Our initial meeting with a client begins as a full debrief on the project, covering: project scope; size; location; how you plan to use the space; your aesthetic preferences; budget; timeframe; etc.  We’ll discuss the overall results you’re looking for. If you have previously worked with an interior designer or architect, we’ll explore what worked and what didn’t. If you’re relatively new to the process or have had an unsuccessful or less pleasant experience previously, we’ll discuss what the process should look like, how to avoid the issues that you may have had previously, how the billing approaches differ and how you can get the most out of your designer or architect and the design process. We’ll also guide you on how to avoid the pitfalls of running up bills beyond your indicated budget.

DAG will then take you through a broad design presentation to ascertain your likes and dislikes, so that we can more successfully present you with designer portfolios that are suited to your taste and type of project. We feature designers across the entire spectrum of design styles.

Now, for the really fun part.  Based on our discussion, we’ll provide you with a selection of recommended designers, tailored to reflect all of your preferences, supported by strong visual portfolios that offer a range of compelling options of the highest quality at the right price. We’ll review these design firms with you, explaining how and why they were specially selected.  DAG recommends that you meet with more than one firm (typically three) whom seem suited to your personal preferences. You’ll be spending a lot of time with the design firm, so you’ll want to be sure you’ll be working with someone you’ll enjoy spending a good deal of time with.

Let the project commence!  DAG will set up the meetings with the recommended design firms that you’ve chosen.  We’ll also help prioritize what you believe the criteria for decision making is, so that you’re prepared for your meetings. We are available, post meetings, to discuss any questions or further information you may need regarding the firms you met with.