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Our engagement with you begins with an on site meeting to review your design needs and inspirations. This will be an opportunity for you to share what you want to accomplish through your design project and for us to begin learning your preferred styles. During this one to two hours meeting, we will collect the entire scope of information we will need to create our comprehensive design plan.

Following this initial consultation, we will send you a detailed proposal that outlines the scope of work by room and an estimate of our hours and fees as well as a broader estimate of the entire project’s cost scope. This proposal will articulate your project’s design goals and the specific steps we will take to achieve them.



Once we’ve agreed on your project’s scope of work, we will spend a bit more time exploring what you like in terms of design and architectural styles using photos and drawings for inspiration.

With your project goals and these design parameters as a foundation, we will then begin the process of designing. This process has three distinct phases.

The first phase is space planning. The aim here is to develop the best layout for your design. Another aspect of this phase is the creation of a presentation board which will feature individual design elements (furniture, drapes, paint, fabric, accessories, etc.) for your review. These boards are shared to give you an overall feel for the space and to facilitate our communication about the evolving project.

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Once design drawings have been completed and all materials and fixtures are selected, it is time to present our design concepts to the clients. This multi hour presentation will review, in detail, all aspects of the design: floor plans and elevations, furniture and fixture selections, and any fabrics or materials needed to complete the project. In this meeting the full scope of the
materials budget will also be reviewed. The final design will inform the bid given by the contractor as well, enabling us to give the client a clear detailed budget before project commencement begins. Final edits may be needed, however the design process is now
complete and it is time to schedule the beginning of the project.


When you've approved everything we've presented, it is time to start the purchasing process. We will create invoices, collect payment and purchase all materials and products needed for your design project.

After ordering is complete, we will also manage the scheduling of deliveries with our vendors to ensure all items are accounted for and arrive in time and damage free. Weekly walk though dates will be held with the designer and contractor to ensure that all work proceeds on time and that the design is being carried out according to plan. Weekly email updates will be sent to you after these walk-throughs to keep you up to date.

Most communication is done through email to make sure that everyone is on the same page and that no details are overlooked.

Bay Area Designer | Heather Cleveland
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