FAQs about working with Lesley Myrick
You’ve hired us to design and implement a vision for your space and we suggest you don't buy anything on your own while we're working together. Your choice may not be a fit for the design, space, or budget and can throw a wrench into our design plan, which can ultimately add more time - and money - to your project.
If you found something you’ve gone totally bonkers for and must have it in your home, let’s talk and we'll come up with a plan to make it work!
Please let us know! We'll discuss your concerns and if necessary, find a more desirable solution. It's your home - the decision about what is purchased and installed in your home is ultimately yours.
We can recommend contractors that we love for your project, but our insurance stipulates that you must enter into an agreement with them directly. If you don't dig the team we've connected you with, you of course are free to find your own trades for the project.
Our full-service Design Comprehensive package includes Conceptual Design, Detailed Design, and Implementation. Basically we handle all the crap so you don't have to! You can learn more about Design Comprehensive right here.
We have other options too, for clients who prefer to be more hands-on. You can book a call with Lesley to learn more, if you'd like.
We totally can work with your budget, but understand that no one's design wishlist is ever within the amount they wanted to spend! Think of it this way: if you want a Mercedes but have a Kia budget, it's up to you to increase your budget to afford the Mercedes, or decide to make some compromises and stick with the Kia. Both cars are great - and you get to decide which you want and which you can afford.
A clear picture of budget at the start helps us create a design plan that meets your needs, desires, and financial goals. So really, let us know what your budget is. Put some time into coming up with a number before we start, even if you think you have “no idea”. We’ll talk you through what we can accomplish for your budget and you’ll be thankful in the end that we nailed this down in the beginning.
Here’s an idea of how budgets typically work out on a design project. Design Fees land at about 20% of the total budget; freight and white glove delivery expenses are around 18%; furnishing and labor are about 52%; and the final styling accessories are 10%. This varies from project to project, but it’s a good starting point so you’ve got an understanding of where your design dollars will be going.
We recommend 10% of a room's budget be saved for accessories and styling at the end. When you splurge on a new outfit but forget to buy the shoes, jewelry, and a great bag to complement it, doesn’t it just fall short?
The same goes for an interior. Getting the final details right can make the difference from a room feeling halfway finished to a room that looks amazing.
The final 10% of the budget, used for artwork and accessories, takes a room to a whole new level. A fully complete and styled room is a must-have in the Lesley Myrick Art + Design philosophy and gives you the best bang for your buck.
For Design Comprehensive clients, we perform one large installation of all your items. You know that "big reveal" you see on TV design shows? We want to create that magic moment for you!
Items purchased by us on your behalf are safely stored at our office or in a white glove receiving and delivery facility until delivered to you.
(Heads up - clients are responsible for all shipping, storage, & delivery fees.)
Good question. Right now, the answer is four:
- Five rainbow stars down her back. (Yes, getting your spine tattooed really, really hurts.)
- A stained glass rose window and cross on her right shoulder.
- A vintage-style swallow and heart on her left forearm that says "1 John 4:19" (which, BTW, is the verse that says, "we loved because He first loved us). Her husband Nate has a matching tattoo and they got them as wedding gifts to each other.
- A color wheel on the back of her right leg.