Our Design Process
Rebecca Ward Design uses a streamlined and well defined process to ensure your project runs smoothly.
Take a look at our 7-steps to loving your home!
Meet our designers at the project site to start coming up with specific solutions for each room. Afterward, you’ll review the contract and design fee estimate. Once we receive the retainer, it’s go time!
We’ll schedule a site visit to measure and sketch every room, capturing photos for our records. We’ll then collaborate on a shared Pinterest board to ensure we capture every aspect of your dream home.
Time to design your new space as we create drawings and source finishes and furnishing – aka the fun part! We’ll also meet with trades on-site to get estimates (we call it Trade Day). This step takes 6-8 weeks.
Now you’ll finally get to see it all! We’ll set up a 2 hour design presentation meeting at our office to show you the design concept in detail. You’ll get to touch and feel the samples of the fabrics, rugs, and tiles too!
We’ll take a deposit for all the items we’ll be purchasing and place, track and manage all the orders so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We’ll also provide your contractors with all of the information they’ll need to start construction and manage the project with regular site visits.
After all the construction-based phases of the project are wrapped up we’ll bring in a cleaning crew to tidy your home. Then we’ll set a date to deliver and install your furniture in your home, complete with accessories and styling!
We’ll wrap up with final invoices, and a walk through with you in your completed home to discuss any issues that might need resolved. Once you’re satisfied, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your completed space!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire an interior designer?
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 $325 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.