Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you will find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our design office is located in Oswego, Illinois. But because we come to you with our large selection of samples, we can travel anywhere in the Greater Chicagoland or recommend another Decorating Den designer that may be closer to the area in which you are located. (Please note that we only see clients at our studio by appointment.)
The Bromberek Design Team proudly serves the cities of Plainfield, Aurora, Naperville, Joliet, Orland Park, St. Charles, Wheaton, Tinley Park, Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs.
Q: Do I have to take off work in order to work with an interior decorator?
A: Not usually. We typically schedule appointments Monday through Friday, but will schedule a Saturday morning appointment or evening appointment if there is no other time available for working clients.
Q: What should I expect at my first appointment?
A: Our first appointment will last about an hour. We will tour your home to assess your lifestyle and design taste. We will then discuss our design ideas and similar spaces Decorating Den Interiors has transformed in the past, along with our product recommendations for your space.
We offer a wide variety of quality products that range from traditional to contemporary and everywhere in between. We have thousands of samples of top quality home furnishings products from drapery, blinds, shades, furniture, bedding, lighting, accessories, artwork, floor covering and wall coverings from which to choose. We will likely set up a second appointment in order to pull together all the products and create a design presentation.
On our next meeting, we will present a variety of design and product options all personalized for you. We will work with you from the idea stage all the way through delivery and installation of products.
Q: How do I determine a budget for my project?
A: We’ll work with you to determine a budget that accomplishes your overall project goals, whether it is one room at a time or the entire home. Our extensive variety of products means we can satisfy almost any budget, and because our consultation is complimentary, your budget focuses only on the products that you purchase. Additionally, from time to time we offer special discounts on selected products that can help you stretch your decorating dollar.
Q: Is there a minimum or maximum project size?
A: No project is too big or too small. We can do one window, one wall, one room or an entire home!
Q: Will you work with my existing pieces/furnishings that are in the room?
A: Yes, most definitely. We try to work with existing pieces or rearrange furniture to work in a different way. But you must also be flexible in knowing that sometimes a piece will not work for a room.
Q: Do you shop with me in other stores?
A: No, unfortunately we do not shop elsewhere, as we do not know the quality of their products, nor their guarantee of services.
Q: Can I get a plan and shop retail?
A. During our initial phone consultation, we’ll ask you to consider whether you are interested in a product-based appointment or an idea appointment. Some clients are looking for new products and designs, while others are simply interested in gathering ideas, after which they can purchase products on their own. We can accommodate either of these scenarios.
If you have an eye for design and want to shop on your own, that’s okay! If this works best for you, we offer an “Idea Appointment” billed at an hourly rate, where we can provide feedback, advice, and a design plan that works best for your space.