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  • Writer's pictureSarah Pence

E-Design:How It Works

Now that PCI has gone almost completely virtual, I thought it would be a great time to talk about what e-design is and how it works in more detail. So, settle in my friend, I'm about to blow your mind!


How it starts:


Well, it starts with a simple "Hi". So, allow me to introduce myself. I'm Sarah Pence and I LOVE what I do. As a military wife and Mom to a spunky little girl and her four-legged sidekick, believe me when I say that I have a knack for designing for your lifestyle. I believe any house can be transformed into a home with the right tools and I'm passionate about making sure you have everything you need to make your design dreams become reality. My expertise is creating clean, cohesive, timeless spaces within any budget. I love finding ways to make each design unique and inspiring and I'm not afraid to take a few chances and think outside the box along the way to do it.


5 Fast Facts About Me:

1.) I don't do ANYTHING before my morning coffee.

2.) I love to read and often start several new books at once.

3.) I enjoy traveling and trying new things.

4.) Food and laughter is my love language.

5.) I never meet a stranger. Buckle up, we're going to be friends!



"What IS E-Design?"



"So, what exactly IS e-design?" Boy, do I get this question a LOT. And I LOVE to

answer it. Why? Because I get excited about introducing new things to people and watching that #mindblown moment when they realize what they've been missing.

What is it? E-design, also known as electronic, remote, or virtual design is an interior design service that is performed T O T A L L Y &

C O M P L E T E L Y O N L I N E.

Yep, all of it. With a traditional design service, your designer or decorator would visit your home, evaluate and measure your space and discuss your needs with you in person. What I do is a bit different - with E-design, the collaboration between you and I is done virtually through email, phone calls and video. So, because all you need is internet access, I am able to work with you no matter where you are located! How cool is that?!


"Is E-Design right for me?"



I'm sure you've heard the phrase "it's not for everyone" which can apply to just about anything - including interior design. So, is e-design for you? Some of the biggest benefits of e-design is that it's affordable, convenient and has fast turn-around time. If you need an expert’s help pulling together a vision for a room in your home and you’re willing to put in a little work to make it happen, e-design is definitely for you! It’s for DIYers, renters, house flippers, real estate agents, small business owners and anyone else who wants to elevate a space and is willing and able to manage ordering their own furnishings and implementing the design plan on their own.



The Process:


Wondering what the process is REALLY like? Let me walk you through the steps!



P R O J E C T O N B O A R D I N G

This is where you tell me ALL THE THINGS! Seriously, I want to know it all - your style, your needs, your wants...EVERYTHING. You'll complete a project questionairre and this will help to make sure that you get the most out of the collaboration process. The more detailed you can be, the better!


D E S I G N C O N C E P T

This is where I take all of the information you provided (photos of your existing space, inspiration photos, measurements, and any other details you shared) and create a design concept that encompasses who you are and what you need from the space.


C O L L A B O R A T I O N

You will be able to view your design concept in your client portal (this is created during the onboarding process). Once you've had a chance to view it, the collaboration process begins! This is where you give feedback and we discuss the direction of the design plan. If revisions are necessary this, is where it happens. Once all revisions have been approved, it's on to the next phase!



D E L I V E R A B L E S

What package option you choose prior to starting the project will determine what deliverables you will receive at this phase. In addition to your final design concept, these include shopping lists, 3D renderings, 720 degree virtual tours of your space, set up instructions, and furniture layout plans. You're almost ready for the final phase!


I M P L E M E N T A T I O N

Time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! This is where you order and install everything. You have access to me through your client portal so I'll be here to walk you through any questions you may have, but this is your time to SHINE! Then, you send me photos of your finished space and we do a virtual happy dance!




There you have it, folks. Now you're "in the know". Want to tell your friends all about how you created a beautiful space from the comfort of your sofa? Get started HERE.


Until next time,




Be Well. Stay Kind.


And Keep Dreaming.




Sarah





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