Erica Gelman Design inc. specializing in full service design.
We take projects from concept to execution and handle all the details in between. We work along side clients, suppliers and contractors to facilitate the best possible design for YOUR space.
After our initial meeting - we like to meet with clients first to get an idea of their style, scope of work, intended budget and timeliness we will provide a projected budget for both for finishes & construction. It’s a realistic low – high range however, the high can far exceed these estimated numbers. We will also provide a design fee for your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does a designer do?
We plan, we curate, we strategically implement and we oversee design detailing. Initially we build a foundation of thoughts and turn them into a possibility. Our experience, knowledge and passion for interior design are second to none. It is because of this that we are able to confidently put together design schemes that work and flow in the space and complement one another for a unique and custom look.
We create highly personalized spaces to meet everyone one of your desired needs.
How much will it cost to hire your firm?
As each client differs so does project requirements. On average, expect to invest approximately 12%-20% of the overall cost of the project on design services. This will depend on the extent of delegation that is required from our firm. For instance, a project with emphasis on décor will cost less than one that may require a full package of construction drawings. It is also important to understand that if the scope of work changes as will design fees.
What are the other services you offer?
1. Preparation of interior plans for renovations or new builds including:
a. Floor plans (interior & exterior plans, floor finish plans etc.)
b. Elevations (millwork, paneling, interior details including plumbing & fixtures etc.)
c. Reflected ceiling plans (lighting locations)
d. Electrical plans (power & communication)
AutoCAD and technical drawings for millwork
Selection of fabrics, furnishings, finishes, accessories, artwork
Colour & Paint consultation packages including a paint schedule for your contractor*
Provision of subcontractors within scope of project
Custom window treatments, blinds and drapery (for full service clients only)
Custom furniture and drawings (for full service clients only)
Commercial spaces including restaurants & bars
Cottage and vacation homes. YES, we travel!
Do you offer consulting without a full service design package?
Yes, we offer a one or two-part design consultation that lasts up to 2-hours (each meeting). The first consultation will focus heavily on conceptual planning and finishes. Clients can expect definitive direction for furniture placement, built-ins, window treatments, fabric choices, flooring, paint colours, assistance with new construction and renovations process planning. The option for a second meeting, which is held in our Thornhill office, is available as a follow up to ensure your development is on track. This is ideal for clients who are looking for design guidance however, their budget won’t allow for full time design consultants.
Flat-fee Design Consultation (per 2-hour meeting).
Within Toronto limits - $500 + HST
Outside of city limits but within approximately 100KM of Toronto, ON - $700 + HST