Smith & Ragsdale Interior Design | Dallas, TX
Creative inspiration evolves throughout the design process and for us, it most often comes directly from our clients.
From large-scale remodels to whole home selections for new builds to quick one-room makeovers, our interior design team will expertly guide your experience. As a full-service Dallas residential design firm, we assist our clients with a wide range of interior design challenges and focus on solutions that are unique to each client’s overall vision and lifestyle.
THOUGHTFULLY APPOINTED INTERIORS.
Every interior design project begins with getting to know you and building the foundation of trust and confidence needed to achieve something great together. Throughout the interior design process, our team will work closely with you to manage your renovation, new build, or furnishings experience as we turn your house into a home. Our firm is available to assist in all aspects of a project from start to finish, including consulting with architects and builders, as well as providing a thoughtful approach to finishes and decor. We will transform your house into a functional and beautiful space with expert space-planning, materials selections, furniture, fabrics, accessories, and custom pieces tailor-made for your home and lifestyle.
1 PROJECT INITIATION We begin with a Design Consultation. Your consultation is a working meeting at your home. We will tour the space(s) you wish to design / renovate / update and seek a deeper understanding of your desires for the project, design style preferences, preliminary budget goals, timeline, etc. We will begin developing your unique scope of work based on your project wish list, review our Design Process, and explain how we can best work together. This is also a chance for us to meet face-to-face and see if we have chemistry–which is such an important part of your experience! Once we have completed our Consultation, we will draft up the appropriate Design Contract over the next few days. Your contract will either be hourly or a flat-fee based on your unique project.
2 RESEARCH, DESIGN, PRESENTATION Once we have received a signed design contract and retainer fee, we will schedule our initial site measure (or arrange to acquire any architectural plans for new construction projects). We will take all critical measurements, photos of your current spaces, and an inventory of any items you wish to reuse. We will also begin a detailed analysis of any inspiration images you have been collecting. It is during this phase that we delve into your family dynamics to really understand how you live and want to experience your home. From our discoveries, we will collaborate to develop your project’s Unique Design Criteria, which will serve as our guide during problem-solving and design development. Next, we will create conceptual 2D floor plans and elevations, and develop a materials and color palette in preparation for initial concept presentation. Once we have an approved concept, we will implement all the necessary CAD details to prepare accurate estimates for any labor involved, thus creating a projected overall budget. We can partner with your preferred contractor or builder, or bring in our own. We will present and review the entire design (drawings, materials, physical samples, furniture selections, pricing, scope of work) with you in person either at your home or in our Dallas studio.
3 IMPLEMENTATION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT Upon approval of the final design and materials selections, we will collect a deposit to commence the ordering process, begin scheduling any labor based on product lead times, and develop a projected timeline for you. Products, furnishings, and materials will be inspected and stored at our warehouse partner(s) until installation or delivered directly to your home when appropriate. We will provide a detailed Installation Binder for your builder/contractor that will include an overall materials specification sheet, scope of labor summary, floor plans, elevations, installation drawings, and any relevant product spec sheets. One of our Principal Designers will be on site periodically to observe and inspect installations to ensure work is done in accordance with our approved design and professional standards. The length of the installation process varies depending on your unique scope of work, materials, and site conditions. It is during this phase that the major transformation will take place. Our team will come in to add the finishing styling touches with your approved art and accessories. At the end of the project, you will be presented with binder that contains all the information you will need to care for your new finishes and furnishings. Welcome home!
- Concept development for renovation or new construction projects
- On-site design consultations
- Detailed CAD floor plans and elevations
- Electrical and lighting plans
- Project management and budgeting
- Finishes and materials selections
- Furniture, lighting, and accessories selections
- Merchandise purchasing and delivery coordination
- Custom furniture design
- Paint color consultation
- Art selection
- Interior styling
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Heather | Richardson, TX
Abby and Abbey bring impeccable taste and recommendations to a project, all the while honoring the client’s preferences, lifestyle and budget.
They excel at listening to their clients and translating their needs and wants into reality.
Regina | Arlington, TX
We were especially impressed with their research into how we lived and what would work best for us. These ladies are true professionals and paid close attention to every detail we requested.