answers to your questions

$

($750+, before furnishings & finishes)

no minimum budget


no mark-up on furnishings & finishes

does not change structural elements

works with client; provides plan to find trades & fabricators


provides sketches for furniture layout, and renderings of how space could look

all furnishings and finishes available without trade contact


you set the schedule

interior
stylist

$$$

($3,500+, before furnishings & finishes)

might require minimum budget

might charge mark-up on furnishings

might change structural elements
   
works with client; coordinates contractors, trades & fabricators


provides architectural drawings for furniture layout & finish installation 

may offer furnishings and finishes available only “to-the-trade”

timing based on availability

interior
decorator

$$$$$

($5000+, before furnishings & finishes)

requires minimum budget



charges mark-up on furnishings

changes structural elements


works with client & architect; coordinates contractors, trades & fabricators

provides architectural drawings for permits, furniture layout & finish installation

furnishings and finishes available only “to-the-trade”


timing dependent on permitting

interior
designer

An interior stylist is a creative professional who primarily concentrates on the aesthetics of a space. Utilizing a stylist is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to confirm their plans or get additional ideas. While Stylists, Decorators & Designers may have similar outcomes, there are substantial differences.  

$

(starting at $249, before materials & vendor fees)

no minimum budget


any vendor or supplier


plans decorative elements of event










CLIENT INVOLVEMENT:

give input & final approvals

coordinates all aspects of the event

manages contractors & trades prior to the event

coordinates installation on day of event

runs proceedings on day of event


event
designer

$$$

(starting at $1500, before materials & vendor fees)

might require minimum budget


may only work with specific vendors & suppliers 

plans and coordinates all aspects of the event

manages contractors & trades prior to event

coordinates installation on day of event



CLIENT INVOLVEMENT:

give input & final approvals

run proceedings on day of event

event planner

$$$$$

(starting at $3000, before materials & vendor fees)

requires minimum budget


only works with specific vendors & suppliers

plans and coordinates all aspects of the event 

manages contractors & trades prior to event 

coordinates installation of day of event

runs proceedings on day of event

CLIENT INVOLVEMENT:

give input & final approvals

event coordinator

An event designer is a creative professional who focuses only on the aesthetics of an event. Utilizing an event designer is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer who wants to get additional ideas or wants to throw a stylish yet cost-conscious party. While Designers, Planners & Coordinators may overlap, there are some critical differences.

You can then implement the project on your schedule. I'll be available for questions or clarifications as you work through the purchasing and installation, but you'll have all the tools in hand to complete your project. And I love to see finished photos!

LAST: After you've reviewed your options, we 'meet' to go over your decisions. If there are any changes requested, I'll make those updates, and we can review it again. Once you've decided, and are excited about what you've chosen, I will send all final plans, schedules, and shopping lists to you via email.

THEN: Once I've received the design fee, I'll review everything we've discussed, and all the things you've sent me, and create a plan to implement your project. Timing will be dependent on the project - and we'll discuss and confirm during the consultation.  

When your design is ready, you'll receive an email with a link to a secure website with your project presentation video. The video will walk through both options, side by side. You'll also receive a separate PDF for each option. This way, you can review the proposals at your own pace and not feel pressured to make decisions on the spot. When you're ready, your website also has a link to schedule your final consultation.   

NEXT: We 'meet' via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout; we talk about your answers to the questions and your thoughts on the project at large. After, I'll send you a consultation recap and a secure link to pay the design fee we discussed during the consultation. I will hold a spot for you on my schedule for 48hrs after the initial meeting. 

FIRST: You schedule your free consultation and answer a few questions about your project. I'll email you back within 24 hours to confirm the meeting.  

Not seeing what you're looking for? I can still help. For something not shown here, please set up your free consultation here to discuss local service rates, non-digital, or other special rates.  

SMALL EVENT - $249.00

-ONLINE CONSULTATION
-2 THEME BOARDS
-2 COLOR PALETTES
-2 DESIGN PROPOSALS
-RECOMMENDED VENDORS
-VISUAL SHOPPING LISTS
-BUDGET SPREADSHEET
-TIMELINES & CHECKLISTS

Small At-Home Parties
Birthdays or Anniversaries
Showers or Sprinkles
Holidays or Dinner Parties
Rehearsal Dinner


Events with 30 guests or less.



