Certified Interior Decorator

Ask Elaine

Welcome, all you creative DIYers and home design fans! I love collaborating with anyone interested in creating a lovely, inviting, and comfortable home. Please feel free to ask me questions via email and I will respond and I may feature those questions on the Ask Elaine Tips section of my website. So, come on don't be shy...ask away!!

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Below you will find frequently asked fees for services questions:

It is important for you to know that I pass all my designer discounts on to my clients, insuring that my cost on any purchases is your cost. I do not accept commissions or referral fees for any goods or services I recommend, so that you can be sure I recommend only those purchases or services that will give you the highest quality for the best possible price.

In-Home Initial Consultation: $200.00

An initial in-home consultation will include discussions of your goals for your project. These may include, but are certainly not limited to; space planning, furniture placement, selection of paint colors, window treatments, fabrics, integration of your existing furnishings, as well as any additional furnishings you may wish to incorporate. I will spend two to 4 hours with you in making specific recommendations which will enable you to proceed with the work.

Hourly Rate: $80.00

Should you wish me to continue working with you to complete your project, I will establish with you a plan to complete your desired redesign. Based on that plan, I will prepare a detailed proposal for the activities I will complete for you.

My hourly rate is $80.00, and I will give you an estimate for the time I feel will be required on my part to complete the project. I will provide to you a time and activities log to document the hours spent on your project along with my invoices.