Design Services

  • Space planning and furniture layouts including outdoor spaces

  • New builds and remodels: working with your builder/architect on concepts, designing/selecting finishes and providing specifications/drawings

  • Sourcing and specifying furniture

  • Window treatments and draperies

  • Fabric selections

  • Color palettes and paint selections, finishes

  • Wall coverings

  • Kitchen and bath design

  • Tile, stone

  • Home makeovers with repurposing of existing furniture

  • Custom designs including furniture and cabinetry

  • Area rugs and flooring

  • Lighting and electrical designs

  • Accessories and artwork including custom framing

  • And more ……

Whether you are freshening up a room or designing a whole house, I can help with small or large projects.  I can provide different levels of services to suit your project and budget to take into account the amount of time you have available to commit to the process, for example;

Full interior design service

This option includes in-home consultation and collaborating with you to develop design ideas and solutions, including space planning and furniture layouts, kitchen and bath design, color palettes, window treatments, fabrics, furnishings, finishes and accessories.  The service includes;

  • sourcing and specifying furniture, cabinetry, fabrics, window treatments, wall and floor coverings, rugs, stone, tile and wood finishes as well as artwork and accessories
  • concept boards to help you visualize the selection of materials and finishes
  • elevation and perspective drawings (a one or two dimensional view of the room)

I will project manage the ordering, delivery and installation process; working with contractors to ensure they understand the requirements and handling all the details to a successful conclusion.

New Builds and Remodels

If you are looking for an interior designer to partner with you and your architect or builder/contractor to assist with selecting all the finishes, materials and lighting for your new home or addition then this service is for you.

Consultation only

This option may consist of an in-home consultation, shopping with you for selections if desired, and developing design ideas and solutions, including space planning and furniture layouts, kitchen and bath design, selections of colors, fabrics, furnishings, finishes and accessories.

I am happy to act as a sounding board for your ideas and offer the comfort of a second opinion should you so desire.

This approach leaves you to do the sourcing and purchasing of furnishings, work with contractors and manage the installations.

If you have further questions, please contact me. I would love to hear from you.

 

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Our Process FAQ

How can you help me transform my home or room and still make it reflect my lifestyle and personality?

The design process typically starts with an in home consultation but online consultations via skype or facetime are welcomed too. This allows me to discuss your expectations and determine my role as your designer. My objective is to understand your lifestyle, your particular needs and underlying preferences as well as specific likes and dislikes. Most people know what they don’t like but have trouble expressing what they want. This process helps me create a picture of your inner personal style which forms the basis for any design concept.

How will you help me visualize your ideas?

I understand how hard it is to imagine how a new room layout, window treatments, furniture, fabrics and colors will look all together. Communicating ideas to you with pictures and material samples, floor plans and drawings, brings the whole vision together and is a key part of the design process. This will enable you to feel comfortable with your choices and confident moving forward to the next stage of investing in the transformation.

We all have mistakes in our closet but making the wrong choices for your home can be very expensive and one you will be reminded of every time you enter the room!

I am concerned about how much it will all cost?

When we have our initial consultation, we will discuss your expectations in terms of cost, quality and timescale. I can provide guidance with general indications of what typical furnishings may cost. By purchasing furnishings and fabrics at considerably less than retail prices from my trusted sources, I am frequently able to save you money. I can also work out a detailed budget for you or work to a budget that you set.

My role as a designer is to bring to life a new vision for your home within a reasonable budget with which you feel comfortable.

How do you charge for your services?

That depends on your needs and how you would like me to help you. I typically charge an hourly rate for the design phase and provide an estimate of total fees.

Depending on the nature of the project, we may be able to agree a fixed fee for the design concept phase or a total project fee if you prefer to work this way.

Purchasing of furnishings and materials for your project is dealt with separately. Managing the purchasing, checking specifications and samples are correct, deliveries are scheduled and installations carried out as required as well as dealing with the unexpected, is an important part of my job and ensures that you get the final result you have been expecting.

I can develop a budget if needed. You will then receive Proposals for each purchase for your approval with everything itemized so that you can keep control on costs. A purchasing management fee is included in the sale of furnishings, which are sold to you based on wholesale trade prices.

  • We are thrilled with what we have achieved so far. Tina is a truly intuitive designer who is also super organized and professional.
    We cannot wait to work on the next project.

    — S. Shelley, Fort Sheridan