The interior design business is all about time, and the truth is that designers are actually extremely time-efficient because our experience gives us an advantage in knowing where to look, and our design eye is quick and astute. We know how to compose a beautiful space in half the time it would take a client while preventing costly mistakes. At House Whole, we take this a step further by focusing solely on the “design core” – space planning, furniture sourcing, wall/window/floor treatments, finishings and fixtures for kitchens and baths, and working with architects and contractors on integral design elements. The key to our value is the time and money we save by concentrating on those crucial parts of the interior design process where clients need the most help, and eliminating the extras.
House Whole is deliberately different. We aren’t a traditional, full-service design firm and we don’t do custom furnishings. Instead, we shop primarily at retail, antique and online stores that we know and whose quality we trust. We create a personal, unique, and eclectic space by knowing how to cherry-pick from a wide variety of resources using our creative instinct and keen eye, not by relying on custom components. And since our income doesn’t come from markups on custom furniture, we have no incentive to get rid of your existing furnishings and can instead see them as unique pieces in your personal design puzzle. We also treat art and accessories as an option. We believe that these should be personal treasures that reflect your personality and life experiences, and for those who really want a finished room, décor staging can be purchased as an add-on service.
Since we do operate a bit differently from other designers, it’s important to understand what we do, and what we don’t do. Have a look to see if we’re the right fit for you.
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