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Virtual/DIY Service

Virtual/DIY design is where you aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves + execute my carefully prepared design on your own. 


We do the designing remotely, making our services more affordable. Virtual/DIY design can be done across the country, or it can be a local project. 

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Feeling proud to invite friends + family over to your house (yes you should brag!)

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The do it yourself online design experience.

Do you want to manage the project yourself but still need expert help curating the perfect space? 

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virtual design

I'll provide you with a drop-dead gorgeous design, shopping list, and easy-to-follow instructions so YOU can then place orders,
handle the installation, and work with trades to craft the space of your dreams on your own.

With virtual/edesign we select all items from retail sources, making it easier on you so that you have access to purchase the items directly.

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take our custom design

into your own hands

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With Virtual/DIY design, you get the experience of working with a designer and the satisfying feeling of making it a reality on your own. The major difference is most of the work is done through virtual communication, saving us time, and making it more affordable! 

We can do just about any project virtually; however Virtual/DIY design services are best for smaller scale projects, and less complex rooms such as living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices and patios.

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benefits of edesign?

Virtual/DIY design is an affordable alternative.

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Are you drowning in endless pins with too many ideas in your head? Overwhelmed with the thought of pulling your room together? You need an expert!


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Typically e-design has a faster turn around time than full service design. Not having to discuss items with trades, or specifying custom pieces, we can design much faster.


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E-design can be a great option for a specific project, for example vacation rentals, or you want to do something
special for your child who just moved into a new home.


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E-design is more affordable since our meetings are limited. There is no travel. You save money by providing the measurements and details we need.



can still be an amazing experience

to provide an affordable alternative to Full-Service interior design, no matter where you are located. Or for those more DIY-ers taking our expert advice and implementing themselves.

E-design services are online where everything is done virtually,

About Katie Walker | Slate STudios, NCIDQ Interior Designer
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My philosophy for happy clients is simple: treat everyone you meet with respect and integrity.

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I am in this business to help people, and to me interior design is a way to transform my clients lifestyle so they can be their best selves. 

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I get to know my clients on a deep personal level to design interiors to speak to their soul and make selections that will best suit their lifestyle considering longevity, durability and above all else functionality.

Katie Walker | Owner of slate studios

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Step by step process with slate studios luxury design
Step by step process with slate studios luxury design
Step by step process with slate studios luxury design

Here's our breakdown of how virtual eDesign works.

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tried & true 3 phase process

Our trusted team will give you the VIP Client Experience you deserve.

Phase 1

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Get to Know You & In-home Consultation

It all starts with a 30 minute discovery call

So we can learn more abut you. If more information is needed, we may schedule a virtual consultation. Like full-service design, we will define your dreams and wish list items, identify project scope and how you want to live your best life! We will prepare the design contract with tailored design fees based on project scale and complexity. You can celebrate the fact that we don’t have room packages to choose from, we take pride in providing a personalized virtual design service just as we would any other project.

Phase 2

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Soul Searching & Design Unveiling

Your Virtual Design Therapist at Your Service

Your Virtual Design therapist is still at your service even remotely! It starts with our eye-opening questionnaires and easy to follow measuring forms so you can provide us your photos and information we need to create your unique design. Visualize your space with custom floor plans, design selections, and drop-dead gorgeous 3-D renderings all online. We host all meetings virtually and will present you with the design and shopping list for your authentic space. All guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Phase 3

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Execution - Roll Up Your Sleeves 

Your Curated Design is Ready for You to DIY

After the design is complete, we provide everything you need to make the design a reality! We will give you a curated shopping list with
vendor links to purchase items, floor plans, elevations for wall mounted items, easy to follow directions for painting and installing finishes, as well as instructions for placement and set-up. We then pass the project off to you so you can place orders and install items when it is convenient to you! Don’t forget to share photos of your completed space with us! 

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my philosophy

A well-designed space should be nurturing to align you with your lifestyle goals.

As well as increase productivity, focus, and energy. Your space should be a haven to rest and recharge.

It's time to create the perfect space to entertain, bring people together, and create meaningful memories.

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your eDesign package 

will be handled with custom care just like our Full-Service designs. You implement it!

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Working 1:1 with an interior designer is... 

life changing

I love being able to provide virtual/DIY services to clients who may not be able to hire a traditional full-service designer. You'll still get all of my expertise, and a personal experience.

where I make sure you feel heard, expressed, and understood, and can see how I translate that into the literal transformation of your home.

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Let's work together. Why I am the best designer to help you.

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here for you

The difference in hiring Katie as your personal interior designer is...

I make sure you feel heard, expressed, and understood, and can see how I translate that into the literal transformation of your home.

Making sure our working relationship goes smooth is my top priority. Let's hop on a discovery call to discuss your design dilemma.

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virtual/diy solution

I can solve your design dilemmas by working remotely together.

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We don’t have any premade design packages here! Virtual/DIY design doesn’t mean you get lesser quality, or a less personal experience working with me. We still tell your unique story in your design and every item is hand picked with you in mind.


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I charge less for Virtual/DIY design because it is less time consuming for me. I save time since I don’t have to meet with contractors, negotiate bids, select custom fabrics at a showroom, and quote custom products with vendors. This makes it more affordable.


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I will use my expertise to provide you with a custom and professionally designed space. Allow me to source items from a vast network of retail vendors to achieve the perfect look so you don’t have to spin
your wheels shopping. It pays to have a curated plan.


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Need a rough idea of prices? Schedule a discovery call today.

Each project is custom. Whether it's Full-service or Virtual/DIY service.

We begin with a discovery call. Schedule your call now to share details about your project and discuss service fees in more depth.

The fees for our design services vary from project to project, as each project has a unique scope and complexity. 

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Our interior design expertise can dazzle you with:



Custom Millwork & Cabinetry Design

Kitchen & Bath Selections

Custom Window Treatments

Interior Styling & Accessorizing

Designer for a Day Consultations

Paint Color


Finish and Material Selections





Fixture & Equipment Selections

Furniture & Fabric Selections



Plumbing Fixture & Appliance Selections

Curated Artwork Selections

Area Rug


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We always strive for 5 stars VIP experiences for our clients.

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"Katie from Slate Studios is a truly talented professional."

beth l.

Katie demonstrated that she really understood my style and goals throughout the entire project. She took total responsibility for every step of the coordination, the timing and execution and communicated constantly with me so I always knew what to expect. Katie is very creative and often presented ideas for consideration that I never even thought of but really loved. Lastly, Katie is engaging, friendly, honest and kind and I truly enjoyed all the time I got to spend with her on my home renovation project. I love my new home thanks to Katie’s designer expertise!

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"Considering a professional? Hire Katie. Don’t hesitate!"


I recently completed my interior design project with Slate Studios as a first-time homebuyer. I wanted it to be special and Slate Studios did not disappoint. Utilizing a designer was not something I was accustomed to. So it was imperative I found someone trustworthy. Katie was patient and took the time to truly understand my budget, style, and the way I wanted my home to function. As with any home project, issues may arise. However, Katie was able to navigate them with ease. And all of the burden associated with interacting with vendors. This allowed me to relax and simply watch the magic. 

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