Whether it’s a commercial or residential program, we always put our client’s desires and needs at the forefront of our business. By tuning in, listening and evaluating client’s objectives, LCID is able to bring clarity to the course from day one. Established goals guide our team throughout project development and create spaces which truly reflect our client’s mission. Process transparency is as important to us as the end result. Learn more about how we engage throughout the course of the development:
Step 1: Introduction
In this initial meeting, we review the project scope, deadlines, and most importantly—evaluate if we are a right fit for one another. Respect and trust lay the foundation for a successful professional partnership. General camaraderie and kindness go a long way in a world of imperfection; if we genuinely like the people we work with, we’ll overcome any obstacle.
Step 2: Bid Process
Information obtained during the introduction meeting allows us to assemble a bid for the project’s scope of services. This allows us to estimate our firm’s fees for the interior design portion of the project. Please note, there are rare cases in which we will provide an overall estimated budget for a project. However, this usually takes place once the bid has been approved and the project has begun.
Step 3: Kick-off Meeting
Once the bid is approved, we schedule a kick-off meeting with our team to review details of the design, budget, and a final timeline for completion. This is when we truly begin the design process. We use varied approaches from word association to imagery review to determine the client’s style and to set the tone for the remainder of the design process.
Step 4: Design Schematics
During this phase, we simplify the overall goals. Our team now provides our client with imagery and mood boards to ensure we are in agreement with the trajectory of the look and feel of the project.
Step 5: Design Selections
This step ebbs and flows, requires curation, and is the majority of the process. Design selections may include drawings (such as floorplans, space plans, and millwork) and FFE selections (i.e. furniture, finishes, lighting and hardware). Various options are presented within the desired budget.
Step 6: Product Procurement
Once design selections are complete, we procure all items to install. Items may be integrated all at once or delivered as they are completed, depending on the client’s desires. Lead time is often associated with FEE items. Please don’t get discouraged by this—it’s an indication that completion is on the horizon.
Step 7: Installation
Products are installed.
Step 8: Final Layers
Once major items are installed, we review the project as a whole to take note of any possibly overlooked details. We address punch list items and source art, accessories and finishing touches during this time.
Step 9: Project Wrap-Up
If any outstanding items remain, we review them. The project is then closed with a meeting to review the overall project.
Step 10: Photoshoot
Lastly, we schedule a photoshoot to document your new custom space.