Interior Designer Anna Rode' Designs
Interior Design and Decorating for Fine Southern California Homes and Businesses
B.A. Environmental Design, California Certified Interior Designer, I.I.D.A., C.C.D.I.C.
Thank you for visiting our web site. We always enjoy meeting new clients and friends through our mailings and the Internet.
We are very experienced, having been in business for over 30 years, and have a great crew of cabinet makers, tile and stone masons, carpet experts, wood floor installers, shutter manufacturers, furniture makers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and everything else necessary for your project.
This web site shows many examples of good design, including Coleen’s portfolio. If you haven’t browsed it yet, be sure and do so soon!
Some of our clients are not only new to us, but have never used an interior designer before. One of the first questions we get asked is “how much will it cost, and how do we pay the designer?”
There are several ways we get compensated for our professional interior design services. Which way we will work with you depends on the situation and your personal preferences.
We start by setting up an appointment to review your requirements and make design recommendations that fit your needs. The initial meeting is for up to two hours, and for that we charge a $300 minimum consultation fee if you are in the San Diego area. You will receive our recommendations on paint colors, floor coverings, window treatments, or whatever other advice you need. In some cases, that is all the client wants. However, we will credit this fee toward future purchases if you decide to use our services and vendors later. If more distant travel is required, we naturally need to charge extra.
1. In most cases, our clients continue to use us after the initial consultation, and purchase materials, furnishings, and services from us. Our compensation comes in the form of a commission or discount from the vendors, and you will not need to pay us directly at all for our design services.
2. In other cases, our clients prefer to pay us an hourly rate ($150 per hour), usually in ten hour increments, and do their own purchasing, construction, and installation using our guidance for material and color selection.
3. Sometimes, especially for very large projects, the client will prefer to pay us a negotiated flat fee for designing and managing the entire project, plus 20% of purchases made through our company to obtain our discounts.
In any of the three cases (or combination thereof) you will receive professional interior design services that enhance the beauty, usefulness, value, and safety of your home. As we mentioned earlier, most of our clients choose to work under the arrangement described in #1 above.
Of course we have many references. If you would like to speak to some, please let us know. When you are ready to discuss this further on the telephone, or want to make our initial appointment, please call us at 858-759-2662.
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