Meeting with you in person is an opportunity to translate what you would like to achieve into specific projects that fit within your budget as well as prepare the foundation for transforming your ideas into a finished interior. In some cases, our interior design consultation may be all you need to get yourself started if you are planning to execute the work yourself. 
We offer a 2 hr on-site design consultation, which may cover the following:

  • Review existing interior plan

  • Discuss your expectations, scheduling, budget goals

  • Provide immediate suggestions / ideas for meeting your goals

  • Provide sources to help establish an aesthetic that is reflective of your lifestyle / brand

  • Provide direction on paint, fabric, furniture, accessories, window treatments, and lighting

  • Provide suggestions for alternate re-use or re-sale sources for existing furniture

  • Provide suggestions for renovation / custom work that adds value

  • Provide follow-up meeting minutes summarizing items discussed in meeting


If the projects are more than you can handle on your own a working relationship is agreed upon between the client and interior designer. To retain CATHERINE STAPLES INTERIORS for further services, we may also complete the following at this time:

  • Accurate check measurement of all information provided

  • Review, photograph, record existing items to be re-used for accurate furniture plan layout

  • Determine a scope of services based on a consultation basis or a full design service package; a fee proposal will later be supplied based on this information


We take into consideration your budget goals and coordinate a design plan that will help provide you the best value return on your investment. For all clients regardless of size or scale of a project, we always recommend coming up with a wish list, assign by priority and assign a budget allowance for each category in a range you feel comfortable with, including a contingency for upgrade items you might want to consider during the process.  Allow a starting budget range of 10% of your total budget to begin with an essential design service package up to 25% of your total budget for a premium design service package.


Prior to our meeting, please take the time to list the items you require (furniture, storage requirements, etc), as well as your priorities and timeline; this allows us to provide you with a more accurate assessment of suggestions for when we have our initial consultation meeting. Please prepare the following prior to your appointment if you have the information available:

  • Floor plan of your project / room(s) with accurate measurements

  • Measurements of existing furniture you would like to re-use

  • Photos of your room

  • Relative inspiration photos

  • Budget goal

  • Desired timeline & existing schedule



Fee for the 2 hr on-site design consultation:

  • $ 750.00 + HST  *travel fees may apply



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