What to Expect from our Charbonneau Interiors Experience
Eloquent design is our way of talking about the work we do and in a way that brings across our dedication to grace & ease in our style.
In interiors that are highly personalized to each individual client, you’ll see certain design elements are important to us and are present in our designs:
Paint colors will be soothing.
Light will be streaming in from the sun.
Lighting will illuminate all the beautiful details.
Textiles will always be gorgeous and tell a whole story through their patterns & textures.
And Personal Objects will bring so much meaning to our clients’ lives.
And in some way, nature will always be present.
In eloquent design, all the design elements come together and contribute to an overall feeling that our home is wrapping its arms around us, almost saying: “rest here, relax here, reinvigorate here” and makes us never want to leave.
Dedicated “pod” for your project
Collaboration is crucial to every single thing we do here — collaboration with contractors, craftspeople, clients, and most importantly, each other! With 15 people on our team, the most important part of a successful project is making sure we maximize everyone’s strengths and talents.
We do this through our project “pods”, which are unique pairings for every single project that are typically made up of a lead designer, assistant designer, associate designer, furnishings specialist, and systems manager. Sometimes more, sometimes less — it’s truly unique to each specific project!
When we begin a project, we begin with extensive questions — our goal is to get to the heart of not only the project’s scope, but our clients’ hopes, dreams, personalities, schedule, and more. Armed with this information, we create a unique pod to fill what the project (and client) needs.
Technical and construction expertise
An interior designer does much more than putting together aesthetic visions, picking out product, and styling selections — this part is actually usually only 25% of what our team does.
And with most renovation and construction projects spanning 18+ months, this is a good thing! Any renovation or construction project is going to be an investment … not only with the tangible items you end up, but with the professionals you surround yourself with.
Our renovation designers have extensive experience in construction, renovation, and technical design — each with a tenure ranging from 10-20+ years, and with globally-recognized certifications and accolades.
We know how personal of an investment any renovation or construction project is, which is why we hold ourselves to the highest standards to ensure that we make your project more of an experience, rather than just a process. This translates to:
Complete coordination and clear communication with contractors, subcontractors, builders, and more
Detailed technical drawings and documents, including one-on-one review sessions with the build team
Full access to our design team via our digital communication tools
Frequent site visits and walk throughs to ensure harmony
Dedicated project manager in your pod
3D renderings to help with visualization and selections
Extensive network of resources and partners
Connection is at the heart of not only how we design, but who we are — which has helped us create close relationships with trusted vendors, local partners, and talented craftspeople not only in Houston, but around the country.
Especially in times like these with furniture shortages and shipping delays, we couldn’t do what we do without them! In investing in our firm, you’re also investing in the community that we’ve spent over two decades building.
Whether you’re interested in hand carved furniture and custom artwork by local artists, or looking for home automation professionals and top-tier landscapers, we’ve got plenty of recommendations to give!
One-on-one drapery + hardware consultations
Textiles and drapery are at the root of who we are. We feel it’s what make our homes feel good, and so beautiful materials always play an important part in our interiors. Right in our Studio, we have a dedicated Textile Specialist and workroom with a full-time Seamstress to create true textile magic — from vision to reality!
And, not only can we guide you through finding fabrics, sketching out designs, and bringing them to life, but with any of your hardware needs, as well. Right next door to our Studio is Designers Hardware, our sister company that specializes in custom hardware, ironwork, and more.
We’ve grown this part of our firm to make sure that any textile needs and dreams you have can be handled all right here in our Studio. We call them our Drapery Dream Team!
Nationwide sourcing opportunities
Ever dreamed of sifting through antique shops in New Orleans, sourcing art from local galleries in Savannah, or finding one-of-a-kind fabrics in Dallas?
If you have a collector’s spirit and love to travel, you’re in good company! For many of our projects, we take clients sourcing all around the country to find truly unique finds that will add and character and conversation to their homes. These trips are always so special, and it’s an honor to share them with our clients.
Completely in-house design experience
We believe that our best creative work happens when we can see the full design picture, from beginning to end — we can collaborate closely with you to imagine one-of-a-kind visions, while also being intimately involved with the day-to-day details to make sure the design evolves into a beautiful reality.
This is why we’ve curated an array of services and team strengths to ensure we can provide a seamless, in-house, well-rounded interior design experience.
Our team of 15 has an incredibly diverse range of strengths and talents — and by creating a one-of-a-kind pod for each of our projects, we’re able to meet the unique needs and scope of each individual client … from vision planning, job site walk throughs, drawing up technical documents, coordinating with contractors, sourcing and procurement, styling and accessorizing … the list goes on!
With our well-rounded and completely in-house design experience, you can feel confident that the professional team you meet before you begin your project, will be the same one that welcomes you into your new home when it’s finished — and be your trusted guides for every single step along the way!