HOW WE WORK
Thank you for inquiring about Artisan Design Studio!
Interior design is a very personal process. We strive to give you a one-of-a-kind concept and 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.
Artisan Design Studio is a full-service organization. Along with our trade partners, we handle all aspect of the design process for commercial or residential clients. Our concepts start from conception and specification of a single room redesign to the new construction or complete remodel of a home or location.
Our interior design method has stages of development:
We start with an in home/office consultation to determine the needs of our clients. This consists of a question and answer session to help us determine what you, the client, wants to see in your home or office. Next, inquiries about your preferences and other things such as color, fabric, and furniture styles will take place. During this consultation, we may also look throughout your home or office and take measurements and photographs where needed. We listen carefully to you and use this information to help us give you a complete design scheme. We welcome photos of spaces that appeal to you as helpful resources in determining your likes and dislikes. The budget and expectations for your project will also be discussed. Initial consultations are up to 90 minutes and are $250. Consultations that exceed 90 minutes may be assessed additional fees.
*Consultation only clients (new construction or remodeling projects) require a minimum of 15 hours.
In this phase, the creative process of developing a scheme individually suited to your needs begins. Floor plans are developed. Colors, fabrics, furniture options and finishes are selected. Lighting, flooring, hardware, and accessories are also chosen as they pertain to your project. A $150/hour design time fee applies to the above listed selection processes.
*On sizable furniture orders, hourly design fees accrued during the furniture selection process will be waived.
*Client appointments are available Monday through Friday, during normal business hours (9am-5pm). If a meeting outside of these hours is necessary, evening ($175/hour) and weekend ($200 per hour) are available. For clients outside the North Atlanta area, travel fees (half the applicable hourly rate) may apply.
At this time, the overall design plan will be presented. This plan will give you a clear mental picture of how your space will be transformed. Prices will be presented for specific items (furniture, window treatments, lighting, etc). Because Artisan discounts heavily off of manufacturers’ retail prices, clients are responsible for freight, receiving & inspection, and delivery charges that will be added to the final invoice. During the presentation, we encourage your thoughts and questions.
*Quotes for renovations and larger projects are estimates only, and may change once demolition is completed and the site can be assessed more accurately. Additional expenses may be incurred and will be evaluated as quickly and as accurately as possible. If presentation boards or renderings are requested or required, an additional fee for this service may be necessary.
Once your approval is given, we will place orders for the items agreed upon for your design. A 75% deposit is required to place all orders. Since almost everything for you is custom made, under no circumstances can orders be placed before deposits are received. Custom orders cannot be cancelled and products that can be returned will be subject to return freight and restocking charges as determined by the manufacturer. Lead times on furniture will vary, but generally range from 4-6 weeks for standard upholstery items when the frames and fabrics selected are in stock. We will track your orders directly with the manufacturer so that if any issues arise, they can be addressed quickly. Maintaining quality and reasonable time-frames is a priority of Artisan Design Studio.
Our preference for installation is to deliver all items during one delivery. If certain items are needed sooner or later than the main installation date, we will always try to accommodate you and your needs. A representative of Artisan will always be present on the day of installation to personally place the items in your home. Custom merchandise cannot be returned unless merchandise is in violation of manufacturer’s warranty. Final payment for all merchandise is due upon delivery.
*Before and after photos of client projects may be used in Artisan marketing materials. A date may be scheduled for professional “after” photos once your installation is complete. Photos of your space are copyrighted by the photographer and any and all use must be granted copyright release. Please let us know at the start of your project if you don't wish for your project to be shared on our website & social media outlets.