Swell House Process
The first step in working with our team is to complete our inquiry form and we will schedule a call to go over the specifics of your project. If we are a good fit, an initial consultation will be booked. A digital presentation of our ideas and plans for your space after your consultation will be sent to you. If we decide to work together on your home, the process is entirely collaborative. Our mission is to create a space that is a true reflection of the inhabitants of the home. If we move forward together, we will get to work creating a floor plan, talking with our trade partners, and source everything from furnishings to materials for your space. We will present to you a tailored plan for your space for your review.
We love the process of meeting makers and tradespeople and bringing their talents into a home. As a result, your design will never be cookie-cutter. The final design will be shaped by your feedback and our expertise. Bringing your distinct design to life is the final step in the process. We work with architects, contractors, and tradespeople to move from vision to reality. Our full service design firm will take care of procurement and management of orders, and we will keep you up to date on the status of your project. We believe that every space should tell the story of who lives there, and that the objects we place in your home should be part of that story. We will supervise the implementation of the design until your home story is complete.
Consultation / $350 up to two hours
We will come to your home to start an open dialogue about what you’re looking for in a designer, how you live in your space, and what you like and don’t like. You may have a specific vision for your home, you may feel completely overwhelmed by the process, or you may be somewhere in between. Wherever you are, we can craft a starting point during the consultation. After the consultation, we will create a proposal for your work outlining the estimated timeline and design fee. Once the proposal is accepted and the contract is signed, we will reserve your space on our calendar.
Room Design / Kitchen + Bath Design / New Build / Remodel Design
We will begin by taking measurements, creating a floor plan, and sourcing everything needed for your space. From furnishings to fixtures, a design plan will be presented to you for approval. Once the design is approved and deposits are collected, we will move forward with the procurement and management of materials and furnishings. We will keep you up to date on the status of your shipments and take care of all the receiving. When we've reached the final stage of your project, we will install and style everything in your new space for you to enjoy!
Staci took my ideas and in combination with hers, made our house a real home. Taking a more personal approach to the design process, she took the time to learn about myself, my family, and what our particular needs were for our space. Staci provided the confidence, support, and overall courage to pursue my design ideas. She has the utmost eye for craftsmanship while maintaining a strong focus on our vision.
/ Kelly T. /
/ the meaning of swell /
adjective 1: stylish, socially prominent
2: excellent, used as a generalized term of enthusiasm
noun 1: a long often massive and crestless wave or succession
of waves often continuing beyond or after its cause
2: a long, unbroken wave
A swell is a group of waves that have gathered enough energy from the wind to reach another stage of maturity that allows them to travel well beyond the place of their origin. It can pass through and under another one and absorb them in their path, resulting in more organized, well-spaced, and well-defined swell lines.
Swell House Office
Welcome to Swell House's new office space! We could not be more excited to have our own office in the former Colgate Divinity School to house our growing resource library, collaborate with our Swell House team, and meet with clients to present our designs.
I have been looking for a designated space for Swell House and this building, just minutes away from home, fell into my lap when a friend mentioned looking at it for her own office space. Now, four of my friends will be sharing space in the same building! Love when things fall into place.
/ 1100 GOODMAN ST - ROCHESTER, NY /
WE ARE THE WAVES. THAT GATHER THE ENERGY AND BRING YOUR HOME BEYOND ITS PLACE OF ORIGIN. BUILDING LAYERS WHICH RESULT IN A MORE ORGANIZED, WELL-SPACED, AND WELL-DEFINED HOUSE.
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