HOW WE WORK
Thank you for inquiring about Artisan Design Studio!
Artisan Design Studio is a full-service organization. Along with our trade partners, we handle all aspects of the design process for commercial or residential clients. Our projects range from conception and specification of single room redesigns to the new construction or complete remodel of a home or location.
Interior design is a very personal process. We strive to give you a one-of-a-kind concept and the hands-on service to fit your personality and needs. The craftsmanship of the products and pieces we incorporate into our interiors are created to give you the high-end value and sustainable quality you desire for your home. These products, combined with our visions, make comfortable, functional, and luxurious living attainable. We are here to make the lives of our clients easier, to take the guesswork and frustration out of design and deliver an amazing space without the headache.
Where our clients start to get overwhelmed is where Artisan starts to shine!
Most design projects fall into one of two design categories, Consultation Projects or Full Service Design Projects, and often, a consultation project leads into a full-service design project once construction is completed. That’s when the fun really begins.
Plan Review - New Construction & Remodeling Projects
Project Management - New Construction & Remodeling Projects
Interior Design Consultation Projects
Full Service Design including furnishings selections and procurement
1. Each new project starts with an exploratory phone call to get to know each other, answer any questions prospective clients may have and to determine if we think Artisan Design Studio is a good fit for the project. We do maintain minimum project sizes to ensure we are able to offer the best service to all our clients. Exploratory phone calls are typically 15-30 minutes and are offered at no charge. We cover things like overall design style, brief conversation about scope of project and anticipated budget. If you’d like to proceed into the proposal portion of your project, we follow the phone call with an in-person consultation to further discuss your project so that we can collect enough data to customize your design agreement.
2. The in-person consultation will take place in your home (or office – wherever the project is to take place) and generally lasts 1.5- 2 hours. This is a very important step, as we use this time to dig deeper into the scope of work requested, the anticipated budget, and it allows us to observe not only how our clients live, but also the conditions or restrictions of the space that may make your project more or less difficult to implement. Field measurements will not be done at this time. The cost for the on-site meeting & proposal is $500, which covers the time we spend at your home and the time back at the studio creating your custom design proposal. If the project is for new construction, we can meet at your existing home or at our office to review your plans and scope of the project. This fee is nonrefundable, and it is not applied toward your design fee presented in your customized proposal.
3. Following your in-person consultation, we will send a customized design proposal for your project. Please understand that the design proposal is not a proposal for the total budget of the overall project, as this takes tremendously more time, but concisely defines the scope of work for the project and estimates budgets, minimum expenditures & anticipated design fees based on that scope. This is for the purpose of educating our clients on what we anticipate the project to cost at the level to which they expect. Once agreed upon, all parties will sign the agreement and payment of the design fee is required to secure a place for your project on our calendar.
If you are working on a new build or substantial remodel, we offer plan review services to help avoid costly mistakes when it's still early enough in the process to fix them. It's far easier to move a wall when it's a small line on the computer screen versus when you're six months into construction! Let us help provide insight on things your architect may not have considered regarding furniture layouts, kitchen and bath design, and potential oversights or omissions in your plan. Space planning is essential to the overall function of your home and it never hurts to have another set of eyes on your project. When the interior design and furnishings portion of your project is considered from the early stages of concept design, you will always end up with a far superior end result. Plan review for new construction or extensive remodeling projects starts at $1,750.
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job,
wait until you hire an amateur."