General Questions

An informed client is a happy client. Here are a few common questions and answers.


  • Why do you need an interior designer?

    Should you install granite countertops on your old kitchen cabinets? Will that $5,000 sofa be the best fit for your living room? An experienced interior designer will evaluate every detail of your project and create the best design plan. Otherwise, mistakes can be very expensive.

  • What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?

    Interior decorators usually focus on the decorative elements of a home, such as: paint color, furniture, décor, window treatments, bedding, etc. Interior designers do this, and much more. Designers typically have formal program training. An interior designer should have knowledge of interior architecture principles, drafting skills, general building code guidelines and more.

  • We are thinking of remodeling our house. When should we call an interior designer?

    Whether you’re thinking to remodel your home or build a new one, you should involve an interior designer as soon as possible. An interior designer is not only good for finishing touches, but can bring valuable knowledge and experience to the decisions made regarding electrical plumbing and interior construction.

  • How much is my project going to cost me?

    Project costs vary depending on your needs. Generally, you can expect to pay 10%-15% in design fees of the total project cost.

  • How do you charge for your services?

    We offer our clients two types of pay structures.


    The first option is an hourly rate with no minimum requirement. This allows maximum flexibility, whether you are tackling a small, specific design challenge or require assistance from beginning to end.


    The second option is a flat-rate project fee. The benefit of this option is that you know the exact cost of our services up-front. No hidden fees.No unexpected invoices.

  • What should I bring to our first meeting?

    Your dreams. Hopes. Expectations. Fears. Desires.


    Bring all sketches, clippings from magazines, and Pintrest links.  Think about colors and styles you like. Know what you don’t like. Have a budget in mind—even if it’s just a ballpark figure.