What is a Design Project?

Do you live near Chicago or Milwaukee?  Are you planning on undertaking a large decorating or renovation project?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, a Design Project is probably right for you.

With a Design Project, our design team can help you with all aspects of your project to ensure that you end up with the space that you have always wanted.

How Does it Work?

  • Schedule

    Ready to learn more and tell us a little about your project? Call or email us so we can learn more about you and what you are trying to accomplish.  If a Design Project is right for you, we will set up an Initial Consultation.

    Chicago: 773.304.4133

    Milwaukee: 800.776.3609

  • Meet

    At the initial consultation, a designer will meet with you for about an hour to discuss your project so that we can send you an estimate with the number of design hours we think it will take to work on your project. There is a $75* fee for this meeting.

  • Sign

    If you like the estimate and want to work with us, sign the contract, provide a deposit and we will begin work on your project.  If you don’t like our estimate and decide to go with another designer, we will be sad, but won’t hold you to anything.

  • Design

    It’s time to start your project. Our team of designers will work with you throughout the design process to come up with an awesome design that fits your needs, tastes and budget.

Is a Design Project Right for Me?

When you have a larger project that you need a lot of help with, full-scale Interior Design Projects are probably the way to go.  Here are some examples of common interior design projects we work on:

  • Assisting with furnishing a single room or an entire home.
  • Designing a new powder room or bathroom.
  • Helping you design the kitchen you have been dreaming about for years.
  • Picking the artwork and accessories that finish off your room.
  • Developing a furniture layout for a home that you are moving to.  We can help you decide which pieces to move, donate or discard.
  • Assisting you in finding and interviewing contractors.

How Much Will it Cost?

After stopping out at your place for an initial consultation, we will pull together an estimate for your project.  In the estimate, we will list all of the tasks that need to be completed (typically by room) along with the number of hours we think it will take to complete that phase of the project.  Your hourly rate is based on the number of hours we think the overall project will take.

Estimates will not include costs for materials (e.g. furniture, materials, artwork, accessories) or the cost for contractors to complete any necessary tasks. At this point in the project, it is too early to tell how much a specific item will cost.  If you are looking for estimates for your budget, here is a good guide for estimating costs of common home renovation materials.

All projects require at least 5 hours of design services.

* Please note, that due to the distance and amount of time needed to travel to some locations, a trip surcharge may apply.  Also, a surcharge of $45 will be applied to all weekend appointments.

  • Initial Consultation
  • $75*
  • Project Hourly Rate
  • $150/hour

What is a Design Project Like?

While working on over 200+ interior design and home renovation projects over the past few years, we have developed and streamlined a process to help you decorate or renovate your home.  Though this process may vary slightly from project to project, once you sign on with us your project will typically follow these steps.

Ready to Get Started?

Are you ready to have one of our designers over to your place?

Call Us

Do you have time to talk now?  Give us a call.

Chicago: 773.304.4133

Milwaukee: 800.776.3609

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