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phase i: client consultation

In this first phase of the design process, our potential clients will get to meet with our team before any work begins. This meeting usually takes place in-person at the job site, at a neutral setting such as a cafe, or via video conference. We’ll discuss the client:designer relationship, scope of the project, budgets, timelines, and any other pertinent information to the project. This meeting is also a way for our potential clients to see if we are the perfect match for their needs. 


Once this consultation is completed, our team will come up with a formal proposal for the potential client. The proposal will contain all necessary information regarding the project and will be signed by both parties prior to beginning any work. All necessary fees should also be paid at this time. 

phase ii: schematic ideation

In the Ideation phase, the design team will work together to create and curate beautiful imagery that is representative of the project. Our team will source through design media, materials and consultation notes to source inspiration for the design. Since creativity and function must work harmoniously, attention to curating an established mood/direction is essential for project success.


Once our team finalizes initial concepts and ideas, we will move forward with presenting this information to our clients. This part of the process is highly collaborative between clients and design team, as these deliverables will guide the next phase of the process. 

phase iii: design development

In the design development phase, our team hones in and refines the schematic theme that is selected in the previous phase. We begin to source everything needed to bring the project to life, this will include furniture, materials, construction documentation, contractor selection, trades selection, etc. We’ll dive deep into the design to perfect every detail.


Once our team finalizes all the necessary items in the design development phase, we will move forward with presenting the finalized design plan to the client for final sign-off. After the sign-off is completed, we can begin the final stage of the process, implementation. 

phase iv: design implementation

In the design implementation phase, all the work that our team has completed will be realized. Once any construction and/or cosmetic changes are completed, the design team will begin to bring in each piece of furniture and accessories on-site to complete the space. Any tradesmen or vendors that need to come in for finishing touches will also begin their work during this phase. These include furniture movers, furniture builders, cleaners, etc. Minor changes and adjustments will be made as needed.

phase v: enjoy

Once all work is completed, the next phase is in the client’s hands. We hope that our clients create many happy memories in the spaces we create for them, or find comfort in it when they face adversity. Our job is to create beautiful spaces that will serve as the backdrop for human experience, and we hope that we can bring this peace, joy and comfort to as many people as we can!