Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed?

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Exterior Design Help

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So, it's no surprise that designing a home you'll love on top of everything else  is such a challenge!

You're juggling work, family, daily life - sometimes even deciding what to eat for dinner seems like too much to handle.

Life these days...is crazy!

Feel confident with the decisions you've made...

Make sure everything works with what you already have...

See what it could look like before it's all done...

Avoid picking the wrong color - or the wrong material...

Find new sources that were perfect for your home...

Get answers to all the questions you're being asked...

But, What if you could

Exterior Design

A 7-day bespoke experience customized to you and your home's unique needs.

Get answers to all your questions,
see your home's potential,
and find the best sources,
...in just one week!

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stop feeling overwhelmed

with an easy

You can

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After the mid-week video, we can go back and forth with as many questions and other ideas as you'd like for the rest of the week. View  unlimited revisions during your consultation - for any element - to help you find just the right look for your home.

Once you're in love with the design, you'll get a final PDF with notes about next steps. The video will be available to you for as long as you need. Complimentary samples of your material choices are then delivered right to you to make the next steps so easy.

You'll end the week knowing what you want, excited for your project to get finished, and feeling confident instead of overwhelmed.

Get a clear idea of the next steps

Feel Confident

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Using your photographs, I create photo renderings showing  multiple options based on your inspirations, home, and skillset. 

Share which parts on your house you want to keep, and you'll see them blended into the new designs. The photo renderings can show all sides of your house, too, if that's what you need to make a decision - it's all included.

I also organize a private Pinterest board for you, with  sources for colors, materials, and fixtures.

Within a few days, you'll get a short video presentation with the design proposals with multiple options, with all my thoughts, clearly explaining the opportunities and possibilities. You'll also receive a PDF with the proposals to reference as you need.    

Picture how your home could look

see the potential

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Your questionnaire answers, the photos of your house, and the links to your inspiration are the just the start. I also want to hear what you're dreaming of, how you've gotten to this point, and what you've been overwhelmed by.

I'll email you  before  your consultation begins to start the conversation about your project.  I'll ask more specific in depth questions to learn how I can help and what you need.

And you can email me whenever you have the time - no Zoom meetings, no calls, no stress!

It all starts with you

Tell Your Story

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three easy steps

How does it work?

california

Wayne + Catherine

"This was one of the best home project experiences we've had as homeowners."

Complimentary color and material samples delivered to you

Private Pinterest board with sources

Photo renderings of your full exterior

Designs customized to your individual needs and budget

Video presentation with multiple design proposals

Consultation by email for one week with unlimited questions

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What's included?

everything you need

Peace of mind,  so you can rest easy knowing it's all covered

Unlimited revisions to the designs during your consultation

Texas

Laura

"I truly felt Mel connected with my vision in a far deeper way than just design suggestions. I got way more than my money's worth!"

For a tiny percentage of your overall renovation budget, you can get the design help you need to avoid expensive mistakes.

What's my investment?

Feel confident in the decisions you make and be excited about your home again.

$749

• Consultation by email for one week
• Multiple Design Proposals
• Designs customized to your needs and budget
• Renderings of all sides of your house
• Private Pinterest board for sources and more ideas
• Complimentary color samples and swatches 

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california

Sarah

"Working with Mel was the BEST money I've ever spent. I'm feeling so much more confident."

Detailed planner, seasoned shopper, & thoughtful creator of easy solutions for the home projects in your life.  

You can stop feeling overwhelmed with that big project, and instead feel empowered to make it happen.

You'll have someone  who will listen to what you want,  make sure you have what you need, and show you how to get it done. 

Hello, I'm Mel

MISSOURI

Sarah

" I knew our house needed updating but I didn't know how to achieve it or where to begin. Mel was able to quickly identify opportunities for making big improvements within our budget.  The video was so insightful, so thoughtful, and so informative. She understood our special issues and helped us understand them too.  Before the consultation I felt so overwhelmed and hopeless.  After the consultation I now feel excited and hopeful that we can achieve a style that fits our desires and our budget.  It was such a relief and exciting too!"

"Such a relief..."

The relief you need is one week away

If your project is larger in scope, I strongly recommend  finding a local team of designers and architects to not only act as your onsite advocate during construction, but to ensure that all local building codes, installation regulations and permit requirements are met. 

Creating architectural plans for structures like courtyards, decks or pergolas

Choosing furnishings and accessories for your existing outdoor living spaces

Selecting plants or creating detailed plans for grading, retaining walls or hardscape areas

Determining inspirations for basic planting and hardscape finishes

Creating new window or door openings in a fascade

Selecting door and window styles for existing openings and shapes

Creating schematics for installers to use to add new lighting or run wiring

Choosing finishing details like door hardware or light fixtures for existing boxes

Adding or removing elements like dormers, additions or support elements

Choosing paint colors & finish options for exterior siding, roofing, doors & trim

E-Design consultations are best for projects that do not involve major structural, architectural, or landscaping changes.

A note on project scope

not for e-design:

great for e-design:

questions about your project and e-design?  EMAIL ME

Formal landscape design is not included in this consultation.  This means I will not tell you which exact hardscape materials or plants you should use for your zone or help you design new structures like retaining walls, decks, or pergolas. 

However, I will complete your exterior design by proposing inspirations for your landscape and talking through which plant textures or hardscape colors might complement your renovated home.  I will also present furniture and ideas for your existing outdoor living spaces if you need them!

What about landscaping?

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Stephanie

"Mel's professional direction was a game changer for our renovation."

Signed Service Agreement

Questionnaire Answers about your Project

Links to Images of your Inspirations

Photos of your home for Reference and Rendering

What You Provide:

What You Receive:

A 7-day bespoke experience customized to you and your home's unique needs.

Complimentary color and material samples delivered to you

Private Pinterest board with sources

Photo Renderings of your full exterior

Designs customized to your individual needs and budget

Video presentation with multiple design proposals

Consultation by email for one week with unlimited questions

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Peace of mind,  so you can rest easy knowing it's all covered

Unlimited revisions to the designs during your consultation

$749

only

Exterior Design

consultation

virtual

QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME

Using the calendar, select the day you'd like your Consultation to begin. (You'll also need to select the 10am time slot as a technicality - there will be no actual meeting).

Your consultation will run for 7 days from that start date - including weekends.

All highlighted dates are still available.  If no dates are highlighted, then all consultation spots have been filled.

Once you complete your secure payment, your confirmation email will have the next steps!

Get Started Now

This fee is for Design Consultation services only and does not include materials, supplies, trade services, or other vendor fees to complete your project. 

Your confirmation email will contain a link to sign the Service Agreement & complete the Questionnaire, both of which are required before any Consulting work will begin on your project.

Consultation Services from West | South are non-refundable. However, rescheduling is possible should you need to delay your Consultation start date for any reason. 

QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME

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