With your help I will develop a design strategy based on the way you live. Successful design strategies always incorporate an understanding of both architecture and interior design. From new construction and cabinetry to color proposals, furniture, fabric, and lighting, the most satisfying design grows from an understanding of your hopes, expectations and the way you live.
*Hourly consultations are available to help a client clarify their needs and are billed at a rate of $175.00 per hour. This fee will be applied to the design fee if a contract for services is entered.
I am a big fan of color blocking to define spatial characteristics in architecture. I always try to bring a clear sense of materiality through the use of handmade materials; wovens or print fabric, wall coverings that incorporate natural fibers like grass paper create a tactile and sensual quality. Clear color in combination with handmade textiles will always create a contemporary yet tactile ambience.
*Color consultations are available to help a client create a color palette based on site architecture, natural light and lifestyle. There is a $1,500.00 flat fee for this service which may vary with the scope of the project.
Working with your budget I will select and administrate skilled vendors and craftsmen. I have worked with many over the years. We will devise a valued added approach to ensure your resources are spent thoughtfully. Antiques, custom made furniture, family heirlooms, catalogue items, or flea market finds are all familiar to me and widely used resources in the vocabulary of my work.
Living in an environment that is comfortable and up to date is an essential element in living well. Ecologically smart products and appliances help to keep a low carbon footprint and help create a sense of well-being. I always encourage the use of wireless technology.
Using low E paints and textiles that use natural fibers like linen, cotton and wool, never exotic woods, I believe is a way of respecting the environment we live in and promoting a healthier lifestyle. I will not use environmentally unfriendly materials or methods that may hurt health or the environment.
Also…there are many charitable organizations such as Housing Works Thrift Shop, The Salvation Army, and neighborhood church organizations that would be happy to receive unwanted furniture, appliances, and household items, usually with tax deduction benefits. Why create landfill with things that can be made good use of?
Depending on the specific project and services necessary whether architectural or interior design a contract for services will vary. My basic fee structure is as follows:
1) Schematic Design Phase: I will present a schematic design which will address the size, scope and complexity of your project using furniture floor plans, room elevations as needed, color concepts and product cut sheets in order to describe the proposed concept. This design phase fee will be a flat rate determined by the size and scope of the project.
2) Production Phase: The production phase of my services will cover the actual implementation of the final approved schematic design. For interior design services I will charge a 25 % handling and administration fee on all products and services specified for the project. There will be an hourly rate of $150.00 for time spent sourcing, meetings, drafting and site observation of work in process. Where an assistant is need they will be billed at $95.00 per hour.