Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never worked with an interior designer or Feng Shui practitioner before – how does this work?
Not a problem! This is easier than you may think. We schedule a phone call to discuss your project – what you want to accomplish, intentions you are trying to achieve, the function of the rooms, your style preferences, timetables, etc. If we agree that Amanda can help, we will put you on the schedule for an appointment to visit your location. At the conclusion of that meeting we both have a clear idea how we will implement a plan.
What is energy alignment?
Read all about what energy alignment is here!
What exactly is energy aligned interior design?
Traditionally, full service Interior Design is a true turn key experience. We provide that along with 20 years of advanced Feng Shui experience. Our goal is to complete an entire room, groups of rooms or an entire home in a single installation. Although many of our clients do their projects in phases, our full service design does not lend itself to selling individual furnishings or accessories. Full service design is about letting our team and I handle all the details from research, selection, purchasing and other logistics. The investment for this service is a flat design fee in conjunction with a furnishings budget.
Do you offer custom options?
Yes! Many of the services we offer, from upholstery to bedding to drapery, is custom to give your home the uniqueness it deserves.
What if I decide I don’t want everything custom?
That is absolutely okay! We work with many clients who prefer to use retail items from stores. Just a little insider’s tip: custom doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive. Don’t forget, the beautiful high-end stores mark up their items too! Regardless of what route you go, we will help you accomplish the look and feel you want.
What if I order something custom and change my mind?
Unfortunately, custom orders are non cancelable. Custom orders require time, special products and skilled craftsman to make something that is unique specifically to your tastes. Most ready-made products and off the shelf products may be returned with a restocking fee, but it depends on manufacturer.
Who are your typical clients?
Our clientele come from all walks of life with one common thread: they want to make their home a sanctuary, experience the benefits of feng shui, and achieve an environment that is healing and peaceful. Their homes come in every size – from condos to mansions, but they all have that same-shared goal.
Do you offer free consultations?
As much as we wish every service could be complimentary (free mani/pedi anyone?!) we have to charge a fee for initial consultations due to the amount of time and energy put into the site visit and proposals we put forth. Even if you don’t continue to work with us after the consultation, most clients have thanked us regardless. The ideas presented during our initial consultation save you in terms of your time going forward, and help you by avoiding costly mistakes had you gone without seeking advice from a professional. (Please note if you cancel your consultation without a 24 hour notice, a cancellation fee will apply)
How long does it take?
Each project is different – from a simple Feng Shui consultation to a whole house renovation – so obviously the time it takes varies. We can give you an estimated completion time when you begin your project and adjust along the way as circumstances dictate. If you have an event or deadline, we address that at the very beginning.
Do you have a particular style?
Our style is about making your space functional, healthy and comfortable to suit your lifestyle – whether casual or formal, we design rooms that reflect your individual style and are as low maintenance as possible. But, we love to design spaces infused with color and encourage all of our clients to add color into their lives as it uplifts our mood.
Can I use my existing furnishings?
Of course! We encourage you to hold on to treasured pieces and will work with you to incorporate these items within your new decor. We have a flexible approach to design that honors and respects our clients’ existing pieces and encourage all our clients to repurpose as much as possible as it is a more sustainable approach to design.
What do your services cost?
After we assess your needs together, we will provide you options that best suit your individual project requirements in all phases of service that we offer.
Will I recover the investment I put into decorating my home?
Your home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make. A well decorated home enhances that investment. If at some point you choose to sell your home, statistics show that a well decorated home will sell faster and command a higher price, especially one that practices Feng Shui principles. We frequently receive calls from clients saying their home sold in record time despite others in their area sitting on the market!