Interior Design Agreement

Red Sofa Company – Interior Design Agreement

Scope: I, Melissa Nelson, being hired as your Designer, shall develop interior furnishing specifications that may include coloration, fabrics, lighting, and furnishings as required. Designer’s services do not include landscape design or architecture. Designer shall observe construction, painting and consult other professionals such as lighting consultants, landscape architects, architects, and others.

Purchasing: Each project will be quoted on a bid by bid basis, and can be contingent upon changes, services added, etc. Consulting, personal shopping, purchasing, is billed at hourly rate of $50/hr. Full deposit is required for project to start with a signed bid and contact. Also, full deposit is required on all items purchased in order to place the order. Cancellations will be assessed on a per-item basis and most items can’t be returned or cancelled; custom items cannot be cancelled or returned. Designer shall also arrange delivery and installation of Designer-purchased furnishings and other items purchased on behalf of the Owner for the Project. Client will receive added discounts below MSRP (retail) for items ordered through Red Sofa Company. Client is wholly responsible for all items that have been purchased by the Client.

Drawings: Designer’s drawings are conceptual in nature and are intended to set forth design intent; they are not to be used for architectural or engineering purposes. Designer services do not include modifications to structural, heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical, ventilation or other mechanical systems in the Project.

Contractors: If Project requires contractors to perform work based on Designer’s concepts not otherwise included in Design Services, Client will enter in a contract directly with that contractor. Designer shall observe and offer design direction.

Design Fees: Designer shall be compensated on an hourly basis at the rate of $50 per hour. Hourly charges will be invoiced to Client and are payable by Client upon receipt of invoice. Upon signing this Agreement, Designer shall receive a non-refundable initial advance, which constitutes the minimum fee due in hiring Melissa (Designer) for Design Services. The advance will be credited against hourly fees otherwise payable by Client to Designer for Design Services at completion of project.

Reimbursable Expenses: Owner agrees to reimburse Designer for all out-of-pocket expenses actually and reasonably incurred by Designer in relation to the Project, including but not limited to, renderings, drafting services, postage and handling, freight, delivery and storage costs. These expenses will be discussed and approved. Owner is required to have insurance coverage for all furnishings and materials during handling, moving and storage. Owner shall reimburse Designer for all reasonable travel, lodging, and meal expenses incurred by Designer and Designer’s staff (where necessary) in connection with the Project, if needed. Reimbursements are not marked-up and Melissa s always looking out for your budget.

Photographs: Client agrees to allow Designer to photograph Project during all stages of Design Services. Photographs will be used for business purposes and will not disclose location or Client’s name without prior consent.  Your privacy very seriously and will not disclose any personal information.

No Price Guarantee:  Designer cannot guarantee prices of merchandise, interior installation, or other services not performed by Red Sofa Company Interior Design. Vendor pricing is subject to change and out of the control of Red Sofa Company Interior Design. Pricing will not change for the scope of my services.

Payment: Hourly Fees and Purchases are due in cash or check upon receipt of Proposal or Invoice. Red Sofa Company Interior Design does accept credit card payments which adds on a 3.5% fee.

Permits: Client is responsible for permitting or any and all approvals required by any governmental agency.

Termination: If Designer or Client desires to terminate business relationship, Client will be responsible for any outstanding reimbursable charges and hourly charges. All in-process proposals and orders will be completed by Designer and delivered to Client. If a balance remains in Client’s account, the amount will be refunded after the above charges have been deducted.

Have Fun: Red Sofa Company Interior Design strives for the most comfortable, enjoyable, and transparent design experience possible. Melissa encourages open communication and honest feedback. Let’s do this!