Flat Rate Billing The first thing to note about this form of billing is that in order to do this effectively, the designer has to have been in business long enough to collect data from numerous projects that inform their rates. This gives them the ability to estimate how many hours they spend on average […]
As an industry, I think designers do a terrible job of conveying to the public how we charge. The differences in the industry are also not helping us to build trust among the general public. Most prospective clients who contact me have no idea what they should expect regarding pricing. In comparison, those who have […]
If you’re considering hiring an interior designer after having your home built, you may want to consider hiring us from the start. Whether you have a new build or a full-home remodel, the plans are vital in starting your home design. The building plans are the first directive that your contractor will use to start […]
Remodeling your kitchen can be a dream; however, the process can quickly become overwhelming without taking a few simple steps to ensure your family is as comfortable as possible during a long-term renovation. Staying in your home is completely possible, but taking time to prepare for several weeks or months of disruption in your home […]
The amount of space and how you make use of it can make the greatest impact on your interiors. At Lagnappe, this is one of the first things we look at when starting a project so we can get a feel of what we’re working with. We were recently featured on Redfin, where we had the opportunity to share a few tips on different ways to expand the feel of your home and we wanted to keep the conversation going!
Our anticipation has been bubbling over, and we are beyond ecstatic to finally be joining our fellow bloggers and designers at High Point Market this fall. Did we mention that we have also been selected for the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour? We consider it an honor and a privilege to be included among this talented group of design professionals.
Caribbean Architecture is known for many things. Like the island’s history, its influences go back centuries when different practices and design trends were utilized to accomplish what some modern-day technology has replaced and climate has impacted. Through it all, we are still able to walk through downtown Charlotte Amalie and see the signature signs of Caribbean Architecture in its most natural forms. I connected with my friend Kevin Qualls from Springline Architects to dig into more information on what architecture is like in the Caribbean.
Designers make references throughout the space, and together they tell a story. What story do we want the home to tell? Many factors influence that answer, from the client’s unique life experiences and lifestyle to the home’s architecture and location.
A client of ours wanted her children to be able to experience living and having their home in Saint Thomas while being able to rent the home out by the week to vacationers on Airbnb to provide extra income for expenses related to upkeep.