Expert design that brings spaces together in unexpected ways
When I first started Little Green House, I didn’t necessarily have a vision for its future. I had recently begun my master’s in interior architecture and design and I just didn’t want to wait until I graduated to get started. I wasn’t looking for a job just yet, but I knew I wanted to get involved in design in some way, I was chomping at the bit to get out there.
I started out offering full-service on a very small scale. I was just a one-woman operation with little experience working with clients in the interior design atmosphere. I quickly began meeting new people, landing new clients, and making new connections. In building all of these relationships, both with clients and other vendors and types of professionals, there was one main stressor that all of my clients (and acquantances) were having; they didn’t know how to choose paint colors. I had a lot of other people reach out to me and ask if I could just pick a paint color for them and I would turn them down because I wasn’t sure how I would even charge for that.
About 9 months in to starting Little Green House, I hired an attorney to write my contracts. He called me one day out of the blue after our work had already wrapped up and told me he wanted to hire me for a color consultation. He said it with such sureness as if it was already service, I offered, that I couldn’t say no. Quickly I began researching color consultations offered by other companies so I could figure out how I could build my service out into something that was more unique and valuable than the free services offered by Sherwin Williams and other retailers.
For my attorney, I created a fun and entertaining questionnaire for him to fill out so I could specially curate color palettes ahead of time. I created a client portal for him where he could easily upload inspiration photos and Pinterest boards. From the information he provided, I was able to put together a few suggest color palettes ahead of his in-home visit. I also bought my full paint color kit, but he was so pleased with the palettes I presented to him, that we never needed it. From there I produced a specially curated presentation that included his selected paint colors, paint finishes, trim colors, suggested complimentary décor palettes, a list of his nearest paint stores, a list of my painters and other suggested preferred vendors, a guide to “most popular neutral paint colors”, a “color psychology” guide, a “how to create a cohesive color palette guide”, and a few extra goodies.
I received such a positive response from the experience that I provided, so I added color consultation to my service offerings. I now offer color consulting for up to 4 rooms for $299. I also provide the option to add any additional rooms, and more recently wallpaper consulting as well. This service has been such a great addition to Little Green House, and I can’t wait until the word gets out so more people can experience the magic of color design as well!