1. Interview & Discovery Phase
A conversation that enables designer and client to understand and define the project.
2. Scope of Work
Exactly defines size of the project. Paint only, complete renovation, suggestions only or concrete ideas. (subject to change)
3. Proposal & Retainer
Every job includes an outline of the job specifics and a schedule, with start and stop dates. Contractor fees, all product costs and Designer Fee are also included. Retainer is expected before any design work is implemented.
4. Good, Better, Best
It’s always understood that there are many options available. Any design project can be a combination of these three. It’s understood that you get what you pay for, but it’s not always smart to pay top dollar for something that does not and will not ever have ‘heirloom’ status.
5. LOA (Letter of Agreement)
This is an agreement between designer and client detailing scope of work, schedule, costs involved, terms/conditions and payment necessary to start and complete the project.
6. Soft Materials
This is furniture that is soft and includes sofa, chairs and ottomans.
7. Case Goods
The furniture that is hard, bookcases, side tables, desks, media centers.
8. Suggestions only
You want ideas only for color, mood, and placement. LLI is not required to specify availability and cost. However it would be smart to shop with budget in mind to ensure good results and efficient use of time. You will use the moodboard as your inspiration, a reference as you create your beautiful room. $$
9. Product Specification
You do want to know that specific pieces are available and their cost. Sources are made available along with contact information. $$$
10. Concept/Mood Board
There are many names for these delightful montages. A mood board is a compilation of pictures of your proposed room showing colors, fabric, lighting, furniture, soft and hard pieces, carpet – everything you have specified necessary to create your new room.
Time frame is considered during initial interview and discovery phase. This would include a start date and finish date. LLI provides an e-schedule and a hard copy of the project with all contractors involved in the approximate order they are needed. Changes are updated and disbursed by LLI.
12. Walk-Through/Punch List
Upon completion of the project, both parties (designer & client) walk through the project and make note of any problems. A punch list is created, for all items that need further attention. The designer and client agree upon corrections and/or completion.
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