How Do Flat Fee Interior Design Projects Work?

Updated: Jul 4

In the past we have worked on an hourly basis with clients and have decided to transition into a more contemporary flat fee structure for our Comprehensive Interior Design Projects.

Our 10-step DESIGN DICTATE is Your Roadmap to a Contented Interior

1-Design Consultation

- At the end of your Consultation, a flat Design Fee will be generated for you.

- The Design Fee covers our work generating and customizing your Design Scheme, to be presented to you at the Design Presentation (step 5).

2-Sign Paperwork to Launch Project

- The Design Fee is due to initiate the project.

3-Trade Day

- Handled for you.

- Our trusted and insured A-Team of Trades comes to the site to gather the necessary measurements for any renovation work.

4-Design Scheme execution

- Handled for you.

- Based on your desires, needs and aesthetic preferences, we source all furnishings and design all spatial elements over the course of 4-6 weeks depending on the size and scope of your project.

5-Design Presentation of:

- The furnishings and design scheme elements within your project's scope.

- The quoted costs of said furnishings, design elements, and associated renovation labor.

- Our flat Management Fee.

- The Management Fee covers our professional coordination and execution of everything associated with your design project: ordering, receiving, renovation, installation and styling.

- The Management Fee is due at this time.

- Furnishings Deposits are also due at this time.


- Handled for you.

7-Renovation Management

- Handled for you.

- We prefer to use our A-team of contractors and trades to ensure your project goes as smoothly as possible.

- We communicate with all involved professionals to ensure your custom design is accurately and beautifully brought to life.

- The remaining Balances on your furnishings and renovation labor are due two weeks prior to your installation date.This amount will also include any freight costs, receiving fees and installation labor costs.


- Handled for you.

- We track all orders and deal with any products that must be exchanged or renovation issues that involve Murphy's Law.

- Furnishings are stored in climate controlled warehouse until it's time to install.

9-Installation & Styling

- Handled for you.

- The artwork, the window treatments, the furniture...all of it.

10-Client Reveal

- Prepare to be amazed by you turn-key interior! It's ready for living!

- We will later present you with a Client Binder, containing insurance-relevant project information.

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