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DETERMINING THE RIGHT DESIGN SOLUTIONS
We help our clients develop a realistic budget, a solid design concept, and we source the perfect furnishings and accessories for their projects.
Experience has taught us that design is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach, and because we know that not every client needs our full suite of services, we’ve broken our design process down into three phases.
At the end of each phase, the client has the option of whether they want to continue to move through our work-flow process.
Whether its a simple design consultation or the “Cadillac” experience where we arrange all of the ordering, receiving, inspecting, delivering and installing of the items so that our clients get their big “HGTV” reveal when it’s all said and done, we want our clients to feel valued and appreciated!
Our DESIGN Process
Our design process ensures that the client achieves their project needs while making the experience as painless as possible.
At ABI, our goal is to make the design-styling process an enjoyable one for our clients. Experience has shown us that knowledge of standard procedures helps our clients feel comfortable for the duration of the project. So, here’s how we work:
Phase 1: Project Programming
FEE: $525 WHICH IS APPLIED TO INITIAL RETAINER IF CLIENT SIGNS ON FOR PHASE 2 WITHIN 48 HOURS
STEP 1 Exploratory Phone Call
STEP 2 On-Site 2-Hour Consultation
STEP 3 Meeting culminates with detailed summary notes, sketches and a high level game plan for their space
Phase 2: Design Concept Development and Approval
FEE: $3600 RETAINER WHICH REPRESENTS 20 DESIGN HOURS BILLED AT OUR $180 HOURLY FEE.
**NOTE: THE $525 INITIAL CONSULT IS APPLIED TO THIS RETAINER IF THE CLIENT SIGNS THE LETTER OF AGREEMENT WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THAT MEETING.**
STEP 4 Receipt of Retainer and Signed Letter of Agreement
STEP 5 On-site measurements, photos, clarification of expectations (deliverables, schedule and project documentation)
STEP 6 Develop Initial Design Concept
STEP 7 Floor Plan Development
STEP 8 Specific Product Sourcing
STEP 9 Vendor/Trade Project Walk-thru
STEP 10 Finalization of Design Plan
STEP 11 Client review and approval of renderings, product shopping list, project schedule and project budget
Phase 3: Design Implementation
FEE: 100% OF PRODUCT INVOICE TOTAL PLUS DESIGN PROJECT MANAGEMENT FEES CHARGED AT THE $180 HOURLY RATE AND BILLED AGAINST THE RETAINER. A 10-HOUR MINIMUM IS REQUIRED FOR ALL RETAINERS.
STEP 12 Payment of Product Shopping List
STEP 13 Placement of Purchase Orders
STEP 14 Initiation of renovation (if applicable)
STEP 15 Receipt of Procured Goods
STEP 16 Procured Goods installation and styling
STEP 17 Photoshoot
STEP 18 Client reveal
STEP 19 Deficiencies walk through/Deficiency Resolution
STEP 20 Client Project Closure Meeting