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  • Is hiring an interior decorator right for me?
    You want a comfortable, beautifully furnished and decorated home that truly works for your family. But where do you start, how long will it take, and how do you pull it altogether? Hiring a Certified Interior Decorator to create your custom space takes this weight off of your shoulders and gives you your time back. Inspired Home Interiors is right for you if any of these statements resonate: You've been living with your old furniture in your new home, and it just isn't working. You're not sure where to start and the thought of designing a space from scratch stresses you out. You're busy and don't have the time to shop, design, or manage a project. You're not interested in managing a design project; You'd prefer to leave it to the design professionals and trust the process. You’d rather spend your time on other things and just want your space done and pulled together so you can enjoy it. You're interested in high quality, custom pieces that will really last for your family. At IHI, we provide Full-Service Interior Design to deliver the gorgeous home you deserve. We'll create a harmonious space around YOUR needs, style, and budget. We'll prepare 3D renderings of your well-designed space so it's easier to visualize how it will all come together. We'll remove the stress of getting it done by handling the entire design process, from sourcing furniture and accessories to overseeing delivery, installation, and construction. When we're finished, you'll be able to relax and simply enjoy your polished, personalized home.
  • What services does IHI offer?
    Inspired Home Interiors provides residential Interior Design, Decorating, and Paint Color Consultation services for clients in the Richmond, VA area: 1. Full Service Interior Design, typically for 2-3 rooms at a time: Get a completely finished space! Create space plans for beautiful rooms that function for how YOU live in them Specify items that are a fit for your needs and your style: paint, wallpaper, flooring, hardware, furniture and upholstery, window treatments, lighting, art, and accessories Procure items on your behalf so you can spend time doing what you love while IHI manages the details Collaborate with contractors to take that weight off your shoulders Manage delivery and installation so your Design Plan is executed smoothly 2. "Color Perfect" Interior Paint Color Consultations: Get your wall colors right the first time! Discuss your color preferences, decorating style, and painting needs as we walk through your home together Select your perfect color palette for walls, ceilings, trim, and/or cabinets Provide you with large samples of all your final selections, along with a written Color Plan for each room 3. Interior Decorating Consultations: Get all your questions answered! Ask our Certified Interior Decorator for help with your decorating dilemmas as we walk through your home together We'll share all of our best advice and recommendations to get you headed in the right direction We'll leave behind our Budgeting Workbook to help you organize and plan for decorating your spaces Click here for the specifics on each service.
  • What area does IHI serve?
    IHI is based in Chesterfield County, Virginia and serves the surrounding area. You can primarily find us in Chesterfield, Midlothian, and Moseley neighborhoods but we've helped homeowners all over the Richmond, VA area. Contact Us to see if we serve your neighborhood.
  • How long do projects normally last?
    This depends on the scope of the project and what types of items are included in the Design Plan. The Design Phase is typically 6 - 12 weeks. The time for items to be delivered, or for custom items to be constructed, will vary from supplier to supplier. The time for installation will depend on what work is being done. If we're only adding furniture and art this may be just 1 day. If we're adding electrical, painting, installing built-ins, bringing in new furniture, and hanging draperies it may be a few weeks to complete.
  • What if I need to cancel or reschedule my appointment?
    We kindly request 24 hours’ notice, or you may still be billed for the missed appointment.
  • Do you work with contractors and trade professionals?
    Yes! IHI can connect you with local professionals for work needed as a part of your Design Plan (painters, electricians, carpenters, etc.) If you already have a favorite contractor in mind, we are happy to coordinate with them. All contracts for this type of work will be directly between you and the contractor.
  • What if something goes wrong during my renovation?
    In these times, we're bound to run into a hiccup or two (or three). We may open up a wall and not be able to do what was planned. We may have a delivery delay and need to decide to wait on the item or to select a replacement. We may run into a snag but IHI is here to guide you through it. That's the beauty of hiring a professional to handle this type of issue for you! We'll figure it out and find a beautiful solution in line with your Design Plan.
  • What are IHI's fees?
    Fees for interior design services vary depending on the particulars for your space. After we’ve met a few times to nail down the scope of your project, IHI will provide a customized proposal to accomplish your specific goals. Click here for fee starting points and Design Services details.
