How it Works

Atlanta-Based Clients

Thank you for your interest in Atlanta Georgia’s elsie’s design group. We want to build a long-term relationship with you so it’s important that you’re aware of the process we follow in every project. Interior Design is so much more than buying furniture, accessories, and picking the right colors. It involves planning, budgeting, communicating, and creative problem solving. In the end, we deliver a beautifully decorated and comfortable room that reflects your unique taste and lifestyle.

Initial consultation

Prior to our meeting, we ask you to collect inspirational pictures and gather notes so we can better visualize your overall concept for the project. We will come to discuss your design needs and preferences, and establish the scope of work. We take notes and photographs to gather information in order to pull a design plan specific to your needs. Since we provide ideas and suggestions during this meeting, we request a consultation fee of $135.00. This fee will be credited to your total investment if the consultation leads to a full­-service design project.

Planning and Presentation

We begin the creative process of developing a design suited to your needs. Once we have completed the design plan we will schedule a second meeting for the presentation. You will see fabrics, finishes, pictures, and conceptual drawings illustrating our suggestions for design solutions. There will be quite a bit of dialogue during this phase. If there’s something you don’t like, we will adjust the plan. The fee to pull the plan and the design presentation is $95.00 per hour. Design time billed will vary depending on the scope of the project.

Execution

We want to make sure that all concerns are addressed prior to your deposit payment of 85%. During that time, we will begin the ordering process, and will keep you informed about any updates or delays. Note that all contract and custom items are not returnable or refundable. Additional fees will apply for delivery and installation. Every effort will be made to keep these costs to a minimum. The balance will be due upon receipt of purchased items. Typically, the timeline from the approval of the design to installation is 8-­10 weeks.

Installation

We take control of every aspect of the installation. Once all contract items have arrived at the warehouse, we will have skilled professionals to deliver furniture, install window treatments, and hang artwork. All third party fees will be invoiced accordingly. We oversee the entire process. Additionally, we will bring lamps, artwork, and accessories for the finishing touches. After the installation, you will have the opportunity to select the accessories you would like to keep. Design fee covering the preparation and installation is $95.00 per hour. Hours billed vary based upon the scope of the project.

Referrals and Testimonials

We build our relationships on trust. We trust that your experience with elsie’s design group will be exceptional. We rely on our current and past clients to help us grow our business.