what geography do you service? 

We work with clients across the country. Being based in Shaker Heights, the studio does service many clients within our historic community. We also work in neighboring Cleveland suburbs as well as downtown. We've recently completed projects in Florida, Colorado, New York and Georgia.

 
 

what is your fee? 

All projects include a complementary design consultation. In this meeting, designers have a chance to meet face-to-face with potential clients and walk the space. Each project is unique, evaluated for scope of work and associated time to complete. Proposals include estimated fees for design and product procurement.

 
 

what is the design process? 

All projects kick-off with a complementary design consultation. Following an in-person meeting, a design proposal is submitted outlining project scope, timeframe and associated design fees. Once a project agreement is approved, the project will be placed into the studio schedule and the design process will begin. Projects are billed monthly. Product deposits are required for the purchasing of any design materials. 

 
 

what product resources do you
use in your design? 

Dawn and Linda travel the world for inspiration. We use various sources for procuring product. We foster good relationships to obtain fair pricing on new-to-market and on-trend quality products. Our team travels yearly to High Point Market, Chicago Merchandise Market, the Lighting Show, the Vegas Design Show, NKBS and New York City.  

 
 

what kind of projects do you
work on? 

Everything! We work in historic homes, vacation homes, new construction and a la carte design challenges. We are happy to consult on design as well as oversee the construction. We offer full scope design—including space planning and room layout, sourcing and procurement of materials and management of buildout. 

 
 

who will work on my project? 

The studio is lead by designers, Linda Mauk Smith and Dawn Cook. Linda and Dawn oversee each project with care. The studio's team offers support and assistance in the daily details associated with delivering quality design on schedule.

 
 

Is my project too small? 

We take on projects of all shapes and sizes. From time to time, some projects may not be a fit due to studio scheduling.