RESIDENTIAL DESIGN CLIENT CONTRACT

The purpose of this agreement is to define the terms of agreement, scope of work and the schedule of payments agreed upon by each party. The design concept and implementation shall include all interior spaces as described in the scope of work, below.

Terms of agreement for Design Alcove 

  1. Small/ Large Scale Design is a full service process which involves an interior designer or design team managing your entire project, from initial concept to installation to magazine-worthy finishing touches. 

  2. Client agrees to provide full information regarding the client’s requirements for the project. 

  3. Design Alcove will perform services as expeditiously as is consistent with professional skill, care, and the orderly progress of the Design project. 

  4. The documents prepared by the interior designer remain the property of the design firm and cannot be used by you for other purposes. 

  5. Design Alcove will perform the services described in the scope of work in good faith but cannot be held responsible for the performance, quality, or timely completion of work by others. Further, we shall not be responsible for any changes to the project that the client or contractor(s) make without informing the designer.

  6. If outside consultants, including but not limited to architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers and lighting designers are needed for the project, they shall be retained and paid for by the client and we shall cooperate fully with these consultants. Such consultants shall be responsible for code compliance in the various areas of their expertise.

  7. This contract may be terminated by either the client or the designer prior to completion, provided five (5) days notice has been given. In the event of termination by the client, the client will pay the designer for all work done and any expenses due up to the date of termination.

  8. We shall have the right to document the project in progress and once completed by photography or other means, which may be used for social media, portfolio, blog, brochure, public display and similar publicity purposes.  All documentation used on our behalf shall be paid by us. In addition, if you document the project, we shall be given credit as the designer of the project if your documentation is released to the public.

Scope of Work —

  • Consultation: 

    1. Free phone or video consultation for small scale and large scale design. Up to 30 minutes. 

  • Design concept and material boards - quality images of all renovation ideas and suggestions.

  • Design review meeting - your designer will walk you through the design and layout. 

  • Purchasing catalog - a list of all resources that are selected for your design

  • Construction/Installation

As might be necessary, the designer will provide guidance in the selection of necessary contractors to perform required work. Client will enter into any contract for these services directly with the contractor.

Periodic visits to the residence may be made to observe the progress of the work and provide constant communication.  

 

  • The fee for design consulting services as per the scope is; $100 per hour for small scale design with an initial retainer of $1000 which will cover 10 hours of work and $200 for large scale design with an initial retainer of $2000 which will cover 10 hours of work. We shall make a reasonable amount of revisions requested by you without additional charge. After the 10 hour retainer is exhausted we will bill any additional hours worked. 

  • Client expectation- grant reasonable access to the premises for the designer and the designer’s agents. Responding in a timely manner (Within 48 business hours. Make timely purchases of necessary items and materials relating to the design. 

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