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What do Interior Designers do?

Interior designers are trained, qualified professionals who provide space planning, interior design, and decoration
for homes and offices so they are functional, comfortable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing. 
 
Is it expensive to work with an Interior Designer in the Hamptons?

Yes, there are design fees and yes there are project management fees.  They add to the cost.
And it's worth every penny. because we will make your home look better, feel better, and work better.
 
Using a professional designer eliminates costly mistakes such as purchasing incorrectly sized or styled furniture
or choosing colors and finishes that aren't exactly what you had hoped for.  We will improve the flow of your house.  We will find space where you never thought it could be, and make sure your furniture is sized and placed correctly.

And, you will get a better result more quickly.

We make sure you don't waste your time, money and energy trying to do what we do every single day.

Don't you think that's worth it?

Here are some average costs for interior design in the Hamptons:
   
Hourly:  $195-$250
Percentage of the budget: 25-35%
Purchasing/Project Management Fee: 30%
Fixed (value based) fee:  Per project 
Flat fee per room or area $3500-5000
Cost plus markup 
A combination of the above.  ​

​​Why is there an interior design fee and separate charge for project management?​​​
 
The interior design fee is compensation for the development of creative concepts, space planning,
production of detailed drawings, material specifications, and selection of furniture and furnishings. 

Project management fees compensate us for managing the execution of the design,
including supervision of contractors, purchasing, and generally overseeing the project.    

Why do I need a designer if I have an architect?

Architects and interior designers are trained to do different things. 
Architects focus on the exterior building design, structure, framing details, and finishes . 
Interior designers are trained to design the interior space, including space planning, furniture layouts, lighting,
kitchens and baths, and selection of furniture, finishes, and furnishings.  

The best possible scenario is to work with both an interior designer AND an architect
so that windows and doors fall in the right places, walls are available to accommodate furniture,
lighting and electric is located properly,
and the design is cohesive from the outside in and vice-versa.