Thank you for visiting our web site. We always enjoy meeting new clients and friends through our mailings and the Internet.
We are very experienced, having been in business for over 40 years, and have a great crew of licensed general contractors, cabinet makers, tile and stone masons, carpet experts, wood floor installers, shutter manufacturers, furniture makers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and everything else necessary for your project.
If you wish, even if you use your own contractors, Coleen will act as your advocate. She will oversee the work, and make sure that the contractors perform according to the highest standards.
This web site shows many examples of good design, including Coleen’s portfolio. If you haven’t browsed it yet, be sure and do so soon!
Some of our clients are not only new to us, but have never used an interior designer before. One of the first questions we get asked is “how much will it cost, and how do we pay the designer?”
There are several ways we get compensated for our professional interior design services. Which way we will work with you depends on the situation and your personal preferences.
We start by setting up an appointment to review your requirements and make design recommendations that fit your needs. The initial meeting is for up to two hours, and for that we charge a $300 minimum consultation fee if you are in the San Diego area. You will receive our recommendations on paint colors, or floor coverings, or window treatments, or whatever other advice you need. In some cases, that is all the client wants. If more distant travel is required, we naturally need to charge extra.
In most cases, our clients prefer to pay us an hourly rate ($150 per hour), usually in ten hour increments, and do their own purchasing, construction, and installation using our guidance for material and color selection.
Sometimes, especially for larger projects, the client will prefer to pay us a negotiated flat fee for designing and managing the entire project, plus 20% of purchases made through our company to take advantage of our discounts.
In any case you will receive professional interior design services that enhance the beauty, functionality, value, and safety of your home, and save you from making major expensive mistakes.
Of course we have many references. If you would like to speak to some, please let us know. When you are ready to discuss this further on the telephone, or want to make our initial appointment, please call us at 858-414-1009.