Based in St. Paul, MN, Sima Spaces specializes in residential remodels and decorating and offers full-service design and decorating for any living space in your home. I strive for livable beauty, and have a modern style that incorporates organic elements to create a space that is stylish yet warm, inviting, and comfortable.
Whether your space needs a full gut and remodel or just brand new furnishings and decor, full-service design and decorating is a turn-key option to having the space of your dreams.
I use a comprehensive process, broken down into four phases, that takes the project from a conversation to a finished space whether it’s a decorating job or a full remodel. With this, you can be assured that no detail of your project will be overlooked, and you can expect it will be carried out with professionalism, transparency, integrity, and efficiency.
Project Initiation Phase
Steps 1 & 2 | Consultation, Contract Signing, and Receipt of Retainer
Once you’ve reached out via email, we’ll have a brief phone call or you may fill out a questionnaire to share the details of your project. If we’re a good fit, we will schedule an in-person consultation, during which we’ll discuss your project goals, design style, budget, and timeline. I’ll provide knowledge and expertise of what to expect from a design and construction standpoint, share ideas of what I envision for the space, and explain my process in detail. When you’re comfortable, a signed letter of agreement and payment of the project-dependent retainer fee will officially kick off the project.
The consultation is a flat fee of $225, due at time of scheduling.
Research, Design, and Presentation Phase
Steps 3 & 4 | Trade Period & Design Process
We’ll gather estimates from trades and begin the process of completely redesigning your space.
Step 5 | Design Presentation
On Presentation Day, the entire project is laid out in front of you and you can visualize everything that’s about to happen.
Project Management Phase
Steps 6-8 | Order Placement, Budget Review, and Construction Phase
After you’ve signed off on each finish, fixture, and furnishing, orders will be placed, constructed, tracked, and shipped to a warehouse.
During this time, any trades will be hard at work remodeling your space. Sima Spaces will manage the project to ensure everything is going as planned.
Steps 9 & 10 | Installation and Styling
After the difficult construction work is complete, it is time for the fun part: installing! All fixtures and furnishings will be installed professionally, and Sima Spaces will style your space to perfection, right down to candles and throw blankets.
Project Completion Phase
Steps 11-13 | Reveal, Identifying and Resolving Deficiencies, and Wrapup
On reveal day, we will walk through and discuss every inch of your space, as well as point out any deficiencies that might have occurred (a scratched table, a scuff on the wall etc.). Although we strive for perfection, deficiencies are inevitable, and while some designers might shy away from acknowledging imperfections, that’s where Sima Spaces differs. We will point them out and come up with a plan to fix them for you. Once they’ve been taken care of, we will wrap up the entire project with a binder complete with any information about each product included in your space as well as how to care for it.
Do you have a remodel or decorating project in mind and think we’d be a good fit? Send an email below to get started!
Does full-service sound like more than you need to commit to? Perhaps your project is suitable for e-design or one of my many consultation offerings, both of which are affordable and less comprehensive alternatives to full-service.