The first step is to call or email us, and make a consultation appointment. We will collect some basic information about your project, such as room type, design concept, and timeline. Then we'll schedule a meeting with you, at the location where the work will be done.
At our first meeting, we'll discuss your project, and look at colors and styles. We'll bring a color deck, to help with color choice. Aliya may bring sample boards or a portfolio for design ideas, but each of her designs will be unique and individual in some way.
Aliya will create a finish that will fit your lifestyle and design concept. We take notes, and measure the area, so that we can provide you with an estimate for the cost of the project. Each technique involves different products and labor costs, so a firm price will be quoted when you have made your final decision on the area, color and faux finish to be used.
Of course! If your project is new construction, we can look at the blueprint and design plans, or visit the job site, to determine the best course of action. The timeframe will fit within the existing build plan of your contractor.
It isn't necessary that a designer is working with you on your project. However, you may find it helpful — especially when it comes to design concept, furniture, fabric choices, etc. If you are searching for a good designer, Aliya can recommend one to you.
If possible, remove any breakable objects and art work, and store them in a safe location. Please have the furniture placed in the center of the room, and remove wall hangings from the walls. We can assist with this, if you need some help. We will cover the floors and furniture, to avoid any damage.
Aliya will discuss what type of base coating is required. In some cases it will be necessary to have an area prepared, prior to beginning the project. Any preparation requirements will be discussed and outlined beforehand.
Every project and every space is different. Typically, a single room takes between two to three days. The number of layers and difficulty will determine the exact length of the job. Drying time is also something that can't be rushed.
Since the sample board is typically a 2' x 2' board, you should expect slight variations. Existing texture can play a role in the overall look, but we try to get the sample as true to the project as possible. Keep in mind that this is hand finished unique artwork. We always make sure you are satisfied with the end result.
There really aren't many boundaries to Aliya's work range. She is willing to travel long distances — even to international destinations if she is the right person for the project. Travel expenses can be rolled into your quote.