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Acme LLC.
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Corporation Corp.
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Acme LLC.
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Corporation Corp.

Interior Design Client Questionnaire

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Interior Design Client Questionnaire

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Date: March 8th 2023



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.

This Contract is between Client (the "Client") and Acme LLC, a California limited liability company (the "Coach").

The Contract is dated January 23, 2023.


1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Coach to develop a coaching relationship between the Client and Coach in order to cultivate the Client's personal, professional, or business goals and create a plan to achieve those goals through stimulating and creative interactions with the ultimate result of maximizing the Client's personal or professional potential.

1.2 Schedule. The Coach will begin work on February 1, 2023 and will continue until the work is completed. This Contract can be ended by either Client or Coach at any time, pursuant to the terms of Section 4, Term and Termination.

The Coach and Client will meet by video conference, 4 days per month for 2 hours.

1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Coach an hourly rate of $150. Of this, the Client will pay the Coach $500.00 (USD) before work begins.

1.4 Expenses. The Client will reimburse the Coach's expenses. Expenses do not need to be pre-approved by the Client.

1.5 Invoices. The Coach will invoice the Client in accordance with the milestones in Section 1.3. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.

1.6 Support. The Coach will not be available by telephone, or email in between scheduled sessions.


- A coaching relationship is a partnership between two or more individuals or entities, like a teacher-student or coach-athlete relationship. Both the Client and Coach must uphold their obligations for the relationship to be successful.

- The Coach agrees to maintain the ethics and standards of behavior established by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

- The Client acknowledges and agrees that coaching is a comprehensive process that may explore different areas of the Client's life, including work, finances, health, and relationships.

- The Client is responsible for implementing the insights and techniques learned from the Coach.


3.1 Overview. This section contains important promises between the parties.

3.2 Authority To Sign. Each party promises to the other party that it has the authority to enter into this Contract and to perform all of its obligations under this Contract.

3.3 Coach Has Right To Give Client Work Product. The Coach promises that it owns the work product, that the Coach is able to give the work product to the Client, and that no other party will claim that it owns the work product. If the Coach uses employees or subcontractors, the Coach also promises that these employees and subcontractors have signed contracts with the Coach giving the Coach any rights that the employees or subcontractors have related to the Coach's background IP and work product.

3.4 Coach Will Comply With Laws. The Coach promises that the manner it does this job, its work product, and any background IP it uses comply with applicable U.S. and foreign laws and regulations.

3.5 Work Product Does Not Infringe. The Coach promises that its work product does not and will not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights, that the Coach has the right to let the Client use the background IP, and that this Contract does not and will not violate any contract that the Coach has entered into or will enter into with someone else.

3.7 Client-Supplied Material Does Not Infringe. If the Client provides the Coach with material to incorporate into the work product, the Client promises that this material does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property rights.


This Contract is ongoing until it expires or the work is completed. Either party may end this Contract for any reason by sending an email or letter to the other party, informing the recipient that the sender is ending the Contract and that the Contract will end in 7 days. The Contract officially ends once that time has passed. The party that is ending the Contract must provide notice by taking the steps explained in Section 9.4. The Coach must immediately stop working as soon as it receives this notice unless the notice says otherwise.

If either party ends this Contract before the Contract automatically ends, the Client will pay the Contractor for the work done up until when the Contract ends. The following sections don't end even after the Contract ends: 3 (Representations); 6 (Confidential Information); 7 (Limitation of Liability); 8 (Indemnity); and 9 (General).


The Client is hiring the Coach as an independent contractor. The following statements accurately reflect their relationship:

- The Coach will use its own equipment, tools, and material to do the work.

- The Client will not control how the job is performed on a day-to-day basis. Rather, the Coach is responsible for determining when, where, and how it will carry out the work.

- The Client will not provide the Coach with any training.

- The Client and the Coach do not have a partnership or employer-employee relationship.

- The Coach cannot enter into contracts, make promises, or act on behalf of the Client.

- The Coach is not entitled to the Client's benefits (e.g., group insurance, retirement benefits, retirement plans, vacation days).

- The Coach is responsible for its own taxes.

- The Client will not withhold social security and Medicare taxes or make payments for disability insurance, unemployment insurance, or workers compensation for the Coach or any of the Coach's employees or subcontractors.


6.1 Overview. This Contract imposes special restrictions on how the Client and the Coach must handle confidential information. These obligations are explained in this section.

6.2 The Client's Confidential Information. While working for the Client, the Coach may come across, or be given, Client information that is confidential. This is information like customer lists, business strategies, research & development notes, statistics about a website, and other information that is private. The Coach promises to treat this information as if it is the Coach's own confidential information. The Coach may use this information to do its job under this Contract, but not for anything else. For example, if the Client lets the Coach use a customer list to send out a newsletter, the Coach cannot use those email addresses for any other purpose. The one exception to this is if the Client gives the Coach written permission to use the information for another purpose, the Coach may use the information for that purpose, as well. When this Contract ends, the Coach must give back or destroy all confidential information, and confirm that it has done so. The Coach promises that it will not share confidential information with a third party, unless the Client gives the Coach written permission first. The Coach must continue to follow these obligations, even after the Contract ends. The Coach's responsibilities only stop if the Coach can show any of the following: (i) that the information was already public when the Coach came across it; (ii) the information became public after the Coach came across it, but not because of anything the Coach did or didn't do; (iii) the Coach already knew the information when the Coach came across it and the Coach didn't have any obligation to keep it secret; (iv) a third party provided the Coach with the information without requiring that the Coach keep it a secret; or (v) the Coach created the information on its own, without using anything belonging to the Client.

