what is an interior stylist?

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A 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 important differences.  

$$$$$

($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

$

($350+, 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

$$$

($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

interior
designer

interior
stylist

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 event. While Designers, Planners & Coordinators may overlap, there are some important differences.

what is an event designer?

$

(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


$

(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


$$$$$

(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

$$$

(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

$$$

(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

event coordinator

event
designer

02

questions

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 styling fees only and do not include materials, rentals, trade, or vendor fees.  

how much does it cost?

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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.  

how does the process work?

03

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

LEVEL 1 - $749.00 / ROOM

-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 - $1,449.00 / ROOM

-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, are working with multiple spaces that connect to one another or want a higher level of visualization to make a final decision.

interior styling

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 - $749.00

-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

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 specialty rates.  

THEN: Once I've received the styling fee, I'll take everything we've discussed, 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 (showing both design options side by side), and a separate PDF for each option.  You can review the proposals at your own pace, and not feel pressure to make decisions on the spot.  When you're ready,  your website has a link to schedule your final consultation. 

You can then implement the project on your schedule. I'll be available for questions or clarifications, but you'll have all the tools you'll need to complete your project.

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 styling fee we discussed during the consultation.  I will hold a spot for you on my schedule for 48hrs after the initial consultation. 

LAST: After you've reviewed your options, we 'meet' again to go over your decisions. If there are any changes requested, I'll make those updates, and we can review 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.

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