Frequently Asked Questions
We’re so glad you asked! There are many benefits of having an interior designer on your project. A few that make the biggest overall difference vs. working without a designer are…
- We act as a “safety net” to prevent you from unknowingly making unwise design decisions you might regret later. We’ve worked on many, many projects over the years and that experience gives us insight you as a client might not have. Before you pick that color or pay more for that upgraded finish, we’ll let you know the pros and cons so you can make better informed, no-regrets decisions throughout your project.
- We’re able to see the big picture of your project - and how every detail will affect it. That means we help you make decisions based on every other decision, even the ones you don’t know are coming later in the project. You could say we’re your design project’s crystal ball!
- We lessen your stress because we’re experts at managing the many moving parts of design projects. It’s common for clients to feel overwhelmed by all the decisions, budgets, and timelines involved in even a small design project, but making sure everything stays on track is our full time job.
- Unexpected hiccups happen on every design project. With us on your side, we handle those hiccups for you, again preventing and/or alleviating your stress.
- We’re well-versed in putting your personal style and preferences through our professional design filter and have the resources to find the products that will bring it all to life.
We firmly believe there’s nothing better than having a team of experts working together to make your project everything it can be. We respect the specific expertise of architects and builders and are accustomed to working with them both on and off the job site. By putting our heads together and working as a team on your behalf, you receive the best possible expert advice as we look at your project from every possible angle. We highly recommend you bring this full team together right from the start, if at all possible, to ensure you get the most out of their collaboration from the ground up.
We love working in a variety of design styles (see our portfolio for a few examples)....
We get this question a lot. We can help guide you through setting a realistic budget for what you’re looking to achieve once we learn more about your project’s details on a discovery call.
The short answer is, “It depends,” but generally speaking, a Full Service Design refurnishing project (with no remodeling/construction aspects) for one room takes anywhere from 8-12 weeks. This is based on the lead times for ordering furnishings from our vendors, most of which are making your items to order, as opposed to pulling ready-made stock as-is.
Remodels and new construction project timelines are essentially in the hands of your contractor or builder, but we come in from day one to act as your advocate and to ensure everything is done from the ground up to provide the end results you’re looking for.
With our E-Design service, the beauty is that YOU get to determine your own timeline! You can dig right in and work through our recommendations to complete your project right away, or spread things out over time to give your schedule (and your bank account!) a break!
Of course! While we won’t force a particular style on you, we’re experts at helping you pinpoint exactly what you like - and what you don’t! We’ll act as your trusted guide to create spaces that are uniquely “you!”
Typically, we’ll show you up to 3 different options for each piece. That way, you’ll be able to see a range of items that will work beautifully for your project and then pick your favorite.
With her lovely attitude and great talent, she understood what we were trying to accomplish and took our vision to the next level.
“We hired Kimberly and Fine Art Interiors to remodel our master bedroom. We’d heard of Kimberly from many of our friends and they were all so happy with the results of their projects.
We couldn’t be happier with the result. Kimberly is just great! We highly recommend her and her team!”