670-A Main Street, SW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

In hopes of providing you with the best information possible, we have compiled a few questions and answers to help you on your interior design journey. 

Why should I hire an interior designer?

Interior designers are educated and trained to be able to provide highly functional, efficient, and safe spaces that not only meet building requirements, but that fully cater to the wants and needs of each individual client. Our design team is capable of creating personalized environments that reflect the personality and values of whatever clients they are currently assisting. 

Designers alleviate much of the stress of the planning/building/decorating process and can offer products that are not readily available in the general marketplace. They often save their clients money but avoiding costly mistakes and in addition help their clients reach a timely and successful finish. 

Interested in seeing what House Dressing is all about? Come visit us! Our studio and retail shop are located in the midtown district of Gainesville, GA and we are a proud member of the Gainesville Design Center. Click here to find out more about our retail shop. 

Our address and hours of operation are: 

670-A Main Street, SW
Gainesville, Ga 30501
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: By Appointment 

What is the sequence of phases that my design project will go through?

Step 1: Client Questionnaire 

Complete a client questionnaire so we can best assist you in determining the level of work needed for your project. Ready to get started? Click here!  

Step 2: Schedule an In-Home Consultation 

A member of our design team will visit your home for an initial consultation where we will gather information on your style and discuss your goals, budget and timeline. Click here for an overview of what to expect and how to prepare for this initial meeting. 

Step 3: Design Plan 

Based on our initial meeting and understanding of your budget and personal needs, we will create a design concept and present you with the plan for your project. Depending on your unique needs this may include floor plans, furniture selections and layouts, fabric and finishes. We will review associated costs, an estimated timeline and next steps. If elements of this plan do not suit your liking, they can be revised and adjusted during this part of the process. 

Step 4: Approval and Purchasing 

When items have been accepted and approved the ordering process may begin. Click here for more information about our terms and conditions, especially in regards to custom and special order items. 

Step 5: Implementation

This step may happen in stages or all at once depending on your specific project. Installation and delivery is performed by House Dressing Interiors and its staff unless otherwise stated. Click here for more information about our terms and conditions, especially in regards to delivery and installation. 

How do you charge?

House Dressing charges according to an hourly fee. Rates differ for each designer. For more information about our rates, please contact us

What type of projects can you do?

House Dressing is a full service interior design studio. We are capable of offering assistance with the many types and sizes of projects. The following are a few examples. Please note all services described are charged by the hour. 

  • New Build Complete Finishes and Furnishings
    Whether you have just decided to build a new home, or you have already begun the process, House Dressing can step in and assist you with space plans, lighting plans, furniture plans, custom cabinetry selections, all fixtures and finish selections, and all furnishings and accessories.
  • Remodel Complete Finishes and Furnishings
    House Dressing can assist with any type of remodeling process. Whether you are redoing one single room, or your entire home, we can guide you through the steps to creating your perfect space. We can help you rethink your current space plan or simply utilize what currently exists. We can offer custom cabinetry style and finish suggestions as well as lighting fixture options. We can select all finishes, fixtures, and furnishings in order to create a space that meets all of your wants and needs.
  • Full Decorating Services
    If you are looking to simply freshen up an existing space, this is the option for you! We offer assistance with selecting paint colors/wallpaper, flooring, and all soft goods such as: custom window coverings, custom pillows, bedding, and upholstery. We also offer all other home furnishings and accessories such as case goods, rugs, and lamps. 
  • Light “Fluffing”
    Sometimes a room just needs a quick sprucing. If that is the case, a member of our team can come and add a few new accessories such as lamps, pillows, greenery, art etc. We can restyle what you currently own or provide fresh new options that would complete your space.

Do you charge for the initial consultation?

Yes, there is a fee for the initial consultation. We feel that a consultation adds considerable value to any design project. It offers our designers a chance to see the space and talk in person about your vision, expectations and especially your budget. We feel it is a key component to beginning a successful design process. 

How do I prepare for my initial consultation with an interior designer?

Click here for an overview of what to expect and how to prepare for an initial consultation. 

What about budget?

Letting us know the amount that you have allotted for your project can help us to meet your expectations and provide you with a stress free process. It is always a good idea to think about budget from a standpoint of how much you are willing to spend, instead of how much you think the project may cost. A few things to consider when developing your budget include, design fees, product costs, shipping and installation. 

We are willing to work with a wide range of budgets and ultimately will do our best to stay within in them. That being said, budgets are estimates and there may be obstacles that arise that can incur additional costs. 

Do I have to make purchases through you or can I shop on my own?

You have hired House Dressing to design and complete a vision for your space. Therefore we ask that you do not select or purchase items without the approval of your designer. This is due to the fact that the selection may not be a fit for the design, space, or budget. You will receive a detailed specification for items to be purchased directly through House dressing. 

What additional costs can I expect?

We do our best to give you a full cost outlook of each item, but additional costs such as storage, shipping, installation, or unexpected labor do occasionally occur. 

What are your company Terms and Conditions?

Click here to view a full copy of our Terms and Conditions 

How do I get started?

We are so excited that you are ready to get the ball rolling with House Dressing! Our client questionnaire is the perfect place to start. Click here to answer a few questions that will help us determine the best path for your project!