What to Expect: E-Design

A detail shot of my room at the 2016 Oklahoma Designer Showhouse. Photo by Zach Lucero Photography.

A detail shot of my room at the 2016 Oklahoma Designer Showhouse. Photo by Zach Lucero Photography.

Let's back up a second there and make sure we are on the same page -- What is E-Design?? This nickname is used to reference decorating and designing services to clients that are long-distance, requiring that many consultations, design deliveries, and other correspondence occurs via email. With the right tools and our handy ol' internet, it now allows match-ups for stylists and clients globally! 

What's the process look like? How do you know what my room looks like if you can't walk in it?  It begins with a questionnaire aimed at getting to the root of your design dilemmas. I am to learn your space's strength and weaknesses, how you truly intend to use this area, and your dream style concept for ultimate personality injection. This is where our experience comes in and couples well with your homework. If you are capable of taking photos and measurements, our highly trained eyes can make remarkable sense of it as though actually present. After a digital walkthrough, I begin working on a plan that covers you from layout to lighting, and all the layers in between. There is one round of tweaks included in the process, in case anything or everything doesn't jive. 

With a finalized plan (layout, shopping list, and mood boards) in hand, you begin purchasing and implementing. Future calls can be scheduled for questions about styling or other details.

Yeah, but we have a strict budget for this room. Not a problem! I guarantee that I've worked with smaller budgets -- or no budget! In fact, that's almost more reason to use a professional that knows how to think big picture. Mistakes can waste your resources (ahem, time, energy and money) quickly!

How does payment work? After our contracts are e-signed, a non-refundable deposit of half of the fee is due. That's so I know I'm not doing all the work and then you stop answering emails, proving that I've wasted my time! The remaining half is due on the day of Design Delivery. Note: Fees are charged per room, and depend on the room's size + needs. Please contact me for a quote for your room!

Is E-Design right for me? Should you require hands-on assistance in all aspects, and don't have the time to implement the scheme yourself, then E-Design is going to leave you feeling like there's a large missing piece. It is, however, ideal for clients looking to put in some sweat equity to feel involved, and save some cash in the process.

Photo by Zach Lucero Photography.

Photo by Zach Lucero Photography.