Furniture Consultation

Investment Pieces

We have found that many of our clients are inheriting large amounts of furniture, or households are combining. It can become overwhelming when deciding what to keep; which pieces are quality, what are the options for changing them up, and what pieces should be restored and repaired, as opposed to refinished, or re-upholstered. Then there are those items you do not want to keep but would like to know their fair value to sell online locally, at auction, or to antique vendors.

With on site consulting, Christina will visit you to view, and assess each item, to let you know the era, wood, style and quality of construction as well as current condition in terms of cost for repair. She will advise on the possibilities of transformation to suit your current furnishings. Sometimes it is restoration that is needed and other pieces simply require a minor repair and cleanup.

There are also those furnishings of high quality construction and materials, yet they are dated. Many of these pieces, both wood and upholstered, can be completely revived and renewed by re-creating, one of Christina’s Passions. With her many years of experience and a background education in cabinetmaking, combined with creativity with an eye for design, you will be surprised at what has real potential.
Consulting is also available for any antiques or used furniture that you are considering to purchase.

If you are looking to purchase New furniture; wood or upholstered, and are wanting to invest in Heirloom Furniture, time- honoured construction, consultation is available to determine the methods of building, materials and finishings utilized, which are fundamental to the long term value.

Design

Form follows Function …. the means to a beautiful and well organized home.
Christina also offers Design Consultation.

Which furniture pieces will work suitably in your current space. Feedback about the items you currently own in regards to their quality and style in relation to the space. Advice on how to combine your furnishings within your current decor by offering grouping or arrangement options.
Kitchen restyling. Consultation for existing quality kitchens that are outdated. Advice on the design potential and viability of re-using and modifying your current kitchen cabinets and doors.

Upholstery fabrics. Christina has a large assortment of upholstery fabrics to choose from and offers design consultation at no charge when ordering 3 yards or more.

Insurance

Other consulting includes Insurance Reports and Quotations

Rates

The consulting rate is billed out at $85.00 per hour for any onsite visit. If you would like pictures taken and a report of the pieces sent by email, notes from our meeting with the various options and quotations, there is an additional fee based on the amount of pieces to report / quote on. There are some exemptions to this. Please note, that this service is Not an Appraisal Service, but an Assessment and /or Design Consultation.

If you contract Carriage House to do the work, in most cases, the quoting and reporting fees are credited to your job.