Services

Michelle Workman Interiors offers a wide range of interior design services for both residential and commercial clients. Services range from full service, concept-to-completion interior design and installation for whole home or multi-room projects, to a la carte design services including window treatments, hourly design consultations, specifying consultations, and single room full-service design or redecorations.

Regardless of the size of the project, we bring attention to detail, logistics and planning, all while maintaining high aesthetic and taste, to give our clients a beautifully executed space with unparalleled service.

Full Service Interior Design

We typically start our full-service interior design projects with an initial meeting with the client to understand the client’s design goals, their likes and dislikes, the project budget, and other requirements of the client for the project so that we can propose an appropriate scope of work. This initial client meeting, when local, is complimentary. For non-local projects, a nominal fee plus reasonable travel costs will be quoted for this initial visit to the location with the client.

Following the initial client meeting(s), we organize and manage our full-service interior design projects, whether whole home or single rooms, in three main phases: Design, Ordering and Installation. In the Design Phase, we will create the designs for each room included in the project and then present the client with the complete design boards, renderings (at request) and itemized purchase orders showing the cost of each item and estimated project costs. The total of the purchase order will be within the budget for the project that is agreed to at the onset of the project. Once the designer and the client agree on each item on the purchase order and the client approves each purchase order, a deposit will be required and the Ordering Phase begins and the Installation Phase is scheduled. We project manage throughout all three phases of the project to ensure that quality, budget and schedule are well-maintained all the way through to the installation of the very last item.

All furnishings (i.e. furniture, fabrics, wall-coverings, custom-made furnishings, lighting, surfacing materials, accessories, etc.) for the project will be purchased at either one of two price points, depending on which is the lowest available cost for each item:

  1. Designer Net. For many items, we are able purchase furnishings through our trade accounts and these vendors typically charge us what is called net pricing, which is typically anywhere from 10% to 50% off from Retail Price; or
  2. Retail Price. For any items that are not available through our trade accounts, we will source the Minimum Advertised Price (“MAP”) which is what you might find as the lowest available direct-to-consumer price via a retail store or the internet.

If there is construction or renovations involving professional labor (painting, refinishing floors, new surface installations, etc.), we will specify the materials to be used for the construction or renovations, including but not limited to paint, finishes, flooring, tile, countertops, hardware, fixtures, etc. as part of our interior design services at our standard hourly designer rate. Please note however, that any contractors or subcontractors will contract directly with the client, not our firm.

For full service interior design projects, our rates are as follows:

  • Initial room design at $500 per room
  • Furnishings at markup of 35% of Designer Net or MAP
  • Project management at $40 per hour
  • Shipping, local delivery and reimbursed expenses at actual cost

A La Carte Design Services

Full Service Interior Design for Single Rooms (Local Clients Only)

For our local clients, we offer our full-service interior design services, as outlined above, for smaller projects, like a single room.

Design Consultations (Local Clients Only)

A design consultation includes a site visit with a client with professional design advice on styles, layouts, scale, colors, types of fabrics and wallcoverings, etc. Design Consultation is charged at $125 per hour.

Specifying Consultation (Local and Remote Clients)

This service is useful for any client, whether local or not, who is doing new construction or renovations involving professional labor (painting, refinishing floors, new surface installations, etc.). We will specify the materials to be used for the construction or renovations, including but not limited to paint, finishes, flooring, tile, countertops, hardware, fixtures, etc. For non-local clients, we can offer this service remotely. Specifying Consultation is charged at $125 per hour.

Window Treatments (Local Clients Only)

We offer full-service window treatment design, fabrication and installation services for our local clients. Following the initial client meeting or consultation, we will present the client with fabric choices, design styles and pricing for individual or multiple room window treatments. This will typically include fabric, lining, fabrication, hardware (if required), and installation, plus designer and project management fees.

 

Note: Local Clients are considered within 2 hours of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

I always look to fashion and celebrity icons for inspiration in what is new in interiors.
- Michelle



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