Frequently Asked Questions

Why don't you offer free consultations?

When I started my business I knew I wanted to be helpful to clients in all budget ranges. With a paid consultation I share any and all ideas during our meeting and don’t hold anything back in hopes of ‘making a sale’ on a bigger project. I make sure that your consultation ends with all the information you need to either tackle your design project yourself or hire my full design services. 

How do you charge for your services? 

Studio Plumb charges based on industry-competitive design fees. All projects start with a mutually agreed upon proposal stating estimates and included deliverables. Our projects are billed at either our designers’ hourly rate or as a single flat fee based on project needs. Hourly billing is typically used for Full-Service projects and you are charged an hourly fee for the time it takes to complete your project. I do my best to estimate the number of hours up front based on your scope of work. A flat fee agreement means you are charged one flat fee for the design and completion of the job based on a signed proposal. These fees do not include possible designer commission on product costs, which in most cases are lower for clients’ when compared to retail pricing.

What's the difference between Virtual and Full-Service design services?

The main differences are that Virtual Design limits my time so that more of your budget can go toward purchasing furnishing. I provide a concept and plan along with a retail shopping list for you to execute on your own time. Full-service means we spend more time together creating a layered concept and I handle the purchasing through my to-the-trade accounts to provide a unique designer look to your room(s).

What styles do you design in?

I love all design styles! I happen to live in a mid-century modern ranch home so you may see a lot of that on my social media. I embrace the architecture of the homes I’m designing and try to bring in a fresh perspective.

Do you only work in a midcentury modern style?

Definitely not (see question above)! I do appreciate the clean modern lines, use of geometric shapes in MCM but I’m also not a preservationist by any means.

Happy Hour is a co-working and community-building space for interior designers as well as a furniture showroom and design library with services for anyone. We’d love to get to know you!