The Consultation - What to Expect
The Consultation, as scary as it sounds, is really just a casual meeting in your home that allows you to meet and get to know the designer and vice versa. The designer will also use this time to get a feel for your home, and talk with you about the changes you would like to see. Even if the meeting doesn't lead to an actual project, you should still benefit from advice and guidance the designer will offer during the 2 hour consultation.
Here's what you can expect:
- You and the designer will make your way through the house, room by room. This way, the designer can take notes and make rough sketches for each room and can get a feel for the entire house, even if the project doesn't include the entire house. (You don't want your new rooms clashing with your old ones!) You will have a chance to show the designer any inspiration images from magazines, Pinterest, etc. to help them get a feel for what you like.
- Together, you will talk in-depth about the house’s design challenges and determine priority areas to narrow down the scope of the project.
- The designer will run through the design process with you, making sure that you know exactly what to expect as far as the details of the process go. The designer will also chat with you about what to expect from the Letter of Agreement that will be emailed to you shortly after the consultation (essentially a contract that will protect both parties moving forward). Once a signature has been received, the project can officially launch and the fun, making-the-house-beautiful portion of the project can begin!