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At your first meeting La Bella Casa Interior Designs will take the time to deeply understand how you live and work, your project needs, as well as your budget and desired time frame.  We will take this opportunity to gather information, envision a design plan and customize a space that makes your home beautiful and functional.  We provide the value of time by helping you make well-informed decisions. With 17+ years of experience, our relationships with vendors, tradespeople, contractors and artisans contribute valuable expertise and trust.  La Bella Casa Interior Designs will enable you to produce a design outcome that goes beyond your expectations with better quality, workmanship and timeless results. La Bella Casa Interior Designs offers four levels of service, as detailed below. If you have questions, visit our FAQs featured below, or contact us directly.

 

Design Packages

Design Consult:  Approximately one hour in duration, this consult is structured for new clients of La Bella Casa Interior Designs as well as a single service option. This package will provide service for any of the following:  paint color consult (up to 2 rooms), window coverings consult (soft treatment as well as all Hunter Douglas products), or “brain dump” - broader request for input on an entire room or several rooms.  This service has a flat fee of $175.   

Design Board: Tailored to the client who wants to co-create with the designer - this service provides great value and guidance for a design plan at minimal charge. This service also fits nicely for a DIY client.  La Bella Casa Interior Designs will create an inspiration board for your space to guide you in making wise design and buying decisions.  Depending upon the project space, this board may include and is not limited to:  a space plan, furniture layout, specification on key pieces, a color scheme and fabrics. Color photos, pictures and drawings may also be included.  The designer will include a series of three 10 minute phone calls with you to check on purchases and provide advice to keep you on track.  The client is responsible for finding product, determining final selections, purchasing and installation. This is a “no do-over” job once the design board is presented. A menu of additional services will be provided in the scope of services so you have the option to purchase additional blocks of design time at the hourly rate of $125. 

Full Service Design Plan: Structured for a more complex design plan, La Bella Casa Interior Designs will manage your project needs from concept through completion.  Following a preliminary meeting to ascertain project scope and budget, you will be presented a Letter of Agreement detailing the scope of the work including all design fees and estimated time frame for completion.  Once the contract is signed with initial payment received, the design process begins.

Designer for a Day: This service is perfect for the client who needs just a little advice on perfecting what they have already started. The day can include color consultations, design advice on existing furnishings, floorplan and layout. It can also include shopping on-line or in store to find just the right statement pieces to complete your project. This package is available for a ½ day rate of $500 (4 hours) or a full day rate of $1000 (8 hours).

 
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If you’re seeking elegance, luxury and timeless design in your home, contact Lisa today to begin your journey to a well-managed and eloquently appointed home.  Fill out the convenient contact form or contact by phone
215-287-0764, or email
lisa@labellacasainteriordesigns.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What fees can I expect to pay when I hire an interior designer? 

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The client should determine an overall budget for the project prior to meeting with an interior designer.  Our design fee is based on the square footage of your project, the scope of work involved, and the location of your project.  This fee represents a reasonable assessment of time, materials and resources it will take to professionally complete your job, and it assures you that La Bella Casa Interior Designs will complete your project on time and on budget.  The scope of work and design fee is defined and detailed in a document called a Letter of Agreement, a contract between you, the client, and La Bella Casa Interior Designs.  
 

What is the first step once I’ve decided to hire La Bella Casa Interior Designs?

A face to face meeting is the best way for us to get to know one another.  Lisa will want to listen to your ideas for your project.  This information gathering appointment will provide the opportunity for you to share photos, pictures and ideas you want considered for the design plan.  If you have any architectural drawings and blueprints you can bring them to the meeting.  Lisa will take “before” photographs and measurements of the proposed space.  This meeting will provide La Bella Casa Interior Designs with the information needed to develop the preliminary design plan.

Will there be any additional fees beyond the Letter of Agreement? 

As long as the project remains within the parameters set by the Scope of Work in the Letter of Agreement there are no additional fees.  Should you choose to add accessories they will be billed under a separate agreement.  This service is billed at the Designer’s prevailing hourly rate of $125.  La Bella Casa Interior Designs does not charge above retail cost of purchased goods.