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REIMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES


Led by designer Antoinette Fargo, the expert designers at DOORA Collective provide the creative inspiration and professional services you need to help your project come to life. DOORA Design offers design services, furnishings, and accessories in a high-end, concierge, “gallery” setting, with a focus on customer relationships and community. This studio is revolutionizing the home design, remodel, and staging process for families throughout the region, combining home design, furniture shopping, and community with an understanding of contemporary lifestyles and sensibilities.

For furniture, lighting, flooring, window treatments, accessories and more, you’ll find the brands that matter most to you — and to your design. DOORA designers have access to more than 50 leading brands, so you never have to compromise on your vision.

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OUR DESIGN PROCESS


Whether you are looking for some new elements to enhance your existing interior decor or a whole-house redesign, your DOORA designer has the design expertise you need to create a plan along with the logistical know-how to help you move through the process effectively and efficiently.

Planning and implementing an interior design concept is an extensive undertaking. It requires not only consultations regarding the design itself, but meetings throughout the process to cover the financial and logistical aspects of the installation and approval process. Your DOORA designer will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you always know what to expect.

From the first site visit through the final installation and walkthrough, you can count on your DOORA designer to help you make decisions that are customized to your timeline and budget, as well as the way that you and your family use your space. From the most sophisticated formal settings to a fun-filled activity space for the kids, your DOORA designer understands how to bring your wish list to life.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE? HOW DO YOU START
WORKING WITH A CLIENT?


We make it very easy for our clients to work with us and have simplified the design process. We take a collaborative approach with not only the client but any contractors or architects involved. First, we start with the client’s vision and an extensive consultation evaluating their wants and needs. We then move to budgeting to make sure that everyone is on the same page and to further clarify the client’s goals. This is followed by a collaborative process gathering inspiration from the client as well as images and concepts on our end to further clarify the overall feel of the space. Then we move into space planning and CAD drafting to give a clear picture of what is needed to all parties involved. From there we can essentially start selecting Items and materials once we have figured out what sizes things need to be and what spaces we need to fill. After a few meetings and maybe a revision or two, we begin ordering and finally move on to installation!

ANY TIPS FOR SOMEONE CONTEMPLATING WORKING WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?


Make sure you find somebody that you can connect with, someone with whom you are comfortable asking questions. Often, design projects can range from three months to a couple of years depending on the scope. Make sure you’re working with somebody who makes you feel really comfortable. Ask questions, see their portfolio, talk to their references and be clear on billing structures. Know your budget. Do some research before on average prices of design or construction services. This really helps us to figure out how to allocate each item and make sure that we are staying within budget. Do you want a $500 rug or do you want a $1500 rug? It’s important to know how much you want to spend so we can make a plan to stick to and keep an eye on overages and change orders. Designers are often not only designers; we assist with project management and being the liaison between clients and contractors.

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FIND YOUR DESIGNER


Our team of senior, junior and associate designers work together to craft the room -- or the home -- you’ve envisioned.

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You’ve got questions and we can’t wait to answer them.