Most Frequently Asked Questions
What area do you service?
I currently service North Haven, CT and surrounding counties. Virtual eDesigns are available to Clients outside of this area residing within the United States.
I’ve never worked with a designer before. How does this work?
I'm so glad you asked! Below is a step by step sample of what my process looks like.
1. An Initial Design Call (15-30 minute) phone conversation to discuss scope of work
2. A consultation is schedule to view the space and review the scope of work
3. You'll receive a Welcome Guide complete with proposals and information to help in the decision making process
4. Upon acceptance, the agreement is signed and payment is submitted
AND THEN THE FUN BEGINS! I'll be in touch about the particulars of your project and the next steps!
Who composes your team?
In my years in business, most Clients have come to me without having previously interviewed or hired a contractor. For this reason, I bring in my vetted team to support each Client throughout their design / construction journey. This can be an Architect, Contractor, Kitchen Designer, Electrician, Painter, Flooring, Wallpaper Installer, etc that each serves a different purpose to meet all of your project needs. They have all been vetted, have the proper licensure or certification, have worked with me on a number of projects before, and offer a high-quality finish. Based on the design, I'll make recommendations of who we'll need and will ask you to interview them to be sure the personalities align.
How much does it cost to work with a designer?
This is a great question and varies with each Designer. Some charge hourly while others are flat fees. Some offer high-end design while present themselves as affordable. Some have hidden fees while others do not.
I pride myself on transparent pricing so you'll see my fees listed on the website. These fees are the projected number of hours to complete the project based on scope of work. Therefore this number is likely to vary with clients who have larger homes. In this case, a custom quote would be provided.
How much does it cost to furnish a home?
This question is one that I get asked the most. Please click here for a detail explanation. I've also offered a complimentary mini-budget planner at the link above to get you started. Additionally, you can click the button below to subscribe for the full budgetting version which details every room.
How long do projects normally take?
This depends on a variety of things from scope of work to be done, schedule constraints by the designer, turn around time, delays outside of our control, how quickly decisions are made and so many other things. I will be able to give you a better estimate at the time of consultation. If you have a time sensitive project, please inform your design team at the time of consult to ensure we can meet your needs.
Do you share your designer discount?
With the exception of Full Service where our clients receive the best pricing available*, we do not share our discounts with any other package. All other packages do not include product procurement and would come at a significant level of involvement from a Designer. This means the Designer's fee would exceed that which was was saved. For this reason, best pricing is only available exclusively to Full Service.