“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

— Maya Angelou

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DESIGN CONSULTATION

Every collaboration begins with a two-hour in-home design consultation, whether it be a one-time meeting or the first step of a full-service design project.

During this consultation, we get to know you, how you live, and what you envision for your home and family. Together, we evaluate each room, discuss space planning, and review the home's design challenges. The vision and design direction for the home will begin to take shape as we share ideas. Depending on the needs of the space, topics may include: how best to incorporate existing furniture and art; lighting; finishes; furniture placement; rugs; window treatments; paint colors; resources; and more. By the end our time together, you'll have a clear understanding and outline of what it will take to complete the project. After the consultation, we provide a detailed scope of work, list of recommendations, and action plan.

This investment is applied to the next level of service when the time comes to move forward with a full-service interior design project.

INVESTMENT: $675

FULL SERVICE INTERIOR DESIGN

Full-service means we manage the project from concept to completion. See Our Signature Experience. We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind residential spaces, which range in scope from high-rise condominiums, urban estates, and country farm houses to coastal cottages and more.

Our services include any or all of the following, according to client needs:

  • Construction floor plans, elevations, and details

  • Coordination with architects and contractors

  • Space planning and interior architecture

  • Selection of furniture and accessories

  • Custom furniture and textile design

  • Purchasing management

  • Color consultations

  • Delivery, installation

  • Budgeting

STRATEGY SESSION

Have you ever wanted to ask Dane "How'd you do it?" OR "I'd love to have coffee and pick your brain." If you have found yourself asking these questions and others, then this Strategy Session was built just for you. Purchasing the "Strategy Session" provides you an hour call with Dane where he serves as your trusted adviser and design guide to cover any design dilemmas, business coaching, or straight-up advice.

How can Dane help you?

  •   Design Dilemma Solutions

  •   Business Coaching

  •   Straight-Talk Advice

PAINT CONSULTATION

Color is the single most important element of any design. Choosing the right color can be a daunting task; choosing the wrong one can prove to be frustrating. A professional color consult will give you fabulous results, while saving you time, money, and work. With so many paint colors and finishes to choose from, it makes sense to hire someone who can take the guesswork out of the equation and create the color palette that is right for your space and your lifestyle. A trained color expert knows how to accomplish the result you are seeking, whether you are painting a room, remodeling a space, or looking to improve your home's curb appeal.

Added Bonus: Receive a $150 credit toward paint services with our painting team.

 
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OUR SIGNATURE RISE & THRIVE EXPERIENCE

As we enter into our design journey and collaboration together this is your opportunity to dream big. You are our inspiration and muse. We are your trusted advisers and design guides. Our team provides clarity, confidence, and creativity as we walk you through each step of the process for an easy and enjoyable experience.

DISCOVERY PHASE

GET ACQUAINTED, REVIEW & SHARE IDEAS

To begin our design journey, we meet in your space to understand your goals, challenges, needs, wants, and wishes. We discuss the direction of your project, share ideas, and decide how best to move forward.

DESIGN PHASE

CONCEPTUALIZE, SELECT & PRESENT

Next, we create a detailed plan of action and develop the design concepts that will inspire the space. After we decide on floor plans, furniture, fabrics, and finishes, we present the finalized design of your project including color palettes, selections and other design features for approval.

DELIVERY PHASE

PURCHASE, PROCURE & INSTALL

Finally, our team works closely with you to carry out the plan we have created together. We transform your space into a thoughtfully curated design beyond your imagination and expectations. Together we create inspired interiors for living well.

 
 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


INTERIOR DESIGNER, ARCHITECT OR GENERAL CONTRACTOR – WHERE DO I START

This is an interesting question because people take different paths to achieve the same outcome. The short answer is to hire your designer first. It's best to have all contacts on board from the start. Think of us as your trusted advisor, acting on your behalf, to guide you through making all of the design decisions required to build or redesign your home. We have relationships with many architects and builders and will help select the right person for your job.   


WHERE ARE YOU BASED? 

We work with clients internationally from our Boston-based offices. It's all in the details. Our Signature Experience is a highly organized plan of action so you always know where we are in the process. Much of our work is facilitated by online software that helps keep our collaboration organized and timely. Our clients often have second and third homes. 

We have completed design installs in the United States for international businessmen and women living in Europe and the Middle East. We have completed projects for out-of-town clients in Annapolis, Chicago, DC, Miami, New York City, San Antonio, and West Palm Beach, to name a few.


HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IS NEEDED FROM ME, THE CLIENT? 

An average of about 6 meetings (online or in person) will be prescheduled with you to help make choices along the way. We also follow up with status updates and progress reports on a weekly basis. 


HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION?

Each project will vary based on the individual scope of work. The general timeline for project completion is approximately 4-6 months from the initial consultation to the big reveal. However, we have had projects turn over as quickly as 90 days and new construction projects that take up to 2 years.


WHAT IS DANE'S SIGNATURE STYLE?

We don't follow a cookie-cutter look because each client has different tastes and a different vision for the lifestyle they want to live. I always ask: "Is it special? Is it interesting? Is it unique?" Not every item we select together needs to be a custom or one-of-a-kind piece – but a few key pieces should. I'm here to help strike a balance based on your needs, wants and wishes. To elevate your ideas beyond your imagination is our end goal.  


I ALREADY HAVE FURNITURE, ARTWORK, FAMILY HEIRLOOMS, AND ACCESSORIES THAT I LIKE. WHAT WILL BECOME OF MY CURRENT PIECES IF WE WORK TOGETHER?

That's fantastic! We love reusing or repurposing pieces you already own and love. We'll take inventory and factor these items into our new design plan. Then, we supplement the design with new furniture and accessories in order to make them really shine.


ARE YOU WILLING TO DO JUST ONE ROOM?

Many projects begin with just one or two rooms. We don't mind -- it's a nice way to ease into the design process and build trust with our clients. It doesn't take long for our clients to realize we are always on your side as trusted advisors and guides. We appreciated being invited to design other spaces in the home or additional properties. Some clients complete updates and renovations in phases. We begin on a design journey, workings with clients over time -- and as they are ready to start each new phase.