Process - Design Savvy Maui

Services & Process

DSI offers professional interior designer services to see your project through from concept to completion.  We work together with industry professionals to assure the highest standard of quality.  A general list of services is provided below:


• Space Planning

• Color consultation

• Project Management

• Kitchen & Bath design including computerized cabinet drawings

• Materials and finish selections

• Home Staging

• Green design

• 3-D model rendering

• Hand rendering

• Purchasing and installation

• designer fabric and trim 

• Upholstery services



The first step in the Design Process is the initial consultation, during which time we discuss the Client’s goals and requirements for the space.  We begin our research into lifestyle and history, which are key influences in design development.


2. Schematic Design

At this point, we are ready to work off the foundation of research and a little bit of inspiration to develop an initial design concept.  We start with preliminary space planning and color palettes, we then fine tune the design direction with a series of sketches, computer drawings, hand renderings, and material boards for visual aid. Upon the Client’s approval of the design direction, we launch into the next phase of design development.


3. Design Development

This is the stage in which schematic designs are refined, budgets are established. This phase also involves the preparation of all final plans, presentation graphics, and specifications required to explain design concepts to the client and to begin design implementation.


4. Construction Documents and Contract Administration

The actual implementation of the project and its several pieces is critical to the finished product. Once the construction documents are approved,the project goes out to bidding, and contractor are hired. At this point, we step in to the role of project management, supervising subcontractors, and ensuring quality control of the specified materials and finishes.  The project is complete upon the final walk-through with the Client.


* This process will vary with each individual project.