At So Chic Home Design & Staging, the process we undertake with our clients is simple.

Design is a series of collaborative steps that get us from today's "OMG, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? HELP!" to tomorrow's "OMG, I LOVE IT!

The First Date - Getting to Know You
  Great design involves a bit of authenticity, art, and discovery. As such, we begin all of our projects with a mandatory initial design consultation. This is what we like to call our "get-to-know-you", or "first date" session. During this time, we want to know how you'd like to feel and function in your completed space.

This is the BIG PICTURE discussion allowing us to get a better understanding of the scope of your project, to help you define your style preferences, as well as discuss your overall project investment and our fee estimates. We also get to see the space, take preliminary photos and if necessary rough measurements.

During the consultation you have time to ask any questions, discuss your ultimate dream interior (complete with inspiration pix!) and really get a better understanding on how we work. The consultation can be anywhere from one hour to two depending on the size of the project.

Duration: This stage usually takes between 1-2 weeks.

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Your Personalized Design Proposal
  After the consultation we return to our office and create a personalized design proposal for your project. Our proposals are very detailed and include inspirational look pages and a visual design style concept of what we envision as well as a broken down rough budget consideration for your project.

This usually takes 1 to 3 weeks depending on our availability and the scope of work required. Once we are finished we will review the proposal together (by either a virtual meeting and/or onsite) covering the aesthetic direction of the design, the estimated total investment (including our design fees and terms) and next steps.

Please see examples of some of our creative design deliverables below.

Duration:  This stage usually takes between 1-3 weeks.


Decision-Making & Purchasing Phase
  After the conceptual design phase, this is where the wheels start turning and our team hammers out the details. In this phase, we will complete good/better/best selections relating to your inspirational concept board(s) including color palettes, fabrics, furniture, lighting, etc and will begin finalizing product proposals for your approval.

From there, we will begin the Procurement Phase by ordering all approved proposals. Sourcing will dominate this phase. All purchasing goes through us. Once proposals are approved by you and payment is received, orders are placed. We will oversee, coordinate, and inspect product deliveries. Once the procurement phase is complete, we will set an installation date.

Duration:  This stage can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 4 months, depending on the project size.


Renovation, Construction & Conditional Work
  If your project includes a renovation, this is when the construction and conditional work of the project begins. This is often thought of as the most stressful stage for clients because there's so many moving parts at once, but we will do our very best to alleviate that stress.

At this point in the process, design materials should be ordered and begin arriving on site. If we are hired to project-manage the remodel process for you, we will work closely with your project design teams, including architects, bath and kitchen designers, contractors, vendors, and craftsmen as your trusted design advocate, overseeing it from start to finish while communicating on your behalf specific details to ensure a successful outcome.

Duration:  The duration of this phase varies based on the specific design/build elements of your project.


Project Completion
  They say the last little 10% seems to take the longest. This the last stage of your project: the Installation.

Our team will be on site to install the finishing touches to your dream interior--bringing the dream concept to a transformative, personalized sanctuary.

Duration:  This stage (expressed in terms of hours-days) depends on the project size.


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