Whether you are building a new home, renovating an existing home, or refreshing a room, Caroline Kopp Interior Design is experienced in collaborating with architects and builders at the pre-construction phase to develop homes that are completely customized to each client's unique lifestyle and aesthetic. Full-service interior design encompasses all the little details that make a home feel special, including moldings, tiles, finishes, lighting, bath & kitchen fittings, flooring, hardware, cabinetry, paint colors, and of course furnishings and accessories.
The Caroline Kopp Interior Design process is based on a classical interior design approach that is standard practice among the top firms today and created to be enjoyable and easy for the client:
STEP 1: INQUIRY
The clients sends project information to Caroline Kopp Interior Design (typically via the website contact page). The "getting started" PDF is sent for review to the client — this details the pricing structure and process. Caroline Kopp calls to discuss the project in greater detail, with attention given to budget and timing.
STEP 2: ON SITE CONSULTATION
All projects begin with a two hour on-site working meeting that is intended to provide a full overview of the scope and mandate of the job. This meeting also allows for an opportunity to review any questions regarding the design process, contract, etc.
STEP 3: SIGNING OF AGREEMENT, RECEIPT OF RETAINER, & COMMENCEMENT OF PROJECT
STEP 4: SURVEY & FINAL CRITERIA MEETING
Caroline Kopp Interior Design evaluates the condition of the space and takes and records measurements. If the project involves construction, plans are reviewed and meetings held with the architect and builder to ensure that all functional and stylistic requirements will be met.
STEP 5: PRESENTATION
Caroline Kopp Interior Design presents a comprehensive design plan that includes floor plans, photos, fabrics, paint samples, materials samples, and other sources of inspiration. Depending on the scale of the project this presentation may be held as one meeting or over a series of meetings. Caroline Kopp Interior Design will make adjustments based on client feedback and form a final design plan.
STEP 6: IMPLEMENTATION
Upon approval and payment, Caroline Kopp Interior Design begins ordering all the items while working diligently to ensure that the project is on schedule. If the project involves construction, Caroline Kopp will make regular site visits and be available to answer questions from the builder.
STEP 7: INSTALLATION & ACCESSORIZING
Upon completion of construction and receipt of all furniture to the receiving warehouse, Caroline Kopp Interior Design manages the installation. The last layer of accessories, personal pieces, and art is installed with a professional team of installers led by Caroline Kopp.
Caroline Kopp offers her designer knowledge and professional direction to clients who prefer to implement their project themselves. This one-time consult solves design challenges and provides the tools needed to create a beautiful space.
For the client who loves the satisfaction of doing a project on their own, a one-time meeting is an excellent way to refine one’s plan and define priorities. During a 90 minute design meeting Caroline Kopp will personally launch the project by working with the client to create a complete overview of the scope and mandate. During the meeting Caroline Kopp addresses design and strategy questions with the client and efficiently determines their needs. This meeting may cover the following: selection of paint colors, furniture layouts, window covering styles, design of built ins, suggestions of furniture and lighting to purchase, as well as recommended retailers for the project.
At the end of this meeting the client will have a written scope of work as well as specific action steps to put into motion each piece. Some DIY clients find it helpful to set up a follow-up meeting after part of their work has been completed to regroup and go over the decisions that may arise in the course of a project.