What is the Interior Design Process?

Updated: Nov 21

A smooth project requires the right preparation, and it can be very overwhelming to navigate that as the homeowner, especially if this is your first major renovation. Let's go through the process and show you what to expect when you're expecting... a beautiful new home. (sometimes you can't fight the corny)


Intake and On-Boarding

During initial inquiry we learn about your design goals, style, and get an idea of your budget. To help refine your design style, we create a shared Pinterest board to pull inspiration from. It is important that you and your family feel comfortable with the designer you're working with, so we like to take some time and get to know each other as well. If you're ready to move forward, we set up your design dashboard. Your dashboard give you access to pay invoices, approve materials, and see you're timeline. Next step is when we get design ball rolling!



Schematic Design Initial measurements and room conditions are recorded to provide space planning, layout and elevations for your home,. During this, we further refine your design goals through the Pinterest board and continually check in your design goals. Also, It is normal for goals to change throughout the process. Layout and elevations with general design direction are drafted for the next phase, and if permits are required they are submitted for approval now.


Design Development

Let the fun times begin! In the design development, we take the information sourced from the schematic phase and start to put the materials together. Here you can expect your concept board, samples, and design plan. Since COVID is still causing shipment issues we order all of your materials before demo starts. Concept board sign-off and material approval are required to order your materials.


Construction Queue Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball. Here the contractor and subcontractors will step in. I visit the site periodically throughout this phase, especially after key milestones in the process such as: prior to demo, electrical/plumbing rough in, tile and cabinet install, and paint.


Install/ Off-Boarding Install is, in my humble opinion, the best part of the project. After construction is done we set up your furniture and decor to make your space come to life! We like to wrap up and review your project with you and point you in the right direction of best care practices for your space. Now let out a big sigh of relief because it's time to kick back and enjoy your space!



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