Frequently Asked Questions

Does my project need an interior designer?

Hiring an interior designer can bring a range of benefits to your home renovation or home build. Designers can provide expert advice, guidance, and creative ideas, as well as save you time and money by helping you make informed decisions and avoiding costly mistakes. They can also help you define your style and bring your vision to life, while ensuring functionality and practicality. With their knowledge of materials, furniture, and finishes, designers can help create a cohesive, polished look that reflects your personality and enhances your quality of life. You can learn more about our Holistic Home Design Experience here.

Are you able to work with my architect, builder, or contractor?

Absolutely. For best results, we recommend assembling your team early, to enable collaboration and ideation between parties. With a background in architecture, I can work hand in hand with your architect, builder, or contractor to help make any structural, electrical, or other changes that will impact or enhance the interior design (think electrical sockets for scones, built pocket doors, etc.), expanding your design possibilities and allowing for a more intentional, custom home design.

Do you have a specific style?

Yes - YOUR style. My goal with each project is for your loved ones to walk into your home and say “Wow - it’s so YOU!” While our tried & true design process is consistent, each project is unique in its solution and execution. Unsure of your style? Not to worry - discovery and definition is all part of the process.

Can you recommend a contractor/trades?

Partnering with professional tradespeople is a crucial part of our process. We'll work with our team of trades to prepare estimates for the work we recommend and oversee their progress throughout your project. If you are already working with a licensed contractor, your proposal will detail how we'll communicate and collaborate with their team to ensure a seamless process.

How long will my project take?

Projects vary in time and scope. Once your project has begun, research, design, and material selections plus bid documents usually take around 16-20 weeks. Ordering and construction can take anywhere from 12-24+ weeks and is based upon the production schedules of our vendors and availability of contractors and other tradesmen.

How much is a typical interior design investment?

Our clients typically have renovation budgets beginning at $30,000 for a bathroom and $100,000 for a kitchen.

How much are design fees?

The investment for our design services is determined by the scope of the project. We charge a combination of a fixed fee and hourly rates. Our fees are comprehensive to cover all aspects of the project. As you become an LBC Design client, your specific design fees will be fully outlined in your proposal.

What areas do you serve?

As a New Jersey interior design firm, we serve clients in Short Hills, Maplewood, South Orange, Montclair, Millburn, West Orange, and surrounding areas.

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