  • When are payments due?
    Just like purchasing items in a store or online, advance payment is required for all design services and products. IHI accepts online payments via PayPal, credit card, and bank transfer. For some projects, IHI can also accept payments via check.
  • How much should I plan to invest in my space?
    Of course, your budget will vary depending on a number of factors including the size of the room, how much you want to add/change versus keep, and your style. If you have large rooms, a maximalist design style, or select mostly custom pieces, prices will be on the higher end. Our budget guidelines below give realistic price ranges for furnishing beautiful, long-lasting, completed spaces. Wherever you land, IHI will work within your budget. We can help determine the pieces to invest in and the areas where it makes sense to conserve. Our budgeting tips: 1. Keep in mind that a completed space will include furniture, lighting, wall coverings, window treatments, flooring, pillows, plants, art, and accessories. 2. Research your favorite styles and note the prices of items. 3. Set your dream goal for what you’d like to do in the space. Then consider what feels like a comfortable price for each item and add it up. Whittle it down as needed. 4. Be aware of any renovation and installation labor costs that may need to be added. 5. Plan a little extra for the unexpected surprises along the way. Download your Free Budgeting Workbook to help determine your total investment amount for your project.
  • Where does IHI source their products?
    First, we'll talk through what's important to you to keep in your space or pull in from another room. You may already have some pieces that work perfectly! For sourcing new items, IHI has access to furnishings and accessories that aren't available in retail stores and only sell direct to folks in the interiors biz. This exclusive access allows IHI to provide high quality items at fantastic prices! We also love to specify items from small businesses and artists around the world. You're likely to see the perfect painting or handmade accessory coming into your space from an artesian we found in your backyard or across the globe! Additionally, IHI has relationships with a variety of retail stores, so if there's an item you've fallen in love with, we can get it at competitive retail (or better) prices!
  • Can I shop on my own?
    Since IHI has been hired to design a complete vision for your space, we ask that clients do not select or purchase items on their own. This is because the selection may not be a fit for the cohesive vision, design, space, or budget, and would lead to additional fees due to the added time it would take to incorporate the new item into the overall Design Plan. All purchases will go through IHI and/or your contractor.
  • Will IHI handle all the purchasing and ordering of materials and furnishings?
    Yes, this is one of the benefits of Full-Service Interior Design! IHI ensures you have a hassle-free experience that saves you time, money, and effort. (If you purchase items from other sources, managing the installation process can be time-consuming, stressful, and end up costing you more.) From purchasing to installation, IHI manages everything so that you can focus on other aspects of your life. We'll take care of the project details: 1. You won't have to drive all over town, call various vendors, or place multiple online orders. Everything is purchased from one source (IHI), and you write just one check. 2. You can rest assured that you're getting a good price. IHI offers competitive retail prices, and in many cases, even better pricing. 3. IHI will track everything to ensure it arrives at your home on time and in one piece. 4. If there is an issue with your order, IHI will handle it, so you don't have to spend hours on hold or tracking down a lost shipment. 5. During Installation, IHI will know exactly what was ordered and how it should be installed to align with the Design Plan.
  • Can I change my mind after an order is placed?
    Once ordered, most items cannot be returned or cancelled. However, IHI will partner with suppliers to secure a return or cancellation if possible. Clients may be responsible for supplier restocking fees and/or penalties. Custom orders are non-refundable.
  • What if an item arrives damaged?
    IHI is your one point of contact for everything ordered through us. We'll work with the supplier to get you a replacement as quickly as possible. For items delivered directly to you, we ask that they are opened and inspected within 24 hours of receipt and that any damages are reported to IHI immediately.
  • Will there be Before and After photos of my space?
    Yes! Not only is it fun to look back at your home's transformation, IHI may use these photos for our portfolio, website, or other social and print media. (IHI will not disclose any client address or full name.)
  • How do I get started?
    The first step is scheduling your Free 30-minute Design Discovery Call here. We’ll chat though your design needs and ideas to get a sense of the scope of your project, timeline, and budget. We’ll review IHI's design process and determine which service is the right fit for what you want to accomplish in your home.
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