Abundance

Happy Holiday Season to all past, present and future clients. Recently an interior designer I work with sent me a New York Times article about the New York based colorist, Eve Ashcroft. What struck me most about her practice is her fee schedule. She charges $275/hr with a ten hour minimum. Now, she works in Connecticut and New York, which include  the most expensive counties in the US, to be sure. Her minimum might reflect her desire for jobs only of a certain scope and clientele but what she did mention specifically, which I highly appreciated was, color design is a process.

Divisadero Before

Divisadero After

I am interested in a wide variety of color puzzles: interior, exterior, residential, commercial, small, large, and any combination thereof. Similarly, I am interested in and enjoy working with a wide range of people. Color design is very much of a collaboration, as I have mentioned before. It is an unusual artistic process sometimes because of this. Unlike the quilts and furniture I used to make, I am collaborating not just with the materials but with other people, and this means that the design can be an amalgam of various preferences that are not always my own exclusively. The most sublime results are when I delve so  fluidly that there is ample trust that my choices are recognized as the best conduit for the client’s desires.

This is all to say that in respect of skill, process, artistic capacity,  human relations, cost of living, and more, after several years I am raising my rates. My rates as of February 15th are as follows. Please note that former clients working on new jobs enjoy my current rate in perpetuity, and  any specific referrals they make enjoy my current rate until June 16, 2012.

Current Rates

Interiors

$160/hr minimum 2 hours per new job (then pro-rated on 1/2 hour)

Minimum 1 hour continuing rate

Exteriors

(Starting at) $500 flat fee/includes 2 follow up visits

Any extra time charged hourly

Rates as of February 15th

Interiors

$180/hr minimum 2 hours per new job (then pro-rated on 1/2 hour)

Minimum 1 hour continuing rate

Exteriors

(Starting at) $540 flat fee/includes 2 follow up visits

Any extra time charged hourly

Happy New Year

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