In 1991 while I was passing through the historic village of Pennington Boro, I noticed a “For Rent” sign.
I was stopping next door at the local flower shop for some flowers to take home. The woman behind the counter struck up a conversation – she said,” Did you notice the For Rent sign out front?” Yes, but really wasn’t considering renting a space for my new design business. After looking, I was so stunned by the flooding of natural light through the two large window. Perfect for my profession! The following day – I signed the lease, and the rest is history.
The Design Studio contains all the necessities for the Interior Design Trade, from fabrics, wall coverings to furnishings, antiques, and accessories. Examples of our custom design capabilities and every detail that is entailed in the process, glass, metal, stone, tile, wood, and hardware are on hand. The goal is always to give a clear definition of the design we have created for you.
The design studio is home for our team of experts to draw inspiration for all of your interior projects.
INITIAL CLIENT MEETING:
Site visit to view project
Identify project needs
Assess direction for design plans
LETTER OF AGREEMENT IS PROVIDED:
Defining project requirements, priorities
Establish and outline scope of work
Commitment to project by client
STEPS IN CREATING THE FOUNDATION:
Acquire Existing Architectural Floor Plans
Site Visit(s) –
Evaluate existing conditions
Collect information and measurements
Acquire and verify dimensions of spaces
Create Team of tradespeople necessary for the project
Create Master Design –Visual Concepts
Evaluate and edit client’s existing furnishings and accessories
Create furniture layouts
Create custom architectural elements
Develop drawings, sketches & schematics
Interior design selection and sourcing of fabrics, furniture, lighting, carpet, and finishes
Define architectural specifications (construction, cabinetry, plumbing, tile, etc.)
PRESENTATION & DESIGN REVISIONS:
Client Design Approvals
Create Project Timeline and Budget/Proposals
Orders & Allocation
Coordinate and supervise scheduled work
Fabrication of products that will become part of the design
Communicate with client on updates and schedule
Oversee tradespeople, artisans and installers
Procurement, Purchasing, Payment
RECEIVING & INSPECTION:
Deliveries and Warehousing
Receive each design element at dedicated design warehouse
Inspect all for quality and condition
To complete the design process and make your house a home
DLID will recommend and supply antiques, art & accessories.
Our firm stands out not just for the quality of our work, but the quality of our process.