WHAT TYPE OF DESIGN WORK DO YOU DO?
I provide interior design services for commercial and residential clients. I have over 7 years of experience in the design industry managing projects ranging from small apartments to large-scale restaurants and hotels. I am available to work on the following types of projects:
- Hospitality Design, including Restaurants, Bars, and Hotels
- Model Apartments, Lobbies, and Lounge Areas
- Salons, Boutiques, Offices, and Studios
- Residential Interior Design and Remodeling
HOW DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS WORK?
The design process can be roughly divided into 2 phases. I work with you from the start of the project through to completion.
Phase 1 - Design Development
This is where we come up with a design concept for your space, develop a preliminary budget, and start to fill in the details. I will put together an initial design presentation, and work with you to develop it further. My services include:
- Creating an Overall Design Concept
- Space Planning and Furniture Layouts
- Drafting Floor Plans, Lighting Plans, and Elevations
- Selections for Finish Materials, Furniture, Lighting,
- Recommendations for Artwork and Placement
- Custom Cabinetry Design
For an additional fee, I can also assist with Exterior Storefront Design, Signage and Graphic Design, and 3D Renderings.
Phase 2 - Design Execution
Once the design plan is complete, it's time to make your project come to life. During this phase I can assist you with the following tasks:
- Purchasing and Tracking Orders
- Creating Detailed Construction Drawings
- Working with Vendors to Finalize Details on Custom Orders
- Meeting On-Site with Contractors and Other Specialists
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Good design shouldn't be rushed. Please allow 2-4 weeks from the time of deposit to receive an initial design presentation. From there, it can take several more weeks to develop and finalize your plan. The pace depends, in part, on your deadline and decision-making speed. If you have a specific date in mind, I can work with you to create a design plan that can be executed on time.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Every project is different, and the total costs will depend on the size of your project and the scope of work. Please contact me with more details about your project, and I can prepare a proposal with estimated costs.
We are delighted with our kitchen! Laura's attention to detail translated to elegant and cost-effective solutions for tiled surfaces, lighting and appliance options. Her eye for color and materials made a tight New York apartment kitchen look and feel spacious and bright.
Christiane and Manuel Fashek-Schmidt
Clients, New York, NY
Laura’s work demonstrates a great sensitivity to color and materials. Her aesthetic is clean and graceful, contemporary and warm, and her designs are as livable as they are pleasing to the eye.
Interior Designer and Author of Understanding Color: An Introduction for Designers
Laura's work is as impressive as her attitude. Professional and accommodating, she is intuitive to her clients' needs and has a great eye. I would undoubtedly ask for her assistance again. She is a pleasure to work with.
Client, Westchester, New York
Laura Weatherbee's projects combine refreshing creativity with unusual thoroughness and attention to detail. They really work!
Peter B. Brandt
Professor, New York School of Interior Design
Lisa and Laura were professional, easy to work with, and extremely creative in a hyper-classy, understated way. I would hire them again for sure.
Owner, Swich Wholesome Sandwiches
Laura Weatherbee is a pleasure to work with. She is smart, capable and hard-working. She is passionate about her work and committed to every project. I would happily recommend working with her in the future.
Principal, ESE Design