Q. How do you charge for your services?
A. I have an hourly or daily fee structure. I require a retainer for my services and I simply invoice you for any purchases I make on your behalf. My billing is transparent and detailed and where possible I share my designer discounts with you. See my pricing page for full details.
Q. Can we hire you for our project on an as-needed basis?
A. Yes, I am happy to work with you as a consultant and give you advice as required. I recommend you purchase a day of my time and bank it. Then I can work against those hours as you need me and I will let you know when it’s almost used up.
Q. Do you take clients outside of Victoria?
Yes, I have worked with clients in Sooke, Metchosen, Duncan and Qualicum Beach. If it’s an interesting project and it feels like a good fit, of course I’ll help. Road Trip!
Q. How does purchasing work?
A. I have spent years developing relationships with the vendors and stores that you love to shop in and this does come with some perks for you. As your designer I buy the items for you with my discount(s) and I require a 50% deposit for these purchases. I will invoice you for the deposit and then again later for the balance. Pretty straightforward. If you wish to purchase your own furniture, you can do so but without my discount.
Q. Can you decorate my place in Victoria if I'm away?
A. Yes, I have a number of out of town clients, and some that I don’t even meet in person until it’s all done. I find that good communication and my knack for understanding likes and dislikes can overcome the distance between us. Bonus is that the final reveal is just like it is on TV!
Q. Are you insured?
A. Yes, Good question. Nicole Scott Designs Inc. is a registered corporation in BC and I carry substantial liability insurance.
Q. What style do you do for people?
A. Everyone is different so naturally our styles are different too. I will work with you to determine your style and help you achieve a cohesive interior that suits the style you like and your lifestyle.
Q. Do you design Kitchens and Baths?
A. I happily refer clients who need specialists in the areas of kitchens and baths to local experts who design cabinetry. I often assist clients with the design concept and navigating the choice of tile, counters, wood finishes, paint, faucets and decor in order to achieve the overall look they want.