Author: Michael Foran

Many people ask us how much an Interior Designer will charge to come to their Home.

This is a very good question and there are several answers. Some initial consultation charges may be complimentary or up to $250 or more. That is why it is a good idea to discuss with your family or roommate exactly what you want before setting the appointment. The initial consultation is basically a question and answer period. You need to have questions and answers ready to discuss with your designer. The initial consultation between the designer and the client is where the designer comes to the client's home to discuss the project with them. Remember, no two projects are created equal and one clients great room will be vastly different in terms of the details, the scope of work and the overall design concept.

Here are some practical ideas for your home office.

Your home office needs to be functional and practical whether it is a self-contained office or a small desk in the corner of a living room or kitchen.  What do you do in your office?  Do you take care of emails, post blogs or communicate with clients?  Do you actually meet with your clients and/or vendors in your home office?  Whatever you do, it is very important to make the most of your personal office space.

Our challenges were to create an environment that was an artistic mix of contemporary and traditional design based on extensive interviews with our young professional clients.

They wanted it dramatic and sophisticated.  They also wanted each piece to be special and unique, as well as artsy.  Because our clients were young and have an active son, they wanted their home to be comfortable and practical, as well as beautiful. The clients wanted a sophisticated and up-to-date look.