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Our Design Session is a type of interior design consultation created to help anyone get past those design hang-ups that seem so small, but take up such a large amount of energy trying to figure out. Sometimes the key is partnering with a design professional to help guide you through common challenges on your way to a better home. Things like picking paint colors for your main floor, choosing flooring that’s right for the space, or finding the happy middle-ground between your design style and your spouse’s are just a few of the things we can do with our time during these in-home design sessions. This service is different from a typical basic consultation…it is a highly productive design session aimed at helping you find direction and make decisions.

We offer these sessions both virtually and in-home.

Before the Interior Design Consultation

It all starts with a discovery call. To make the most of our session, we like to talk to you beforehand to gather some basic information and determine how you want to use your consulting time.

During Our Design Session

After we chat a bit about your project, we will send you a link to purchase and schedule your consultation.

On the day of the consultation, we will meet you at your home and get down to business! We will learn about you and we will give you expert, realistic design advice that is specific to your space. How we spend this time is up to you, so here are some things we have done in the past:

– Choose all the paint colors for an entire house
– Determine furniture layouts for regularly shaped rooms
– Suggest window treatment styles that would fit
– Provide guidance on additional lighting required
– Suggest furniture styles that would fit with the architecture of the space
– Measure rooms for creating floor plans
– Select surface finishes for the house
– Select flooring for a main floor of a home

During this design session, we take thorough notes and these, along with any links to items discussed, are sent to you within 48 hours after our meeting.

Beyond the Consultation

Doesn’t progress feel great? Our goal, by the end of our session, is for you to have clarity on what your next steps should be. Our notes and expertise will help you complete your space to your liking, and you will gain valuable insight that you can, hopefully, apply to other areas of your home. There’s nothing like spending time with an expert in your unique environment.

Ready to talk? Book your call today and we will guide you to the best consultation for you. We can’t wait to talk with you!

Frequently Asked Questions About Interior Design Consultants

What is an interior design consultant and what do they do?

An interior design consultant is a interior design professional who provides expert advice and services related to the design, layout, and functionality of interior spaces. They collaborate with clients to create aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and practical spaces, while considering factors such as color schemes, furniture, lighting, and accessories. At Gem and Clay our consulting is a great way to begin working with us and exploring the opportunities for your space!

How does hiring an interior design consultant benefit my project?

Hiring an interior design consultant offers several advantages, such as:

  • Expert guidance in selecting appropriate materials, colors, and furniture
  • Access to industry resources and contacts, resulting in better pricing and product availability
  • Assistance in creating a cohesive design concept that aligns with your personal style and preferences
  • Project management and coordination to ensure timely completion
  • A design that “pops” and “wows” each and every visitor!

What is the typical cost of hiring Gem & Clay for interior design consulting?

The cost for your consulting project varies based on factors like project scope, your location and overall needs. Fees may be structured as an hourly rate, flat fee, or percentage of the overall project budget. To determine the cost for your specific project contact us and we’ll provide a free estimate!

How long does the interior design consultation process typically take?

The consultation process can vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. For smaller projects, the process may take just a few weeks, while larger or more complex projects could take several months. It’s important for us to align your timeline expectations when we estimate your project.

What services do interior design consultants provide?

As an interior design consultant we offer a range of services, including:

  • Space planning and layout
  • Selection of materials, furniture, and accessories
  • Lighting design and recommendations
  • Custom furniture and cabinetry design
  • Color consultations and paint selections
  • Window treatment design and selection
  • Project management and oversight