Getting Started with Our Interior Designers

1.Let’s have a phone conversation. Maybe you haven’t worked with an interior designer before and want to learn more about how the process works. That’s totally fine. We love to educate people on the value interior designers bring to any project. During this conversation we’d like to hear about your project, find out if you’ve set a budget, have a time frame in mind, what you expect the interior designer you hire to bring to your project, and what your goal for the project is. Good communication is the key to a successful project. We both need to find out if we’re a good fit for each other, and whether the scope of your project and your time frame fit into our current client load.

2. If we think we’re a good fit for each other, the next step would be to meet in person. We like to make a site visit to assess the project scope. This step is part of how we get to know each other and we do not charge for this service. For our out of town clients, we’ll set up a Go-to-Meeting or Skype visit.

3. If you’re ready to move forward, we both sign a Letter of Agreement (aka contract) that defines the scope of the project, how RJI Inc. is compensated, and what both parties are responsible for. Once the Letter of Agreement is complete, the transformation begins!

"Rebecca transformed our once unused living and dining rooms into sophisticated, yet cozy entertaining spaces, which we actually USE now and thoroughly enjoy! The spaces she designed reflect our home's personality and are truly my favorite rooms to be in. She also designed a showstopper of a powder room, which is a fun surprise whenever someone sees it for the first time. She is wonderful to work with, as she listens to the client while she focuses on bringing the most of each room to "life" with her impeccable style and knowledge. I would highly recommend her and look forward to doing more projects with her in the future. MANY THANKS Rebecca!"

Allyson B.

"Rebecca transformed my 13-year-old beautiful home into a brand new GORGEOUS home. Her personal attention, great taste and understanding my dreams and budget were all accomplished. I couldn't be happier! She is amazing!!!"

Cheri F.

"I've worked with Rebecca on 2 projects; an upscale condo in West Hollywood and now a home in the Hollywood Hills. I chose Rebecca while perusing through Houzz for a designer that had a similar taste to mine. She did not disappoint. The condo was a full remodel with floors, walls, closets, fireplace, built in cabinetry and furnishings. It was not my intent, but a year later I sold the condo for almost twice what I paid for it. The new buyer also purchased most of my furniture. Rebecca is now working with me on my new home, which has more of a cottage style and once again, she is nailing it. She is cognizant of budget, which is also appreciated. On top of it all, she is great to work with. I don't like to shop, so opted to have her email pictures to worked!! I'd highly recommend Rebecca without any hesitation."

Heidi G.

"I found Rebecca on Houzz and asked her if she could make my house modern, inviting, stylish and fun. From our first discussions through to the finish I enjoyed watching her lead the efforts to transform my house from just being in the place I slept in, to a place I love calling my home. Her working style is truly collaborative, as she spent ample time making sure she fully understood my goals and got to know me so she could understand my taste. I never felt pressured to buy or spend on things that I didn't like, but instead was always surprised to see that the things she showed me really fit my personality. She transformed my bland entryway to a place that invites you to come in, redid my tiles to this amazing wood floor that modernized and reshaped the entire feeling of the house. The window treatments are a constant conversation starter that says we can be modern but still fun. The kitchen and dining room scream when's the next party and has the coolest lighting fixture. The new custom stairways are works of art and she turned what used to be a lagoon and mint colored master bedroom with a red colored master bathroom, to this elegant classy master bed and bath that looks like you're in a suite in the four seasons. Despite the numerous customizations, from the elaborate tile design of the master bathroom and shower, to the custom stairwell, she managed to co-ordinate with my contractor to meet our deadlines on a very big complete home remodel. She also accomplished all this while working with limitations I had given her regarding things she couldn't change. I had never worked with an interior designer prior to this experience, but after this, I know that if/when I move I'll be more than happy to make that phone call to Rebecca again so that she can do to my next home what she did for my current, which was make it my dream home."

Andy N.

"We had a local contractor working with us on a simple bedroom addition to our ranch house. When we started talking about updating the 1970s kitchen, he recommended we talk with Rebecca Johnston about options (he had worked with her previously). As it turned out, she was the best investment we made in the project. We were uncertain about how much we wanted to do, so she gave us three designs at different price points and worked us through the pros and cons of each. She saw alternatives we never would have come up with on our own, and then she wrote the specs so they made sense to our contractors. She has great local resources - the cabinet shop she recommended was superb - and she stayed on top of the project as it came together. She was infinitely patient and really listened to us and our needs. Our "style" is an eclectic mix of Japanese antiques, tribal art, and California ranch. She pulled it all together with a contemporary but not aggressively modern kitchen that is a joy to work in, both alone and with guests. Everything about the experience with her was delightful."

Marti T