full Service design

Inspired / Personalized / Creative

Please note: We are actively seeking whole house projects or projects with remodeling and/or furnishings that have budgets of over $100,000. 

It helps us greatly if you have established a budget for your project or know how much you have to spend. 

Our full service design projects include presentations, meetings, project management, etc. We're there every step of the way to make sure every design detail is handled with care, because every decision made impacts another. We're here to handle the process and take the tedium and burden off you so you can handle YOUR life and YOUR priorities. We prefer clients who are design savvy but understand that we're there to handle the creative part of the project and not just implement their design.

We have had clients in the past who prefer to pay for design work and then order any products on their own. We expect all our clients to allow the contractor of their project to purchase the products for construction, as they are expected to warrant the installation and therefore should make the small mark-up on goods. We also have separate fees and requirements for projects where clients intend to purchase furnishings products on their own.

Also please note: Our minimum project design fee is $5000. For more info on our design fees, click HERE

 

Full Service projects involve the following phases:  (click on the topics below for more information about each phase)

1. Programming

Determine needs, desires, and budget for project and verify site conditions with measurements, plans, and/or photographs.

2. Schematic Design

Conceptual design of space, to include general color schemes, samples, pictures, and drawings to suggest design ideas. 

3. Design Development

Fine-tuning of approved schematic design so that it becomes fixed.  Drawings, floor plans, elevations, and details as necessary are provided. Shopping and showroom visits are done in this phase if necessary. Lighting design and selection of all furnishings, fixtures, and finishes are completed. Budgets are approved.

4. Documentation

Preparation of drawings, specifications, and other documents to have the project constructed. Proposals for furniture, window treatments, custom pieces, or any other type of furnishings will be completed.

5. Installation

Site visits are made to verify project quality and progress. Furnishings are delivered and installed.


Other Services

 

We offer all kinds of design services to fit your needs:

Need a quick look at a specific problem or design dilemma? Click HERE for more details.

Need an on-site personal consultation for your interiors? Click HERE for more details.

We eat, sleep, and live design and are anxious to help you make the home of your dreams, in just about any way possible!

*Have a look at how we charge for Full Service projects HERE

To book your appointment for a new project to consider, email me at carla@carlaaston.com. Our appointments for project consideration last around 1 1/2 hours and we discuss the scope of your project and how we can help you. We meet with you in your home to get a look at your spaces. The cost of this get-to-know-you meeting is $250, paid prior to the meeting with a credit card or with a check at the meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you!