We urge that all decision makers are present at the consultation and design presentation, so that we receive everyone’s input, vision and feedback for the space. Determining allowances for the project is a key component of this, so be prepared to talk about the funds you would like to allocate. If you need help setting a budget, we are happy to guide you through the process. We like to set expectations from the very beginning and therefore we will discuss your vision, your budget, your timeframe, how we work, and our fee structure at our initial meeting.
Some clients do ask if we will work with their own general contractors. We are pleased to work with a client’s own trades; however, we cannot vouch for their workmanship, timeliness or attention to quality in undertaking our design projects.
We will take some time at the end of the consultation to review our design process, which outlines how we work, how we charge and what to expect.
A better way to answer that might be: We don’t latch on to a particular style, yet have fun riffing on the usual interpretations. I doubt we would deliberately create a shabby chic living space; however, we would have much fun turning that idea sideways and create something very special for you. However that presents itself, we can make it a reality.