FAQ

1. I don’t see what I need in your services. Can we still work together?

For sure! Through my à La Carte service, I can help with little things like picking the perfect paint colour, or bigger projects like pulling together your whole home. I’m also happy to take on custom projects that are outside the scope of my set packages. The best way to get the ball rolling on a custom project is to schedule a discovery call so we can talk about it and create a plan together.

2. What can I expect on a ‘discovery call’?

The discovery call is a 15-minute no-obligation call, where discuss what you’d like to do with your home. If we think we’re a good fit, we can schedule a 1.5-hour In-Home Design Consultation. You can book a call here ;)

3. What's included in the in-home consultation?

We will take a tour of the space you’d like to make spectacular, and discuss your vision, needs, budget, and time frame. I’ll make tons of recommendations for improving the space on the spot, and also explain how I work, and – if desired – present you with a proposal outlining the scope of the project and the related fees.

4. How long does a typical project take? What’s your process?

Depending on the scope and scale of the project, anywhere from two to 12 weeks. I have a simple 15-step process that I work through for projects that include both interior design and implementation. For smaller projects, there are fewer steps (for example, design-only includes up to step six), and the consultation covers steps one and two).

I’ll explain in more detail, and give you a sense of what to expect for your project, at our consultation!

5. Should we do one room at a time or tackle everything we want do at once?

I recommend tackling as much as you can at once. There are efficiencies to be had (borrowing furniture and/or artwork from one room for another, for example) and generally speaking, it makes for a more cohesive space. That said, I know it’s not always possible to tackle everything at once. A good solution is to design everything at once, but implement in phases as your budget allows. And discounts are available for both design work and implementation of multiple rooms at once.

6. Can you work with the furniture I already own?

Absolutely! I  don’t believe in throwing the good out with the bad. I love coming up with clever and beautiful ways to remix, reuse, and re-purpose what you already have. Designing with – and around – objects that have significance, meaning, and history is a cornerstone of my approach. That said, I’ll be honest and let you know if something just won’t work.

7. What are your design fees?

My services are structured as flat-fee packages, as I find it provides peace-of-mind and helps clients budget more effectively. That said, all of my design services packages are customizable and scalable to your individual needs, and discounts are available for multiple room design.

I start every project with a discovery call followed by an Initial Design Consultation in order to  really understand the goals and scope of the project. Consultations are $275 for 1.5 hours. Following the consultation I will provide a proposal which outlines all the ideas we talked about and the fees for your project.

8.What’s a typical amount to spend for a living room or bedroom assuming that you already have some basics?

There’s really no standard amount, but I always recommend being thoughtful when it comes to planning your spending. It makes sense to invest in well-made, long-term key items that will get the most use – like sofas, bed frames, and desks – and spend less on smaller items or accessories that you may want to switch out in a few years.

I believe strongly that good design doesn’t have to cost a fortune and love finding ways to repurpose, refresh, and DIY – because that’s often where the personality comes in. I’d love to help you create a space you can enjoy for years.

9. I love your style but i’m not in Toronto. Can we still work together?

You bet. I’m delighted to work with clients outside of the immediate Toronto area for an additional travel fee. If you are farther away from Toronto, check out my e-design service, which gets you the same result as my in-person packages, but we do everything virtually.

10. How do I get started?

The first step is to book your 15-minute discovery call so we can chat about your project and discuss next steps. Easy peasy!

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