We know that embarking on a new design project can be overwhelming and filled with unknowns. We're answering some of our most frequently asked questions here to demystify what it's like working with an interior designer.
Why should I hire AMD?
At Asha Maía Design, we pride ourselves on not only creating beautiful spaces, but we also pride ourselves on taking our client's lifestyles into account in order to create functional spaces that fit how you live day to day. It is our goal to make the design process seamless, stress-free, and enjoyable from start to finish.
What does full-service interior design mean?
Full-service interior design is a turn-key service where our team here at Asha Maía Design takes care of all the heaving lifting. From concept creation and construction oversight, until the last details are expertly styled, Asha Maía Design is there to handle it all.
How long does the process take from start to finish?
Many variables come into play when establishing a project timeline and this can be better determined after the scope of work is defined. Typical renovation/new construction projects can range anywhere from 2-24 months, and furnishing projects typically range from 4-6 months.
How much will I be involved in the design process?
We ask each client to do a bit of homework by creating a Pinterest inspiration board to help us nail down your style and taste. We also ask you to complete a design questionnaire to help us get to know you, and what you envision for your space, then we take it from there, communicating with you at key points throughout the process!
What is a reasonable investment for full-service design?
This truly depends on what your design project entails. For a full furnishings design project, you should estimate 2-5% of your home value per room. This, of course, depends on style, taste, the full scope of work, and the intended spaces included in your project. To get the Asha Maía Design look, you should expect to invest $35,000+ per room.
Kitchen renovations should be estimated between $300 - $500 per square foot, while bathroom renovations should be estimated between $250 - $400 per square foot.
Design Fees: Asha Maía Design charges a flat rate per room and has a three-room minimum. Pricing is determined based on full scope of work but can be estimated at 18-22% of project investment.
More than what you're ready to invest? Check out our Designer's Consult service HERE. Spend up to 2 hours with our principal designer in this in-home consultative service, perfect for obtaining expert guidance for your home design project!
What is your design philosophy?
We are passionate about creating environments where our clients can live happily and thrive through enduring design inspired by the lives you lead. We do this by truly making a connection with our clients to understand how each dreams of living.
We believe a well-designed space should be filled with layers and texture. It should feel curated and look collected over time while suiting your daily needs. There is something just so special about mixing old and new… classic and modern, to create something beautiful and timeless.
We prioritize not only lasting design but livability through the use of quality and durable furnishings. We believe in utilizing solidly crafted pieces constructed to last.
Will you work with my existing pieces?
We require that you plan for at least one entire room to be designed and completed by us from start to finish. We will work with existing pieces, particularly if they are meaningful to you. However, because our goal is to provide you with a fully cohesive space, we may need to discuss whether your existing piece(s) will truly work well in your new space.
How many clients do you work with at a time?
To ensure we are able to give our full attention to our clients and maintain a high level of service, we currently do not take on more than ten clients at a time.
We start all projects off with a quick chat, so we each can determine if it’ll be a good fit. We’ll take this time to understand a bit more about your project goals, and then we’ll briefly explain our processes so we can determine which service would be the best fit.