18 March, 2020

Remote Interior Design Work for Our Clients: Keep Calm & Design On


Remote Interior Design

At LiLu Interiors, we love to live, work and design in Minnesota. We love our design community at International Market Square in Minneapolis. And we love our local clients that have been with us for years as well as starting new projects with new Minnesota-nice clients.
But we love design so much that we don’t want to be confined to only working in our beloved state. We have local clients who have invited us to work in their out of state homes. And we have clients who have no connection to MN, found our work online, and knew we’d be a great fit for them. That’s why in the years past, we’ve executed design projects in Michigan, Hawaii, Arizona, Florida, Rhode Island, and Nevada. We’ve been leveraging technology for decades to work on projects across the country. That's right, we practice remote interior design across the country and now locally when needed.
See your Hawaii Project
The Approach to our Arizona Project
The Progress on Our Arizona Project
Right now, we’re all a little weary with all of the uncertainty in our country and our world. But at LiLu, we feel grateful to still be able to carry on with design as usual by utilizing technology and the best practices we have had in place for a decade to keep our client’s design projects moving forward. We are creative problem solvers! We never let an obstacle stop us from our goal of delivering great design and top-notch personal service.
Now more than ever, we are all seeking sanctuary from this strange world. What better time than now to take this opportunity to create homes that support the way we want to live?
Want to see what a project looks like when executed remotely? Here’s a look at a project we’re working on right now on the East Coast. It’s a kitchen face lift for a space that does not reflect our client’s style. This condo, right on the water in Newport, Rhode Island, presents the perfect opportunity to bring in a little nautical flair to a bland kitchen. Follow along as we document this project and our process for working remotely!
Here’s a few of the tools we use:
-Materials packages sent to the client wherever they are.
-Organized PDF presentations to help our clients see everything the way we are seeing it.
-Virtual meetings to walk you through everything we’ve sent to you to.
-Virtual construction site visits for construction meetings, electrical walk through, you name it.

Materials packages

We like to package things into material schemes so that when you receive it, it’s clearly organized into Option A and Option B. (In this case, that involved breakable materials, so lots bubble and plastic wrap securely tucked into recycled cardboard boxes!)
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Organized Presentation Boards

We’re experts at creating Mood Boards that show you how the materials and furnishings in your space could look all together. We do this kind of presentation whether it’s an in person or virtual meeting because it’s just plain helpful to the decision making process! See how remote interior design can be the same collaborative experience whether we work with clients locally or nationally?
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Virtual Meetings

Once you have received your meeting presentation and materials, we meet virtually to talk through all of the choices, pros and cons, and all the details you need to know to make an informed decision.
We work with you to arrive at a personal, intention design during a remote interior design process.

Virtual Site Visits & Construction Supervision

Once everything is designed, you might still need us to help with executing the project. We won’t abandon you! We can meet with your contractor “on site” using technology. It’s a piece of cake to problem solve fabrication issues this way!
"Oh, come on! How could an out-of-state design project go that smoothly?!" you say? I'll just leave this right here. (A.K.A. we know what we're doing.)
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Comments on Remote Interior Design Work for Our Clients: Keep Calm & Design On
  1. Janet Lorusso says:

    Fabulous testimonial!! And that Newport project is going to be stellar!

  2. Judith Taylor says:

    Gosh, we re all hunkering down in work-at-home mode. Thanks for the great read and inspiration.

  3. Linda Merrill says:

    excellent description of how you can work remotely Lisa. Can’t wait to see the finished design!!

  4. Carla Bast says:

    Thank you for sharing this…it’s amazing that you’re able to offer your services in times like these.

  5. Linda Holt says:

    This is great! Everything looks so clear and professional. Your clients are in good hands even if you can’t be there in person. Very smart move!

  6. Leslie Carothers says:

    What a reassuring post, Lisa, and I loved reading about how many projects you’ve done remotely like this. And what a fantastic testimonial from your very happy client! It’s such a positive reaffirmation that despite whatever might be going in the world at large, that professional designers like yourself are already prepared and already utilizing technology to execute flawlessly on projects – no matter where they are.

  7. Christina Rodriguez says:

    What a great way to serve your clients using technology!

  8. Mary Ann Benoit says:

    Great ways to work together remotely and let your clients know what to expect.

  9. Sheri Bruneau says:

    Lisa, this is a really great rundown of how you work remotely with clients.

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