Our Interior Design Process

While interior design is a creative effort, at j. ellen Design, LLC, we follow a structured design process to ensure all client needs and expectations are met while creating beautiful, functional spaces.

Each client project consists of the following phases:


Each design project begins with an initial evaluation and assessment. The designer will meet with clients to review the project and understand the requirements to meet all of the client needs. This initial meeting is the time to review any special considerations with regard to how the space is used through to budgetary guidelines. If you have collected photos, colors or other details showing your thoughts and ideas, we ask that you have them available for this initial meeting. This is also the time to also review any existing drawings/plans that may have been created for the project. The outcome of this meeting will result in a project scope and review of how we will work to meet your needs. Contact us now for an evaluation or assessment.

Design Phase

The design phase is the time when your design team starts the creative process. We will create measured drawings of the room(s) involved in the project along with an inventory of items that will remain in the space. This is a collaborative process where concepts will be presented to best address your needs.

As this phase continues, final design drawings will be created and material specifications will be refined.

Project Proposal & Contracts

Once we have created a final design for the space, we will move into the project proposal phase. The process of pricing your project is very detail oriented and the team at j. ellen Design, LLC works closely with all required contractors to create an estimate of work to be completed. Contracts will be included for each subcontractor outlining the scope of work.


And now the excitement begins! j. ellen Design, LLC will begin the final phase in our design process: processing orders for materials & required furnishings while contractors begin their work. The design team at j. ellen Design, LLC will oversee each phase of the project and work directly with each contractor to ensure your project is completed as specified, within the timeline and budget. We will be on-site and maintain a close working relationship with all contractors to ensure project is being implemented as specified while keeping clients up to date on progress.