Frequently asked questions
What is the design process?
Our goal is to make the design process as clear and easy for you as possible. We discuss your project in detail, and get to know your home, your needs, your style and what you're looking to accomplish. We will email you a proposal within 3-5 business days outlining the scope of work, the design fee and next steps to get started. We have developed a signature interview system that allows us to get to know you and the way you live. Upon contract signing we'll conduct our interview and get started! We will prepare a preliminary design presentation with basic drawings, suggestions on furniture styles, fabric ideas and finish selections. We will meet with you for a Working Design Meeting where designer and client hone in on the design concept and take the design vision one step further. The TRC team will then fine tune the details and meet you again for a complete and cohesive final presentation. Upon approval we send you proposals of each and every item throughout the home so you have a clear idea of what's being ordered as well as the timeline. We ask for a deposit in order to begin placing orders, and we'll be overseeing the manufacturing of products and installation in your home. We provide a turn-key service, which means everything is taken care of for you!
A few things to note:
We ask that all decision makers attend both the preliminary and final presentations in order to ensure efficiency and allow each person to share their thoughts on the design vision.
We also ask that you have an idea of overall budget when we begin our relationship together. We are happy to guide you through the process and share our thoughts based on past experiences, but a starting point is key!
How long will it take?
Each project is different! After learning more about you and your project discuss time frame and installation schedule.
Do you have a signature style that you prefer?
TRC is known for our modern, minimal and warm aesthetic. We tailor each home to our client's taste while maintaining a sophisticated, easy-to-live-in style.
Can I use my existing furnishings?
Yes! At the beginning of the project we go into detail with you about what you already own and what you're looking to keep or replace. We may suggest refinishing or reupholstering existing pieces depending on the project goals.
What geographical areas do you cover?
We love to travel! TRC has designed and implemented homes from east coast to west including New York, The Hamptons and Los Angeles.
What are your design fees?
Because each project is unique, we take the time to get to know you, your home and your needs before providing pricing. We assess the work involved in the project and present you with a design fee, which comprises of the overall cohesive design we create and specifications of each and every item in the space. The purchasing phase includes a standard purchasing fee which allows the TRC team to ensure everything is ordered correctly and installed as needed, without disturbing you. The fees are clear and discussed up front, so there are no hidden costs to you. We do not charge hourly as we want to spend as much time with you and on your project as needed without constantly watching the clock. Our goal is create the most beautiful home for you, without restriction.
Do you work with small budgets?
We have clients in a variety of budgets and we work with you to get the most out of the process. We prefer to design and create complete areas, so our time is spent most efficiently. Our goal is to compose a fully executed space for you to relax in, and not have to think about for months to come!
How do I get started?
Call us at 212-321-0037 or email us at email@example.com. We'll respond within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. We look forward to speaking with you!