Welcome to Sasha Marie Interiors! Before we get started on your project, take a look at our most frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions, please reach out!

What does "Full Service" Interior Design mean? Do you offer other services?

Full-Service Interior Design means our firm will manage your entire project, from initial concept to installation. The biggest benefit is saving time/energy getting your project to the finish line and having access to quality products at competitive pricing. Everything from the initial design, sourcing and selecting finishes, fixtures, and furnishing, engaging with tradespeople, and placing orders as well as tracking everything to ensure we get to installation day is handled so you don't need to worry. We find this makes the renovation and furnishing process simplified for our clients. This white-glove service is a great option for clients who do not want to project manage and implement the designs of their project but want a beautifully executed home. For out-of-state clients looking to DIY their project, then eDesign Interior Design might be best for you. (Note this service is not available for Kitchens and Baths). For clients that just need to consult with an expert, reach out to us about our Designer by your Side service.

What does your Full-Service process look like? How do you handle project management?

The first part of our process is to start with a 20-minute Discovery Call to get a better understanding of your design needs. If it sounds like a good fit, we will schedule an Initial Consultation. The next step is to put together a Proposal documenting an outline of the scope of work, our design fees, minimum expenditure, and estimated project management hours. Once the contract is signed and a deposit is submitted, we will get started on your project! This is where we will put together your Design Concept, floorplans, elevation drawings, and selections for furnishings, and finishes. We will also put together a preliminary budget outline and estimates from trades. We will schedule a meeting for our Presentation and once everything is approved, we move into the Project Management phase where we purchase everything, track, make site visits and coordinate with the GC. Once everything has been received and inspected, we will schedule an Installation Day to have a client reveal walkthrough and go over the new home that you can enjoy with family and friends.

Why do you include a minimum expenditure?

In order to offer our services at a competitive price, we look at our minimum expenditure as a win/win for you as this allows us to design beautiful spaces while assuring you that we will handle your project from start to finish with quality products at pricing you can't beat. You are going to be buying materials and furnishing for your home regardless (rugs, lighting, furniture, tile, art, and more) so why not get it through us! We will work with your budget and style, be able to connect with the vendors directly, and can keep you up to date with lead time so you don't have to worry if something fits. With this business model, we can access the best product solutions and our clients pay a fair and competitive price, less than retail. Items included in the expenditure are items you will be purchasing regardless to complete the project and by virtue of our vendor relationships, we are able to seamlessly handle the details of ordering, following up and tracking, receiving, checking in, troubleshooting any issues - all the logistics - so that our clients can experience the magic of the big reveal on installation day. This is without a question, the best option for the client experience and peace of mind.

How do you charge for Full-Service Interior Design?

Design Flat Rate Fee - Based on the scope of work, we determine a flat fee for the design concept. We produce all drawings and information for contractors to execute their work and minimize any mistakes on site. 

Minimum Expenditure - We find the best products at competitive prices for our clients. This includes lighting, hardware, furnishing, window treatments, accessories, and artwork. These are items you will be purchasing for your project anyway, so we facilitate your work. 

Hourly Rate for Project Management - In order to best execute your project, ensure real-time decisions, and minimize errors, we will require mandatory check-ins/site visits to ensure the integrity of the project and list these project management milestones in our Proposal, so that you know ahead of time. We keep our clients updated with biweekly or monthly status reports.

What is the difference with eDesign Interior Design services? Is that Virtual?

eDesign Interior Design Services can also be known as as Virtual Interior Design. Although a service that has been around for several years, during a time like the pandemic, eDesign services have been very popular. The main difference between eDesign vs Full Service is the level of involvement in the process. eDesign Interior Design services typically include a concept board, floor plan, and a shopping list to place your own orders. These will include retailers that you may already be familiar with. You may also receive a 3D rendering to be able to visualize your project better. The entire process is done virtually through emails, phone calls, or video. Once we provide you with the deliverables, it is up to you to track your orders, handle your purchases and implement and install the design based on our floorplan and concept board. This is a great option for out-of-state clients who want the SMI experience.