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Frequently Asked Questions

Style with Mika creates functional and stylish residential interior spaces supporting clients in realizing their dream home. It research, design, document, and specify the interior architecture finishes, plumbing, lighting, cabinetry, and interior-design details, to create environments that are functional, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing for enhancing users’ quality of life.

It offers also decoration services for successful entertainment events, from laying the table to room organizing.

It offers home staging service for owner or real estate that want the property looks in such a way that draws attention to its features in a subtle classy way that buyers are not distracted by the story of the soon-to-be former homeowners.

It offers home styling service helping homeowners tailor their rooms to their style or helping clients to style places that they hire for events, celebrations and so on.

It offers consultation in selecting and purchasing furniture and accessories.

Style with Mika is an affordable online interior design service. Because there are no expenses other than the time to design your interior, it is less expensive than a traditional interior design studio.

I work for an international clientele – from young professionals moving into their first apartment, to empty-nesters getting ready to downsize, career-driven individuals, families with young children, and every other lifestyle imaginable.

 

They all desire a home that will be their sanctuary; one that will complement their lifestyle and taste. I work best with clients who see and value in the creative process as well as the experience and expertise of professional design. They are typically clients who trust me to do what I do best.

They are decisive, ready to take action and willing to invest in what they truly want their home to look and feel like.

Before starting the design, there is a research stage that is not included in the cost of your project.

Some of the research concerns the space functions and is based on who is occupying that particular space, how they are going to live and work there, and how to design around these parameters, as well as enhance them.

Combining creativity and technical expertise to produce a customized space, unique to the client.

No worries. If you need of design that is not on the list, feel free to inquire at CONTACT ME. I aim to get back to you within 48 hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm GMT+1)

Style with Mika offers the following services: Design consultation; Space planning; Single area design – Living, Dining, Cooking, Sleeping, Bathing, Working, Relaxing; Project Management; Bespoke design; Lighting design; Furniture consultation; General Inspiration; Accessories Consultation; Home staging; Home styling; Everyday lifestyle; Outdoor design.

Yes.

I work with individual clients to small as well as big projects and the interior design service varies because the geographic distance.

I am full service in Italy. For international clients I don’t provide full service.

I charge by fixed fee for each design service.

There are a number of factors that impact the cost of design services including the size, complexity, and pace of your project.

To ensure you receive the service you deserve, I require a deposit and a signed contract to officially book your interior design project.

A big part of what I do is to help clients set a suitable budget for their needs.

There are several misconceptions in the marketplace today about what design and decoration costs.

I help educate you on the value of items and how to maximize whatever your budget is.

Yes, 25% of the total cost of the service you asked for.

25% due to secure the service 

50% due on your project start date.

25% due on your project completion date.

Through PayPal service

I create bespoke services for each project because every project is different.

I can’t give you an estimate unless I know what your needs are. If you would like a customized estimate, please feel free to send me an email to CONTACT ME

Yes.

You can CONTACT ME. I am happy to answer your questions and briefly explain the design process.

If you have been collecting any ideas about your style and preferences, please feel free to share them with me.

Discussing your ideas with me also helps me determine what budget you would need for your project and the timeframe for completion.

Yes.

I am located in Milan, but I have worked for clients located as far as London, New York, and Moscow.

Style with Mika is an interior design online service that is well-suited for international clients.

We can communicate through email, WhatsApp and phone calls.

Depending on the scope of work, your project could last anywhere from 6 weeks to 16 weeks – longer if there is construction and remodeling involved.

I will discuss the timeframe upfront with you before the project begins.

I have options for rush service and will be happy to accommodate your needs.

Rush services usually result in higher design fees and higher product and administrative fees.

Definitely.

In fact, I encourage clients to incorporate some treasured pieces that they already own.

This also contributes in creating a homey and unique design. I respect my clients’ desire to repurpose and reuse pieces as much as possible.

With that said, I am also very honest about what works and what doesn’t – for example if a piece is just too big for the room, I will recommend moving it to another room where it might work better.

You’ll receive two ideas solutions of your project before its completion.

Upon completion, clients are provided JPEG and PDF files of their project.