Let’s start with the simplest service we offer, the MINI CONSULTATION. This is a great option for clients who just need some advice; such as paint colors, new light fixtures or just ideas on freshening up a room. Jennifer gives you two hours of uninterrupted time in your home (or a local showroom) to answer all your design questions. Then we send a detailed copy of the design notes so you can implement the changes when you are ready. We also help you set up a shared Pinterest board so specific items can be saved.
The next level is FULL SERVICE DESIGN and this can mean a lot of different things. For clients who are ready for a new room, this is the service for you. Jennifer can provide you with a complete design plan that includes everything from a furniture plan, to coordinating all the orders, to installing the final accessories. We also have the option of providing just a design plan that the client can do on their own.
If you are BUILDING or REMODELING, this would also full under FULL SERVICE DESIGN. Jennifer will assist you in making all the finish selections for your project and provide all the necessary specs for your contractor. You can also add in PROJECT MANAGEMENT if you need an expert to walk you through the entire construction process.
We know that hiring an interior designer is an investment and are very clear with our clients on how much it’s going to cost. All FULL SERVICE projects start with an initial consultation and we charge $175. The MINI CONSULTATION service costs $450. Everything else is priced per job as each one is so different. We do have a minimum design fee of $1500 and we ask that clients be ready to invest at least $10,000 to their project for materials. If you’re not ready for that - then a MINI CONSULTATION would be the best choice for you.
Jennifer Taylor Design charges a flat design fee. This simply means that you know exactly what your project is going to cost before you commit to working with us. In addition to our design fee, we give you a suggested budget for materials.
But here’s an easy way of figuring a furnishings budget for yourself. Go to any of the popular retail sites (Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs or Restoration Hardware) and put everything you are going to need for your room in a cart. The upholstery pieces, accent tables, rug, artwork, lamps and draperies. What is the total? Then, that’s we would charge. AND you are getting a room like no other. AND you are not having to worry about the ordering or the delivery. AND you are saving a ton of time.
YES! We encourage our clients to use something they already have in their new room. This could be a special piece of art or antique table you inherited from your grandmother. We will be happy to guide you through these choices and let you know what would work best for your project. We’ve designed bedrooms where all the larger case goods had to stay as well as family rooms where the rug was not going anywhere.
There are lots of reasons you should work with an interior designer. The most important is that we provide you A UNIQUE DESIGN that doesn’t look like anyone else’s. Take a look at our portfolio and you’ll see how different all of our projects are. We don’t have a “signature look” because each client is different and we design for them - not us!
We also SAVE YOU TIME. If you have 2 to 3 hours, then we can give you a complete kitchen or bath design. Do you have 3 to 4 hours? Then, a brand new room is waiting for you. Because we follow a specific design process, we make sure your time is well spent. Most of our projects only require 1 or 2 presentation meetings and then you don’t see us again until installation day.
Finally, we SAVE YOU MONEY. What? How is that possible? So many of our clients have confessed to us that they aren’t happy with their room because “the couch is so uncomfortable” or “it’s too big for our space” but because it was expensive, they have lived with it. We make sure everything we select for you is comfortable and it will fit in your room. No regrets!
This is the easiest question to answer…call us (850) 264-6920 or better yet, fill out our contact form on our website. From there we can set up a time to meet. Most new client appointments are made within a few weeks of the initial call, but that all depends on our client load. Good design isn’t fast, so your patience is appreciated. We promise that it will be worth it!
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