The Process

STEP 1

Consultation

An on-site visit with Maggie, to make a list of what’s to be achieved. Measurements are taken, notes are written, and a design direction is determined.

STEP 2

Follow-Up Appointment

Held at the Maggie Griffin Design office in Gainesville, the client will be presented with pricing, mood boards, paint and lighting schedules. This meeting is also an opportunity to see fabrics, trims, and wall c overings in person.

STEP 3

Furniture Selection and Pricing

We work with our excellent vendors to find and create the perfect pieces for your home. Sources vary from custom pieces, to antiq ue finds, to ready-made items as well.

STEP 4

Order Approvals

Upon approval, the MGD team places orders, creates worksheets for our workrooms, submits custom details, etc.

STEP 5

Client Invoice

Once orders are placed, client will be billed accordingly (payment is expected within seven (7) days of invoice).

STEP 6

Installation

The install date is approved by the client, scheduled with our vendors and marked on the calendar.

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FAQs

How would you describe your design style?

Our design style is punctuated by comfortable, Southern classics like blue and white china, pretty florals, soft linens, comfy upholstery and layered rugs. We believe in blending styles of old and new to create a new generation of Southern design that nods to both heritage and a modern approach. We love to think outside of the box!

What happens during an initial consult?

During an initial consult at your home or project site, we listen to your design goals, assess your needs and make a list of what we hope to achieve. We begin our master list of all finishes, changes and suggestions to be made. Additionally, we take photos, measurements, discuss space plans, and create a punch list for the project.

What happens during our follow-up meeting?

The subsequent follow-up meeting at the Maggie Griffin Design office in Gainesville will reveal our proposal for your home. We supply mood boards in both digital and paper versions, a spreadsheet of pricing, and present quotes where applicable. For larger construction projects, we may also supply paint, lighting, and finishes schedules (i.e., plumbing, lighting, flooring, and tile). During this meeting, we walk through each space step-by-step, showing you as many samples as possible.

Where can I see more of your work?

To view our work, please visit our Instagram, Facebook page, Pinterest site, and the MGD website.

How do you bill?

We bill for all materials ordered and bill by the hour for our time spent on the project including travel, shopping, sourcing, workroom pick ups and deliveries, site visits, vendor meetings, installations. Invoices are provided via email and may be paid with cash, credit card, or check made to Maggie Griffin Design. Materials are billed as they are ordered, and these invoices are preferably paid within 7 days. For past-due invoices, a 10% fee will be added.

Where do you shop, and do I get wholesale pricing?

Items for your home may be a mix of old, new, and everything in between so we use retail stores, custom furniture shops, online sources and large antique markets to source for our clients. We offer our clients as much wholesale or discounted pricing as possible.

Are there returns on custom items?

For our projects, we offer custom items to ensure that your home reflects your individual personality. We do not offer returns on custom items.

Who makes drapes, hangs wallpaper, etc.?

We have a select group of trusted vendors and subcontractors that we use frequently. This group includes but, is not limited to, and hardware/lighting installer, a custom window treatment and bedding workroom, an upholsterer, and a grasscloth and wallpaper installer.

What happens on install day?

The MGD team will be there on installation day to make the design come to life! Our installer can install all window treatment hardware, hang art/mirrors, and hang simple light fixtures, if needed. It is our preference for our team to have the space to work without distractions or interruptions. We want you to enjoy the magic of the big reveal!

What do you order vs. what do I order?

We insist on ordering all fabrics for the project as well as the to-the-trade items but are happy to order every scope of the project. We ask that all order requests are placed via email to allow for a clear line of communication. Text messaging orders is not preferred.

How long does it take for items to come in?

We have preferred vendors for items like lighting, tile, furniture, fabrics, wall coverings and allow 10-12 weeks lead time for all soft goods items, as long as all items are in stock. We do our best to guarantee that your home will be installed in a timely manner; however please understand that lead times vary and items can be backordered. We remind all of our clients (and ourselves!) that this process requires a bit of patience!