What are the key décor elements that will uplift a room?
If you plan to keep your existing furniture but need to spice up the room to give it a fresh look, accessorize. All you need to do is add some key elements to brighten things up. Décor items can make a room look elegant, comfortable, and professionally put together and they don’t have to be expensive.
How do I decide between wood, tile, carpet, and other flooring options?
An in-depth consultation with an interior designer about your desires, goals, and lifestyle will yield important answers. As a result, you will be able to determine what flooring, wallcoverings, window treatments, and furnishings will best suit your needs.
Do you also offer Colour Consultations?
We offer Interior Design Consultations, which can be fully dedicated to the selection of colours and/ or other finishes. It is not just about picking the ‘most beautiful’ colour, but the one that suits your personality, works well with the other elements in the space and enhances the overall look and feel of it.
What type of projects can you do?
Global Inspirations Design offers Interior Design Consultations, Designer for a Day packages and Full- Service Interior Design for residential homes and vacation homes. These projects can range from one room to an entire house for partial and full furnishing as well as renovations including bathrooms and kitchens.
How are purchases for the project handled?
With full-service interior design, all furniture, lighting, soft furnishing and décor is purchased through Global Inspirations Design. Purchases for paint, tiles, sanitary ware and other finishes may be purchased directly by the client or through the respective trade. With the Designer for a Day, I’ll assist you with the sourcing, but you’ll manage your own purchases.
What services do you offer?
We are a full-service interior design firm expertly managing the process from concept to installation. We specialize in both residential and commercial design projects. If you are building a new home, we can work with the architect and/or contractor. We also offer consultations paid by the hour.
How do I begin a project with Excel Creators?
Simply contact one of our offices to set up an initial consultation. During this meeting we will discuss your budget, your design needs. We will ask questions regarding yourself, your family, your preferences, household habits and hobbies, functional needs, and desired outcome for your home. All of this will lead us down the right path in defining your unique style. Our goal for every project is to realize the vision of the homeowner.
What should I bring to the initial meeting?
Reviewing any inspiration images that you have collected, such as from magazines or Pinterest, will help us further uncover your style and direction. It might also be a good idea to have some pictures of styles you do not like, so our designers know what to stay away from during your interior design project..
When designing a room what is the most important factor for you?
Once the design or thought is clear in your mind about the design is to follow a theme and the design entire room accordingly which includes colour, furniture and piece of art.
How is an interior designer assigned to my project?
One of the company’s best attributes is that you get the entire design team to work on your project. For all projects, you will have one lead designer who is your main point of contact; however, all team members are involved in the final design of your project, leading to a more creative solution with faster turn-around times.
How do I keep track of my budget?
We will create and maintain an Excel spreadsheet of your budget upon request. The budget will include furnishings separated by room, and monthly design time fees.
What is your mark-up?
We do not have a standard mark-up. Instead, we make sure that our prices are never above the retail cost, that they are fair to you as our client, and that they fit your budget.
Can you get me a discount at Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, west elm, Target, etc?
Typically, we are not able to obtain merchandise purchased from the big brick and mortar stores like Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Target, Room & Board, etc. at a wholesale price (aka: a discounted price), which means that we pay what you pay.
How much do interior designers charge?
Like everything else, the amount or scope of work determines the exact fee of an interior designer. If the designer is just designing, the fee will be much lesser. If he/she is supervising the entire process of collaborating with various vendors like plumbers, carpenters, electricians etc, the fee will be higher.
How are Designer Charges Computed?
The charges are based on the projects you have choose. For every different project we will provide different budgets.