Interior Designing Expertise for Greater Home Value & Satisfaction
Clients typically seek the expertise of à la carte DESIGN with two primary goals in mind:
- Making their home more functional for their family.
- Making their home more attractive and esthetically pleasing.
Often they do not realize that our professional interior design services are an investment that can significantly increase the real estate value of the home.
à la carte DESIGN also helps clients hire reliable tradesmen and contractors. We have working relationships with local contractors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters, flooring specialists, etc. Finding people who will reliably deliver quality workmanship is not easy. à la carte DESIGN will hire and project manage all the contractors necessary to complete your project.
About Jeane Dole, Owner/Lead Designer
Jeane Dole founded à la carte DESIGN in 2003 after attaining a degree in interior design. She is a member of the Colorado chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and has served on its board of directors. She is also a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Click here to learn what makes Jeane passionate about interior design.
Our Interior Designing Process
Here are the steps we take to begin your project:
1. Initial Meetings
All great design begins with listening. An initial meeting is the opportunity for the client to share their design ideas, ideals and expectations. It is a meeting where à la carte DESIGN shares their background and experience in design. This is where a relationship of understanding and trust between client and designer is established and formally defined with a contract.
2. Discovery Interview
Listening begins with the initial meeting and carries on throughout the project. During the discovery interview the designer uncovers information about your lifestyle, the people who live with you and your design preferences and desires. This is where you share the details of your dream design.
3. Concept Development
The design interview leads directly into the creation of an initial design to be shared with the client. This phase is one of give and take between designer and client, where the overall design, as well as the selection of materials and finishes is developed and finalized. Here the designer helps you visualize a design that feeds the senses and captures your vision. We use AutoCAD software to display our concepts more concretely.
In this step, the designer defines what it will take to make the dream design happen. What, by whom, by when and for how much.
This is where the client says yes!
An agreement outlines the final selection of materials and finishes, the process to completion and provides the designer with formal permission to take action. The designer can now order materials, select and engage fabricators, contractors and tradespeople for whatever role they may play in the completion of the design.
In this phase, timelines and project milestones are defined. The timeline coordinates all parties and activities in the implementation and realization of the dream.