We start with the initial preliminary meeting, the purpose of which is to get to know you and your project. We will discuss the scope and time frame of your project and what your budget and goals are. It is vital that all decision-makers are at this meeting.
Following the meeting, we will produce a Client brief outlining our discussions about your project. Once we both have reviewed and agreed to the contents of the brief, it then becomes part of our letter of agreement. Once the letter of agreement is signed and the initial deposit collected we will begin the design process
The amount of time this takes will vary depending on the scale of your project. We will schedule a meeting during which we’ll review the floor plan options and discuss the benefits of each. It is helpful to have all the decision-makers at this meeting.
The commencement meeting usually occurs within a couple of weeks after the letter of agreement is received. During this meeting, we will review preliminary design ideas, requirements, concepts, and project schedules. This is an information exchange where we make sure that we are all on the same page prior to proceeding further with the design process.
After the commencement meeting, we then move on to the next step of the process which is developing your design scheme. In this phase we will be creating the color palette, picking fabric, furniture, finishes and designing built-in pieces if necessary. We will choose flooring, wall coverings, counters, cabinetry, window treatments, and hardware selections. A reflective ceiling plan detailing your lighting requirements will also be done
Plan Presentation Meeting: Once we have completed your design we will schedule a plan presentation meeting. All decision makers must be at this meeting. We will present and go through the design in detail room by room discussing all elements of the plan. By this time we should have a complete design scheme which meets your approval. We will prepare a presentation showing floor plans, furniture, fabric, product, accessory and finish selections for your approval.
Prior to engaging labours , vendors on your behalf you will receive a work order detailing the scope and costs. (Freight & delivery are usually billed separately). These work orders are a necessary mechanism to make sure that we are on the same page and that you are aware of all expenditures throughout the project.
This is where everything comes together. Construction is finished, furniture arrives, and window treatment installation takes place. Accessories and art are put in place. The decorating process is when the vision becomes a reality. During this phase, we will also do final accessorizing. We will purchase accessories and place them in appropriate positions thought the space. We will provide you with a detailed separate invoice outlying the cost of each and you can then decide which items you wish to keep and we will return the rest.
These are the items that may need to be done at the end of the project. Such as touching up paint or tracking down a missing item are all handled with the utmost urgency. We will do a room by room walk-through and itemize each and everything that needs to be addressed. Each and every item will be diligently addressed to your satisfaction.