The Consultation:

Not sure where to start with your project or how to add the finishing touches to your space? An in home design consultation might be just what you need. Up to two hours of our expertise to discuss any design or decorating dilemma you may have. From this working session you can expect to gain valuable design information such as suggestions for furniture layouts, paint colours, window treatments, lighting improvements as well as guidance for renovation budgeting and planning. This time can also be used to kick start your project for which we can offer our full service experience. The cost of the consultation is $500 within the local service area, additional mileage to travel outside. This consultation is the first step in our process with every new client. 

No Stress, No Mess, Full Service Design:

This experience is the most rewarding and comprehensive service and our own personal favorite. This is the process we use to bring all of your design dreams to life. Delivering to you a fully finished space that is better than you could ever have imagined. It all begins with a free discovery phone call to discuss your project, timeline and budget. Next we schedule a paid, working consultation to discover your needs, wants and dreams for which we will provide solutions and compile your wish list. We will then prepare a detailed proposal outlining the estimated costs and next steps. Then we move onto the exciting part, creating your custom design concept with detailed drawings, mood boards, custom furnishings, fabrics, window treatments and more. Everything is then beautifully presented to you in an organized and easy to understand way with all the associated costs in writing. Full service design packages are available for projects with a minimum overall budget of $20,000. The design fee is equivalent to 10 - 15% of the budget, which we will help you determine. This service consists of three phases, the consultation phase, the design & research phase and the implementation phase. 

   

   Services Offered: 

  • furniture sourcing, procurement and setup

  • concept drawings, mood boards and renderings

  • paint colour and wallpaper selections

  • custom kitchen design

  • IKEA kitchen design

  • bathroom and closet design

  • art/accessory procurement and installation

  • fabric selections

  • tile and flooring solutions

  • access to trade only furniture purchasing & custom blinds

  • lighting solutions

  • design management

  • custom upholstery

Designer on Call Service:

For those clients that don't require full service design but do need guidance beyond the initial consultation this is the perfect solution for you. Pre-purchase an allotment of consulting hours to use at your discretion as your project progresses. This service is great for those clients who are more hands on and have time to do some of the leg work and sourcing themselves. It also works well for full home renovations and new builds where a client needs the expertise of a designer to help them with their selections and planning, working in co-operation with the general contractor. Examples of problems we can solve in working this way range from co-ordinating your finishes, providing a floor plan so you have confidence to purchase the perfect furniture for your home or helping you source the ideal chandelier for your dining room. This service also works well for those that have a sense of the aesthetic they want to achieve but need some reassurance before making any purchases that can result in costly mistakes. There is a minimum commitment of 10 hours of time at a rate of $150/hour. Blocks of time are paid in advance, must be used within a 6 month time frame and are non-refundable. We can provide you with an estimate of required hours for larger projects. 

E-Design:

For those clients who are outside of the local service area but still want to work with us don't worry, we can make it happen. The fun starts with a short meeting virtually or by phone during which we will determine your needs and answer a few simple questions. You will be required to supply before pictures, measurements and inspiration photos of your style. Items you may receive based on the need are a floor plan, 3D rendering, vision board, paint colour suggestions and a complete shopping list of items with sources in your area or online. Fee's for this service are due up front. One complimentary revision of the design board will be provided. Please note that procurement and project management are not included with this service. This service is ideal for those tech savvy or DIY clients who enjoy doing some of the legwork themselves. Starting price for e-design is $500. 

Laurie Sprague Designs, St. Catharines, ON