Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started

How Do I Get Started?

The first step is to call or email us in order to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will collect some basic information about your project, such as room type, design concept, and time line. Then we’ll schedule a meeting with you, at the location where the work will be done.

At our first meeting, we’ll discuss your project, and look at colors and styles. We’ll bring a color deck, to help with color choice, as well as sample boards and a portfolio for design ideas. We will take notes and measure the area. We will provide a written bid for the project within 2 business days. Abella Designs is committed to making every effort to stay within financial parameters.

Do You Charge A Consultation Fee?

The first consultation is free if you live within the San Antonio area. Additional consultations are $40/hour. There will be a minimal charge for initial consultations outside of the San Antonio area. Please contact Aimee to discuss fee based on location.

Do You Work With New Construction?

Absolutely! If your project is new construction, we can look at the blueprint and design plans, or visit the job site, to determine the best course of action. The time frame will fit within the existing build plan of your contractor.

Will I See A Sample of My Design?

Yes. A 1.5 ft. x 2 ft. sample board of the design will be created. You should expect slight variations because existing texture on your surface can play a role in the overall look as well, but we try to get the sample as true to the project as possible. Keep in mind that this is hand finished unique artwork. We always do our best to make sure you are satisfied with the end result.

Project Details


Can I Use the Room While the Project is in Process?

Yes you can. We will clean up at the end of each day, and store our supplies in a designated space, for as little disruption as possible.

How Long Does a Project Usually Take?

Every project and every space is different. Typically, a single room takes between two to three days, and in some cases can take up to a week. The number of layers and difficulty will determine the exact length of the job. Drying time is also something that can’t be rushed.

What Areas Do You Service?

Abella Designs works primarily in San Antonio, TX and surrounding areas. We are willing to travel with in the South Texas area. Travel expenses can be rolled into your quote.

How Do You Charge?

We charge by the project which includes all supply costs, labor and equipment. We will provide you with a written bid generally within 2 business days of our initial meeting. Once you let us know you would like to schedule your project, we will provide you with a written contract and collect a 50% deposit. Another 25% will be due when the project is halfway complete. The remaining 25% is collected when finished.

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