Our firm specializes in the design of entire homes or rooms. We absolutely love helping you select each and every detail of your home – from the moldings to the floors, from the door knobs to the throw pillows – and details are our thing. We will work closely with your architect and builder to help create a cohesive plan that is completely “you”. We also love a good old-fashioned decorating project in which the architecture is already in place and you’re simply looking to turn your house into a home. We are here for you every step of your design project, from beginning to end, in whichever capacity we’re needed.
Here is an overview of how the process works:
Submit a project inquiry on our contact page. We’ll then send you an overview of our services and fees. If you like what you see, we’ll set up a phone consultation to find out about your design space and needs, and to introduce you to our company and philosophy. This first conversation is about mutually determining if we’d like to work together on the project. We’ll discuss your project and desired budget, the design process, our fees, and any other questions or concerns you may have.
DESIGN BRIEF AND FEE PROPOSAL
Once we have agreed to work together, we’ll meet with you at our design studio to review blueprints, or at your home to assess your current interior and discuss what changes and additions you have been considering. If your project is a full home renovation or new build, we will often also have a separate meeting with the architectural team and/or builder. At this point, measurements are made or blueprints are given, and colors & materials are discussed. We’ll review the functions of your home will need to fulfill for you and your desired style and so that we can create the environment that best suits your lifestyle. An estimate of our design fees will be given to you and agreed upon after this meeting.
DESIGN CONCEPT & PRESENTATION
We create a design plan for your home. Based on a combination of what we have learned from you and our own creativity, we will present our design concept at the studio using photos, floorplans, fabric, paint, samples and other materials we recommend. If we are working together on a full home design, this phase will consist of a series of meetings. If we are working together on a single room, one presentation meeting is typically all that’s necessary. At this point, the design is tweaked and/or approved into a final design plan.
Once you’ve approved the final design, furnishings and materials are ordered, and all work is scheduled. If your project is a new build or a renovation, this is the messy part where the concept of your home beings to take shape and become a reality. This phase is less formally known as “The Big Waiting Period” in which the team at Lydia Uzzell Interior Design is working diligently behind the scenes to make sure all your goods are fabricated and arrive as planned, and is available for your builder to answer any questions and check in on your project site as needed.
INSTALLATION AND ACCESSORIZING
When your space is ready and all your furnishings have arrived at the receiving warehouse, we oversee the installation of everything for you. A room isn’t completed until it’s been accessorized and filled with meaningful pieces, and we install this final layer with installers either at the furnishings installation or separately, depending upon your project and personal needs.