We are often called upon to partner with architects and contractors. A team approach to a project always provides the client with the most successful result. Each specialist – the architect, contractor, interior designer and landscape architect – can focus on what they do best. Clients appreciate referrals to those professionals with proven track records and rewarding working relationships. It’s simply more fun to create with a talented and integrated team!
Partnering with architects at the onset of a project can offer the client a cohesive design by supporting the architect’s design intent with interiors that meld seamlessly with their vision.
The stone selected for the kitchen counter will carry the colors and textures of the furnishings and fabrics; the shape of the faucet or the view from the window will direct the creation of a 3-dimensional painting in which our clients get to live.
We can also provide our expertise for those interior architectural elements that can support the architecture itself. These may include fireplace surrounds, staircase designs, ceiling detailing, kitchen and bath design, flooring and wall finish materials and color selections, and lighting fixtures. Always taking the architect’s lead, our goal is to be a great team player working as our client’s best advocate.
We further enhance the architect’s vision through our interior design and interior decoration work. Custom furniture, area rugs, fabrics, wall coverings, lighting fixtures and case goods create the home unique to each client’s story. Their style, needs and functional requirements, as well as the attention to the architecture will result in a beautiful, unique home of warmth and joy!
Ongoing relationships with architects and contractors provide them with award-winning interior design services, without the need to hire a designer on as an employee. A wonderful cost-savings measure for many firms.
Many times an architect may not be on the team. An experienced contractor or builder may want to partner with us to help guide our clients through the design process. The sooner we are brought on the project, the more design and budgetary choices our clients will have, while at the same time the contractor is assured that necessary products are on site, on time.
Costly construction delays waiting for valves or fixtures, wood or stone can be mitigated. Design elements, such as deep sills to accommodate a certain window treatment, weight allowances for a particularly heavy fireplace surround, electrical floor outlets to hide lamp cords or extra blocking in walls for future support bars can be addressed when it’s most cost-effective to do so, and not hold up the building with last minute changes.
Benefits to Real Estate Professionals
A buyer may see a house that’s “almost” perfect. We work with real estate professionals to help clients visualize what’s possible with a potential home.
A seller may understand their home must be staged for sale, and most real estate professionals are excellent at helping clients adjust their interiors to be most attractive to potential buyers. But for homes in the luxury market, many times the installation of a few antiques, beautiful carpets or appropriate lighting could make the difference of upwards of a hundred thousand dollars or more. We know where to go for such items, and how to best show off the potential of a new home to the right buyer.