E-design process

Will E-design work for you?

Are you comfortable communicating your needs  with me remotely?
(Since we won’t meet in person, we will rely on communication via text, FaceTime, email or Zoom)

Can you provide accurate measurements and photos of your home?
(I'll need these to create a personalized design for your space)

  Are you able to hire your own contractors to install the design, OR do your own DIY work?

Initial Consultation

We'll meet over Zoom so that I can learn more about your goals and dreams for the spaces you would like me to design for you. During our conversation, I'll explain more about how my design process works and we will decide if my services are a good fit for your needs. 
I've shared a list of some of the questions that I'll ask you when we meet. My goal is to thoroughly understand your needs so that if you choose to hire me, you'll be very happy with the end result. Happy clients are always my goal!
*It is very, very important that anyone in your home or life that will have a say in the design I create for your home be included in this initial consultation as well as throughout the process.

Note: There will be no charge for this initial consultative meeting.

Photos and Measurements

If you are utilizing E-Design, I'll ask you to take photos of the rooms in your home that you would like me to design. I'll also need a video of the space (narrated by you) and a floor plan to show me room's dimensions and the placement and size of
the windows, doors, vents, etc.  
I'll also ask you to take photos and measurements of items you currently own that you wish to incorporate into the new design. 
If you are utilizing in-person design services, I will come to your home and complete these tasks for you. 

Digital Collaboration

If we are working together via E-Design, once you have all of the photos/videos ready to share, I'll ask that you upload them to a Google Drive folder that I will create for us.
But don't worry...we can share via Pinterest, email or text instead if that works better for you!

Inspiration Pics

If you have them, I would love for you to share 3-5 photos of interior spaces that you love which can serve as inspiration for my design for your space. 

*This step is optional!

Design Board

I'll use our conversation and collaboration to create design boards for each of  your spaces.  After creating a board for you, I will share it to obtain your feedback, then make revisions to it as needed until we are in agreement about the overall design of the room.
This is an example of a board I created for my own home office/guest room-
You can see more examples of design boards that I have developed for my clients in the "Custom Client Designs"
section of this site!

Custom Paint Palette

If it matches with your design needs, I'll create a custom color palette for your space and provide you with the specific paint brand and color names you'll need to purchase in order to bring my design to life in your space.

Revisions to the Design

Below is an example of the progression of a design for a client who requested multiple revisions to my original design. 

When I design for you, my goal is to hear your feedback, and adjust the design accordingly, until you love it and can't wait to use it in your home!

Version 1: This client already owned a large peacock colored sectional and was looking to bring even more color into her home as the rest of the room was mostly white. She also needed a place for her cats to escape from her children-hence the "cat orb".

Version 2: After reviewing version 1, the client expressed her delight in the idea of wallpapering the front of the fireplace, but asked for a lighter wallpaper design. She also asked to have her beautiful original art piece hung over the mantel. The addition of her art piece necessitated a shift to a color palette that would pair well with the tones in the painting. The client also requested a more high end, hand-woven rug. 

Final Version: For this final version, the client requested that another color to be added to the design in addition to the blues. She first suggested orange, but I felt that would be too harsh. I wove soft coral tones throughout the design instead. 

Result? =
Happy client!

Floor/Wall Plan

Next, if needed, I will develop a to scale floor plan that includes the items we have agreed upon for your space.  I can also create a plan for a gallery wall of art for you if that is something you are wishing for! 

Curated Shopping List

Finally, based on your needs, I'll provide you with specific paint or wallpaper recommendations, furniture and rug selections, overhead and/or low lighting options, and recommendations for art, pillows, and other room décor.  In addition, I'll provide you with links to purchase the items in the design as needed. 

Styling Support

After the items on your personalized shopping list have been purchased, I can help you style the items in your space in-person if appropriate, or during a 
FaceTime or Zoom session if you would like me to! 

I'd love to create a unique, customized design for you!