S L I D I N G S C A L E R A T E S A N D F E E S
A N D R E W T I P T O N
WHY IS MY FEE SCALE ABOUT ONE-HALF TO TWO-THIRDS OF WHAT MOST DESIGNERS CHARGE?
— People should not have to make a choice between my fees and that last perfect “wow” piece that finishes the look.
— I like to stay busy. I figure a referral from you is worth something special, since they are not easily earned.
— I tend to Round DOWN on the hours charged since some of our contact
will inevitably be non-business chat, etc.
— I love to work with those who;
know their minds and are unafraid to say and direct what they wish.
know something and can tell me what they need with an open mind.
know nothing and know it.
REMOTE WEBSITE SANDBOX – FREE CLIENT PORTAL
approximate fits and measurements
scribbles & rough sketches
possible color palettes you are considering
plans for the practical
plans for the dream
wish lists for future acquisitions
findings from around town for composition or technique.
Sketch-Up and other 3-D Modeling
VERY REASONABLE FEES AND HOURLY RATES BROKEN DOWN BY CATEGORY
|First Visit - Complimentary General Assessment --||Free of Charge|
|Color Consult - First Visit --||$ 90 / covers up to two hours as necessary|
|Analyse Exterior & Interior Consult and Color --||$ 60 / hourly|
|Outside Research – on my own dime ---||No Charge|
|Online Resourcing – at your specific request ---||$ 20 / hourly|
VENDORS & SUPPLIERS
|Shopping – alone or at your request ---||No Charge|
|Sourcing Vendors and Suppliers – alone ---||$ 40 / hourly|
|Sourcing Vendors and Suppliers – with you ---||$ 40 / hourly|
|Rough Floor Plans for a Single Room for Furniture Layouts ---||Complimentary|
|Entire Interior 3-D Floor Plan for All Rooms with specs and measures ---||$ 50 / room|
|3-D Home Plan - Multiple Floors External and Internal ---||Negotiable|
|Physical 3-D PRINTED Model of proposed New Construction ---||Negotiable with $ 500 Minimum Charge|
|Models as necessary to aid in negotiations with Contractor ---||Negotiable|
STAGING AND REAL ESTATE
|Roaming 3-D TOUR Complete Visual Rendering of Exterior ---||Negotiable dependent upon individual project character|
|Physical Setup ---||Special Rates for Realtors and General Contractors|
|Acquisition of Pieces ---||Depends on who's buying what|
SOURCING & MARK-UPS
I do not take commissions or “rebates” from anyone.
Our decisions on purchases and sourcing are made solely on the basis of your aesthetics, function, and price.
Transparent Pricing – never any markups from me. You may act as my agent and I, yours, with confidence.
Introducing you to my Suppliers and Vendors is pro forma with me. So you may continue without me as necessary, without any hard feelings.
Especially if you are in Real Estate, Staging, etc. you can enjoy networking with the vendor so that — one day — you may not need me any longer.
But as long as we buy together, if you go with and me you will enjoy my Designer Discounts, pricing, efficiency, effort. And then there’s my non-stop flow of creativity, if you can stand listening to me.
It may behoove you to include me on any-sized project depending on total moving parts and the consequent coordination required. Only you can know that.
Pricing and Fees for Large-Scale or Special Projects where I act as General Contractor will be stipulated in the Contract itself and agreed upon in advance.
For the acquisition of Collectibles, Art, and other Priceless Objects or Intellectual Properties there will be variable commissions agreed-upon in advance, including negotiating the Securities involved for each. This can cross over into Interior Design efforts. If you desire such services, lets talk.
No mileage charges in
New Orleans Metro Area,
or or anywhere on the Gulf Coast from Lafayette to Pensacola, nor from Grand Isle even to Jackson, Mississippi
Reasonable mileage charges for contract or project work to
Will work on long-term projects in
Denver or Ft. Worth – Dallas or Atlantic Coast
with substantial advance planning.