Modern & Mid-Century Modern Design Specialty

Destination Eichler is a design company focused on designing whole-house solutions that meld modern aesthetics with tailored living experiences. We subscribe to clean lines, flowing living spaces, and design materials and products that showcase your space to its fullest. 

We offer a variety of design services, catered to your particular project and needs. 

Initial Design Consultation $350:

In-home walk-through of your space, and deep discussion about needs, wish list, and style preferences.

  • Brainstorming of possible design solutions

  • Discuss potential projects, preliminary budget and expectations

  • Take “Before” Photos

After the design consultation, we will put together a detailed proposal to outline the scope of work and give you an estimate on the overall design services cost. After signing some paperwork (Services Agreement), we will be on our way to help you plan your custom design.

Working With Us

We commonly work on both private and commercial residential projects, including consultation for investor-owned properties. After a consultation to gather the scope of work, a proposal is created for our design services that outlines what we can do for you that may include services such as space planning, drawings, design themes, finish material curation, and furniture and fixture selections. The proposal estimates time appropriated to all aspects of the project broken down to a line item within the scope.

WHAT DOES IT TYPICALLY COST?

We have found that the general ballpark figure would be about 10% of the total project cost, which can vastly range depending on your taste in materials and the contractor selected. We do not charge by a percentage spent on hard and soft costs, but use it as a general range of what to expect.

We then deliver a highly curated and refined Design Concept, 2D/3D drawings, and continued consultation on everything that goes into finishing the project including: visiting showrooms and vendors, ordering samples, purchasing materials at our Trade discount rates, advising contractors on finishing techniques, and chasing down last minute services and items.

Kitchen projects in the Northern California region generally cost $50K to $100K in labor, and another $50K to $100K in materials, in which case our design time and consultative fees can be expected in the range of $8K to $20K.

Bathroom projects can cost $20K to $50K in labor, and another $15K to $40K in materials, in which case our design time can be expected in the range of $4K to $10K.

Decorating services generally include defining a design style and selecting wall treatment (paint/wallpaper), curating and buying furniture, flooring finishes such as reflooring or refinishing, rug/carpet selection, wall art, commissioned paintings, lighting strategies that may include fixture selection and onsite planning with electricians, and major design accents for the space. A scope of work will be drawn from the initial consultation and an itemized time and cost is estimated for each room and aspect of the project all within the services agreement. Projects generally can start from $1,000 per room.

Full Home Renovation projects can range dramatically. We advise scheduling a Design Consultation so we can discuss the various factors involved with large-scale projects.


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Learn about the design process and what we do.

Conceptual Design Development 

 
 

2D/3D Renderings

 When remodeling a room, we typically create 3D models to help visualize the space and finish materials. This is done rapidly and makes a world of difference before big spending decisions are made. The examples below are snapshots from working 3D models.

 
 

Beyond our core interior design services, we also do all the things that bring projects across the finish line.

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Materials selection

Furniture Selection
Upholstery Selection
Art and Accessory Curation
Hardware and Fixture Selection
Color and Paint Selection

Construction management

Budget Planning
Purchasing
Scheduling
Contractor Selection
Delivery and Installation Management

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3D Modeling

 When remodeling a room, we typically create 3D models to help visualize the space and finish materials. This is done rapidly and makes a world of difference before big spending decisions are made. The examples above are snapshots from working models, but life-like renderings with even greater detail are also available.

A Trusted Design Partner

Semihandmade provides high-end doors and faces for modular cabinet systems like the IKEA Akurum and Sektion. It opens up many options for finishes and configurations outside of the standard IKEA offering. As a Trusted Design Partner we can guide you through the entire design process and facilitate your order to ensure a smooth project delivery.