You're ready to redesign your home - the layout is crazy, the lack of organization has become a safety hazard and the wall color was the prior homeowner's choice. But, the process of achieving your dream home is overwhelming. Should you move the couch or the wall? Get a new rug or install shiplap? What exactly is shiplap?! That's where we come in. Whether you need a full-scale renovation or an inspired room makeover, the Gray Oak Studio team is ready for your challenge. We will simplify and streamline the process as we inform your decisions and guide your path to a beautifully curated, functional home that you truly love. (We can even define shiplap, if you're interested)
We have 2 design packages: Designer for a Day and Full Service Interior Design. Scroll down to read up on each option, see pricing and figure out which package is best for your project.
Designer For A Day
This package is great if you have one particular pain point or problem area in your home and you just need a little guidance and are willing to self execute. The Designer for a Day package includes a 1 hour visit to your home and follow-up design work. The hour is spent getting to know you, your family and your design dilemmas. The follow-up time is spent in our office as we source furnishing inspiration and find general layout and design solutions. We will send you a detailed email summarizing our suggestions - we call it “design homework”. It includes visual examples of ideas we discussed and shoppable links to varying furniture ideas. This is not the package for someone who wants specific recommendations or help with the finishing touches (decor, art, lamps, etc.). Specificity and design details are part of our full service package. Rather, this package is ideal for someone who needs a little guidance to get going, but feels comfortable using our recommendations as motivation and inspiration to complete a space on their own.
Price - $600
“The reference they created for us was truly comprehensive and included everything from the large (flooring, wall color) to the small (lighting ideas, grout colors, window treatments, you name it). I have returned again and again to their list and am excited all over again every time I read through it. I really reached out to them because I knew what I wanted the space to offer and I know what I like onsite, but I had no clue how to find those things in practice, and because I loved their aesthetic. However, what they offered was so much more! This was altogether a wonderful experience for them and I would use them again not only for a consultation, but also for a full service project. They were great to work with on all levels!”
Full Service Interior Design
Our full service interior design package begins with design concept and ends with the installation of every last accessory - we handle it all. The finished room will be beautiful, polished and truly complete. And, it will function for the specific needs of your family. The projects you see in our portfolio are the result of full service interior design packages.
Here’s how it works:
Initial Meeting - We start with a face-to-face meeting where we get to know you and your project. We discuss everything from your favorite restaurants and where you like to shop for furniture, to the goals of your project and the breakdown of your budget. If you don’t yet have a budget, head to our FAQs for some ideas on how to start developing one. During this initial meeting, we will take photographs and lots of measurements and even begin the creative process...because we can't help ourselves! We'll also answer all your questions about interior design in general and our unique approach to creating beautiful spaces.
The Big Picture Concept - Next up, we drill down on your style and develop our big picture ideas for the project. A great tool for this part of the project is Pinterest. We collaborate on Pinterest boards to share ideas and inspiration.
Creative Presentation - Then comes the creative presentation. We present you a detailed plan of how we will transform your space: the layout (with to-scale visuals), the individual elements (more visuals!) and samples (fabric, tile, etc.) where applicable. We'll have a plan for everything - from wall color to cabinet pull - and we'll lay it all out in a comprehensive and tangible presentation.
Purchasing - Once you approve our plan, it's time for purchasing. We handle all purchasing, from sofas to tea candles. We track down out of stock items (we’re besties with customer service). We take care of any hiccups that arise, like furniture damage and delivery issues.
Subcontractor Execution* - Some projects will involve subcontractors (i.e. electrician, painter, carpenter, etc.). We want to make sure our design is executed perfectly, and this means having precursory design meetings with all subcontractors and making onsite visits when their work is executed.
Install Day - When all items are received, we schedule an install date. And then the real magic happens. We spend an entire day in the space fine tuning the layout and accessorizing each corner and vignette. This is the part when the space truly becomes home.
Last up - Enjoy!
Pricing - The cost of full service design package varies based on the scope of the project
“We loved working with Sonia and Leah of Gray Oak Studio. They are personable, professional, and more talented that you can imagine. They made the process of designing our family room and kitchen easy and fun. The finished product is simply amazing and exceeded our expectations. We get compliments all the time from our family and friends. If you are questioning whether you need the touch of Gray Oak Studio in your home, you definitely do!”
*Please note: We are not contractors. We work with subcontractors to oversee the “design” element of their work, and we do not produce permitted construction documents.