the interior design services.

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Interior Decorating, Design and Renovation Services in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

Discover The Comfortable
Dwelling Difference

Finding the perfect designer for you isn’t just about finding a pro with the same style as you… in fact that’s like tossing money down the drain! Your Interiors Pro should focus on creating a space that’s stylish, comfortable and a reflection of who YOU are.

Only 20% of the work revolves around design.  Your interiors pro needs to have the other 80% down too — like detailed processes to eliminate errors, deep knowledge of ever changing performance materials, and a team of trade professionals who are quality and reliable.

Our Impressive Interiors Process is designed to transform your space from tired to timeless. From our very first meeting you will feel the Comfortable Dwelling difference.  Our clients love our attention to communication, detail, and organization throughout your entire home renovation or build.

 

How Much Does Working With a Decorator or Designer Cost?

Download the Services + Pricing Guide to get a complete list of our processes, services, and prices delivered straight to your inbox.  Unlike many Designers, we believe in straightforward flat-fee pricing with no surprises.

What Should I Budget For My Project? It’s All So Confusing!

We’ve compiled data from hundreds of projects to be able to provide a pretty accurate Budget Guide to help you understand how much your space will cost.  Grab your free copy:

I’m Ready To Get Started.
Where Do I Begin?

Whether you’re building a 10,000 square foot home or just need a little bit of help in a more modest space, our process always begins with a Discovery Phone Call.  We’ll learn about your project and review our process before walking you through next steps.

you can trust that our projects will be 100% you.  Our process guarantees it.

Our Impressive Interiors Process

No matter the size of the project — whether you’re building a 10,000 square foot home or doing a modest renovation — our Impressive Interiors Process is designed to ensure that no detail of your project gets missed.

We are a well-oiled machine when it comes to executing your design project which means that you will never fall through the cracks.  Discover how we will be working with you and then take the first step in booking your Discovery Phone Call to see if we’re the right fit for your project and your home.

We service the Chatham and Windsor areas in-person.  Distance services are available for those outside of our regular service area.

 

STEP ONE

the discovery.

 

> Discovery Phone Call
> In-Home Style + Ideas Session
> Measurements or Blueprints
> Style Report + Project Brief Preparation
> Package Selection

 

What’s happening: We’re getting to know each other to determine right fit for the project, availability of schedule, and ensuring you feel confident in our ability to carry out your project.

Feelings: Most clients feel nervous or unclear if this is for them in the beginning which is why we’ve created an in-depth discovery process to help you feel comfortable and confident moving forward. Once we get into the Consultation, these feelings shift to excitement to get started.

STEP TWO

the concept.

 

> Prepare 3D model of the design concept
> Initial colour scheme preparation
> Concept Presentation Video
> Revisions + Approvals 
> Weekly Email Updates

Timeline: 2 Weeks + 1 Week for you to review

What’s happening: We’re busy developing the initial concept for your space so that we can present it to you and ensure that we’re on the right track before sourcing and your binder preparation.

Feelings: Most clients feel excitement and experience joy and fun during this initial Honeymoon period. Some will feel anxious or nervous that we’ll “get your style”. Rest assured that this is normal and that nothing will proceed unless you approve and love it.

If this is all you need, our DIY Plan is the right fit for you.

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STEP THREE

the design.

 

>Source fixtures, materials and furnishings
> Order + pick up material samples
> Create initial styling plan
> In-person meeting at the CD Studio to review and approve all selections (can be held virtually)
> Revisions + Approvals
> Weekly Email Updates

Timeline: 2 Weeks + 1 Week for you to review

What’s happening: We are sourcing all of the things that make your home come to life and preparing visuals so that you are confident that everything will look incredible.

Feelings: Because we’ve had a number of meetings to this point discussing design, most clients feel excited and have very few changes at this stage.

However, it’s completely normal to have a LOT of questions. Don’t feel shy to ask! When we walk you through the revisions process we will ask you to provide your questions and revisions in one single document or email. Ask as many as you’d like! It’s important that you feel confident in your design and that you love it.

STEP FOUR

the cd digital design binder preparation.

 

> Create 3D views of your space from all angles
> Prepare working documents and elevations
> Create Finish Schedule
> Prepare shopping links for all items included in your design
> Contractor + Trade Matching with RFP Document Preparation
> Weekly Email Updates

Timeline: 2 Weeks

What’s happening: We are busy creating the documentation that will ensure that your design is easily communicated and carried out.

Feelings: You’re anxious to get started and want to get your hands on that design! This is a very labour-intensive and detailed part of our job so your patience is appreciated. We don’t want to rush the details because this is what ensures the execution of the design can be carried out by the trades flawlessly.

