Giving Gifts - BE a gift to your Interior Designer

OK, so maybe this isn’t something you’ve considered before but here’s a few tips for when you are ready to hire an interior designer: 

  1. Give them a lump budget or a budget range you are comfortable spending so they are free to do the best job for you. As an example, when you buy a house you give the realtor a dollar amount you are shooting for. The same applies to decorating and design. Know how much you can spend so your designer can work efficiently and not waste time designing a space too cheaply or too costly for you. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what everything costs; you DO know what money you have saved to accomplish the project. Tell them.

  2. Don’t apologize for your house/home in it’s current state. Your designer wants to help you because design and decorating is their passion. You are giving them a job because of the state your house is in. There’s no need to apologize because, trust me, they are excited at the prospect of turning it into a functional, comfortable and beautiful space for you!

  3. If you aren’t sure what design style you are shooting for that’s fine; instead, be ready to tell your designer what you know you DON’T like.

  4. Make quick decisions if at all possible. When things drag on it is hard for your designer to keep all the proper information fresh and accurate. Less mistakes are made on everyone’s part when things progress at a nice pace.

  5. Get excited over the changes happening and thank them! This is incredibly rewarding for your designer and keeps them going strong.

Merry Christmas!



Lorraine's Values

No job is too small

Creating liveable spaces that are not simply about being pretty

Bringing families together through good design

Using what clients already have when at all possible

Practical solutions that are as beautiful as possible

Window coverings that combine function with beauty

Helping you get the project done

Coordinating a color pallet throughout the home



I'm Moving

In June I'll be moving my home (and office) to Skamokawa, Washington. I'll still be providing the same services I have been in the past but will have a bit more of a trip to get to some of my clients. My phone number remains the same but my mailing address has changed.

New Address:

Lorraine Interiors
PO Box 99
Skamokawa, WA 98647


Often, the hardest part of a project is getting started or getting finished.  Lorraine will work with you to accomplish both if needed. Appointments are set up in your home or office, making if very easy and convenient for you.


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Design Fees

Many designers choose to hide their fees.  Lorraine charges $100 an hour. The initial consultation is collected at the time of service in the form of check or cash and the appointment must be a minimum of 1 1/2 hours. If the appointment takes less than that there will be a $150 fee charged regardless.  Trip charges are incurred for anything over 15 miles from the Lorraine Interiors office.

A further explanation of fees will be discussed at the first appointment with a written explanation handed to you so that you will know what to expect.

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