Interior Design FAQs

How do I embark on an interior design project with Global Home?
The process begins with an initial design consultation. We meet in your home for the initial interview. During the initial interview we determine your design needs, budget, how you will use your new space, ascertain your personal style, take measurements and photographs, and inventory your current furniture.

From then, we take about two weeks to deliver an initial design schematic which consists of:

A diagram of your home with an ideal furniture layout
An estimated overall cost for new furniture and decor
An image gallery of recommended new items

Does this initial interview cost anything?
Generally the charge is $500 for the initial meeting which will take 2-3 hours. This charge is to be paid after the initial consultation. This meeting will have serious discussions on style, design priorities and budget. Should we all agree that it will be a great working relationship, we will work from your stated budget and come up a design schematic, furniture selection, time line and contract. You will pay us a good faith fee that is a percentage of your budget. We will present our overall vision and plan. When it is 100% signed off on, you will pay us the bulk of your budget so that we can implement the project in the most efficient and timely manner to provide the best service to you

How long does the entire design process take?
Once the overall design schematic is agreed upon, a small project can be completed in as little as four weeks. Larger projects can take at least three months or more. The timing very much depends on the amount of custom pieces being used in the project. The more custom pieces, the greater lead time required. If we are working with subcontractors (electricians, plumbers, wallpaper hangers, etc), the time line usually gets stretched out.

Can my current furniture be incorporated into the new design plan?
Yes, to a point. We strive to utilize as much of your current furniture into the new design plan as possible. You’ve spent a lifetime accumulating things that make you happy. We find that your current furniture is a good jumping-off point for a more cohesive design plan. Often, however, some pieces just can’t be used. If they are of poor quality, too worn, out-dated or just not in keeping with the new design plan, we cannot use them.

How much will it cost?
Costs vary depending on the scope of projects. Single rooms can be outfitted for as little as $5,000, but can also be furnished for $50,000 and up. While costs vary, we strive to work within our individual clients’ budget parameters.

What is the fee structure?
Client pays full retail price on items sourced through Global Home. This is usually the vast majority of the merchandise.
Client pays full retail plus 30% fee on items other than those sourced from Global Home.
Client pays shipping and delivery charges to get items to your home.
Client pays the installation of any wallpaper, carpet, paint, hard-wired lighting or window treatments, etc. at market rates via sub-contracted professionals.
Client pays hourly fee of $150/hr for any time spent in your home decorating or developing of design schematics beyond the first two. 
Client pays for all required sales tax.

Please note, if the total project cost is under $5,000, we do assess a fee of 30% of the total project cost.

In what style of décor do you specialize?
We work in a wide variety of design genres depending on the needs and tastes of our clients. We interpret the personalities and decor tastes of our clients into a living spaces that are refined, modern, luxurious, exotic and comfortable.  Well-versed in the gamut of decorating styles, we like mixing them, thereby making our overall design aesthetic uniquely Global Home. Browse some past projects under the Interior Design category to get a better idea of our work.

This sounds great! When can we start?
Call Vivian or Joe of Global Home at (845) 482.3652 or (212) 253-5352 or email us to schedule your design consultation.