First, that's okay! We cannot speak for other designers, but for us, forming relationships with our clients is a top priority. The process of creating or transforming a home can be overwhelming, but we strive to make it fun!
Our job is to offer our expertise to help guide you to your unique definition of home and then execute that vision. We always aim to be honest, transparent, and collaborative.
I HAVEN’T WORKED WITH A DESIGNER. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
An interior designer’s focus is the form and function of a space. We partner with clients to achieve a desired aesthetic and design that enhances their lifestyle. We collaborate with other professionals—like architects and contractors—as needed, based on the type and scale of the project. Architects’ expertise is in building and structure, so they will be on the project team for additions or new builds. We love space planning but it takes a structural engineer to ensure walls can be safely relocated. A contractor will build from the design plans created by the architect and/or designer.
HOW DOES SGI WORK WITH ARCHITECTS AND CONTRACTORS?
After an inquiry form is received, we will schedule a complimentary call to further discuss your project. If we're a good fit, we move to an in-home consultation. We charge a flat rate of $225 for the one hour consultation, in which we review the spaces you’d like to see transformed. We talk through the details of timeline, budget, and specific concerns to create a complete scope of work. We use this information to craft a proposal unique to your project. We then present our proposal including our plan for executing the design, budget and timeline.
If the project doesn’t move forward, we feel confident we provided sound advice, feedback, and answers for any specific questions you had about the functionality of your space.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
As for evaluating the total cost of a project, that varies widely depending on size and scope. We estimate the hours needed to execute our shared vision and translate that to a fixed design fee. Your total investment will be that fee in addition to a minimal percentage above cost billing for the ordering of furniture, furnishings, and deliveries. Our clients do have access to our trade-only vendor prices that are typically lower than retail.
HOW DOES PRICING WORK?
We present all the details during one or more presentations, depending on the size of the project. We provide both digital and tangible samples and walk you through the proposed design.
Revisions are a built in to the design process and are anticipated. We love client feedback and are always open to amending the design to be exactly what you envisioned. Revisions are typically presented digitally.
HOW DO YOU PRESENT YOUR DESIGN IDEAS? WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE CHANGES AFTER PRESENTATION?
Absolutely! Our job is to create beautiful designs, taking into consideration the client’s perspective, lifestyle, and goals for the home. We love hearing about the way you live in your home. It is a collaborative process, and nothing is more satisfying for us than creating a space that genuinely represents our clients lives and stories. We have found the more information a client can provide during the creative process, the more likely amendments can be reduced.
DO YOU WELCOME CLIENT'S OPINIONS AND PERSPECTIVES?
Every project is different, but a typical timeline for a furnishing project is 4-6 months. Prior to COVID, freight timelines and accessibility of products were much different. We are still working through industry changes and backordered products, but are hopeful that will improve in the foreseeable future!
Renovation and building projects usually last a year or more.
WHAT IS AN EXPECTED PROJECT TIMELINE?
We do offer interior design and renovation services outside of Fort Worth! These services do require the client to be more flexible, since we are often coordinating and relying on trades we’ve never worked with, and installation requires travel time. In any event, we strive to provide the same level of customer service and design as we do locally. This includes access to trade-only sources, custom pieces, and support all the way through your project.
I DON'T LIVE IN FORT WORTH BUT WANT TO WORK WITH YOU. WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ME?
Just shoot us an email!
DIDN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
Jordan's career in design was a natural progression from her upbringing. Surrounded by builders and creatives, she grew up poring over lighting books and blueprints. She passed many hours of her childhood outdoors, which is reflected in her penchant for designing with natural tones and organic textures. Jordan's work is unexpectedly playful, gravitating towards minimalism with a clever wink. Jordan graduated from Baylor University, with stints spent living in Manhattan and Florence. When she’s not spending time with her husband and three kiddos, Jackson, Palmer, and Alexandria, she's squeezing in a tennis match.
Kristen's formal foray into design began when she left the corporate world to pursue her passion in design entrepreneurship, selling curated Persian rugs. She loved seeing the behind-the-scenes process of sourcing products overseas and working with clients’ specific needs—experiences that still inform her work today. When Kristen’s not spending time with her husband and twin girls—Vivian and Ruby—or starting her own renovation project, she’s an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Texas Christian University. If you visited Kristen's own home, you'd notice her love for Russian stacking dolls, which you'll find perfectly styled on her shelves.
Hannah is fresh out of college but joins the SGI team with a wealth of experience nonetheless. She recently graduated with an Interior Design degree from the University of Oklahoma and has since become our go-to-girl for everything from drafting sketches and lighting plans to ordering products and tracking shipments, which keeps our projects moving forward. She’s got a soft spot for brass trinkets and is a firm believer that you can never have enough coffee table books. When she’s not diving into design, she’s often painting, drawing, or binging a true crime documentary.