Interior Design FAQ

frequently asked interior design questions

Interior design is the art and science of creating functional spaces in a built environment by applying creative and technical solutions that are also attractive and beneficial to the occupants' quality of life and culture.
Working with an interior designer can help you avoid making costly mistakes during the construction or remodel process. Additionally, you get the benefit of their experience and knowledge as well as their access to the products and trades-people you need to get the best results for your project.
The sooner the better. A designer can help at any stage of the design process, however, the best results are experienced when the designer is involved in the process from the beginning.
Srote & Co offers full service interior design services as well as spec home selection, single room design and a la carte design services. Whether you are building a new residence and need assistance with interior and exterior selections or remodeling a room we can help.
Our fees are based on the scope of work. Our contracts can be presented as a flat design fee or on an hourly basis. For clients engaged in our architectural services, interior design services are presented as an option in our contract and based on the total square footage of the project.
Yes. Our procurement fee is 30% plus the cost of the goods sold. This fee covers the time spent ensuring the accuracy of the product specified, preparing purchase orders, tracking and coordinating deliveries. In many cases we are purchasing from wholesale vendors and purchase at rates well below retail resulting in an overall saving to the client while giving them a unique product.
These apply when ordering furniture, fabrics and accessories. These fees are passed along to the client with no additional markup. Freight fees are billed by the weight of an item. Delivery is billed by the amount of time and manpower required for the particular delivery.