Our Home Furnishing Process: What to Expect

Our Home Furnishing Process: What to Expect

Dec 22, 2022

Furnishing your home involves some pretty big decisions. Between trying to find pieces that suit your personal taste and lifestyle, all while being supremely comfortable and functional, the process can involve many hurdles and challenges before finally getting it right.

To make matters more complicated, when furnishing your home yourself, you’ve also got to deal with all the moving parts involved in project management. You’ve just got to hope that it all comes together in time when liaising with the different tradespeople and vendors, so you’re not stuck eating your dinner off your lap while sitting on lawn furniture for weeks on end.

As professional interior designers, we’ve made things simple for our clients with a seamless home furnishing process so you can enjoy impeccable results without any unnecessary headaches. Let’s look at our step-by-step process that outlines exactly what to expect when you work with one of our expert interior designers.

1. Discovery call

The first step is to schedule your discovery call with one of our friendly, professional designers. Call us or fill out our online contact form here, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible so you can start creating your dream home.

Your design journey should be deeply personal, so it’s important to see if we are a good fit for one another before making any commitments. During your discovery call, we’ll get to know your unique style, your needs, and your expectations for your project.

2. Consultation at home

At your in-home furniture and design consultation, we’ll walk through your space together to better understand the size and scale of your home, how you use your space, and how you want it to feel. Meeting you in person gives us a better grasp of who you are and your unique personality so we can reflect that back in the style and furnishing choices for your home.

We’ll ask you questions to fully explore every detail of your design plan. This is an essential part of the process to ensure practicality and functionality, especially concerning furniture design and placement. 

3. Designing each space

Whether you’re reimagining just a single room or transforming your entire home, we will begin crafting your design concept and floor plan. We focus on creating incredible spaces that are perfectly tied together with a cohesive theme and flow, while being true to your personality and lifestyle needs.

As professionals, we understand how furniture functions within a space and how to maximize furniture designs and placement for a flow that suits your life, allowing you to experience your home in a totally new way. Comfort is key when it comes to furniture, and that is at the forefront of our approach to furnishing your home.

4. Furniture design presentation

Now the real fun begins for you! Your personal design presentation brings the vision for your home to life with beautifully detailed renderings and floor plans. You’ll enjoy getting to experience your design plans and sampling products and materials in person, creating a more tangible idea of how your space will look and feel.

With 2D designs, you’ll see how your furniture will look in your space and how the room layout flows, created for optimal functionality and comfort. With our premium design experience, you’ll  enjoy additional 3D renderings for even more in-depth and realistic insight into your proposed designs.

5. Home furnishings selection at our studio

Once you’re happy with everything from your design presentation, you can select all of your furniture and furnishings in our Dallas design studio.

You’ll receive supportive guidance in choosing the right furniture for you and your space. With our in-depth knowledge of design and the industry, we can advise on what will work best in terms of style, quality, comfort, and flow for your space so that you can have the ultimate home designer experience.

6. Procurement of furniture and trade coordination

After you’ve selected your furniture and materials, we order all the products for you and look after the management of the whole process. We receive your furnishings and then store them until everything is ready to be delivered and installed by our professional white glove service company..

We’ve carefully refined our process to be as efficient as possible and totally stress-free. Everything is taken care of for you, so all you have to do is wait for the big reveal!

7. Install day and big reveal of furniture design

Our team of diligent, friendly design professionals ensures a smooth installation in the shortest time possible so you can enjoy your space sooner rather than later.

All furniture and rugs will be in place, art installed, and draperies hung. We take care of everything down to the smallest decorative accessory and pillow detail styled to your liking for your big reveal and ready for you to enjoy! You’ll love stepping into a totally fresh space with beautiful, comfortable furniture you’ll enjoy for many years.

8. The astonishing end result

We like to design and style for impact in your big reveal. Not only are things beautifully arranged, but also the placement makes practical sense too.

Your home will be ready to be lived in, allowing you to relax, settle in, and start making memories immediately. You’ll enjoy the personalized luxury of a professionally furnished and designed space for years to come.

When it’s this simple to furnish your home the right way with the help of professional designers, why wait any longer? Whether you’re furnishing your new home from scratch or are reimaging a tired space, we can help you achieve your design dreams without the headaches.

Schedule your discovery call now and get one step closer to pure personal luxury.

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"We used Design Lifestyles to give our home a fresh update and they exceeded all expectations! Their eye for design is amazing and they really took the time to work with us to make sure our vision came to life.  After sharing a few pictures of what we were thinking, they came back to us with plans that blew us out of the water!  We are very happy with their quality of work and the time they took to make sure it was everything we wanted.  We are so grateful for the team at Design Lifestyles!"

Jenna McDermott

"We loved working with Kim and the entire team at Design Lifestyles! They showed us options and ideas for our space that we had never imagined! The best part of the experience was how great they are to work with. Made the entire process fun and easy!"

Tim Urban

"Design Lifestyles went above and beyond on our Kitchen remodel! We are still in awe that this is OUR beautiful new kitchen that looks just like it came right out of a dreamy magazine! The attention to detail was perfect! They combined functionality with beauty and we couldn’t be more happy with it! The best part...they made it extremely easy with their presentations, visual elevations and management. All we had to do was ok things and they took care of the rest! Thank you Design Lifestyles for being the best of the best and turning our kitchen into something magical!"

Lindsie Amyx

"Kim Bailey and Lauren Bailey Rude are amazing designers. We have worked with them on a number of projects at our home and we have been so pleased with everything they have done.  Their eye to detail is unmatched. We highly recommend Design Lifestyles for all your decorating needs."

Billie Lind

"We had the opportunity to work with Design Lifestyles earlier this year to remodel our kitchen and fireplace wall.  I had been following these very talented women on Instagram for nearly two years so I was familiar with their design aesthetic and could not wait to finally have the chance to see them in action. Starting with a very comprehensive in home meeting we discussed what we loved and what we wanted to change in addition to our budget.  Based on this meeting and our Pinterest boards, they created two very thoughtful and gorgeous design renderings for our home. This is truly where the magic happened and we were blown away with their ideas from materials, fabric, and reworking the functionality of our kitchen. They provided us with a detailed budget and a work schedule that stayed on track.  We have never had a project that went as smooth as this.  The attention to detail from small gadgets to proper tile placement, was 100% handled by Kim, Lauren, and Kelly.  Let's talk about the contractors they hired for our project, every single one of them who bid and completed a job was truly a professional.  Not one person didn't show up or came late and we would happily work with anyone of these trades again.  There is so much value in hiring this talented team, we look forward to doing it again when we re-do our master bath. Thank you ladies for bringing the love of what you do to our home. We have enjoyed the new space immensely."

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