If you've poked around on our site or followed us on instagram for more than a minute, you might notice that we offer two different types of interior design services.
And if you're like me, you might be wondering, "which service is the right service for me?"
Good news! I'm here to give you the breakdown of our two different services AND tell you exactly who is a great fit for each one.
Now, it's important to note that it's not just about the kind of project you're taking on, it's also about your personality and the way that you like to work! So we'll touch on that with each of our services.
Ready to jump in?
Service #1: Designed in a Day
Alright! First, let's talk about the newest of our service offerings, our Designed in a Day service.
This service is perfect for furnishing and decorating bedrooms, great rooms, home offices, or other "softer" residential spaces. It doesn't work well for renovation projects, mainly because these projects are just too complicated to complete in one day!
Designed in a Day was created to meet the need of some of our clients who simply needed a design PLAN, but who didn't necessarily need or want us to carry out the project for them. Let's talk through the five key characteristics of a person and project that would benefit from this service:
You're project is smaller, and you don't want to wait the 4-10 months required for a fully managed project
Since we're pulling off your project in just one day, we only take on one room at a time. People can absolutely book multiple Designed in a Day sessions, but each session is sufficient to complete a single room. Designed in a Day is also GREAT if you're on a tight schedule. Unlike our fully managed 3-Phase design offering, we source exclusively from online retailers, so we're able to select pieces that are in stock and will arrive quickly. A custom piece of furniture can take 8-10 weeks, so if you're on a schedule, this is a great option.
You want to be a little more hands-on with your design
In our Designed in a Day service, you get the chance to be "in" on the entire design process of your space. We work together in the room we're designing, we talk about the layout together, adjust, re-adjust, and do all the shopping, all while sitting together at the table.
You're comfortable shopping online and quick at making decisions
Since we complete the design of your room in just a single day, it is imperative that you are a quick decision maker! Otherwise, we likely wont complete the in the time allotted. It's also important that you are comfortable with shopping online. Unlike our full-service design offering, we aren't able to secure samples of fabrics or finishes, so there is a little bit of guesswork when it comes to the exact colors and tones of items and whether they will work well together. They great thing is, most online retails have decent return policies!
You're comfortable tackling the ordering and installation yourself
Unlike our full-service design, our Designed in a Day clients take on the project management themselves. We leave them with a source sheet of all their items, along with a floor plan to lay out the space, and then they do the rest! This is also a great option if you want a plan you can carry out over time rather than completing a space all at once, since you can order the items on your preferred timeline rather than at time same time.
You are done living in an uninspiring space and want to do something about that—fast!
Fairly self explanatory ;-) However, it's a good reminder that if you're wanting to get this project done in a matter of weeks or just a couple months, this service is a likely great fit for you! To read more about our Designed in a Day service, click here.
Service #2: Our 3-Phase Done-For-You Design Service
Our second service, and the true bread and butter of LFID, is our 3-Phase Done-For-You design service. This services is for more substantial projects, such as a multi-room furnishing project, or a large overhaul of a kitchen, or even a whole home.
Our goal is to make the design process enjoyable for our clients. We believe that transparency paired with a clear process are the keys to helping you feel comfortable and enjoy the ride—because design should be fun!
Now, as I mentioned before, it's not just about the kind of project you're taking on, it's also about your personality and the way that you like to work! We've put together five key characteristics of a personality and project that make for a great fit for our 3-Phase Design Service:
While you always have the final say, you get excited about handing over the nitty-gritty details & creative decisions over to a professional team
We do a lot of work on the front end to gather information on your style preferences and functionality needs, but then we do most of the heavy lifting behind the scenes. When everything has been selected and priced out, we present it to you! Of course, there are always a few revisions that need to be made, but when we've done our work on the front end to make sure we "get" what you're going for, we're pretty great at creating a space that matches your taste.
You want to do this all at once rather than piece together your space over time
Our 3-Phase projects have fairly long timelines, but what's GREAT about them is that you end up with a completely finished space, right down to the details of pillows, trays, and decor. Once we reach presentation and construction gets started (if there's a construction element to your project), we do ALL the ordering and receiving of furniture and decor, and we store it all in our warehouse until EVERYTHING arrives. Then we do one (or two, depending on size) MAJOR installation day and reveal a fully completed space to you—sort of like HGTV, only it's way more work than they make it seem!!
Your project is fairly substantial, such as furnishing multiple rooms, or renovation a large kitchen or even a whole home
While we sometimes do a single room, or one large great room, when it comes to furniture, since we have minimum project design and project management fees, you'll get more bang for your buck if you furnish multiple rooms.
As for renovations or build projects, we'll take on a kitchen project or larger, but preferably our renovation projects involve multiple rooms or the whole house. We don't typically take on something like a single bathroom because it becomes too costly for the client when you compare the overall project budget to our fees.
You're looking for a completely bespoke space & are comfortable with the time investment it takes to create a one-of-a-kind project
For our fully managed projects, we source all our furniture through exclusive designer trade accounts, and for the most part, these are items you wont find at a typical retailer like Pottery Barn or CB2. Most of our pieces can be extremely customized, from size, to shape, fabric, finishes, and smaller details like nailhead or contrast welts. These custom orders take a significant amount of time, because, as with most custom orders, they aren't making it until you order. While this takes time, you end up with a space that is completely custom. A "bespoke" space that perfectly matches your family!
You are done living in an uninspiring space and want to take your home to the next level!
So does this sounds like your personality and project? If so, you can read more about our 3-Phase Done-For-You design service here.
So there you have it!
Now you have a better understanding of our two different services and what types of clients and project are served best by each of them.
Of course, there are always exceptions, or projects that fall somewhere in the middle, so if you're still feeling confused about which service is right for you, don't fret!
Simply fill out our PROJECT INTAKE FORM, and we'll schedule a call to determine what makes sense for your unique project.