Interior Design


When I come to your home or business for a design consultation these are the things we will do:

  • brainstorm design solutions- offer initial ideas
  • chat about design preferences and what works for the house
  • discuss: rooms involved, budget and expectations

one and a half hour in-home consultation – $200

After the consultation, I will draft a Client Agreement (for you to sign) outlining the scope of the project.

design services are available on an hourly basis at $150/hr for smaller projects ; larger projects are billed at a percentage of construction cost

travel outside Ann Arbor, MI $75/hr



Design services are available for whatever phase you are experiencing in your home. You might have just recently moved in and don’t know where to start in making it feel like your own. You may need help visualizing where your own furniture should go, or you may want help redesigning a room or two. Perhaps you have been living in your home for years and want an update or fresh start. We can start the process with an in-home consultation and continue working together on an hourly basis. I can assist a little or a lot- it’s up to you.


  • space planning
  • color/paint consultation
  • materials/finishes selection
  • custom furniture design
  • furniture selection
  • lighting selection
  • rug selection
  • accessories selection
  • window treatment selection
  • art/decorations curation and/or selection
  • shopping
  • purchasing
  • styling
  • project management



If you live a bit too far away for me to see you, design services are available virtually. Send me a few photos of your space and I can provide you with design guidance. Online design guidance is offered in 1/2 hour increments at $150/hr. We can communicate via phone, email and/or Skype.



Most of us like to know what’s next or what we can plan on.

I follow a simple process to get us from the current state of your home to one that you are excited about.


1 initial contact

You’ve found me, now we just need to connect. I love to chat on the phone and hear your voice, but with busy lives an email may be more convenient. I want to know your story. What kind of house do you live in? Why are you drawn to my style in particular? The fit is important for both of us, so let’s find out!


 2 consultation

    • tour your home
    • ask you lots of questions pertaining to your home and style
    • make suggestions – my initial ideas about layout, color, furniture


3 agreement

At the end of the consultation, we will determine if you would like to take the next steps to design/redesign your home. We will go over the Client Agreement and I will ask you to sign off that we will be working together.


4 measure/photo

Upon signing the Client Agreement, we will set up a date for me to return to your home to measure the spaces involved and snap ‘before’ photos. Although you need to let me in the door for this step, you do not need to be an active part of this step.  


5 design/price

All me! You sit back and I design. After I’ve come up with a new look and feel for your space(s), I present to you in the form of a mood board what your new design will look like. If a renovation is involved, a floorpan and rendering will also be drawn. Together we will tweak the design, at which point I will price the project and send you a Design Proposal.


6 approval

All items to be included in your project will be priced out and presented to you for approval of purchase. You click the boxes and we are on our way. If your project includes only furniture and accessories, payment is  due prior to orders being placed. Methods of payment: credit card or check. If your project involves renovation, a 50% deposit for time and materials will need to be paid at the start of the project. 


 7 order/schedule service 

All items will be ordered and services scheduled immediately after payment received.


 8 installation 

Most furniture will be delivered directly to your door. Accessories are items I will bring on Installation Day. If renovations are to take place, we will be in constant communication regarding the timeline of the work to take place by contractors. I will manage the general contractor and be your point of contact.


 9 photo shoot  

As the final details fall into place and your space is looking fantastic, it will be time for a photo shoot. Taking photos of your project is an exciting time! This is when we get to see quality images of what your home would look like in a magazine! These images help me build my business and I thank you for this last step. I’m happy to share the images with you!

Elin Walters

principal designer . owner

ann arbor . michigan

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