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Design Process

Hiring the right interior designer for your project is a huge decision – and it’s one that we believe should be a two-way street. While you evaluate the skills, abilities and style of a design firm, the prospective firm should also be working hard to determine if your project falls well into the range of their abilities. From the first time your reach out to us to the completion of your project, we want the process to be smooth.

This is what you can expect when working with Allison Smith Design.

Contact Us

Use the Contact form to provide us with a few details about your project and request a virtual meet-and-greet. Details you may want to include:
  • What kind of services are you looking for?
  • Is your project residential or commercial?
  • Is it new construction or a remodel?
  • What is your budget and preferred timeline?

Zoom "Speed Date"

After we’ve reviewed the details of your project, we will reach out to schedule a virtual introduction. We joke that this is the equivalent of Zoom speed dating! What we really want to know is, are we a good fit for you? After introductions and talking through the details you provided, we can set up an in-person consultation.

In-Person Consultation.

One of our senior design consultants will meet with you in your home to take a tour, learn about you and how you live, and review all the project requirements. During your consultation we come up with a game plan and gather all the information we need to provide a written project scope and cost analysis.

Project Scope & Cost Analysis

This document provides a building plan, prioritizes your needs, establishes phases for the project, and outlines what it will take to complete the tasks. We get quotes, provide a list of contractors, and a breakdown of all costs (materials vs. labor, etc.)

Complete the Project

Allison Smith Design acts as the project manager by sourcing products and materials, and keeping contractors on task, on time, and on budget. We are in constant communication with you throughout the process so there are no surprises. Especially in this COVID-era, we want you to know exactly what to expect.

Design SErvices

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Interior Decorating

Our team brings your style dreams to life through things like selecting a color palette, custom furniture, textiles, upholstery, art, accessories, and lighting. When decorating only, there is no construction or remodeling, but we design a layout for your existing space, determine the placement and flow of all the decor, shop and order all items, and complete the final installation.

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Remodeling

Remodeling projects come in all shapes and sizes, from expanding a small kitchen, to taking an entire home down to the studs and dreaming up a new layout. When remodeling, we cover all the details from small to great, like where your electrical outlets will go, to plumbing, lighting, and considering the overall flow and layout. According to your design vision, we will select and source all the finishes, fixtures, and appliances. Finally, we will manage the day-to-day tasks with the contractors, keeping your dreams on track.

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New Construction

When you build a custom home there are a plethora of decisions that need to be made. We can work with your builder or architect to make sure your design vision is executed perfectly. Starting with your overall design concept, we break it down to the smallest detail. The details are what really make design sing, so we handle material selection, fixtures, lighting and even millwork. We manage communication between all the contractors to ensure that the result is exactly what you wanted.

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Commercial Interior Design

Commercial projects are all about being attentive to how your employees, visitors and/or customers engage with your physical location. We take the time to understand the relationship between each of these important groups, plan functional and intentional spaces, and select materials, colors and finishes that enhance your brand. We have a wide variety of commercial experience including civic, hospitality, office, multi-dwelling units, and retail spaces.

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International Experience

We have worked on a variety of projects across the world, including a themed community in China and luxury vacation homes in Mexico. Our team is experienced and adept at working from afar, and we would love to help you with your project, wherever you are!