Every project, small to large, goes through our 15-step Project Management Process:
Phase I: Discovery
Every project begins with a Consultation, where we ask questions, listen to your needs, and provide expertise. We’ll meet once more to provide a Proposal including an estimate of hours and final contract. Your project will be scheduled once the contract and retainer are received.
STEP 1 Consultation with Anna Smith, founder
STEP 2 Review of proposal and estimate of hours, signing of agreement, receipt of retainer and commencement of project
Phase II: Design
We use the information gathered during steps 1 and 2 to create your initial design concept. Once the concept is approved, we dig deeper into the functional requirements of each space, as well as what materials and objects spark joy for you. All 2D and/or 3D drawings are prepared, and final designs and materials are selected and approved.
STEP 3 Presentation of initial concept and final criterion meeting
STEP 4 Trade Day(s) | On-site measurements, photos, trade meetings
STEP 5 Execution of floor plans and elevations, sourcing fabrics and furnishings
STEP 6 Presentation of final concept, estimates and furnishings/materials; collection of funds
Phase III: Administration
Depending on the scope of your project, this phase may be brief, or it may be when we collaborate with your contractor and/or architect to further hone in on the design. We will review bids and quotes from trades together, and orders will be placed when trades are hired and the budget has been approved.
STEP 7 Placement of orders, hiring of trades, and creation of project calendar
STEP 8 Project review meeting
Phase IV: Execution
Renovation begins, and we continue to track and receive orders. We will conduct site visits and communicate with trades to ensure the project is proceeding according to the final concept. When all furnishings have been received and renovation is complete, we will set the date(s) for install.
STEP 9 Initiation of construction or renovation
STEP 10 Orders tracked, received, and warehoused
STEP 11 Furniture installation and styling
Phase V: Completion
The big day! Everything has been finished and your home is complete. We will conduct a walkthrough at this point, any deficiencies will be noted, and we will work to resolve them. Finally, we’ll meet to review the project and give you all the information you’ll need to care for your new home.
STEP 12 Client reveal
STEP 13 Deficiencies walkthrough
STEP 14 Deficiencies resolved
STEP 15 Client closure meeting and presentation of final invoices, presentation of Client Binder and thank you