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CIRCLE Design Studio

CIRCLE is a full-service interior design and architecture firm offering custom solutions for commercial and residential interiors. Watch this video about our design process and get to know our designers: https://vimeo.com/123017000
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WE'VE MOVED!...and are finally settling into our new space on Old Cave Spring Road right behind the Cave Spring Fire Dept. Open House/Holiday Party details to come. Stay tuned! ❤️⭕
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What an honor to be guests on @luannnigara’s podcast, “A Well-Designed Business”. John and I are from the business school of “hard knocks and real life”! We were quick learners and quite honestly, too stubborn to fail. Business sense will make you successful, and undying passion for design makes you keep going when it would be easier to quit! ⭕️❤️
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Introducing John and Theresa Dorlini, the power house husband and wife team behind Circle Design Studio. Circle offers full-service design including architecture and general contracting services. John heads up the architectural end of the business while Theresa manages the interior design. That being said on the show today they talk with me about the other roles they each fulfill within the business. With many moving parts this team is a well-oiled machine and they are sharing some of their best tips, tricks, and processes for running their interior design business. Don't miss this episode with John and Theresa Dorlini!
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F.A.Q.

“When you hire an interior designer, you get the benefit of an experienced professional who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and, most importantly, create a space designed specifically to meet your needs….Whether new construction or remodeling, a design project involves numerous choices and decisions. You want someone knowledgeable and experienced to advise you and make everything come out just right. Someone you can trust to listen to your ideas, understand your needs and help realize your vision. You want a professional.”

Source: “Selecting a Designer”. ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)

“Many people use the terms “interior design” and “interior decorating” interchangeably, but these professions differ in critical ways. Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.”

Source: “Differences Between Interior Design & Decorating”. NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualifications)

Our fee is developed on a project-by-project basis using one of the following fee structures: 1) Fixed fee (or flat fee) 2) Hourly fee 3) Percentage of project fee 4) Cost plus 5) Per square foot, plus reimbursable expenses.

A fee proposal is developed following an initial, complimentary meeting to visit the site, meet the client, and establish the scope of services, and determine if we are good fit for the job. Actual design work does not commence until after an agreement is signed.
CIRCLE Design Studio is not a retailer but we do have discounts to select suppliers.

In Virginia, “‘Interior design by a certified interior designer means any service rendered wherein the principles and methodology of interior design are applied in connection with the identification, research, and creative solution of problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment. Such services relative to interior spaces shall include the preparation of documents for nonload-bearing interior construction, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public….No one may call himself a certified interior designer without obtaining a valid interior designer certificate from the APELSCIDLA Board”

Source: “Background of Board & Regulants: Interior Designers”. Virginia DPOR. APELSCIDLA Resource Guide, p.9-10

CIRCLE Design Studio is a licensed Class A Contractor, so we are able to provide a truly “full-service” or “turn-key” experience. But the client is also welcome to have other contractors price our designs. We develop a drawing set that is detailed enough for accurate bidding and construction by all contractors. For clients who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable working with contractors, we provide additional services to assist with the bidding and negotiating process, as well as construction administration and final inspection to ensure that the work was built in accordance with the intended design.
The scale of the project determines the process we use but whether big or small we start by interviewing the client and researching his or her inspirational imagery, developing a wish list, and documenting and inventorying the existing space and furnishings. We like using 3D software like Trimble Sketchup to help our clients visualize our design, accompanied with actual samples of finishes, e.g. tile, paint, cabinetry, etc.

Once a concept is approved, the design matures in stages that are based loosely on Architectural Practice: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding & Negotiating, and Construction Administration. This process is ideal for clients that require attention to details, cost control, quality control, and oversight, which yields the best result in the end.

Upon completion of construction, we return to the site to place furniture and accessorize. Most clients do not experience the “WOW factor” until this phase is complete.
Because we are Certified Interior Designers we are competent in all aspects of residential and commercial design and have a wide range of experience. Although our portfolio showcases a lot of modern design, we are capable of executing many “styles”. Our projects reflect the desires and tastes of the client. Each client is unique, therefore, each project is unique.

Yes, when the client requests it. A member of our design team holds the LEED AP BD+C credential which is defined as: “the demonstration and exceptional expertise of green building professionals in the design and construction phases of sustainable, healthful and durable buildings, including those serving the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors. Those who hold the LEED AP BD+C credential are vanguards in green building, with thorough knowledge of the LEED rating systems and a commitment to a more sustainable built environment.”

Source: “Getting to know LEED BD+C”. GBCI (Green Building Council Institute).