Often my residential clients come to me after searching the internet for that YES chandelier, pendant, or sconce fixture that they couldn’t find. Knowing what my clients don’t want, makes the creative process much easier.
A question sometimes asked, is this project to small for you to take on? They also express concern about affordability. My response is always the same, there is no job that is too small and we can always agree on a budget that you feel comfortable with.
COLLABORATION- I love this part! A project, no matter what size always begins with a conversation of intentions. We discuss clients vision, their style, color, finishes and what exactly they want their custom light fixture to do. Is it purely inspirational or does it need to be task worthy?
Some important details to think about: Consider the type of light that you want your fixture to provide.
Are you needing task lighting, or ambient lighting? Where will your fixture be hanging? Consideration of the furniture in your room, as well as other fixtures that can be seen in and from that room. We welcome as much information that you can provide. Photos, videos, and/or drawings are always helpful in the design and development process.
DESIGN AND PRICING
Budget - The cost of creating a custom fixture is an important factor on all fronts. The budget will determine the type of materials used and the finishes selected. There are always ways to reengineer a light fixture to fit within my clients budget.
The next step is to write up an estimate. Your estimate includes a written description of your fixture as well as the cost for creating it. The budget will determine the type of materials used and the finishes selected.
Once you have approved your estimate, we request 50% payment of the total cost of the fixture. After receiving payment, we will provide you with a shop drawing of your custom fixture and finish samples to approve. Know that we are available to answer any questions along the way.
Our studio is located in Richmond VA. I love the team of makers that I work with. We all agree on what quality means.