If you want a single design session to pick out paint color, do a furniture layout, pick a granite for a countertop or to ask questions and receive design advice the fee would be $75.00 an hour with a two hour minimum.
If you are looking at staging a home for sale, transforming your living room into a beautiful gathering area, remodeling a kitchen, etc., then you would need more time than a single session would allow. I would meet with you for an initial consultation and we will put together an estimate for your project. For Design Projects my rate is $75.00 an hour.
I charge an hourly design fee. In addition to the design fee, I offer options when it comes to purchasing product and furnishings. In most cases I offer a discount off of the retail price of products with a commission on products sold.
Why do I have an hourly fee and commission on products? The design fee is for design concepts, solution to the problems and advice on any purchases. When a product is ordered through me, there is a great deal of time spent on researching the product, producing purchase orders, ordering samples and coordinating delivery. The goal is the ensure the whole process runs smoothly until the item is delivered to you the client. The mark-up covers this process. You are welcome to make any purchases on your own. However, most clients do purchase through me, because of the discount I pass along.
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