With a global pandemic, millions of people found themselves at home. All. The. Time! And when you’re home all the time, you start noticing all the things you don’t like about it. Some people were able to take advantage of the time to organize and redecorate. While others weren’t quite sure where to start. If you’re in the latter group, Virtual Interior Design might be right for you!
What is Virtual Interior Design?
I recently designed a Home Office for a client, without setting a foot in her home! Because of that, I had to rely on her doing some of the work I would normally do. I guide my clients through every step of the process, so they know exactly what they need to do, and how to do it.
Why Do Virtual Interior Design?
Even after Covid-19, Virtual Design is something I will still offer my clients. Because there is some DIY involved, it costs less. The process is easy! The other reason I like it, is because I can help anyone, anywhere.
Here is the step-by-step process of Virtual Interior Design:
1. Discovery Call
This is always the first step for both in person and sign. The Discovery Call is a two-way interview. I interview you to get a better understanding of the project. I learn your frustrations and what your ideal end result looks like. And I am able to assess if I can assist with getting those results.
You are also interviewing me to learn who I am and how I work. This is so you can get a feel for whether we would be a good fit to work together.
If we both agree we are a good fit, the next step is sending a Proposal.
2. Phase One
Now that I have a good grasp on the scope of your project, I am going to send you a Proposal for my Design Fee. I do not bill hourly, but propose a Flat Fee for the Project. This way you know exactly how much it will cost. I also list the Deliverables so you know exactly what you’ll be getting for that price.
The Service Agreement is sent with the Proposal for your review and signature. This contract is to protect both you as a Client and me as the Designer. The Invoice is also attached for a minimum of 50% to get the project started!
Now that you’re a client, we can get to work on your project! You’ll receive a Welcome email. This will tell you more about me, what it will look like to work together, and next steps.
3. Phase Two
You’ve submitted the measurements, photos of your space, and your inspiration photos. Based on that information, I can get to work on the Floor Plan and Mood Boards. Depending on the size of the project, this can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks.
4. Phase Three
As soon as I have completed the preliminary plans, we schedule a Design Feedback Review. I then present the plans in 3D via Zoom for your feedback. I then make revisions based on your feedback and we have another Zoom call to finish the plans. Most projects have 1 to 2 revisions.
5. Phase Four
Now that the design for your Project is complete, it’s time for implementation! You’ll receive the Floor Plan, so you know exactly where everything will go. The Mood Board is our Design Concept, so if you have shopping to do, you know what to look for. I include a detailed Shopping List with clickable links to make shopping quick and easy. I also include detailed Instructions so you know how to put everything together.
Within 30 days of submitting the Final Design, I schedule a Follow Up Consultation via Zoom. This is to check in and see how you like the results.
If you find you’re unhappy with your space and stuck with how to fix it, schedule a Discovery Call today!