I completely understand hesitating when hiring someone to help you decorate. I’ve hired designers myself and I know that adds to the budget bottom line. I’ve appreciated their suggestions and advice and I know without a doubt that I saved money. Yes, sometimes you have to spend money to save money. That said, I will be upfront with you from the beginning about my fees and treat you the way I'd want to be treated. 

Types of Services I currently offer:

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Let's Walk & Talk...

This option works best for the local client who already loves decorating but wants an objective point of view. We can tour your home and I'll happily chat away offering you tips and suggestions to help freshen up or polish your home. Chit-Chat Design is billed at a flat rate of $250 {two hours maximum} and does not include any written notes or reports or specific product selections. If you want ideas but are willing to put in the work {including note taking during our visit} then a "chit chat" design visit is perfect for you. 

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Need ideas to get your house sale ready? 

You know I love real estate in Houston! Call me! Let's work together to get your rooms ready so you can get your move on and go-go! 

During a tour of your home I will give honest feedback about what might turn potential buyers off plus make suggestions such as:

  • what to clean and de-clutter
  • what to repair 
  • what to pack up before you move to make your home more spacious and appealing. 

My "Rooms to Go Go" Design package is billed at a flat rate of $250 {two hour maximum}.

Interested but not local?  While this design service is perfect for local Houston clients I've done it long distance as well. Send me a smoke signal and some photos of your home via email and let's chat about getting your move on! 

Let's shop your house! 

The "Restyle Refresh" design service is for the local client who wants me to refresh their home by restyling and rearranging decor items they already have. While I won't be able to hang artwork or window coverings I will "mark the spot" for you or your handyman to hang or install items. "Restyle Refresh" services are billed at an hourly rate of $125. 

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Let me find the perfect piece for you!

For the client who is searching for a specific item to finish their room but doesn't know where to begin to find it. Whether it's to get the best price you can for an item or perhaps a more affordable version of an expensive design item {I call it "the look for less"} I can help find the perfect "pièce de résistance" for you.  Send me an email about the product{s} you're searching for and I can give you a detailed price.

Design Block Hours

Not sure what design service you need? Unsure how to get your design projects started or how long it will take? This is the solution for you. The "Mix & Match Design" is an à la carte package whereby you can "mix" the above services. This means we can tour your home while I share decorating ideas, go shopping together, email ideas back and forth including sourcing, gather all the items you need then style them in your home...whatever it takes to help you get the look you love.  Mix & Match Design package includes five hours of "design time" and is billed at a flat rate of $600. You will be notified when you are nearing the end of your five hours of design time. If you need more design time you can purchase an additional block of design time or we can work together at my hourly rate of $125 per hour. 


This option works best for clients outside of Houston or if you simply want a vision for your room...either way you put in the sweat equity to implement the design plan so that as much of your budget goes towards the actual decoration of your space. Pen Pal Designs are billed according to the size of your room and start at a flat rate of:

Entry ways and powder rooms: $450
Bedrooms: $650
Bathrooms: $475
Living and Dining Rooms: $750

Pen Pal Design includes:

  • design questionnaire + initial consultation via phone or email
  • Floor plan {if needed}
  • Vision design board {with up to one revision}
  • Shopping source list for all items on design board

How can I help? 

Let's chat! 

thedecordetective@gmail {dot} com

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