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.

1. Inquiry / Set up a Consultation
2. Consultation
3. Proposal
4. Design Process
5. Meet to go over Proposal
6. Revisions, Invoice & Ordering
7. Project Management
8. Installation

You can reach out for an inquiry by sending us an e-mail or calling the shop at 410.778.5766

Week One: For a $250.00 design fee, we will meet at your location and complete a full assessment of the space. During  this 1-2 hour assessment we take measurements, catpure photos, and note inventory already owned as well as inventory that is needed. If you choose to continue to work with us after receiving our porposal, we will credit you back the $250.00 design fee.

Weeks Two – Three: Once the consultation is complete, we will custom tailor a proposal that best suits your needs.

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: The best day! All ordered items are installed!



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.

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103 S. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620

Open Hours

T-S: 11am - 4pm (ish)