A few months after graduating from Harvard's School of Design in 2005, designer Chloe Warner moved to San Francisco and hung a sign in her window announcing that Redmond Aldrich Design was open for business. But when the economy soured and the demand for interior designers softened, Warner had a novel idea. Warner thought to offer what she calls her "design kit," a service that provides clients with a 20-inch-tall inspiration board and includes floor plans, images, swatches and a shopping list for all the items recommended for the space. It was the concept of the design kit that first piqued homeowner Kate Leraris' interest when she checked out Warner's website at the suggestion of a mutual friend.
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