Frequently asked questions
Q: Do you charge for an initial consultation?
A: Yes, we typically charge $150 per consultation, but you can see our specific prices on the services page. This gets you an in-house visit and a concept and budget estimate to decide whether we are a good fit for your project.
Q: Do you do online consultations?
A: Yes, we do online consultations. It is $100 for the consultation and you must provide accurate dimensions and photographs of the room you are interested in designing.
Q: What should I expect from a consultation with an Interior Designer?
A: We arrive at your home ready to work. We will walk through each room that you are interested in designing and talk about your needs and wants for the space. We measure the space and take photos to prepare a custom estimate for you. We provide our customers with a specific concept and budget after our visit so there is also time involved on the backside. If you prefer online, we provide the same information without the home visit.
Q: Do you do color consultations?
A: Yes, our fee for a color consultation is $125. This includes up to 1 hour of meeting time and as many rooms and areas as you like. Specific colors are selected and we can also order large scale samples to be sent to you that you can use to make a final decision if you are unsure. This fee also includes our initial consultation so you can talk about design issues as well.
Q: Do you do commercial interiors?
A: Yes, we have extensive commercial experience including office spaces, multi-family housing, student housing, retail, and hospitality.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: We typically like to charge a flat fee based on the project after we have seen it. Our fees vary anywhere from $85-$125 per hour depending on the services being provided. Don't let hourly fees scare you from calling us, though. Most times we can save our customers as much or more than our fee by utilizing trade discounts and other opportunities afforded to designers that regular consumers do not receive.
Q: I've never used an interior designer before. Are they going to force me into what they want me to have?
A: We are NCIDQ interior designers who are educated and experienced in the field of design. We specialize in our customer's programming requirements so it is very important to us that you love your space and it works for you. The most important thing is not that the space is beautiful but that it is functional based on your needs. Therefore, we start with your needs and then make it beautiful after it is functional. So, no, we are not going to force you to use anything you don't want/like.
Q: Will you make me buy all new stuff and throw away everything that I have that I love?
A: Absolutely not! We love that our clients have special items, furniture and collections that they want to keep. We work around what you already have that you want to keep and make it even better! Items you have are a reflection of your style and personality and that is what we want to showcase in your space.
If you have any additional questions or would like to set up a consultation, please contact us