interior design process

our interior design process

creates ease every step of the way

We design timeless spaces that you can live with for years to come, beginning the moment we meet!

We believe that what makes a good designer exceptional is a process that helps you feel relaxed throughout the entire project. Our interior design process has been created with you in mind!

We remove the stress from the design process so you can enjoy the journey with a sense of ease, knowing you have an excellent collaborative partner as your guide.

We work with projects of all sizes from refreshes to remodels and new construction. We give you as many details (or as few) as you want to know along the way, and we step in as your trusted professional to provide you an experience that is streamlined, organized, and enjoyable.

“We enjoyed working with Sandra so much, we’ve added an outdoor kitchen to our project! We will have to find something else for her to do soon! She has transformed our house into a modern, inviting and beautiful home.”

“I found her right away to be highly professional and responsible, she replies promptly to emails, phone calls and messages, she stays within her time estimates, and she provides accurate, itemized billing.”

Our Interior Design Process


The Initial Phone Consult

Where do I even start!?

You might be looking around your space wondering where on earth to even begin. Perhaps you’re looking for a refresh, upgrade, or build.

The initial phone call is an opportunity for us to ask the right questions, listen, and get a broad sense of what your needs are.

This will take about 15 minutes of your time and is the first step to bringing the dreams for your home to life.

Interior Design Consultation Sandra Blank in her shop
Space planning a selection of tile and cabinet sample for phase two of the interior design process


On-Site Visit

What possibility does my space hold?

After our initial phone call, we will visit your location to assess the possibility of the space and identify solutions.

We love discussing possibilities, sharing ideas, brainstorming with you, and getting your input. We’ll share what we see for opportunities for increasing space, reconfiguring, bringing out the potential, or expansion.

This is a great opportunity to gain clarity and see the potential in your space. We help present options you’ve never even thought of!


Creation of Mockup

What will this look like?

Following the onsite visit, we will present you with a visual mockup so you can start to see your design come to life! We’ll show you how we intend to bring flow, function, and light into your space, as well as use any existing pieces that you want to incorporate into the design.

Our goal is to design a space where you can live with ease for years to come.

3-d rendering of a kitchen for phase three of the interior design process
phase 4 of the interior design process goes over budgets with calculators and budget sheets


Creation of Budget

How much is this going to cost?

Once the design is approved, we create a budget list so you know exactly what to expect. We’re experts at value engineering and help you to make intentional investments where they matter most! We know where to spend and where to save.

The result is a space that’s a balance of function, architectural interest, and timeless design.


Plan of Action and Getting Started

Where do we go from here?

Our interior design process takes you from concept to completion and we offer you an organized, strategic, well-thought out plan and timeline that maps out each step along the way.

We handle it all! From choosing the right furnishings for any room to ensuring the perfect tile and countertop materials are installed properly and on time. You can trust our project management skills to mediate between subcontractors, vendors, custom fabric makers, and artists of all kinds to provide creative solutions, offer resourceful problem-solving, and stay on track.

Sandra Blank selecting wood flooring samples in her lost gatos store interior design process step 5

Ready to bring your vision

of home to life?

 We’d be delighted to guide you through our interior design process and collaborate to create a space that helps you thrive for years to come.

Ready to enjoy flow, function, and freedom

at home?

We’d be delighted to help you design a space that helps you thrive for years to come.

Blank Space


155 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, Suite E, Los Gatos, CA  |  408-823-2420  |

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Service Area

We service clients in the greater Bay Area of California including: Carmel, Campbell, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Clara, San Jose, Willow Glen, and more!

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