I’m so glad you asked! I get this question a lot, but it’s hard to outline the details in a short blurb on a web page. Let me see if I can clarify the differences in each.
Full service design is the whole enchilada, so to speak. This is where the Paradigm Interiors team comes to your home for a consultation, we create a concept for your space(s), we specify everything for you, we help manage your project through a seamless 14-step process, we coordinate the appropriate installations and deliveries, we communicate with your contractor, and then in the end, we give you the big TV-style reveal. This service is ideal for people who do not want to be in the minutiae of the day-to-day project planning and management. You want Paradigm Interiors to take that off your plate so that you can enjoy the process a little more. I’m not going to lie, home re-decorating and remodeling projects are always a lot of work and an inconvenience, but we do our best to minimize the impact on your daily life.
Styling is a “mini” version of full-service. A styling project happens over 2 visits to your home and a whole of collaborating, specifying, and coordinating in between. In a styling project we still follow our tried and true 14-step process with a couple of exceptions.
- We don’t have a “trade day” (step 3). I will take any pertinent measurements the day of the consultation.
- We don’t develop a floor plan (step 4). This is because we are not changing anything major about your space plan and we are not making any major furniture purchases.
- We develop a “concept-light” (step 5). We don’t develop a whole concept for the space, but we will figure out a way to update your look while still keeping the general style of your home in mind. We wouldn’t want your newly redecorated area to stick out like a sore thumb!
- We do not project manage on styling projects (steps 7-11). The only “trade professional” we coordinate with is our window treatment and soft goods workroom. We will work directly with them to coordinate the fabrication of any custom goods that we specify for the project. We will deliver all soft goods to your home for the styling session. Any window treatments will need to be installed by a professional window treatment installer. You will need to coordinate and schedule any painters, electricians, wall paper hangers, window treatment installers, art hangers etc. This will need to happen between the two visits.
- For styling projects, we typically do not prepare a “punch list” (step 12) and remedy any deficiencies on work that is outside the scope of the 2 site visits. This means, if you hire a painter and he does not perform to your standards or any errors were made, you are responsible for coordinating the remedy.
eDesign/DIY packages are basically steps 1-8 in the 14-Step process, minus Step 3 (Measure and Trade Day) and Step 7 (Scheduling). Basically the eDesign/DIY process works like this:
- We have a video or live consultation depending on where you live. If you live in the Orlando area within 30-minutes of me, then I consider you local and I will do an in-home consultation. If you live in the Greater Orlando area, but are more than 30 minutes away we can do video conferencing OR you can pay the trip fee of $50.
- You will do any measuring of the space. I give you an informational sheet and some templates to accomplish this. You will also need to send me images of the space as it currently looks.
- I will create a design concept, space/furniture plan, and a product list for you.
- For the Deluxe plan, I may order a few items for you that come from my trade only resources, but any retail items will have links provided for you to do the ordering.
- You will receive, assemble, install, or coordinate the installation of the items.
- You will hire, schedule, coordinate, and communicate with any pertinent trade professionals needed to complete the work.
The Common Denominator
The common denominator in all of my projects is that I create the concept for your space. I used my design expertise and knowledge to help you transform your home!