DESIGN PROCESS

Step 1

Consultation

The initial consultation with your c2 designer is a super productive meeting, up to 2 hours, when you and your designer work as a team to begin the vision for your project! We will take a tour of the spaces to be decorated or renovated and any other spaces that might be relevant to your design plan. We discuss your needs, vision, budget, time frame, and make recommendations for improving the space. This is a working appointment where we provide valuable information, advice, resources, and a solid direction for your design project. We will also review the terms of our Letter of Agreement.

**See our "Consultation" page for more information and to schedule**

 

Step 2

Project Scope

We outline the scope of work for the project, design intent and goals and any associated fee's. Initial deposit is collected and letter of agreement approved.

 

Step 3

Concept Development

 

Step 4

Initial Design Presenation 

 

STEP 5

Final Design Presentations

 

Step 6

Site Measure & Planning with Trades

 

Step 7

 Construction & Project Management

 

 

Step 8

Initial Installations

 
 
 

Step 9

Project Reveal

 

Step 10

 Photography

 

Step 3 is where we take the time to plan your project. We start with a design concept which is further developed through renderings, sketches, elevations, and color schemes. We source all materials, fixtures and furnishings. During this step, we work closely with our trades people to meet onsite and collect bids based on the scope of the project. An initial budget is also developed during this step.

 

Meet with you to go over the details of your custom design concept. This includes all floor plans and/or renderings, color scheme, mood board, fabric samples, furniture selections,etc.  

 

 

The Final Presentation includes professional drawings, color scheme, all furnishings, fabric memos and detailed budget breakdown. All information is laid out so that you will be able to visualize what the finished space will look like. Any adjustments to the budget due to revisions are agreed upon at this meeting.

 

Next, we invite all the trades that will be involved in the process for a site visit to discuss the project scope and to take measurements and photos. They will each provide a written estimate outlining their scope of work and the cost for labor and/or materials. These estimates will be presented and approved. 

 

This step is where we initiate our agreed upon role in any construction or renovation included in your project. This usually means that we are collaborating with builders, vendors, fabricators and other contractors, and making the necessary site visits to ensure a successful process and timely completion.

In this step we also create all purchase orders, track orders, assess lead times, note any back-orders or discontinued items that may delay the project, and make decisions whether or not to re-select. 

 

This is where all items we ordered are received at our warehouse, inspected for damages, tagged and stored for the big installation day. Claims and reorders are made for any items that arrive damaged. We prefer to install on one day instead of several different deliveries arriving onsite, however, some custom items like window treatments will be installed prior to the big day. The project balance owed is required at this time.

**There will be outstanding invoices from receiving/delivery companies, other trades/subs, cleaning service, etc**

 

This is what we all wait for, when items are installed and styled for a beautiful and inspiring finish!

This is also the exciting moment when we walk through the finished space and point out all the features and benefits of each item. The walk-through may happen on the same day of the reveal or on a separate day. 

 

We will discuss a convenient day to schedule a professional photographer to shoot pictures of the gorgeous finished product! 

We take care of all the details for you, to ensure an enjoyable design experience from start to finish!
— Corinne Ekle