FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How do you work and what do you charge?
A: Good question! Our goal is to be as straight forward and transparent with pricing as possible. We offer our design-oriented services (in-home consultations and full room design plans) at a flat fee to take out the guesswork for our clients. You know upfront exactly what your investment in our professional design process is. To take your project through to completion, we offer full-service purchasing, ordering and project implementation at an hourly rate. Clients who use this service receive exclusive savings through Stevie Storck Design Co.'s to-the-trade only designer discounts. We also offer a la carte interior design consulting that can be customized to your unique project's needs. To request an updated pricing list, please contact us here.
Q: What is your education and background in Interior Design?
A: Stevie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture at Chatham University in Pittsburgh in May of 2013 after which she returned to York County and spent 3 years working in kitchen & bath design and furniture design/sales. In April of 2016, she transitioned to running her own design business full-time and since then has worked with dozens of clients on residential and light commercial projects throughout York, Lancaster, Adams, Harford and Baltimore counties.
Q: What is your design style?
A: We pride ourselves on being a very adaptable stylewise, but we describe our signature aesthetic as Eclectic, Elegant, Essentialist. Read more about Stevie's personal design philosophy, here and see photos of recent projects on our portfolio page.
Q: What will be the duration of my project?
A: That can vary widely from project to project, based on how quick we are able to get through the initial design phase and the lead times on the products and materials you select. Generally, full-service design projects take anywhere from 3-6 months from our first meeting to completion. If you are working to a specific deadline, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
Q: Do we have to purchase our furniture and accessories through you?
A: No, our clients have the option of handling all of their purchasing and order management themselves but most choose to delegate that work to us so that they can utilize the savings and discounts that are available to us through our designer trade accounts. For most of my clients, the savings they get from using my full-service purchasing end up being more than what they pay for my time in taking this portion of the project over. On top of that, I save them time and hassle making it simple, easy and effortless to take their room transformation from "before" to "after".
Q: Will you hire subcontractors?
A: No, any and all subcontracts will be hired by you directly as the client. That being said, we have established relationships with local subcontractors that we can recommend to you. Project management & coordination with the trades falls under Full-Service Purchasing, Order Management & Implementation and is billed at an hourly rate.
Q: How do I get started and what will my initial investment be?
A: To schedule your in-home Design Consultation or book your E-Design project, please contact us using the button below. We'll send back more information, including an updated list of our services and itemized pricing. Payment for In-Home Consultations are due in full at the time of service. For Full-Service projects, 50% of your total design fee is due upon signing our Design Agreement and the remaining 50% is due once your design has been finalized and approved, before we move onto purchasing and installation.