Full Service Interior Design
Full-service decorating, renovation and project management for residences.
We delve deeply into our clients’ personal passions to tailor a space that distinctly reflects their lifestyle.
Our simple four step design process is as follows:
1. The Consultation:
The design consultation meetings are casual, fun and collaborative. We meet at the client’s home to assess the space and discuss the client’s needs, requirements and budget. We then suggest design ideas to enhance the space, which may include color palettes, furniture arrangement, décor style, and review space challenges—such as lack of function, storage, or lighting needs—and offer creative solutions.
2. The Design Exercise:
After the initial consultation, we further assess the client’s “design personality” through our Design Exercise—an extensive questionnaire and magazine exercise designed to extract the client’s preferences, interests, style, and needs. As part of the magazine exercise, the client flags pictures of rooms, furniture and accessories that appeal to them. This gives the Frances Herrera team a strong sense of the client’s general likes, dislikes, and provides a great starting point for creating a personalized design plan. Whether the client has small children, or is a busy corporate executive, every aspect of the client’s lifestyle is considered when creating a sophisticated and functional space.
3. The Design Plan:
After careful review of the Design Exercise, the Frances Herrera team puts together a custom design plan and presentation that includes:
1-2 floor plan options
3D illustrations of what the completed room will look/feel like
Color photos of furniture, lighting, floor covering options
Swatches of fabric selections
Window treatment design
Paint chips and/or wall covering options
Wall décor and accessory options
The beautifully prepared design plan is yours to keep and reference and also includes a budget sheet that details exactly how the budget will be spent.
4. The Design Implementation:
Once the elements of the design plan are approved by the client, we move to the purchasing phase. We will order all items, coordinate and oversee all deliveries and installations, as well as style and arrange all furnishings and accessories
For remodeling projects, we work closely with our recommended, licensed and insured contractors and carpenters and manage/oversee the entire renovation process.
The entire process, from the initial consultation to the design implementation phase, generally takes twelve to sixteen weeks.