DesignMagic:  Family Room Makeovers

When you have been living in a house for a while, it's easy to ignore the vision you once had for it. You might have even become a little numb to how to the space affects you, but you know it doesn't look anything like the pictures you've saved to your Pinterest board.  I completely understand that because I've been there too.  In my own home, I've even lived with a previous owner's mustard yellow wall color choice on the entire first floor for seven years because I was too afraid to change it.  Once I did change it, however, I was so happy with the result and wished I had done it sooner!  Sometimes it can be hard to visualize the positive impact that can be made in your home and heart by reimagining a space as crucial as your main living room.  It can even feel overwhelming.  I think we all just want a quick, easy, affordable way to make our space come alive with our own unique styles and to finally get those pictures on the wall!  Plus, we're all a little tired of starting lots of home projects and never getting around to finishing them.  So, what do you say to something that can be done in a day?  I hope your answer is ‘yes, please'!  Now, just get ready for one of the best days ever -- what I like to call your Big Day!

I'd be honored to be the one you'd pick to help with reimagining your space.  

In Grace and Peace,

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Overview

DesignMagic: Family Room Makeover is a program designed to quickly, easily, and affordably makeover your home's main living space.  I'll work with you to uncover your unique design style and decor personality, taking into account what you've tried before, what's worked, and what hasn't.  Together, we will determine which of your existing pieces we can reuse or repurpose for your space and I'll fill in the gaps with a few new pieces and accessories.  Then, on your Big Day, I'll come to your house and work my design magic by rearranging, restyling, and reimagining your space.  By the end of the day, you'll have a finished, complete space that beautifully reflects your design tastes.  Yay!

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Benefits

  • Improved traffic flow

  • Best possible conversation area for the shape of your room

  • Optimal t.v. viewing arrangement

  • A pulled together look

  • A cohesive design that makes sense

Before Your Big Day

Even if you're not sure what your style is, that's okay!  I'll use a series of tools to help us uncover your unique design preferences.  First, I'll send you my welcome packet which will get things off to a great start.  Included in the packet is my signature design questionnaire, a guide on how to take measurements, photos, and video of your room and how to upload them to a secure client portal page on my website, as well as my guide for prepping your room to get it ready for your Big Day.  I also include a guide for creating a Pinterest board dedicated to this project so you can pin some ideas you love and share them with me.  

In the questionnaire, you'll detail how you currently use the room, what you love or don't love about it now, share your vision and ideas for the room, and more.  Once you send all of the items from the welcome packet back to me, I'll review everything you've sent and start sketching out some layouts and ideas for your space.  I will work with the furniture you already own if possible and create a plan to rearrange and reorganize it to create the best possible traffic flow, conversation area, and/or t.v. viewing arrangement possible for the shape of your room.  I'll also create a list of items we'll need for the makeover.  Next, I'll start sourcing and shopping for the new items.  I typically source from both new and vintage suppliers, depending on what the style of the room is.  During this time, I'll be working on a plan for your room, purchasing any needed items on your behalf, and dreaming up ways to maximize your space in a smart, functional way.

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On Your Big Day

Your Big Day is a very exciting one!  This is the day you've been dreaming about, and now it's finally here!  I'll arrive between 9-9:30am and have my SUV loaded up with all of your goodies, plus my ladder, artwork hanging kit, level, toolbox, hammer, drill, and camera.  It takes a lot of tools to make a room look fabulous!  I'll set up all of my tools in an adjacent staging room, and then begin transforming your space. You'll already have everything but the furniture we're planning to keep in the room and have the room vacuumed, dusted and wiped down.  This is imperative to a successful and efficient process on your Big Day.  Once all of the main furniture pieces are in place, I'll start arranging all of the smaller pieces, style the tabletops and bookshelves, and put on the final touches.  The process on Saturday typically lasts 5-7 hours, and generally by late afternoon you will have a space that feels brand new!

100% Happiness Guarantee

I want you to adore your new space, and that's why I offer a 100% Happiness Guarantee.  If you're not happy, I'm not happy and I will come back for free to make it right!

After Your Big Day

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After your big day, some important things are still happening.  First, I always do my best to finish with everything within the given time slot on your Big Day.  However, some houses are larger than others and some spaces have unforeseen challenges that we may run into on your Big Day, thus necessitating the need for me to come back for an additional half day or more.  I will always do my best to communicate ahead of time if I think we may need more time than the package allows for.  If I do need to come back to finish some things up, I will do this the following day.  Nearly 100% of the time, your Big Day would be scheduled for a Saturday, and then if needed, I would come back on Sunday afternoon to wrap things up. After all, I don't want you to have to wait to enjoy your brand new space!  Also, after every Big Day, I will follow up with you via a Skype or Facetime call to make sure you're 100% happy with how things turned out.  This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about your new space and to let me know how well you and your family are enjoying your revamped room.  I love hearing these stories!  

Packages & Pricing

The DesignMagic: Family Room Makeover basic package starts at $350—get in touch to get access to my custom quote builder and learn more.

