Our focus is on large renovations, new construction & multi-room furniture & fixture selection. As a part of these service offerings, we have deep experience in the following:
kitchen & Bath design
Floor plans & furniture layouts
functional material selection
custom millwork design
After her own home renovation, Carol founded Carol Lang Interiors to fill a gap in the residential interior design market.
After 10 years on the commercial interiors side, Carol was surprised that residential projects weren't treated with the same rigor and service-level that her commercial clients were accustomed to getting.
There was a gap in communication styles between trades and client; architects only made a fraction of the project selections; and few residential designers seemed to understand the construction world, schedules, bids, and timing the way Carol did after years walking job sites and working with high-level builders on complex projects.
Selecting beautiful things, it turns out, is the easiest part of the job. Making beautiful things happen is the hard part, and that's where we come in.
Contractors love when she's on the job because they know they'll get answers quickly & correctly, and will have materials in hand before they start building. Clients love it because the process and project move smoothly and without unnecessary delays.
We are your trusted advisor in your large-scale renovation, construction or furnishings project. We understand and execute your priorities seamlessly so you can focus on what you love while we take care of the details.
No one likes surprises when it comes to big home projects, so we do our best to eliminate the ones we can control and navigate the outside ones on your behalf with clarity and competence.
Understanding & aligning project goals
Once you've approved our proposal, we get right to work getting to better know you, your family, and your project needs. We use detailed questionnaires, an in-person meeting and measurements, review drawings, document existing items to be incorporated in the design, and share inspiration images to understand what resonates with you for your new spaces.
This phase typically lasts between 2-3 weeks
Confirming the big-picture
At the concept design meeting, we will present you with custom design concepts for all of your spaces and ensure your home flows. Here we'll review layout options and you'll approve direction.
The concept design is big picture - color stories, material types, types of furniture, style decisions, adjacencies and more. Once we’re sure we’re in alignment, we will refine the design to prepare for our detailed design presentation.
This phase typically lasts between 2-4 weeks
Choosing it all for approval
We will present detailed design boards showing curated options for furniture, fixtures & finishes in addition to plans, elevations, renderings. We’ll bring samples of materials and cuts of fixtures. We hope you’ll love everything we choose, but there are always tweaks so revisions are built-in to the process.
Following the detailed design presentation and any requested revisions, you'll be presented with an itemized proposal including specifications and pricing. This is the final step before our plans are put into action.
This phase typically lasts 4-6 weeks.
Ordering, building, monitoring & tracking
We keep you in the loop, but you never need to stress about the details. We’ll send regular progress email to keep you apprised of schedule updates, any decisions we need to chat about, and project milestones. We work with the contractor, architect, vendors, and installers to put all the pieces in place and present a clear timeline to you at the outset.
We front load the planning and decision making so that this step goes as smoothly as possible. We will be there every step of the way to communicate with you, solve problems, and ensure the end result aligns with your goals.
This phase can last between 6 months to 1 year
Putting it all together
We love our trusted installers and white-glove delivery team, and know you will too. Furniture will arrive for install day from our warehouse, so you’ll have the fun of a big reveal. Accessories and final details are selected to complete your space.
We'll have our photographer here with us to document your beautiful space once install is complete!
After this - it’s all yours for you and your family to enjoy!
I was suprised by both how easy Carol made the decision-making process and her ability to help my husband and I negotiate between choices.