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Full Design Service Please!

Although I do offer eDesign services for clients all over the country, rest assured, I also provide my local Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and some Pennsylvania clients with traditional interior design services.

It's true! The best thing about my design service is a flat, all inclusive design fee.

No surprise bills.

No hourly billing.

You know ahead of time what you will pay.

You will never pay more than agreed upon at the beginning of the job.

No hidden costs.

No additional fees.

Just simple, straightforward fixed design fee.

Simple as that. Easy as can be.

The traditional interior design service is perfect for busy professionals who need a designer that will handle and take care of the entire design project.

As a designer, it's important for me to take the reigns of your entire home remodeling needs, so you can focus on your own work, family, or fun. 

Let me work my magic, while you take care of yours!

So why should you hire me? 

  • I have quite a few full remodeling jobs under my belt!

  • Space planning is one of my favorite design things to do - I LOVE the puzzle of figuring out how to make new build work for homeowners' wants and needs.

  • I am extremely detail oriented - I blame this on my slight OCD.

  • I have a keen eye for COLOR! Yes, I can pick out a perfect color that will work in your space - because I can see color undertones!

  • Furniture planning - easy peasy, and done in 1-2-3! (I LOVE creating functional AND beautiful spaces).

  • I am a really good listener (great as I HEAR what you are looking for in your dream home).

  • I am super easy going and easy to talk to (I am the type of person who believes communication is key to everything).

  • 2 year in a row (student) design winner!

  • LEED AP ID+C - need I say more?

  • A total go-getter. I like to get things done, sooner rather than later.

  • Not a quitter! I don't give up until I find what I need and what I know will work in the space.

  • And finally - I LOVE what I do, which makes me really good at design

Well, what is the difference between eDesign and traditional design service?

The main difference is that a traditional design service is much more hands on.

I also meet my clients in person for the initial consultation. This is where both parties evaluate whether the project will be a good fit for both the homeowner and me, the designer.

I like to have a really good relationship with my clients, so we must get along like ‘long lost friends’! Yes, we will become best friends over the course of the project - we will spend quite a lot of time together, as I am the type who needs to oversee the project and make sure everything is done according to my design specification. 

What are my design fees?

I thoroughly believe in straight forward, fixed design fees - and this traditional design service is no different.

My fee (all inclusive - outlined below) is simple. I charge $25.00 per square foot of remodeling/redesigning/decorating.

What is included in the fee?


Interview client to determine user needs and goals.

Obtain scaled floor plans of the project from the client or the architect.

Measure job site to obtain necessary dimensions of site.

Determine style, color, etc., preferences.

Coordinate (if needed) with appropriate consultants).

Prepare final design program.


Prepare preliminary furniture plans.

Prepare preliminary selections of interior architectural finishes.

Prepare preliminary furniture, furnishings, and equipment selections.

Review applicable building, life safety, and accessibility codes, and apply as required.

Make preliminary color selections.

Prepare design drawings, such as perspectives, elevations for a non-load-bearing interior construction, materials, finishes, furnishings, fixtures and equipment for client’s approval. The plan drawings presented in ¼” scale, and the elevations presented in ½” scale.


Complete space plans and layouts.

Complete furniture, furnishings, and equipment plans.

Complete working drawings concerning custom furniture, cabinets, or architectural treatments.

Prepare specifications of furniture, furnishings, and equipment.

Prepare presentation boards or other presentation media.

Prepare presentation graphics, such as renderings of perspectives.


Prepare written specifications to accompany working drawings, schedules, and furniture, furnishings, and equipment.

Procure furniture and furnishings by submitting purchase orders to suppliers and installers.

Make periodic visits to the job site to ensure the work is being done in accordance with the contract documents and specifications.

Supervise installation of furniture, furnishings, and equipment.

Maintain project management and schedule records (if agreed upon).

There you have it - my fee structure and scope of work outlined in a nutshell. Ready to get started and design a home of YOUR dreams? 

Call, Email, or FB message me. I can't wait to turn your home into something incredibly beautiful. 

Sonja Capasso, LEED AP ID+C, Allied ASID


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