Our Interior Design
1. Discovery Call
Our complimentary discovery call is between 15 to 30 mins.
This allows us to ask questions on how we can best assist your project and to see if it is a good fit. Get pricing for consultations and understand the process.
If you're a good fit, we'll invite you to book our In-home Consultation.
2. In-home consultation
Our in-home consultation typically takes up to 2 hours and costs $195/hr.
We serve greater Houston area, and will go further to Brenham, College Station, Galveston (for an additional trip charge).
We come out to your home to meet and get to know the project. Ask a lot of questions to know what you're looking for, love/hate about the space, want to change/keep. We ask that you have inspiration pictures prepared to help drive this.
And how about how you live so the space is functional, yet beautiful to you. We take measurements, may select paints.
If you want to move forward, we'll prepare a letter of the scope of the work, and agreement of fees.
At this time we will take a Design Fee to cover our time for selections and presentation.
4. Design Development
Once the design fee is collected, this is the part of the project where we take all the information collected at the consultation, and we actively get working on the overall design of your home. We will be putting together digital mood boards and presentations, gathering samples, and creating drawings to communicate the designs.
At this stage, you will come into our showroom and we will present to you our plans for your home. You will get to touch and feel the physical samples and materials included in your project.
You will make your selections and be able to have one set of revisions.
Based on your selections, we will prepare an itemized proposal. We will collect a 50% deposit to start the ordering process.
6. Project Management
We place orders, check on delivery dates, update you on shipping dates and arrivals of furniture, check to make sure nothing is damaged.
So you can sit back and relax. Once items are in our warehouse, 50% of the remaining balance of purchases are due. All items will be paid in full before installation.
7. Install Day
It is no secret that this is our favorite part of the process, seeing everything come to life! During this stage, we will oversee the installation of furniture. We hire movers to deliver the furniture and hang artwork. We ensue all items are delivered and installed correctly. We will plan to be on site during the duration of the installation. It is most convenient for the designer, movers and client that the client is not around while we install, this allows us to be able to work on getting everything done in a timely fashion, plus it is always more exciting to do a "final reveal" and have the client wait to see their home once styling has finished!
8. Styling/Photography Day
After the installation the design team will return at a later date to obtain professional photographs of spaces designed. During this time the design team will prepare spaces for photos by styling spaces with home décor inventory from our showroom. Clients are able to "shop the look" and if they would like to purchase any (or all!) styling items this is their time to do so. Photos will be at The Design Source expense and used for marketing purposes and our portfolio on our website, names and locations are completely confidential.