Our Services

Lake Effect Interiors is a full service residential interior design firm dedicated to all your design needs. No matter the size of your project we will work with you to make it happen.

The Process

Prior to selecting Lake Effect Interiors, France will provide you with a free first design consultation to understand your design needs and the scope of your project. This will give you the chance to meet with her at no charge prior to deciding if you will retain her services. Once that parties have agreed to work together, Lake Effect Interiors will provide a contract between both parties that will reflect which design option you have selected, either an hourly rate or a specific design package contract.

The Design Services

  • Paint consultation indoor/outdoor
  • Wall coverings
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Custom furniture
  • Furniture selection
  • Fabric selection
  • Space planning and furniture layout
  • Flooring/tile/area rugs
  • Kitchen and bath design
  • Closet design
  • Home accessories
  • Artwork
  • Artwork display, including installation and framing
  • Custom window design including window panels, blinds, and hardware selection and installation
  • Sourcing a workroom to create custom designed window treatment and pillows
  • Sourcing an upholsterer to refresh existing furniture or build new furniture
  • Lighting plans

The Design Packages

House Paint Plan

Fees will be based on how many rooms will be painted and a predetermined number of hours.

New Home Design Planning

Fees will be based on the size of the house and a predetermined number of hours.

Service provided include plumbing selection, floor selection, cabinetry selection, window treatment selection, furniture placement, construction materials inside and out. Also, advice related to any needs to facilitate the process of you new home building. Please see the service list above.

Existing Home Make Over

Fees will be based on a specific set of parameters including number of rooms and estimated hours.

Furniture Shopping and Sourcing

Fees will be based on a per room basis with a predetermined number of hours. All furniture purchases will be made through Lake Effect Interiors and invoiced to the client. A deposit may be required.

The Services Contract

A negotiated retainer will accompany the contract and the amount will vary depending on the scope of the project. This will be specified in the contract and agreed by both parties.

Lake Effect Interiors will work on an hourly basis for most projects unless a design package is selected. The hourly fees will be specified and will be confirmed in the contract.

The Invoicing

All hourly fees will be tabulated monthly accompanied with a clear explanation per date of the work done on behalf of the client. They will be billed separately from any purchases made on behalf of the client. If material is purchased on behalf of the client a deposit may be required prior to the purchase. A monthly separate invoice will be produced tabulating all suppliers’ invoices to ensure full transparency with agreed markups when applicable.

It is agreed that, unless negotiated prior to starting a project, all items selected and presented by Lake Effect Interiors to the client will be purchased by Lake Effect Interiors because in some cases the firm will obtain trade discounts from vendors. When wholesale, the discounts may be shared as specified in advance with the client. When the items are purchased at the retail level, the client will pay the published retail price available at the time of purchase. Lake Effect Interiors will be paid a trade discount or rebate according to the retailer’s policy.