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   Vicki Flores at  Studio Designs for Life is a Certified Living
 In Pace Professional creating stylish, saf
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#experie4# 30 years experiecnce in interior desogm
 homes in the Wicta Ks area

interiors designed for  life... today and tomorrow

Vicki Flores at Studio Designs for Life


Vicki Flores ASID practitioner and Certified Living In Place Profesional
Best Interior designers in Wichita

                            Thank  you for Giving Us the Opportunity to Introduce Ourselves

The decision to hire an Interior Designer is not an easy one. We are honored when our clients place their trust in us to guide them through changes  in their spaces.  We want the experience to be fun and exciting for you and your family. We will be there every step of the way to guide you through the process. With over 30 years of experience and education we have the expertise  to oversee your project while you  all go about your busy lives.

Studio Designs is a full-service design studio. I have 25 years  Experience as an ASID interior designer in Wichita as a  member of the (American Society of Interior Designers). Over my 30 + years working in the field of residential design, I have established great working relationships with some of the area's top trade professionals. With these talented craftspeople, we can handle any scope project.

   I am also happy to work with the contractor of your choice.  My allegiance is to the client. It is my job to make your life easier by managing all aspects of the project as well as your budget. As a  Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP), I take seriously the commitment  to make your  home beautiful, functional, accessible, comfortable and safe, no matter what your needs.                   Learn More

For me, the most  interesting part of the design process is listening to you and discovering your uniqueness and making sure that some of that shows up in your finished  project. I have no favorite style or color scheme that  is my signature aesthetic. I like to work with some of the things that you have and give add to them to give your home a comfortable feel. A home is about the people that live there... your home should be a beautiful reflection of  YOU!

                                                                        Our Team.

 Patty Graham and Vicki Flores have worked together for over 20 years. We love what we do...making sure that our clients are thrilled with their finished project and they have had an enjoyable stress-free experience during the process. Patty has great attention to detail and  is involved in all  Studio Design projects.

                          Why Designs For Life?

After Working for 30 years as lead designer and buyer at Accent Interiors, starting  my own business was a bit intimidating.  But because of family circumstances, I needed to work from home I knew that I wanted to be able to offer my clients aesthetically amazings homes that are also safe comfortable and accessible. I want to design a plan with the future in mind. " Interiors for Today and Tomorrow." I still don't love the "business " part of having my own business, but I love what that allows me to do for you.

Change is life's only  Certainty.

Children will grow older and larger, and so will their friends. Someone in you  family may break a bone and need the home to be accessible. You will have guests and celebtrations.You may have older or younger long term visitors . Change is life's only certainty and it often come unexpectedly and quickly.  A little pre planning can make those changes less stressful.

What can a professional interior designer bring to my project that I can not?

At Studio Designs our time and work skills are devoted to making your custom residential design project a success. Our objective is to make the design and renovation process as stress-free on you and your family as possible so that you can go on with your busy lives. We work in Wichita and all areas of South Central Kansas and would love to be a part of your project.

  • We have the vision to turn your ideas and needs into a reality.
  • We have the skills to design and manage the work, timeline and your budget.
  • We have reliable and dependable resources and contacts to complete the work.
  • We oversee delivery and quality aspects and take care of any glitches in a timely manner.
  • We know how colors and patterns work in a space and are able to determine the right scale, proportions and quality of furnishings and finishing materials that are right for your particular project.

How does the process work?

  • It  all starts with a phone call or email from you. We openly discuss  your project, your family, your needs and wants. If you like what we have to say and it seems like the right fit for both of us, we will schedule a time to visit your home when all of the decision makers will be present. At that time we will gather information, take photos and basic measurements for the project. We will talk timelines and address any questions that you may have, and hopefully determine a tentative budget.
  • We require a concept fee of $1000.00 at that time  and we will go back to the studio and begin work on your project concepts.

  • At our second meeting we will present color and design concepts for your space. There will be drawings, fabric suggestions, surface options, floor plans and other finishing elements. A working budget must be established at this time and a contract stating the responsibilities of both parties will be provided and signed.
  • After budget approval, a retainer of 70% of the working budget must be available to  the design company to proceed with ordering and contract work.

Why do the designers need to know my budget?

Budget: The Elephant in the Room

When considering engaging a professional to assist you in designing or decorating a space, a little pre-planning will go a long way toward making you more comfortable with your decision. Typically, the budget is foremost in everyone's mind, but it is the hardest thing to talk about openly.  Set a realistic amount that you are prepared to invest in the project and share it with your designer early in the process. We can't read your mind and we don't know what level of products to propose if we don't know your price range.  Designers help you spend your money wisely and  can actually save you money since their knowledge and experience can prevent you from making expensive mistakes.

I do know that it is impossible to set a budget when you don't know how much things cost. If you have never done any decorating, how would you know? Catch 22, right?

I am attaching a link to a list of cost estimates that I give my clients. The costs range from low to high,  from the basic "no bells and whistles" furnishings and finishes to the unlimited possibilities of a space designed just for you. Most of my clients are somewhere in the middle.

Don't let you budget be the elephant in the room. Be open with your interior designer.

Budget Estimating Tool 1-19

Use this as an aid in estimating a budget for your project

When you have an investment total in mind we can help you get the most beautiful room possible for your money.

Typical Items Need in a Design Project

These are merely suggested costs and can vary depending on the Client’s needs.

Basic Mid-Level Premium

Paint (walls & ceiling, 12’ x 14’ x 9’) $1500 special finish @ $3000.00

Window Treatments (per lineal foot, per layer)

$250 $400. $600. ++ $300. +

Shades / Blinds (per foot) $200. $400. $ 550. +

Custom Furniture (Upholstered)

Chair $1800 $2500 $4000+

Sofa / Loveseat $3500 $4500 $6000+

Bed Covering (Custom Set Q) $2500 $4000 $5500+

Re-upholster Chair $1500 $2000 $2500                                          Sofa $3000 $4000 $8000+

Wallpaper for avg. Bedroom or

Dining Room 16 s/r

Installed room price (12’ x 14’ x 9’) $2500 $ $3500 $5000 +

(+ prep work @ $25.00 per hour

Accessories: art, lamps and decorative items

Small room $2500 $4000 ++

Dining fixture $1000. $2000. $3500.++

Area Rugs $1000 $2500. $5000. ++++

Tile back splash-per square foot…. $ 20 $40. ++++

Tile floor- per square foot-……… . $18 $35. ++++++

Wood floor- per square foot……. $20. $40.00

Granite-per square foot……… $78….group I plus cutouts +++

Quartz-per square foot………. $108 ….plus cutouts

Carpet -per square foot with pad…….. $ 8. $12. ++++++++