The Basic Package Includes:

  • Signature Design Questionnaire
  • Planning & Prep Guide
  • Pinterest Guide
  • Guide to taking measurements, photos & video
  • Secure client portal on my website 
  • Spatial (layout) analysis
  • Traffic flow, conversation area, t.v. optimal viewing analysis
  • Procurement of any needed new pieces (both new and vintage)
  • Main furniture arrangement & re-set
  • Organization recommendations
  • Tabletop styling
  • Bookshelves, other shelves, and open/glass front cabinet styling
  • Artwork arrangement and installation (up to 4 pieces)
  • Product returns if needed
  • Follow up Skype/Facetime session
  • 100% Happiness Guarantee

Investment:  $350

Add On the Advanced Package for only $99 and you'll receive:

  • In person meeting prior to your Big Day
  • Window treatment installation
  • Rug procurement and placement (for larger rugs)
  • Additional art installation (up to 10 pieces total)

Add to the Basic Package for Only $99

(Sorry, no substitutions)

Decor & Accessories

In addition to the service packages above, please select one of the following for any decor elements/accessories, etc. that we'll need to complete your room.

  • Level 1 - $200 - $400
  • Level 2 - $400 - $600 (Most Popular)
  • Level 3 - $600 - $800
  • Level 4 - $800+
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Other Design Projects

I love to be a part of other design projects that you may have in mind.  All other design projects can be booked in half or full day increments.  Half Day (Up to 3 hours):  $436.  Full Day (Up to 7 Hours):  $872.  Contact me to set up an appointment.  If I'm available for your project dates, we'll meet in person, on the phone, or on Skype/Facetime to talk about your project and see if we're a fit to work together.

Bonus Gifts

When you book a design package of $425 or more, you will receive a complimentary one-hour visioning session complete with live sketching and brainstorming.

When you book a design package of $850 or more, you will receive a complimentary one-hour visioning session and a set of 3 digital room layout concepts.

When you book a design package of $1300 or more, you will receive a complimentary one-hour visioning session, 3 digital room layout concepts, and a Signature custom color palette.

When you book a design package of $1600 or more, you will receive a complimentary one-hour visioning session, 3 digital room layout concepts, a Signature custom color palette, and a Signature personalized 16"x16" throw pillow with a luxurious down insert.

Family Room Makeover FAQ

Q:  What is the DesignMagic: Family Room Makeover Package?
A quick, easy, and affordable way to update your main living space with a designer's touch.

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Q: Can I customize my design package?
Yes! Every package is customized to fit your needs. Contact me to get access to my quote builder to build your own design package.

Q: How and when do I pay?
For all design packages under $400, payment in full will hold your date.  For all design packages or other design services over $400, a deposit of 50% will hold your date and the remainder will be due at the end of the first day's service unless it is an ongoing project (4 days or more), and the terms can be worked out on an individual basis. Products can be paid for in person at the conclusion of your session via credit card or check.

Q:  Can I be involved in the process?
You're very welcome to be part of the Big Day process if you wish.  Your help moving heavy furniture into place on your Big Day would be much appreciated but is not required.  Many clients wish to be surprised by their room makeover, similar to some popular home shows.  It is completely up to you if you'd like to be present or not on your Big Day.  Your help clearing out all decor and any smaller furniture pieces prior to the Big Day is imperative to a successful and efficient process. 

Q: Will you travel? Does this cost extra?
I live in East Saugatuck, Michigan.  Design sessions typically take place in the Saugatuck/Holland/Zeeland area. Travel is included within 15 miles of East Saugatuck, MI. Travel fees may apply beyond 15 miles.  Travel barters are available.

Q:  Are there any design fees on products?
Yes, there is a 25% procurement fee added to all products that I source for you.  There is no fee for making returns on your behalf.

Q:  How long is my design deposit good for?
Once purchased, your design deposit is good for one year.  Your deposit holds your spot on the calendar and puts your project into motion.  There is a lot of work that I do prior to your Big Day, including determining your unique design style, communicating with you about the room, researching room inspiration, sourcing the perfect products for your Big Day’s makeover, and purchasing and storing all of the goodies that will make your room come to life.  If for some reason you need to move your Big Day date, your design deposit remains available to you for rescheduling, less 20%.  

Q:  What happens if I need to put my project on hold?
I understand that life happens and sometimes we need to put a hold on a project for one reason or another.  If your project goes inactive for 90 days or more, your account will be put into ‘inactive’ mode.  When you’re ready to get going again, just reach out to hello@brookedeboer.com and let me know.  If your project is delayed repeatedly, I will likely need to return any of the merchandise that I originally purchased for you, and will need to start your project from the beginning when you’re ready to get going again.

Q: Do I pay sales tax on my design or products?
Per Michigan law, there is no sales tax added to interior design services, but there is a 6% sales tax that is added to all products.

Q:  How does the Happiness Guarantee work?
I want you to be 100% happy with your design.  If for any reason you're not in love with your design, I will come back for a complimentary mini session to make it right.  Details here.

Q: This sounds like everything we're looking for. What happens next to start this process?
Contact me to set up a phone appointment or reach out to me via email at hello@brookedeboer.com.