A Residential Interior Design Agreement is an agreement between an interior designer
and a client that sets forth the scope of the work to be performed by the interior
designer. The agreement sets out the terms and conditions by which the work is to be
completed and also provides for payment provisions. It contains both standard clauses
as well as opportunities for customization to ensure that the understandings of the
parties are properly set forth.
RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is made as of the ____ day of __________________, 20____.
______________________, a Company duly incorporated
under the laws of _____________ and having its place of
of business in the ___________________,
(hereinafter called the “Designer”)
______________________, an individual residing in the
(hereinafter called the "Designer")
OF THE FIRST PART,
- and -
________________________, an individual residing in the
(hereinafter called the “Client”)
OF THE SECOND PART
1.01 The Designer and the Client have entered into this Residential Interior Design
Agreement (the “Agreement”) hereby the Designer will provide residential interior design
services (the “Services”) to the Client for Services at _________________________ (enter
residential address) (the “Residence”) pursuant to the terms and conditions contained herein.
NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSES, that for good and
valuable consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the receipt and
adequacy of which is hereby acknowledged, the Designer and Client hereto covenant and agree
2.01 The Client hereby agrees to engage the Services of the Designer and the Designer
hereby accepts to provide the Services to design and to perform and complete the Services
hereinafter described at the Residence. The Designer and the Client hereby agree that the
Services of the Designer will include the following:
(enter description of general services to be provided)
2.02 The Designer hereby agrees to render the following specific Services to the
(delete descriptions of specific services to be provided that do not apply)
(i) The Designer and the Client will meet at a mutually agreeable time to discuss the
Services to be performed in detail, including but not limited to design concepts
and to measure all areas that will be subject to the Designer’s work;
(ii) The Designer will prepare draft sketches, a list of proposed materials to be used,
including but not limited to carpeting, furniture, drapery, paint and wall
coverings, and will present the list of materials to be used to the Client for
(iii) The Designer will hold discussions with the Client in respect of the proposed
sketches, amendments to the proposed sketches, the list of proposed materials to
be used and any amendments thereto, until a final agreement is made between the
Designer and the Client as to the specific Services and materials to be used by the
Designer to complete the Designer’s work.
2.03 The Designer will complete all Services contemplated in this Agreement in a
timely and professional manner to the satisfaction of the Client. The Designer and Client hereby
acknowledge and agree that the Designer will commence the Services at the Residence within
____________ (____) days of the execution of this Agreement.
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3.00 PERIOD OF SERVICE
3.01 The Designer will complete all Services under this Agreement at the Residence
within ___________ (_____) days/months of the commencement of the Services.
3.02 The Designer will deliver to the Client a preliminary interior design plan within
_____________ (____) days of the execution of this Agreement.
3.03 The Client will review the preliminary interior design plan and submit any
proposed changes to the Designer within ____________ (_____) days of the execution of this
3.04 The Designer will deliver to the Client a final interior design plan within _______
(_____) days of receipt of the Client’s proposed changes to the preliminary interior design plan.
3.05 The Client will review and accept the final interior design plan within ________
(_____) days of receipt of the final interior design plan from the Designer.
4.01 The Client hereby agrees to pay to the Designer the sum of ______________
($______) Dollars for the completion of Services to be provided at the Residence.
4.02 The Client hereby agrees to pay to the Designer a (non-refundable/refundable)
deposit (the “Deposit”) in the sum of ________________ ($_______) Dollars upon execution of
this Agreement and in contemplation of the completion of Services to be provided by the
Designer at the Residence.
4.03 The Client and Designer hereby agree that the Deposit shall be refunded to the
Client in the event of ________________________________________.
4.04 Any additional Services to be provided by the Designer to the Client at the
Residence which are not contemplated by this Agreement, will be negotiated directly between
the Designer and the Client, and evidence of such negotiation for additional Services to be
provided by the Designer will be in written form.
5.01 In the event of the termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever, any
Services previously provided by the Designer to the Client, including the preliminary sketches,
drawings or illustrations will be the property of the Client.
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6.01 The Designer hereby agrees not to assign or subcontract the performance of the
Designer’s Services to be provided hereunder without the prior written consent of the Client.
7.01 The Designer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Client harmless from and
against any and all claims, demands, actions, debts, liabilities and attorney’s fees arising out of
any loss or damage to property caused by the Designer or injuries to the Designer or its agents,
while in the Residence.
8.01 The Designer hereby agrees to maintain at its own expense during the duration of
the Services to be performed by the Designer, insurance in the minimum amount of
___________________ ($________) Dollars.
8.02 The Designer hereby agrees that the Designer will provide to the Client a
certificate of insurance or insurance binder within _______ (___) days prior to the Designer
commencing any Services at the Residence, evidencing the required minimum amount of
insurance is in place.
8.03 The Designer hereby agrees to maintain adequate workers’ compensation
coverage to comply with the applicable provincial/state/federal worker’s compensation laws for
any of the Designer’s employees performing any of the Services at the Residence.
9.00 SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
9.01 This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall enure to the benefit of the
Designer and Client hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and
lawful assigns except that none of the Parties hereto may assign this Agreement or any of their
rights and obligations hereunder unless the prior written consent of the other Party hereto is first
10.00 GOVERNING LAW
10.01 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws
of the _________________________. Any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating
hereto shall be brought in the court of the __________________ and each of the Designer and
Client hereto hereby irrevocably submits to and attorns to the jurisdiction of any such courts for
the purpose of any such action, suit or proceeding.
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11.00 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
11.01 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Designer and Client
in respect of the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous negotiations, understandings
and agreements, verbal or written, with respect to any matters herein referred to. No amendment,
change, qualification, waiver, cancellation or termination of this Agreement shall be effective or
binding unless executed in writing by the Party to be bound thereby. The failure at any time of
any Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not limit the
ability of that Party to insist at any future time whatsoever upon the performance of the same or
any other provision (except insofar as that Party may have given a valid and effective waiver and
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have executed this Agreement as of the
day and year first written above.
SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED )
in the presence of: )
Witness ) (Client’s Name)
(Designer’s Name if Company)
I have authority to bind the Company.
(or if Designer is an individual)
Witness ) (Designer’s Name)
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