full Service design

Inspired / Personalized / Creative

Please note: We are actively seeking projects with remodeling and/or furnishings that have budgets of over $100,000 OR single room furnishing projects with budgets of approximately $25,000 plus.

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 as well as all the logistics. We want to give you a beautiful home to enjoy, free of stress and worry about the process.

Purchasing Furnishings Products: We have a separate fee rate and requirements for projects where clients intend to purchase furnishings products on their own. We anticipate our full service clients to let us purchase and coordinate everything on their behalf. If you have another intention, please let us know in advance of quoting your project fee, as that is a different type of design service.

Construction Projects Purchasing: With remodeling and construction design only projects, we expect all our clients to allow the contractor of their project to purchase the products for construction, with the exception of appliances and decorative lighting, as they are expected to warrant the installation and therefore should make the small mark-up on goods.

Also please note: Our minimum project design fee is $5000, no matter how small the job. 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. Budgets are discussed and parameters established.

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 smaller bites 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 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. Prior to scheduling the meeting, we will email with some questions and further information to help you understand how we can help you. Upon receipt of that response, we schedule this appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you!