The Design/Build Process to Expect From us for Your Custom Renovations
For nearly 65 years, we have honed our design process for luxury homes. We take your dreams and turn them into a beautiful reality. Our interior design process allows you to be involved every step of the way to ensure you are thrilled with the final results.
Let’s start at the very beginning and take a closer look at the Process
Project Initiation Phase
New Client Inquiry Form and
Initial Client Meeting
The first part of the design process is filling out an inquiry form HERE. This form will entail the type of project you are interested in (New Build, Remodel, or Interior Design) and logistics such as square footage and budget. We will review your form and provide you with the project proposal.
At the initial client meeting, we will take measurements of the spaces needed, evaluate the furnishings level, and take “before” photos of the existing home.
Proposal/Design Kickoff Meeting
At the design kickoff meeting, we will discuss your lifestyle, style preferences, priorities, vision, and review inspiration photos.
We will use all the information we gather from the kickoff meeting to create a design that incorporates your unique vision and lifestyle.
Design Development Phase
Design Concepts and
Next, we will talk about design concepts you are imagining.
With this information, we will present a storyboard for the room/s. A design storyboard showcases the different elements of a room’s design. It is an easy way to get an idea of what the finished room will look like before a design rendering is made.
During this step, we will also select quality materials (such as quartz for kitchen countertops, high-end flooring, and paint colors to elevate the design).
3D Design Renderings
We will present design renderings for the room/s for you to clearly envision the final product. These renderings are drawn to scale to create a realistic-looking model. All of the small details, including wall hangings, furniture, light fixtures, and more, are included in an interior design rendering.
Design Documentation Phase
Floor Plans, CAD Elevations, and
During this phase, custom floor plans, CAD elevations, and ceiling plans will be carefully drawn to include in the Design Book.
CAD elevations are computer-generated drawings of rooms as viewed from standing in the room itself.
Ceiling plan drawings will show the interior of your home viewed from above.
Floorplans are like the blueprints to your custom home. They are drawn to scale and designed to show the relationship between different rooms in the house.
Also, Larger furniture pieces will be drawn to scale to see the organization of each space. Room sizes and wall lengths are noted and used in the construction process.
Showroom Viewings and Material Selection
Next, we will take you to view showrooms and select more materials for the design process. We will work with you to decide upon materials that you love and work in your price range.
Construction/Project Management Phase
Our Project Manager/Sub-contractors
After you approve the Design Book, we will review the designs with the project manager to ensure they have a perfect understanding of the project. The project manager will see what changes you want to make to your home and how the design will fit into the process.
Constuction & Site Visits
Throughout the construction process, we will conduct site visits to check in on the home. This will ensure that construction is on track and that your needs and desires are being met. You can rest assured that we will keep the process running smoothly.
Reveal and Walk-Through
Finally! The time has come for the big reveal of your new home design. The interior design process is complete. You will do a final walk-through of your newly furnished home and see your dreams come to life!
We'll present you with your Certificate of Occupancy.
We'll do a 11-month check-in, to make sure everything is the way it was the day of the reveal.
We'll do a One-year warranty on all work/materials that were installed. Anything that needs to be fixed/re-adjusted we'll do with no questions asked by us.
Interior Decorating Phase
Order Placement, Inspection, and Installation
We will present final furniture layouts and decide the placement of pieces in your space. This step is where the design begins to feel complete. Through 3D renderings and storyboards, we can communicate what your space will look like at the end of this process.
Once agreed upon, orders will be placed for furniture and decor pieces. The goods will be received and inspected thoroughly to ensure they are in good condition. Then, the furniture and furnishings will be installed in your home. We will stage each room to create a balanced and elevated look.