How much does it cost to work with a Professional Interior Designer


The two ways designers are compensated is an hourly rate and/or by commissions. Consumers often don’t understand the process of interior design and the word *mark-up* has negative connotations with respect to overcharging. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Remember that you can work with an interior designer in stages, completing one room after another – as your circumstances allow.  The results are breathtaking when you give a designer the freedom, time and budget to do their very best work for you. As a client you have to trust the designer to have listened carefully to you, and then to use their vast expertise and network of resources to create a home for you that exceeds your expectations… the home of your dreams.

Design Allowance


Tyson Designs typically suggests a design allowance based on the project criteria, square footage for the initial creative vision and space planning. During the first consultation we determine how much designer involvement in your home you want, depending on your own resources, time and ability to manage multiple sub-contractors.  This design allowance for the project is for giving you my artistic design concept vision through working drawings, floor plans, elevations and the gathering of all the material selections needed to complete the project.


Tyson Design's Hourly Rate


Tyson Designs hourly rate is $100 for all additional consulting, measuring, preparing sketches, drafting, ordering and researching resources to make selections for walls, floors, windows, accessories, furnishings, lighting, etc.  Also for any project management, contractor supervision, installations or requests for additional consultations at your home/business or at a showroom.


Trade Commision


Tyson Designs passes along trade discounts by using the system of cost plus freight plus 10%. As the client you are under no obligation to purchase products through my business however your loyalty is appreciated. It is in good faith that I will be providing you with the best possible prices for the products you need to complete the project.  Check out the INSPIRED page for designer products you can purchase directly through the website.


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