The Design Process
We love to work with clients to hand pick larger items to suit their needs. Whether it be a blank space needing everything from paint to accessories, or a single piece of furniture, Village House is here to assist. Our extensive experience in the furniture market directly benefits our customers by providing qualify furniture that will last a lifetime. We custom tailor each of our interior design quotes for each individual client so that it best fits their needs.
From gentle nudges and slight tweaks to full overhauls, we are able to offer clients a wide scope of services.
Week One: We set up a time to come and walk through your space. At this time, we discuss your vision for your space. This visit is complimentary. If, after meeting, we decide that our visions for your space align we then move onto the next step of working up a proposal.
Weeks Two – Three: At this point we collect a $500 Design Fee (think of it as a deposit) because this is the step where we come back to your location and complete a full assessment of the space. During this 1-2 hour assessment we take measurements, capture photos, and note inventory already owned and inventory that is needed. If you choose to buy furniture through us after receiving our proposal, the $500 Design Fee will be credited back to you through furniture purchased.
Week Three – Six: We will get to work building a complete design presentation and proposal for you. This part of the process includes sourcing all of the items for the space, mapping out a floor plan, and creating a visual of all sourced items.
Week Six- Seven: We go over the Design Presentation with our clients (this can happen either virtually or in person). At this meeting, we share the items we have selected for each space with the corresponding samples and/or pictures and a furniture plan. Each item is reviewed and feedback is received from the client.
Week Seven-Eight: We make the appropriate revisions based on feedback. Once all the final selections are agreed upon, an invoice is issued and paid, and all items are ordered.
Week Eight-Twenty: We oversee billing, shipping, receiving, inspection, warehousing of all items, and we work to ensure all items are on schedule. If accessories, bedding, pillows, or any other small items are required- this is when we work on sourcing those items.
Week Twenty One: Week Eight-Twenty: For larger furniture, we work with a home delivery company who delivers (and, if needed, assembles) your beautiful made in the USA furniture right to your home. They prefer to work directly with homeowners. Typically you will set up a delivery time that works for you, however we are always happy to meet them if you are unable. For smaller items, we oversee warehousing of all items. By doing this, we work to ensure all items arrive undamaged. We will deliver after all items have been delivered and inspected. If accessories, bedding, pillows, or any other small items are required- we always order the larger pieces first and then use this wait time to work on sourcing those items.
Meaningful, custom interior design takes time.
We need to meet you, measure your space, get to know your aesthetic and find items that are custom tailored to fit your needs.
This step alone typically takes 4 to 6 weeks. We scour through any and every account we have that we think could possibly match your design style. After finding companies that match, we work with you to find fabrics and finishes for you and your lifestyle.
Custom furniture can take upwards of 4 months* (and we have learned to always add 4 weeks onto the manufacturer’s timeline). Start to finish, it is not unusual for the entire process to take 9+ months.*
*Due to the on-going pandemic, most of our manufacturers are now estimating an additional 4-5 months.
Murphy’s Law of Design.
If something can go wrong in the design world, it will.
It is a fast-paced, ever-evolving industry.
It is our job as designers to communicate and work with you to keep projects on track.
Items are discontinued, things are backordered, these are all things that just happen.
We will always work with you to find acceptable replacements and /or solutions.