February 15, 2023

New to Interior Design? -Start Here

If you've never worked with a designer before, you may be wondering what to expect from the process. We wanted to take a minute to break it down.

The process begins with a Scope of Work where we detail the floor plan and budget for your project. This is where the vision begins - what items do you need and where will they fit best in your new room.

Once the layout and budget are agreed upon, the fun part begins - specifying items. This is the part where people who have never worked with a designer before occasionally worry. How will I know what my new pieces will look and feel like?

Essentially, Lisa Scheff Designs is a custom window treatments, upholstery and furniture shop-at-home retailer that provides design advice with every purchase and specializes in American-made, custom product. What this means for you is that you never need to run to a store to curate a beautiful, functional and custom home, we bring the store to you.

We will bring fabric and finish samples of almost every item, as well as provide you with life-like digital renderings of the finished room. When your room is finished, you will feel like you walked right off the page of your design board and into the room?

First floor custom digital renderings of interior design project

How will you know your new pieces are comfortable? Our team travels to High Point Furniture Market twice a year and sits in all of the pieces we sell. We analyze them for seat height and depth, cushion density and construction and so much more. We take the time to rule out the pieces that aren't comfortable as well as determine a good fit for someone 6ft tall vs. 5ft tall and so much more.

By bringing the retail store to you, you to buy your furniture and window coverings in the room where they will live which allows you to really visualize scale in the space. Don’t make an expensive mistake shopping at a retail store without professional guidance!

Custom Drapery pinche pleat panels behind nightstand and lamp

When you buy your furniture and window coverings from Lisa Scheff Designs, you get more than just product, you get our team's extensive knowledge and expertise across all realms of interior design. Lisa Scheff Designs is a certified Hunter Douglas dealer and will help you choose the right product for your room, needs and budget to dress your windows. Our team will also help you select the right furniture for the room in scale, color and function.

We offer the complete Hunter Douglas line of blinds, shades, and shutters as well as fabricate custom drapery and top treatments as well as design and sell American-made furniture including custom upholstery and case goods.

What can you buy from an interior design firm?

  • Window Treatments – custom drapery, valances, cornices, hardware
  • Hunter Douglas – blinds, shades, shutters
  • Upholstery – chairs, sofas, sectionals, dining chairs
  • Furniture – dining, cocktail and end tables, office, bar stools
  • Bath and Kitchen Fixtures – sinks, tubs, toilets, facets, shower
  • Tile – kitchen, bathroom, mudroom
  • Flooring – tile, sheet, wood, carpet, area rugs
  • Lighting – fixtures, fans, recessed, lamps, pendants
  • Cabinetry – stock, semi-custom, custom, hardware
  • Countertops – marble, granite, sold surface, laminate

Hunter Douglas

We are proud to offer Hunter Douglas window fashions to Western Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut, Rhode Island and beyond, featuring the industry’s largest selection of sheers, shades, honeycombs, blinds and shutters.  Hunter Douglas window treatments are custom-built expressly for your windows and manufactured in the U.S. according to the highest standards of quality.


Custom Drapery and Top Treatments

Window treatments finish a room and make your house feel like a home. Our team designs and fabricates custom drapery including sheer panels, valences, cornices, stationary panels, light-blocking blackout shades and more. Choose from more than 1,000 fabrics to coordinate with your room.

Custom Furniture

Lisa Scheff Designs will provide you with top-of-the-line custom furniture to create the look you have been searching for. Our team will help you choose from the dozens of furniture lines she carries and thousands of fabrics to create custom couches, chairs, ottomans and more with coordinating pillows and accessories.

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