be easily presented to you in a way that is visually appealing and engaging. We will also schedule a Trade Day during this step, where we will meet at the project site with any contractors and tradespeople who need to be involved, so that they can provide accurate bids. RWD will also assemble estimates for any furniture and décor items we are proposing. This step can typically take 6-8 weeks, depending on the scope of the project. Most of this work will be done behind the scenes, but we will check in with you each week to let you know that we are making progress.
Now for the fun part! We’ll conduct a 2-hour Design Presentation meeting at our office where we’ll review the design concept with you in detail, complete with pretty samples of the rugs, fabrics, wood, metal, wallpaper, and other materials we’ve selected. We’ll also have all of the estimates and bids needed for the project on hand to discuss. We strive to create a complete design package that suits your needs perfectly, so that you can be prepared to make a deposit toward furniture & decor at the end of this meeting.
Once we obtain the deposit for all of the items we’ll be ordering, we’ll process orders immediately, and keep you updated on estimated arrival dates. The items will be sent to our warehouse in preparation for Install Day later on. During this implementation phase, we will also coordinate with any tradespeople who will be involved in the project. You will contract with them directly, but we will facilitate the scheduling process. Once construction begins, we’ll also ensure that the contractors and tradespeople utilize our drawings and specification sheets for a smooth remodel process.
After all of the construction-based phases of the project are wrapped up, we’ll bring in a cleaning crew to tidy up your home. Once all of your new furniture and decor has arrived at our warehouse, we’ll set a date and come to your home to deliver and install it for you. Our team will also accessorize and style your home to complete the look.
After install day, we’ll send final invoices for freight and accessories. If there are any deficiencies that need to be resolved, we’ll wrap up the project by walking through your completed home with you and any contractors who need to be present. During this meeting, we’ll create a plan to make sure that all of your needs are met in the most efficient and professional way possible. Once you’re satisfied with the end result, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your completed space!