LARGE EVENT - $449.00

-ONLINE CONSULTATION
-2 THEME BOARDS
-2 COLOR PALETTES
-2 DESIGN PROPOSALS
-RECOMMENDED VENDORS
-VISUAL SHOPPING LISTS
-BUDGET SPREADSHEET
-TIMELINES & CHECKLISTS

Small Festivals
Large At-Home Parties
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions


Events with more than 30 guests.

event
design

LEVEL 1 - $449.00

-ONLINE CONSULTATION
-2 THEME BOARDS
-2 COLOR PALETTES
-2 STYLE PROPOSALS
-MATERIAL SAMPLES
-RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS
-VISUAL SHOPPING LISTS
-BUDGET SPREADSHEET
-PROJECT CHECKLIST & NOTES

Perfect for Kitchens & Baths, or spaces which already have a layout but are in need of a basic surface & finish refresh.


LEVEL 2 - $1,049.00

-ONLINE CONSULTATION
-ANALYSIS OF SPACE
-3D FLOOR PLAN
-3D RENDERINGS
-2 THEME BOARDS
-2 COLOR PALETTES
-2 STYLE PROPOSALS
-MATERIAL SAMPLES
-RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS
-VISUAL SHOPPING LISTS
-BUDGET SPREADSHEET
-PROJECT CHECKLIST & NOTES

When you are starting from scratch, or want a higher level of visualization to make a final decision.

interior styling

ONE SPECIAL THING - $249.00

-ONLINE CONSULTATION
-3 PROPOSALS WITH PHOTO RENDERINGS FOR SINGLE ITEM
-COLOR SAMPLES
-RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS
-VISUAL SHOPPING LISTS
-BUDGET SPREADSHEET
-PROJECT CHECKLIST & NOTES

Great for wall color, wall paper or when you need to find that one perfect piece.


FULL COLOR SCHEME - $449.00

-ONLINE CONSULTATION
-3 PROPOSALS WITH PHOTO RENDERINGS FOR MULTIPLE ITEMS
-COLOR SAMPLES
-RECOMMENDED CONTRACTORS
-VISUAL SHOPPING LISTS
-BUDGET SPREADSHEET
-PROJECT CHECKLIST & NOTES

Perfect for exterior curb appeal projects, when you need to combine multiple colors or want some additional ideas.

color consultation

The initial consultation for each service is free.  After we've discussed your project or event, I'll help you decide which level of service will work best for your needs.  The rest of the budget is up to you - there is no minimum.  Prices shown below are for the design fees only and do not include materials, furnishings, fixtures, rentals, trade, or vendor fees.  

When you work with West-South, you can have pieces from any and everywhere - not just a specific group of stores or a tiny group of pre-approved vendors. Your project will reflect you and your style. And I don't receive a commission on pieces, so you can trust that what I propose for you is what I think you'll love, not what I profit most from. 

Because not everyone loves ‘boho glamour chic' - get the style YOU want.

I don’t subscribe to the theory that only the rich deserve the services of a designer or even fantastic personalized service. So no matter what your budget is for your project, you can expect your desires & requests to be an essential part of the process. 

Because you deserve concierge level service, even with a small budget.

You’ll not only save time in the beginning, while I’m doing the research and legwork but at the end when the things you order for your project are right the first time. And my experience has taught me what areas need more focus and what’s not as relevant to spend precious time on.

Because your time is valuable, and I do the legwork and planning for you.

Why West-South?

Working with Mel was like waving a magic wand and instantly having a new place that felt like home.

INTERIOR STYLING client
cape canaveral, fl

She did so much to understand my style. I had no idea what my style was or what I wanted. Mel made all of those worries go away. Now I have a house that I can be proud of!

INTERIOR STYLING CLIENt
COLLEYVILLE, TX

I was blown away by the color proposals!
Mel made me excited about my house again!

ColOR CONSULT CLIENT
ORLANDO, FL

Mel was able to bring my likes and preferences to life in a way that I would NEVER have imagined. 

Interior styling client
park city, ut

Mel helped us plan the best party of our lives.
Everyone kept saying how much it felt like us.
 Our friends still talk about it!

EVENT STYLING CLIENT
SEATTLE, WA

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