It isn’t just a place to live, it’s home.
The process of interior design isn’t just shopping for pretty furniture, it’s about creating an environment that embraces your lifestyle, your family and your friends. With passion and creativity, Linda Merrill works with her clients to develop and implement a design that brings it all together.
A. ::Platinum:: You want a beautiful space that speaks to your soul and serves your needs for family and entertaining - but you’re busy and you don’t have time to run from store to store figuring out what works. You know what you like - but you’re not sure how to get it all pulled together and you don’t want to make a mistake. You are looking for the entire package – a new design for a single room or your entire home. Perhaps you’re embarking on a major renovation and want guidance on pulling it altogether. We can manage all the important tasks involved with every detail considered and produce spectacular results. You just need to be honest about what you love - and what you don’t love - and be willing to let us bring to your door our years of experience, great taste and love of the mundane (because tracking deliveries is not as exciting as one would think!) This package includes design planning, sourcing, project oversight and installation. Design fees are based on scope of project and generally range from $5,000.00 to $50,000.00.
B. ::Gold:: You might be looking for window treatments, or art, possibly new seating in several rooms or the finishing touches throughout. We will tailor the scope of work to your specific needs and we’ll get the job done! This service includes up to two visits and/or shopping trips and is billed on an hourly basis with a ten hour minimum contract ($1,750.00), payable in advance.
C. ::Silver:: You like to shop and get your hands dirty, but don’t want to make mistakes. You’ve seen on tv how a designer can help bring it all together and you would like some professional inspiration and advice as you tackle your project. Perhaps you and your partner can’t agree on a design direction or what constitutes comfy, not to mention attractive, seating. We love and respect those who wish to DIY it but we have years of experience dealing with all the issues involved and can help you get over some of the hurdles you may be facing. Our Silver level service offerings provide professional level coaching but leaves all the work in your hands.
“Walk & Talk” - Is just what it sounds like. This is a 90-minute consultation where we’ll tour your whole house, or just the areas you’re specifically interesting in working on, and I’ll answer your questions and offer any and all advice I have to make your space more beautiful and more functional. You are encouraged to take notes, or better yet a recording or video, of our conversation for reference. I’ve found when we’re both freed up of taking notes, the conversation and therefore ideas just flow. This service includes one visit for up to 90-minutes at a fee of $350.00, payable in advance.
“Jump Start Consultation” You’ve been looking at your empty bonus room or dated family room for just too long. You know you’re stuck and you don’t know how to move forward and you want to avoid making costly mistakes. This consultation is will get you unstuck. We’ll discuss how your space is used or how you want it to be used, what about it bothers you or excites you, and come up with a style and function direction. I will provide, in a followup document, a floor plan, color palette, inspiration images and a few styling ideas as well as budget recommendations, and you can take it from there. This package is billed by the room and includes a 1-hour in-home consultation with a multi-page followup document as detailed above at a fee of $699.00 per room, payable in advance. If you wish, you can always retain our services to complete the project as well and we’ll take $500.00 of the full-service fee.
“Day of Design” You really want to take ownership of your project and get your hands dirty but you know a professional set of eyes and sounding board would be beneficial. If you’ve been working on a design plan on your own, but would like someone to help you make your final decisions, this package is the right one for you. You pull together your plans and samples and Linda will come to your home for a morning or afternoon to help you pull it together and make final selections. This is also a the perfect package if you're looking for paint color selections for your home or other very specific consultation - just tell us what you need and we’ll put something together for you! This service includes one visit and is scheduled in three hour increments at a fee of $699.00, payable in advance.
How do we begin?
For Platimum level plans, we offer an initial “Getting to Know You” meeting, usually about 45 minutes, in your home so we can become better acquainted, determine the scope of the project and figure out if we’re the right fit for each other. This is a complimentary meeting and design advice/recommendations will not be offered. Prior to this meeting, you will be asked to fill out our Client Questionnaire which is designed to help you articulate your project goals and expectations, design style and budget investment range. Our meeting is where you show us the space, express your hopes and dreams for your home and to ask any questions about the process and the possibilities. A $75.00 travel fee may be assessed for any distances over 20 miles from Duxbury, MA. This fee is due at the start of the meeting.
For Silver and Gold level plans, we are happy to jump on the phone to discuss how these levels work and what is the best fit for your needs. Prior to this conversation, we ask that you fill out our Client Questionnaire so that we can be as familiar with your project as possible.
Specific design offerings include:
- Space planning with complete furniture layouts using 3D renderings to help you “see” the final result.
- Window treatments, soft furnishings & upholstery, hard treatments and casegoods.
- Custom design and/or purchasing of furnishings
- Flooring, carpets & rugs
- Art & accessories
- Custom color consultations
- Bathroom & kitchen style including cabinetry, tile and appliances
- Project management and oversight from start to a beautiful finish.
Open and honest communication about the budget is essential to the success of the project. We will work collaboratively to establish an appropriate project budget to accomplish your goals. Our design fees are based on the scope of the project.
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