Shifting into what's possible
The space in your home plays a powerful role in setting the stage for your daily experience. Yet many homes fall short of their fullest potential. When a space doesn't support you, it can feel more like a weight holding you back than a force propelling you forward.
We created design inspections to unlock possibilities for a space that serves you. We bring fresh eyes, design expertise, and creative brainpower to a collaborative three-hour session focused on you and your space. Together, we develop a personalized vision and thoughtful plan rooted in how you want your space to feel...and how you want to feel in it.
We begin with a tour of your home, casting the net wide as we listen to your reflections of the present and your hopes for the future. We help guide you through the web of interrelated decisions inherent to the design process, and we collaborate with you to develop a thoughtful trajectory for your home.
We then dive into action as detailed below. No two design inspections look the same, as our flexible structure molds to your unique situation regardless of the scale of changes you wish to make. We want you to walk away with the tools and confidence you need to take action in whatever direction you choose.
diving into action
Get ready to flex your creative muscles with us! Here are some of the many ways we can take action during a design inspection:
possibilities for customization or expansion
reconfiguration options for existing areas
a new detached structure or outdoor area
your own style starting with things you love
paint colors, wood stains, or other finishes
a space plan for fixtures and furnishings
your existing furniture for improved flow
areas for cabinetry, wall features, or built-ins
opportunities to maximize your investment
a phased approach for upcoming projects
At the conclusion of our 3-hour meeting, we will share with you copies of our notes as well as photographs or screenshots of any sketches we have developed during the inspection. Our hope is that you walk away with a clearer vision for your space, a deeper understanding of your home, and greater confidence in your next steps.
> Should I invite my partner?
We encourage you to include all decision-makers in our initial meeting, whether partners or investors or family members. With all parties present, we can consider all viewpoints from the beginning and adjust our course accordingly as we move along. We can cover significant ground at these meetings, and we often end up at a different place than originally expected. Leaving someone behind means they will be playing catch-up to understand how we arrived somewhere new.
> What should I bring to a design inspection?
There is no need to bring anything to an initial meeting. It's our job to listen to you and ask questions to gain an understanding of you and your space. That being said, you can bring anything you like: lists of questions, photos from magazines, Pinterest Boards, Houzz Ideabooks, or even samples of finish materials or fabrics. If there is a specific selection you would like to make with us at a design inspection, please bring the options you are considering.
> What comes next?
After our meeting, you are free to use the ideas and information we've covered in any way you choose. A design inspection can function as a standalone service or can deliver us into a continued working relationship. After the meeting, we can generate a proposal for design services at your request.
A design inspection is intended to function as a standalone service. However, some clients show interest in continuing to work together through detailed design or guided implementation of the plan we've developed. When your project and our services are a good fit for one other, we offer two umbrellas of services for continued involvement:
an intensive 3D design process for renovations, remodels, and new construction projects, provided at a flat fee for a defined scope of work resulting in a set of plans for construction