Frequently Asked Questions

How do you charge?

We charge a set design fee per project and that is determined by the size and scope of the project and how involved you would like for us to be in the construction phase of your project.

Do you require us to purchase our furnishings through your company?

Yes, we do.  We do this in order to keep your project flowing smoothly and on time.  We guarantee that you will never pay above retail costs and we will provide discounts to you wherever we are able.  Often you end up paying around 15%-20% below retail costs on products we are able to source at wholesale prices.

Where do you source your furniture?

We have accumulated a very large library of furniture, fabric, wall-covering, accessory and art vendors over the years.  We have access to hundreds of vendors in each category, most of which you may not have access to directly.  This allows us to work within many budgets while providing you with “uniquely you” pieces.

What is your minimum fee for a project?  

​Our minimum project typically starts at $10,000.  We work best when a project has a minimum budget of $15,000 per average size room.

Do you design for kitchen and/or bathroom renovations?

Absolutely.  We can help you design a kitchen or bathroom that is not only incredibly stylish, but also perfectly functional for you and your family.

How long does a typical project take?

It depends on the type of project.  Strictly decorative projects (no renovations involved) typically take about three to four months from design to installation.  Kitchen and bath renovations can typically take anywhere between four and six months to complete.  Larger renovation, addition and new construction projects can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete, depending on the scope of the project.

Do we have to use your recommended contractors and sub-contractors?

No, you do not.  We can work with your preferred contractor if you choose.  However, we always recommend that you speak to our contractors and give them a high level of consideration for your project, as we’ve been working with them for many years and know their quality of work.

What is the biggest mistake clients make?  

Not bringing us into their project from the beginning.  Having a clear plan and vision for your project will always result in a great outcome that is within budget.

What is your process for getting started?

First we have you complete a questionnaire which asks questions pertaining to your project, your lifestyle and your preferences.  Once we receive it, we schedule a phone consultation with our designer to discuss your responses on the questionnaire, as well as our services, to determine if we might be a good fit for each other.  Following the call we will email you a preliminary design proposal, outlining our costs for the design services as we discussed them.   We would then schedule an in-person, in-home consultation to review the project details as well as finalize the design proposal and kick off your project.

To begin our intake process, please contact us at 571-239-8845 or inquiry@olamarinteriors.com or complete our survey!