Family friendly interior design process by top interior design firm in La Cañada
Courtney Thomas Design - La Cañada's top interior design

Our Interior Design Process

Learn How We Cater To Family, Kids, & Pets!

Good design should inspire you to love the way you live at home… even if and when your kids are in it. Our designs aim for an authentic reflection of your lifestyle without pretense or pretension. We know the weight of our responsibility is heavy because you entrust us with the most sacred and vulnerable of spaces. The space we inhabit, our home, is the gatekeeper of our memories, our family and daily experiences. We do not enter into that trust lightly.

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The Connection

Get in touch.
Tell us your story.
We’ll tell you more of ours.

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The On-Board Meeting

We sit. We talk project scope, budget, timelines and our process. We discuss your vision, the practical and the pretty. We review everyone’s expectations and watch Julie climb ladders for measurements, pictures and acrophobia (still reading?).

Interior design process by Courtney Thomas Design in La Cañada

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The Proposal

We’ll send you a proposal outlining your project scope and detailing our design fees. If it’s good to go, give us the green light and we’ll start building your vision.

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Interior design planning process by Courtney Thomas Design in La Cañada

The Design

This is where inspiration turns tangible. We get familiar with your likes and dislikes. We learn your preferences and your lifestyle. Drawing from your story, we create a complete design concept and source the proposed vision: flooring, countertops, tile, furnishings, lighting and plumbing fixtures, fabrics, finishes.

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Courtney Thomas Design presentation

The Presentation

Storyboarding time! We present the big vision for your new space. You decide what you like and we begin the next step.

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The Execution

Hopefully not mine. With final design approved, we place orders and track progress, keeping you in the loop. Your selections are shipped, received by our warehouse, their condition checked and their destiny on hold for…

Interior design installation process by Courtney Thomas Design in La Cañada

Interior design installation symbol by Courtney Thomas Design in La Cañada

The Installation
& Final Reveal

We coordinate a day, maybe a few, when you are away from home and we sneak in to place the furnishings, install the drapery, hang the art, tweak the accessories and take a dip in your pool (I’m kidding.. Sort of).

Interior design epilogue process by Courtney Thomas Design in La Cañada

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The Epilogue

You relax in your new space (the kids haven’t come out of theirs in days) and sneak a few quiet minutes of bliss with your husband. You tell him you’re thinking of throwing a party, telling your friends all about your fabulous design team. Your husband agrees. He says “We should do that and then we can invite my family for Thanksgiving.” You pat his hand adoringly and say “It’s a good thing this couch is so comfortable.”