Nancy Lane Interiors is a full-service design studio offering solutions for projects of varying scale. We collaborate with clients one-on-one to solve their design dilemmas and turn their design goals into a refined reality.

Phase 1: Discovery and Client Onboarding

• Initial Inquiry

• Discovery Phone Call

• In-Person Introduction + Consultation

• Design Fee Proposal

• Letter of Agreement

• Retainer

After your initial inquiry, we follow up with an introductory email and typically book a discovery phone call. During this free 20 minute chat, we discuss your project and what services would best meet your needs. If it’s a good fit, we move forward with an initial consultation. This is the launching pad for every new project. During this first meeting, we discuss your project goals in detail as well as your investment amount in order to determine a comprehensive scope of work. After the consultation, you will receive a carefully crafted design fee proposal for your review. Upon your approval, design work will begin.

Phase II : Design Plan + Presentation

  • Design Plan Meetings
  • Design Concept Creation
  • Design Concept Meeting with Investment Proposal
  • Final Design Plan Presentation
After the design proposal has been accepted and the LOA signed, the real fun begins! During this phase, we develop a unique design plan based on your project goals and needs while incorporating our own vision. The process of moving from concept to final design may consist of a series of meetings and presentations as we research and narrow down infinite possibilities. This phase typically takes 4 to 8 weeks from the initial visit or longer depending on the size of the project. The final design plan, including visual aids such as floor plans and samples of fabrics and finishes, will be presented in person and revisions will be made if necessary.

Phase III : Procurement

  • Plan Approval
  • Proposal and Payment
  • Scheduling + Orders
  • Logistics + Tracking
  • Style Plan Meeting
The procurement phase spans from the time proposals are approved and orders are placed until the furnishings are delivered. This might take a few weeks to a few months depending on the project and specified items from our to the trade and custom vendors. Before we purchase anything on your behalf, you will receive a proposal that details specific items along with all known associated costs. After proposals are approved and invoices paid, we work diligently behind the scenes placing and following up on all orders, tracking shipments and deliveries, and resolving any issues, all while keeping you in the loop.

Phase IV : Implementation

Styling is what elevates your space from well-appointed to magazine worthy. To put it simply, we are adding those finishing touches and perfecting details. This stage follows a different process than the rest of the design. During this phase, we will meet again in person to discuss a final styling plan for accessories. After the design plan is approved and major purchases made, we continue to source and select various additional accessories for your space based on our discussion during the Style Plan Meeting. This could include art, lamps, throws, vases, candles, and other types of accessories not already specified. Once all items, large and small, arrive at our receiver and have been fully inspected, we schedule white glove delivery.

Phase IV : Completion

  • Final Installation
  • Reveal Day
  • Media Day
  • Final Walkthrough
This is where the design vision becomes reality. We try our best, if all goes according to plan, to arrange to have everything delivered and installed on the same day so you get the full effect of the finished space when you come home. On install day, the furniture is delivered, window treatments are installed, rugs are laid in perfect position, accessories are placed, and art is hung. Once every item has been placed and styled and the big reveal has passed, we will bring in our team of professional photographers—with your permission, of course—at no cost to you. The resulting images will be used on our website and social media platforms. Don’t worry, you will be anonymous and your personal information will not be used or disclosed.


Some clients only want or need a one-time consultation to give them ideas and head them in the right direction. We also offer flexible design consultation services listed to the right. 

Chit Chat Design Consultation

Sometimes all you need is a sounding board. We are available for one time, in-home meetings that help you initiate plans for your home project. During this two hour meeting, we offer advice on color palettes, finishes, window treatments, and spatial planning. If you need a listening ear and a push in the right design direction, this design service option is perfect for you.

Expert Paint Color Consultation

A coat of paint can make or break a design. We offer expert professional paint color selections for both interior and exterior based on a home’s hard finishes, interior selections, style, and location. Interior Paint Consultations include selections for up to eight interior room paint colors. Exterior Paint Consultations include up to three exterior paint colors (body, trim, accent such as front door). Interior and exterior paint consultations are billed separately but may be bundled into a single appointment on one day.

Design Plan Only

Design Plan Only (formerly known as Pen Pal Design or Distance Design) services are perfect for:

  • clients with smaller projects and budgets who are not ready for full service design
  • clients living outside of the Houston area
  • clients who require retail only selections in order to sit-test or see items in person prior to purchasing on their own as opposed to utilizing to the trade only items that usually cannot be seen in person prior to delivery.
We develop a design concept and design plan including a source list for you to make retail purchases and execute the design plan on your own as your budget and schedule allows. This design plan only design service starts at $2250 per space. This figure may increase depending on the scope of work and the complexity of the space itself.

Designer on Call Consulting Service

Our Designer on Call Consulting Service is perfect for clients who aren't currently looking for Full Service or Design Plan Only Services, but still wish to consult with Nancy on design projects or subjects. This service is billed at a flat rate in blocks of design time and can be used for design consultation and advice for clients who are already working with a contractor but need help selecting finishes for their kitchen and bath projects or for clients who want to decorate on their own or purchase retail items but want a designer's input and advice. Additional blocks of time may be purchased if needed.