Materials Selection | Minneapolis & St. Paul


We know it can feel both exciting and overwhelming when it comes time to select the materials for the new home you will be building or the home you will be remodeling. You’ve undoubtedly been getting ideas and inspiration from Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram or magazines. Maybe you’ve even been collecting a treasure trove of favorite fabric samples or paint swatches.  At Che Bella Interiors, we love to use your ideas as a springboard to bring your design to life.

An Expert to Guide You

With so many choices to make, it’s important to have an expert who can guide you through the materials selection process to ensure you achieve the right balance of texture, light and color. From flooring to fixtures, cabinetry to countertops, entryway doors to wall coverings, and everything in between, Che Bella designers have the experience and knowledge to help you select the right mix of materials that will make your home beautifully yours.

All About the Details

We’re all about the details when it comes to the materials selection process. No detail is too small.  We make sure everyone is on the same page from the design vision all the way to finalizing selections. That’s why we pride ourselves on being true partners with our clients, with an emphasis on being approachable, knowledgeable and trustworthy (and of course, fun!) throughout all phases of the project.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Ready to share your Pinterest board or magazine clippings to start making your design dream a reality? We can’t wait to see them and share our love of all things design. In the meantime, get more inspiration by checking our portfolio of work, including the light, bright and whimsical details in this new construction home, the bold materials in this contemporary showstopper and this cozy main level remodel.  

Let’s start a conversation about your home project today. Contact us to learn more about our materials selection and other design services.

our process

Each project begins with a meeting to understand your goals and expectations.  We want to better understand who you are and what the space needs to do for you and your family.  We will discuss project location, goals, budget, time frame, etc. 

The Letter of Agreement is a written confirmation that outlines the overall project scope and design fees.  After the initial interview we meet in person to present the Letter of Agreement, and answer any additional questions you may have. Once the agreement is finalized we collect the design retainer and get busy working on your design plan.

Our team will create design solutions that meets your needs and showcases your personal style. This may include detailed space plans, furniture plans, elevations and sketches.  This phase also includes providing recommendations for finishes, materials, furnishings, fabrics, lighting, and more. After we finish gathering all the right variables for your project we meet with you to review the plans and material recommendations.  We then finalize your design drawings so we can move to the next phase of the design process.

During the design documentation phase we detail out all of the drawings so everyone understands the overall design intent and so we can gather accurate bids from our necessary trade partners.  This may include specifying all finishes and fixtures to include flooring, countertops, wall treatments, lighting, cabinetry, hardware, etc.

This is where all the details and planning come to life!  If necessary, we create an overall schedule/timeline for the implementation of your project.  We coordinate and work closely with each trade partner and are available to answer any and all questions as the remodeling phase unfolds.  Following construction, we coordinate the delivery and installation of your new furnishings, accessories and artwork.

We value each and every one of our clients and their project and strive for superior customer service. We complete projects with the utmost attention to detail and work hard to create a seamless design process that is interactive and enjoyable.


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