expertise does an interior decorator/designer
Interior designers/decorators can help you
by providing unique solutions to space
planning issues and assisting with the
selection of and placement furnishings,
art, accessories and more. A decorator
can help you put your creative stamp on
through many areas of specialization,
Colors and how they relate to one
Patterns and how they
relate to one another.
Human perception of
space, depth, and texture.
techniques, window treatments, and
is the difference between interior
decorating and redesign?
interior decorating and redesign are ways to revitalize your space.
often considered the most affordable
type of décor service,
is a specialized concept of placement. This
approach involves arranging and blending
existing furnishings, artwork, and
accessories in the best way
imaginable to transform a room.
creates an entirely new look for the
involves the purchase of new elements
such as furniture, artwork, decorative
accessories, window treatments, rugs,
lighting, paint, etc.
long does a redesign makeover
most cases, approximately 5-6 hours,
depending on the size
of the room.
is home staging?
is the art of marketing a home to
prospective buyers so that it appears
hospitable and "liveable."
Staging entails depersonalizing the
removing clutter, rearranging
furniture and accessories, and
showcasing the best features of the home
so that it appeals to buyers.
How much do home staging services
costs only a fraction of a percentage of
your home’s current value.
Most services range from
$1500 and up. Considering
the return on investment following
home staging, the profits outweigh the initial costs.
is a consultation fee?
consultation fee covers a designer's
initial evaluation service.
In the consultation, a designer provides
assessment and advisement to the client. This
fee, typically an hourly charge, covers the consultant’s
time and professional recommendations,
drawing samples and design scenarios that
are used to accomplish the project.
do interior decorators/designers charge
a consultation fee?
designer truly has two key things to
sell you: time and talent.
Every client and every project is
important to us, but there are only so
many hours in a day. The
initial time that we spend together
should function solely for your benefit
and to your advantage. Through the
process of actively listening, learning,
and understanding your needs and
desires, an appropriate recommendation
will be made to help you achieve your
project objectives. A consultation
can also help you avoid costly mistakes by having a
professional opinion prior to making any
do I get in the initial consultation?
can expect the following from your
An onsite visit accompanied with a
survey and discussion of your
design goals for the space.
Answers to your questions.
A rough concept
options, and strategies based upon
the information you provide.
desire, we will make
plans to implement the next step in
the design process.
I hire a professional interior
People make many costly mistakes when it
comes to deciding how their rooms should
look. By hiring a professional, you can save time and money by
receiving (at minimum) professional tips
and ideas through an initial consultation.
if all I need are ideas? Can an interior
decorator still help me?
Even if all you need are ideas, So Chic
can certainly help you.
Our consultations, a la carte services,
and even DIY (Design-It-Yourself Option)
all allow you to get
the ideas that you want without
committing to direct labor costs.
there anything I should do before I hire
Yes, we highly encourage that you do the
following before hiring a decorator:
target budget for your project.
what you want to keep and remove
from your home.
various interior design magazines to get ideas
and help define your personal
Taking these steps will make it
easier for you as you move along the