What is the Cost of an Interior Design Consultation Fee?

At Living with Lolo, our goal is to make the design process an enjoyable one for our clients. Experience has shown us that the knowledge of standard procedures helps clients feel comfortable for the duration of the project. Here’s how we work:

Project Initiation Phase

STEP 1             Consultation: with Lauren Lerner

STEP 2             Contract & Project Commencement

Research, Design, Presentation Phase

STEP 3             Trade Day: on-site measurements, photos, and final criteria meeting

STEP 4             Design & Documentation: execution of drawings, sourcing goods and services, and procuring estimates

STEP 5             Presentation: visual display of furnishings and materials, presentations of estimates, collection of deposit. Following the presentation, project management fees are determined and a final project phase is initiated.

Project Management Phase

STEP 6             Order Placement: assessment of delivery times

STEP 7             Budget & Progress Review

STEP 8             Initiation of Construction and Renovation

STEP 9             Installation Period: and orders are received

STEP 10           Furniture Installation & Styling

STEP 11           Client Reveal

STEP 12           Deficiencies: identified

STEP 13           Deficiencies: resolved

STEP 14           Project Closure: presentation of final invoices

Our Consultation:

We start every new project with a comprehensive consultation in your home to discuss all the areas you are wanting to focus on. This consultation is an opportunity for you to give your wishlist to your designer & for both of you to get to know each other. Working with a designer is a very intimate process and its imperative that we work well with each other to ensure the best design result.

We charge a $200 consultation fee. This covers an hour meeting with your designer and the goal of the time together will be to come up with a concrete action plan of areas of your home that the designer will be focusing on. We will also share ideas and tips with you that will give you a glimpse into our thought process + show you how creative we can be! From there, your designer will be able to put together a proposal for you for the design of your home. The initial interior design consultation fee is an investment in your home.

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