Taylor + Taylor, huh? How'd you come up with that name?
It took us a while, believe it or not.
How does the process of working with T+T begin?
First, reach out, tell us a bit about your project and yourself. Then we can set up a call. If after that both sides are interested in moving forward, we can start a consultation process. We work in the consultation to both begin the process of the conceptual and fun elements as well as calibrating the project scope (and eventually budget).
What does your involvement in the construction process entail?
Construction is a beast. We often help our design clients navigate that process including bring on our team of trustworthy professional contractors, tradespersons, and artisans, as well as helping with budgeting, materials ordering, and overseeing the details along the way.
How are your projects structured when construction is involved?
All our projects begin with a consultation. Successful design projects begin with building trust and calibrating expectations. This phase an opportunity for us to get to know one another and to begin both the dreaming and planning.
From there, if everyone feels good about moving forward, the project transition into a design phase, where aesthetics are refined, project scopes are firmed up, finishes are selected, relevant drawings are produced, introductions to contractors, architects, and relevant subcontractors can be made, and a budget is locked in.
Finally, the project moves into the active construction phase where we most often provide design coordination services, pulling together all the details required for the implementation of the designs—from coordination schedules and regular on-site meetings to ordering finishes and handling budgeting.
Do you have any internships available?
Not specifically, but we’d love to hear why we might be a good fit.
Are you hiring?
Not exactly. But we are growing. And if you are the sort of person who would even be asking, you should have coffee (or a beer, tea, cocktail) with us so that we can become friends. Then, when we are hiring, you’ll be the first to know.
Would you be interested in collaborating on a photo shoot?
Official T+T Response: Please email details with your vision for the shoot and any details that are solidified.
Can I hire you to just consult on an hourly basis?
Jess: It depends on our availability.
Official T+T Response: We need to assess on a case-by-case basis, but if there’s any way to make it happen, we’d love to.
Do you take on projects outside of LA?
We do! If it’s the right fit, we are geography blind. We’ve consulted projects in Hawaii and Colorado and worked with a non-profit we love in Kenya.
Do you ever do design for events?
Why yes, we have. Among other things, we’ve worked on several film premiers with Cinespia and Amazon Studios here in LA and done design for several Coachella parties. Jess is also quite passionate about floral design.
What’s it like working together as a husband and wife team?
Marriage is hard. So is business. But the difficulty is so rewarding. Making things beautiful alongside your best friend is the dream job for both us.