Since launching this new website, you may have noticed that my services have been streamlined from what I had offered on my previous “Menu of Services”. The vast majority of people who come to me for help are in need of and wanting that traditional designer/client arrangement where I present a full room or full home design plan then purchase and install everything for them.
However, some clients, usually design obsessed people like me, have a very clear vision of what they want their finished home to be and really just need a day with me to help refine, clarify and create an action plan for them to execute. So in addition to traditional “Full Service Design” I’ve recently added a service called “Designer VIP Day”.
Designer VIP Day gives you 5 hours of very-focused one-on-one time with me. What makes this day SO productive is all of the prep work that happens before I ever ring your doorbell. After you book your day, you’ll receive a questionnaire so that I can gather as much information about your project along with your Top 5 goals for what you want to accomplish in our day together.
You’ll also create a specific Pinterest board for this project, pinning all the things you love (color, style, fabrics, details, etc..). You’ll email me a few photos of the room(s) we’ll focus on so that I can start thinking about how to best help you achieve your vision.
I gather as much information from you as possible so that when your Designer VIP Day comes, you get a TON of laser-focused information that is going to help you transform your space immediately. You’ll be amazed at how much we accomplish together in just 5 hours. Theoretically, because of all this prep work that takes place even before your Designer VIP Day, we could fully design and begin to furnish an entire room during the appointment.
So what does a typical Designer VIP Day look like?
I arrive at 10am, you and I walk the rooms together (we usually keep it to 1 or 2 rooms at the most), talk about your vision, what the challenges are and go over your Pinterest board. We might talk about ways to optimize your floorplan by changing the furniture layout, art placement, bringing in more lighting, adding more color, adding window treatments, styling your shelves & tabletops, you name it. I usually bring a notepad of graph paper so I can sketch out furniture layouts and ideas to help you visualize what I'm proposing.
Then we’ll go have a nice lunch together where we’ll continue to chat about my recommendations for your space. From there we’ll usually spend the rest of our time together shopping at retail stores or online. I’ve had clients use this appointment to select finishes for kitchens and bathrooms in new construction or remodel projects.
One client used her VIP Day to select new bedding , order custom drapery , a rug, lamps and decorative accessories to finish off her master bedroom. She loved being able to finally cross this room off her list! I make sure VIP Days are fast-paced and really productive because I want you to get tangible results! If you sign up for this service you’ll need to be ready to make some decisions and confidently pull the trigger to get the absolute most out of it. It’s definitely a bit of work but it’s a lot of fun too!
Designer VIP Day is such a great option if you want one day of really intense design expertise but it’s also a great way for you to evaluate whether we’re a good fit for working together with my full service design. If you decide to move forward in a full service capacity, your Designer VIP Day investment is credited towards the design fee for full service design.
If you’d like to schedule your own Designer VIP Day or to learn more about my design services, contact me for more information!