Frequently Asked Questions
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Why should I seek the service of your Interior Design firm?
Interior Designers can save you money, time and effort. Our knowledge, expertise and guidance can help prevent costly mistakes. We know how to work with contractors and architects and have established contacts with skilled trades people. We can supervise your project to completion, smoothly and on time. We can save you countless hours of shopping and have access to a wide range of resources. We will help you define and enhance your own distinctive style. We will do the required research to find what you need. We are trained to make the most of available spaces and create traffic patterns and furniture arrangements that make daily living functional, safe and attractive.
How do your charge for your services?
We charge an affordable hourly fee for the following services: consultations, developing and implementing design, creating floor plans and renderings, specifying products and materials, shopping, working and meeting with contractors, project management and final installations.
Why do you have a design fee and markup on the product?
The design fee is for design concepts, solutions to the problems and advice on purchases. When a product is ordered through us, there is a great deal of time spent on researching the products, specifying them, producing purchase orders, ordering cuttings, checking stock, coordinating deliveries and ensuring the process runs smoothly until the items are delivered to the client. The markup covers this entire process and assures the clients peace of mind. prices are discounted off suggested retail prices saving you money.
Do you work with any particular style?
We work with many different styles and prefer to help each client create their own signature style based on their taste and lifestyle. Although styles vary, the common thread through all of our projects is a clean, uncluttered, “casual elegant” look.
Do I have to use your services for everything, or just as needed?
We are happy to work with you as a consultant and you can use us for the entire process or just for consulting and advice allowing you to make your own purchases. We offer an affordable DIY package for those who prefer to do their own labor and make their own purchases.
When should I hire a designer?
You should consider hiring a designer for advice when buying or building a home, when planning a remodel or redesign, when planning to paint, when planning new window treatments or anytime you need professional advice on material selection, room layout, furnishings and accessories.
“I began working with Cynthia 7 years ago when we were building our dream home in the Temecula wine country and needed a designer to design the interior. She was absolutely wonderful to work with. She listened to what we wanted, worked with the heirloom pieces we wanted to keep, did a wonderful job and was able to get it all done by Christmas. Cynthia decorated our Oceanside condo last year and took it from Ok to a beautiful tropical paradise! We absolutely love it! I trust her judgement and professionalism and we truly appreciate the extra length she goes to help her clients.”