Consultations are a flexible option that can meet a multitude of design needs for just about any client, on any budget without the designer taking on the project management and product purchasing role.

In design, I strive for livable beauty: a space that is modern and stylish yet warm, inviting, and comfortable, and maximizes the living experience for owners and guests alike. Read more about my design goals, business goals, and style.

Consultations can meet a variety of needs for homeowners, renters, real estate agents, or real estate investors.

Home Refresh Consultation

Does your space need an update, but not a full renovation? Whether you’re looking to update a room or two or your entire home, the Home Refresh package can meet your needs. The process starts with an in-person, up-to-two hour consultation, where we will discuss your project in detail, from the color scheme to the decor. After touring your space, discussing your needs, goals, and budget, I will create a room-specific design plan for your home that you are then able to execute independently.

As appropriate to the space, the plan will include direction and recommendations on paint colors for walls, trim, cabinetry, or other finishes; flooring, lighting, and plumbing fixture recommendations; layout ideas; furniture and decor recommendations, and more.

At an hourly rate, I will specify an exact source list of furnishings, decor, and finishes as well as create custom design boards for each space so you’re able to visualize how everything ties together. You are responsible for all product ordering, hiring of trades, and management of the project. If this sounds like too much work and you’d rather have the designer handle it all, check out my full-service offerings.

Design board for interior design consultation client in Twin Cities, Sima Spaces
A little boy’s room design board for a client building a new home

Pricing is determined by number of rooms, up to 3, and then based on square footage for full home consultations. Single rooms start at $225.

Virtual Consultations

For people located outside of the Twin Cities, I offer virtual consultations, which can take place via FaceTime or Skype. This package is billed at an hourly rate and is able to meet just about any project needs other than full service design.

$75 per hour with a one-hour minimum.

Staging Consultation

Whether you’re a homeowner preparing to sell, real estate agent, or investor selling your flipped home or advertising your rental property, you understand the importance of a well-designed and decorated home. The way your property appears in real estate photos and during showings can mean the difference of thousands of dollars in potential profit. Investing in beautifully designed staging and decor means a bigger paycheck for you as a seller, realtor, and/or investor.

A staging consultation includes a thorough, detailed walk-through of the home, during which time we’ll discuss your ideal buyer/renter, your goals for the appearance of the property, design and decor ideas, project scope, timeline, budget, and more. I will then create a customized, room-by-room list of recommendations for everything from paint finishes to furniture placement to the finishing touches of decor.

At your request, Sima Spaces can take over the project and hire any necessary trades, rent furniture, and/or stage and style your space to perfection.

Staging packages are based on square footage and start at $350. Specific sourcing or in-person styling is charged at an hourly rate of $75/hr. Project management fees, furniture rental, and bills from trades are additional costs.