E-Design is really just a “fancier” term for Online or Virtual Interior Design. The entire process is done online which allows for convenience, affordable prices, faster turn around times & 100% client satisfaction. Utilizing E-Design can avoid having to spend thousands of dollars on an “in-person” hourly Interior Designer & their hefty markups on items. Upon the completion of a Design Questionnaire, along with uploading a few measurements & photos your space- you can have a space designed exactly to your liking- both quickly and for an affordable price!
Online Design with Salem Brieske is still a true collaboration between a designer and client- we will communicate via email or chat throughout the process. When necessary, we will pick up the phone and chat! With me, there are NO hidden fees or markups (like some of the “big box” E-design services) and unlimited revisions (within 10 business days of design delivery) are included in the original package price. All communication is either done by email which allows you to maintain flexibility in your schedule (no scheduling or waiting around for an in-person designer)
When your design is completed, you will have a space filled with items you love from well-known online retailers for a quick and easy shopping experience- all within your budget, on your timeline and the best part- NO markups or hidden fees 🙂
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR DESIGN STYLE?
I define my style as "Casual Southern-Traditional."
Casual Traditional:: Southern-Traditional incorporates a medley of traditional, formal elements with comfortable, yet stylish, pieces. My style is heavily inspired by the south-eastern coastline. While I define my design as traditional, approachability and "lived-in" style is at the center of everything I do.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
I offer the following packages that typically meet all of your home design needs:
2D Vision Board Package:: This package is affordable and comprehensive. This is a “vision” board that places all pieces of the design together (along with explanations) to ensure cohesiveness and functionality. This is a great option if you are not needing to visualize the space in 3D but are wanting to see all aspects of a room together in one place. If you are wanting to incorporate many of your existing pieces into the design, this is also the package for you!
*Mini* 2D Vision Board Package:: This package is for you if you only need help with one particular part of a space or limited components of a room. For example, styling a bookshelf, pillow section, finishing selection, wall art, etc. This is not the package for you if you are wanting a comprehensive room design (even if you are keeping current items in your space)…for this, please purchase the 2D Vision Board package. If you are unsure whether you need the Full or Mini 2D Vision Board packages, please email Salem (Salem@salembrieske.com) and I will let you know the right package for your needs.
Email Consultation Package: Thisis great for all other one-off home design needs. The options with this package are limitless and can range from new build finishing selection consults, bookshelf styling help, space/layout brainstorming, decor/furniture selection, paint/fabric selection, hardware selection, floor plan layout advice, etc.
**Please Note- All Packages are sold on a per Room/Space basis (there are discounts for purchasing multiple Rooms/Spaces).
If you are still not sure what package is right for you or have any questions before purchasing, feel free to email Salem with any questions and I am happy to help- firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I COMPLETE THE DESIGN QUESTIONNAIRE? WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
After you purchase a package you will be sent the link to complete the Questionnaire OR you can come back and complete it whenever you are ready 🙂 On the Questionnaire, you will input the measurements & photos of each wall (don’t worry we give instructions to make this part as easy as possible!)
You will then answer a few questions about the space including any items you would like to stay in your room, any new items you already have in mind and would like to see in the design, your design timeline, favorite online stores and budget range. You will then select from pictures of various design styles that you are drawn to for the space. You will also have the opportunity to link any Pinterest boards or photos that I can use for inspiration.
If you forget to complete the Questionnaire after purchase, not to worry! I will email you the link asking you to compete it before I can begin your design.
HOW DO I KNOW I WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE DESIGN?
We stand behind my 100% happiness guarantee so much so that I will revise every part of the room/space until you are completely happy and ready to purchase the items! I am happy to make unlimited revisions for you within 10 business days of receiving your design.
There is not a limit to revisions (unlike most of these “big box” design platforms) as long as they are completed within the 10 business day time frame, so you are guaranteed to be completely in happy with the finished space. After the first design draft is submitted, you will go through and “Approve” items you love and “Reject” items you do not love. You are able to easily leave comments on items (this is encouraged if you “Reject” an item) and we also will have a chat section for ease of communication between us throughout the entire process. This process ensures that you will ultimately have a room/space that you love everything about!
WHAT ARE YOUR TURNAROUND TIMES?
These can vary but typically you will receive your first design draft of the space within about 2 weeks (give or take a few days) from purchase.
I have a lot of clients that secure their design package spot, but are not begin the design process for a few weeks/months. This is completely fine- I always say, YOUR timeline is MY timeline 🙂 You will let me know your timeline within the Design Questionnaire!
CAN YOU WORK WITH ANY BUDGET?
I often receive a range of budgets from clients and will keep your budget in mind when designing. You will input your budget on the Client Design Questionnaire and we will do our best to stay close to the budget range specified. However, I recommend a budget of at least $10,000 when designing a full room to ensure that we are able to make the best design recommendations for your space. A comfortable budget for an entire room design (inclusive of all furniture and decor pieces) is $10,000-$20,000. When designing an entire space I include it all- wall decor, all furniture pieces you’ll need, lighting, tabletop decor etc. For this reason I recommend a budget that can be inclusive of every aspect of the space to ensure cohesiveness of the design.
If you do select a lower budget range, I will do our best to keep this in mind while designing but may go slightly over to ensure high quality products in your designs.
WHAT KIND OF ONLINE BRANDS DO YOU SOURCE FROM?
Coinciding with Casual Southern-Traditional style (along with the wonderful quality and policies of these brands) some of most frequently used brands are:: Pottery Barn, McGee & Co, Serena and Lily, Crate & Barrel, Wayfair, Burke Decor, Lulu & Georgia, West Elm and One Kings Lane.
WHAT IF ITEMS GO OUT OF STOCK AFTER I RECEIVE MY DESIGN?
I do my best to ensure that all items within your design are in-stock at the time of the design presentation. Due to the nature of online shopping, there is a sell out risk of items. I highly encourage client’s to purchase items they love immediately after finalizing a design. I hate seeing client’s love a piece and then it goes out of stock 🙁 After the 10 business day revision period post design presentation, I charge a $50/item resourcing fee if an item is out-of-stock and needs to be replaced in your design.
WHAT IF I’M NOT HAPPY WITH AN ITEM ONCE I RECEIVE IT IN PERSON?
With any type of online purchases, there is always a chance that an item could look different in pictures online or on the design board than it does in real life. Also sometimes (but it is rare) an online item has inaccurate measurements. All items within your design will be from well-known online retailers that allow & facilitate easy returns. Please don’t fret if an item does not work in your space when you receive it, I will help you navigate a replacement! I do my best to avoid any returns, but sometimes they are necessary!
CAN I KEEP SOME OF THE FURNITURE ALREADY IN MY ROOM?
Of course! Some online design services will charge you to create mock-ups of any current pieces that you want to keep in the space- not me. 🙂
I am happy to work any current items into the design, but do ask for a link to the item online or a good photo of it so I can easily incorporate it into the design. You will let me know which existing pieces you’d like to keep on the Client Design Questionnaire that you will complete after purchase.
HOW DO I BEST MEASURE MY ROOM/SPACE?
I suggest following my handy Measurement Guide and emailing the completed measurements over to me (Salem@SalemBrieske.com).
QUESTIONS I HAVEN’T ANSWERED? Email me and let’s chat!
XO SALEM BRIESKE