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  • What does an interior designer do and how are they different from an architect or contractor?
    An interior designer’s focus is the form and function of a space. We partner with clients to achieve a desired aesthetic and design that enhances their lifestyle. We collaborate with other professionals like architects and contractors as needed, based on the type and scale of the project. As the designer we select all of the finishes for the home (like tile, plumbing etc) and furniture. An architect’s expertise is in building and structure, so they’ll be on the project team for additions or new builds. A contractor builds from the design plans created by the architect and designer.
  • What do I need to know about hiring an interior designer?
    The most important thing to know is that working with an interior designer can be a rewarding, stress-free process. In addition to helping you create a beautiful home, we can define the budget and scope of your project. We also have the connections and recommendations to help you hire the right contractors to complete the work. We take on both renovations and new builds but also furnishings and soft good selections.
  • What is ‘full service’ interior design?
    Full service interior design is a turn-key service that takes the project from concept to completion. We take care of every detail—from sourcing items to working with tradespeople and even coordinating orders and deliveries. At the end, we install the new design so all you have to do is enjoy your new space.
  • How do you establish your design fees?
    Each project presents its own unique challenges, so we charge our fees based on the overall scope of the project. We begin with an initial proposal before the project is finalized. In this proposal, we review the scope of the work, the overall investment, and if we are also providing project management services we base those fees as an estimate amount based on the total amount of hours that will be needed. We’re committed to transparency with our clients and will provide regular updates so that you always know where you stand financially.
  • How does the process work?
    The first step is to complete an inquiry form—for both local and distance projects. After the inquiry form is received, we’ll contact you to schedule a complimentary 20-minute zoom call to further review your project. If we're a good fit, we move to a scope of work meeting or call. We charge a flat rate of $350 for the up to one-hour meeting in which we review the spaces you’d like to see transformed. We talk through the details of timeline, investment, and specific concerns to create a complete scope of work. We use this information to craft a proposal unique to your project. We then present our proposal including our plan for executing the design, budget and timeline. Once the proposal is agreed to, the initial deposit will be collected to get things started with your project.
  • How do you present your design ideas? What if I want to make changes after presentation?
    We present all the details during an in-person presentation. We provide as many samples as possible and walk you through the proposed design. We also offer 3D renderings to help you visualize your new space. We allow up to two revisions that are built-in to the design process. We love client feedback and are always open to amending the design to be exactly what you envisioned.
  • What is an expected project timeline?
    Every project is different and with supply chains project timelines have been even harder to predict. Our furnishing and renovation projects are taking between 4-12 months+ and our new build construction projects are always a year or more. We always encourage prospective clients to reach out 6-12 months prior to the start of a project. Good design takes time and we like to be fully prepared when construction starts.
  • Do you welcome client’s opinions and perspectives?
    OF COURSE! Our job is to create beautiful designs, taking into consideration the client’s perspective, lifestyle, and goals for the home. We love hearing about the way you live in your home. It’s a collaborative process, and nothing is more satisfying for us than creating a space that genuinely represents our clients lives and stories.
  • I don’t live in Raleigh, but want to work with you. What services are available to me?
    We do offer interior design and renovation services outside of Raleigh, North Carolina! Our process is the same for local or distance work. For our out of state clients we will connect you with a local project manager who will work closely with us during the construction phase to ensure that everything is going to plan.
Linen + Orchid interior design studio
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