How does Premium E-Design work?

Feeling overwhelmed about where to start with updating your condo or home? You have a busy life, all you want is a space to relax and entertain friends and family once in a while.

What if designing your home didn’t mean spiraling down a rabbit hole of Pinterest boards? What if there was an easier way to design a cohesive space with quality furniture? Our Premium E-design just might be the right service for you! How does it work? Read along to learn more about how our process works.

In a nutshell, Cristina Isabel Design’s Premium E-Design service includes the design, purchasing and delivery of your exact products! We know you are busy, so we handle the ordering and have everything delivered to your home in one to two shipments to make the process stress-free for you!

How does Premium E-Design work?

The design process takes just a few weeks from ideation to final design. Then the ordering process begins. A few months later, you will be relaxing in your new comfy modern sofa.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • About 30-45 mins to complete our onboarding forms and questionnaire
  • A phone or tablet to take photos 
  • Measuring tape, pen and paper

Here’s our process in 5 easy steps: 

1. Onboarding

At Cristina Isabel Design, we love getting to know our clients. Understanding your interests, lifestyles, and home life helps us choose the right styles, fabrics, furniture, and finishes for your space.

As such, our onboarding questionnaire asks everything from pain points you’re currently experiencing and your design inspirations to measurements of the space you’d like to redesign. We have a handy measurement guide to help you assess the size of your space and the furniture that’s in it. 

Finally, we ask that you send us lots of photos of the space—every nook and cranny—so we can get a full scope of what we’re working with!

2. Designing 

Inspiration Board

This stage is all about reimagining. Cristina Isabel Design will study the materials you’ve given us to design a cohesive space that meets your needs—and hopefully exceed your expectations. 

We’ll create an inspiration board with six to eight photos curated for your interests, plus the room’s design, architecture, and lighting. You tell us what resonates with you and we’ll produce two design concepts. Finally, you can choose one concept or merge elements from both to create your happy space!  

3. Ordering & Tracking

Weekly Product Tracker

With our Premium E-Design Service, we source and order everything for you! This service also gives you access to products from our trusted Vendors —from furniture pieces to unique accessories— that can be customized to your liking. Think: a couch with performance fabrics and customizations for armrests, cushions, and more. We also send you a weekly product tracker so you can stay up to date on your items and see when your products are arriving!

Prefer to order on your own time? Read more about our E-Design service.

4. Receiving & Delivery

All of your pieces will ship to our warehouse for collection, inspection and safekeeping. If any damage is found, it’s our job to troubleshoot that for you, whether that means getting it repaired locally or seeking a replacement. When everything comes in or mostly everything, we’ll schedule a time to deliver all of your goods to your door at once. No need to worry about multiple packages arriving at staggered times.

With our Premium E-Design Service, we do all the heavy lifting. Our trusted receiver does white glove delivery, so they bring everything inside and place the furniture items wherever you direct them!

5. Installation Time!

Once all your furniture has arrived, your role is to place the art and accessories in place following our design concept as a guide.

Looking for our team to handle this step as well? Ask us about adding the Installation service! Our team will arrive on the delivery day with our handyman and hang all your art and décor and style everything beautifully into place. And that’s it! Time to enjoy your space!

Book Now

Ready to stop dreaming about your perfect space and to start living in it? Book a free consultation now!

Don’t want to lift a finger? If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you can upgrade from Premium E-Design to Full Service Design and we’ll take care of every step of the process for you (this will include several in-person visits) as well as contractor management.


1. Where can you deliver?

Currently Premium E-Design is available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area including Northern Virginia and Maryland.  Furniture arrives at your local warehouse and delivery is coordinated to your home once all items have arrived.  Note: Due to supply chain delays due to Covid, sometimes we do two or three partial deliveries.

2. How much does it cost?

We have transparent pricing and the cost is per room size. See our Booking page here. If you have any questions about which room size is right for you, do not hesitate to reach out anytime.

3. Is there a minimum amount of money I have to spend on furniture? 

The average furniture and materials spend for Premium E-Design is 5000-15,000. The minimum recommended per room is $5000. Depending on room size and needs, we can discuss further on a call prior to booking your service.

With Premium E-Design, we are working with vendors that offer quality, well-made furniture. The craftsmanship can take longer and is more bespoke, so often the prices match the quality.  We mix and match value items with quality items to help you meet your budget. 

If you’re on a strict budget, the E-Design option might be a better fit for you.

4. How long does it take for my furniture to arrive?

Custom furniture/bespoke can take about 3-4 months. Stocked furniture about a month (between delivery to warehouse and delivery to them), but our goal is to deliver everything at once if possible. Timelines are subject to change.

5. Can I do my own shopping?

Yes, you can choose our E-Design service which provides you with a Design Concept and Shopping list.  You can shop on your own time and set things up on your own.

6. What is not included in the Premium E-Design service?

  • There are no in-person visits, although a kick-off consultation can be added for an additional cost (currently only in the Washington, DC metro area).
  • Project Management or Contractor Management.
  • Renovations.
  • Installation of art, décor and accessories.
  • Looking for help with these?  Select the Full Service option!
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