Our Services

ARA Interiors provides commercial interior design services to create beautiful, inspiring and inviting personal and communal spaces that bring people back to themselves. We will consider any interior design project that could benefit from our creative input. Our portfolio includes hospitality, corporate and retail spaces.

We are also delighted to partner with our clients and your contractor and/or architect on remodels and new construction to answer questions about finishes, decorative lighting, flooring and other aesthetic decisions that need to be made during new construction. Because we oversee these details in conjunction with our design and selection of furnishings and lifestyle elements, the final result has more visual cohesion and flow.

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Concept Design Service
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Colour Consultation Service
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We meet with you in your space for a collaborative client and designer interview. In so doing, we are mutually discovering if your project is the right fit for each other. We provide you with design advice and recommendations, and a great direction for your project. We also discuss details such as your goals for the space, your design aesthetic, how you will be using the space, what inspires you, your time-frame for completion, and your budget.

At the end of the consultation, we review the terms of our Design Contract which you will sign at the end of the consultation. We outline the scope of work for the entire project, our design intent and goals, the advance required to get started. The retainer is an estimated of the design fees up until Step 5. The contract is signed and initial advance on our design fee received to signal the start of the project.

This is where we invite any trades involved in the process for a site visit to discuss the project scope and to take measurements and photos. They will each provide a written estimate outlining their scope of work and the cost for labour and/or materials. These estimates will be presented to you at Step 5.

This is where we take the time to plan your project. We start with a design concept which is further developed through renderings, sketches, elevations, and colour schemes. We also source all materials, fixtures and furnishings. During this step we work closely with our trades people who provide us with estimates and quotes for their scope of work. An initial budget is also developed during this step.

This is where we meet with you to go over the details of your custom design plan. This includes all drawings, colour scheme, mood board, fabric samples, furniture selections and budget breakdown including estimated costs for any work by our trades and artisans. One revision is included and must be requested at this meeting.

A follow up Presentation Meeting, also known as the (Final Presentation Meeting) is sometimes needed if revisions were requested. This involves all the approved elements from the original Design Presentation, plus any new elements that were agreed upon and any revisions requested. Because we believe in a collaboration between client and designer, as well as our trades and artisans, this presentation will address all your wants and needs for your project, based on previous meetings and discussions. The Final Presentation includes working drawings, colour scheme, all furnishings, fabric memos and detailed budget breakdown – item by item. It will all be laid out for you so that you will be able to visualise what the finished space will look like. Any adjustments to the budget due to revisions are agreed upon at this meeting.

The remaining deposit of the Design Flat Fee is due on the final presentation, before project closure when we provide all the project documentation to the client for the procurement and construction phase.