DESIGN AT HOME BLOG
INTERIOR DESIGN | DIY | TIPS | LIFESTYLE
(7 min read)
As part of the POP motto, the operation of my business is a top priority. That’s why I’ve incorporated steps to help make the client process more seamless. You may have already had a discovery call and are considering scheduling a consultation. Here’s what to expect from a design consult with Design with Veronica Sanders.
Let’s say you’ve found me on Instagram or came across my website from a friend or colleague’s referral (yay!). You’ve done your research and are ready to schedule the consultation. You can either call to book and schedule your consultation, which you will receive an invoice for. Or, you can book and pay for the consultation through the website. The consultation is a meeting that is paid up front. Although some designers may provide a free consultation, each designer is different and provides different deliverables. A paid consultation can help ensure that the designer doesn’t hold back on ideas and expertise. You paid the consultation fee, so I want to make sure you get the most from our visit! Plus, we differ in that we walk through a working budget and speak in-depth about your space. My goal is to leave our consultation together with you having total confidence and a clear understanding of what to expect, financially and aesthetically.
The purpose of our design consultation, which I lovingly call the “Buzz Session”, is to learn as much about you as possible, so that I can craft the best possible solution for your design needs. The Buzz Session is our opportunity to get the creative juices flowing! This is why it’s important that you take part in the second step when scheduling the consultation; which is filling out the New Client Questionnaire. This is an interactive quiz in which, although you aren’t required to fill it out, does help maximize our time together for the good stuff during the session! Plus, it helps me better prepare for our in-person or virtual meet-up, so you get the best bang for your buck.
DURING THE CONSULTATION
I’ll arrive at your doorstep (or via Zoom call) with a few items: Your printed questionnaire responses, Recommendations Sheet, Budget Guidelines sheet, camera/smartphone, and a few design tools which may include: voice recorder, paint deck, measuring tape, notebook, and my laptop. (I’ll tell you why these are important, keep reading!)
INITIAL CONSULTATION – CLIENT PROJECT
Master Bedroom | Lighting | Bedside lamps too small and don’t provide enough light. | Recommend they add larger lamps with energy efficient lighting and updated ceiling light fixture. | Recommend they call their electrician for ceiling lights, shop LampsPlus.com or CircaLighting.com for fixtures.
AFTER THE CONSULTATION
It’s that simple. Although every designer operates in their own fashion, I find that this allows for a solid foundation before beginning your project. All the hard work on your part is already done. Using this method has shown to be very helpful in my business operations. I hope this gives you a better understanding of what to expect during an interior design consultation. However, if you still want to know what I have to offer, click here to go to my services page to view the design packages. I look forward to hearing from you!
Veronica Sanders, an award-winning interior designer creating spaces that's authentically you.
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