 

If this is all you need, our Design Plan is the right fit for you.

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STEP FIVE

the procurement.

 

> Order + Track Furnishings
> Receiving, Inspection + Handling Damages
> Climate-Controlled Storage
> Re-selection of back-ordered or discontinued pieces
> Bi-Weekly Email Updates 

Timeline: Between 6 weeks to 18+ months depending on the project scope

What’s happening: We are working behind the scenes with manufacturers and suppliers to ensure your product arrives safely. Your Designer will walk you through the estimated timeline based on what you’ve ordered.

Feelings: This part of the project is very quiet for you, but quite busy for us! We’ll send bi-weekly updates regarding what’s been received and any product delays. Most clients feel anxious to get things done, but we promise that it’ll be worth the wait!

STEP SIX – Available Upgrade

the project management.

 

> Preparing Trade Schedules
> Site Visits
> Delivery Of Materials (where necessary)
> Handling issues and trade conflicts

 

Timeline: Varies based on project scope

What’s happening: To protect yourself in the case of a future claim, you’ll enter into a contract directly with your trades. We cannot act as a General Contractor. However, we can help you to manage, organize, and hold trades accountable!

Feelings: This is by far the most stressful point of the job for clients. Things WILL go wrong no matter how perfect the plans were. Expect it to happen. There may be pieces that go in which you don’t love on their own either. It can be difficult to see how it’ll pull together in the end. Communication with your Designer is key when you’re feeling nervous. Call us anytime.

STEP SEVEN

the styling plan.

 

> Styling + Starbucks Meeting
> Prepare Styling Plan + Sourcing List
> Shop for Styling Items
> Prepare Styling Installation Plan

Styling + Starbucks Meeting Prepare styling plan + source list Shop for styling items Prepare styling installation plan

 

Timeline: 2-4 Weeks Prior to Installation

What’s happening: We will schedule a final meeting to go through your styling preferences. This meeting is very similar to our Style + Ideas Session we held at the beginning. There is nothing for you to prepare ahead. We will prepare a personalized styling plan and shop for any additional styling items that we’ll bring with us on installation day.

Feelings: This is where the emotional rollercoaster begins to turn around and most clients will feel excited about their project again.

STEP EIGHT

the install + reveal.

 

> Pre-Installation Checks
> White-Glove Delivery + Set-Up of Furnishings
> Installation of Artwork + Drapery Panels
> Professional Styling
> Reveal Celebration
> Care Walk-through + Leave Behinds

 

Timeline: 1-5 days

What’s happening: Our team will be in your home installing furnishings, decor, and styling your space in preparation for the big reveal.

Feelings: Most clients spend the day nervous that they won’t like it. However, once we call you home, the nerves dissipate and it’s time to celebrate and explore your new space!

If you want us to handle everything, our Full-Service or 1 Room 1 Price services are best for you.

Get Started With Your Discovery Phone Call Now

How Much Does It Cost?

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You work incredibly hard and you deserve a home that is stylish, comfortable and a complete reflection of who you are. Your home shouldn’t look like everyone else’s on Instagram and because of that, we firmly believe in building custom rooms that reflect the homeowner, not our own personal design style.

Hiring a Designer might be for you if:

  • You work long hours and don’t have the time to pull together a beautiful space
  • You don’t want a room that looks like it came right from a highway furniture store. You want something more custom (because you’ve earned it!)
  • You aren’t confident in pulling things together and you want to avoid expensive mistakes
  • You want to protect your investment and invest in timeless pieces that will last for generations rather than throwing money away on fast furnishings and finishes that you’ll have to replace a few years down the line.

No matter what your reason for downloading this guide, we’re here for you.

the style + ideas session.

Try Us Before You Buy Us…

Our first meeting is always what we call a Style + Ideas session in your home.  At this meeting you will be meeting your project team, walking us through the space, and discussing your challenges and ideas with us.

The Style + Ideas Session is all about us getting to really understand and nail down your functional needs and aesthetic.  We will review any inspiration photos that you have and take you through our detailed style exercise so that we are all confident that the project will be 100% you.

While you are discussing your project needs and goals with your Designer, our Project Management team will take measurements and photos of the space in order for us to get everything we need to begin your project.

At the end of this session we will head back to the office to create your Style Report + Project Brief for your review.  Our clients love this part because we will be describing your style in a way that you’ve never heard before!

The investment for this session is $300 + HST and we credit that cost towards your design package should you choose to move forward from there.  This means that you can dip your toe into what it’s like to work with us before fully committing to the project!

 

1 room 1 price.

A service completely unique to Comfortable Dwelling

 

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