6.3 Third-Party Confidential Information. It's possible the Client and the Coach each have access to confidential information that belongs to third parties. The Client and the Coach each promise that it will not share with the other party confidential information that belongs to third parties, unless it is allowed to do so. If the Client or the Coach is allowed to share confidential information with the other party and does so, the sharing party promises to tell the other party in writing of any special restrictions regarding that information.


Neither party is liable for breach-of-contract damages that the breaching party could not reasonably have foreseen when it entered this Contract.


8.1 Overview. This section transfers certain risks between the parties if a third party sues or goes after the Client or the Coach or both. For example, if the Client gets sued for something that the Coach did, then the Coach may promise to come to the Client's defense or to reimburse the Client for any losses.

8.2 Client Indemnity. In this Contract, the Coach agrees to indemnify the Client (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against all liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of: (i) the work the Coach has done under this Contract; (ii) a breach by the Coach of its obligations under this Contract; or (iii) a breach by the Coach of the promises it is making in Section 3 (Representations).

8.3 Coach Indemnity. In this Contract, the Client agrees to indemnify the Coach (and its affiliates and their directors, officers, employees, and agents) from and against liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to a third-party claim or proceeding arising out of a breach by the Client of its obligations under this Contract.


9.1 Assignment​. This Contract applies only to the Client and the Coach. Neither the Client nor the Coach can assign its rights or delegate its obligations under this Contract to a third-party (other than by will or intestate), without first receiving the other's written permission.

9.2 Arbitration. As the exclusive means of initiating adversarial proceedings to resolve any dispute arising under this Contract, a party may demand that the dispute be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its commercial arbitration rules.

9.3 Modification; Waiver. To change anything in this Contract, the Client and the Coach must agree to that change in writing and sign a document showing their contract. Neither party can waive its rights under this Contract or release the other party from its obligations under this Contract, unless the waiving party acknowledges it is doing so in writing and signs a document that says so.

9.4. Noticies.

(a) Over the course of this Contract, one party may need to send a notice to the other party. For the notice to be valid, it must be in writing and delivered in one of the following ways: personal delivery, email, or certified or registered mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested). The notice must be delivered to the party's address listed at the end of this Contract or to another address that the party has provided in writing as an appropriate address to receive notice.

(b) The timing of when a notice is received can be very important. To avoid confusion, a valid notice is considered received as follows: (i) if delivered personally, it is considered received immediately; (ii) if delivered by email, it is considered received upon acknowledgement of receipt; (iii) if delivered by registered or certified mail (postage prepaid, return receipt requested), it is considered received upon receipt as indicated by the date on the signed receipt. If a party refuses to accept notice or if notice cannot be delivered because of a change in address for which no notice was given, then it is considered received when the notice is rejected or unable to be delivered. If the notice is received after 5:00pm on a business day at the location specified in the address for that party, or on a day that is not a business day, then the notice is considered received at 9:00am on the next business day.

9.5 Severability. This section deals with what happens if a portion of the Contract is found to be unenforceable. If that's the case, the unenforceable portion will be changed to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable, unless that change is not permitted by law, in which case the portion will be disregarded. If any portion of the Contract is changed or disregarded because it is unenforceable, the rest of the Contract is still enforceable.

9.6 Signatures. The Client and the Coach must sign this document using Bonsai's e-signing system. These electronic signatures count as originals for all purposes.

9.7 Governing Law. The validity, interpretation, construction and performance of this document shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America.

9.8 Entire Contract. This Contract represents the parties' final and complete understanding of this job and the subject matter discussed in this Contract. This Contract supersedes all other contracts (both written and oral) between the parties.



Acme LLC.

Corporation Corp.
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As interior designers work with their clients to create their ideal space, they must take into account their preferences while still listening to their unique sense of style. Whether you're just launching your interior design business, or have been around for years, implementing an interior design client questionnaire as part of your onboarding process will help you better understand the project needs, your client's vision and even help you draft a client-winning interior design project proposal.

To help you create the perfect new client questionnaire, we'll go over the main aspects you must discover about the project and what questions you can ask your prospective clients during or before the initial interior design consultation. But before we get into it, let's quickly define what exactly is an interior design client questionnaire and how it can be helpful for your business.

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What Is an Interior Design Client Questionnaire?

An interior design questionnaire is a list of questions you should ask potential clients before you decide to work for them. Client questionnaires can be sent before you even schedule an initial consultation or sign an interior design contract as it gives you a great opportunity to filter out those clients who might have expectations you can't meet, or may not have enough budget. This questionnaire should allow you to learn about the preferences of your possible client in interior design and coordinate your ideas so that you are on the same page right away.

Without a design questionnaire to use as a guide, you may end up giving your client something they don't like. Additionally, it's a great tool to provide a point of reference throughout the project, making sure the expectations and deadlines are being met. But what are the right questions you should ask your potential client?

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What Questions Should an Interior Designer Ask New Clients?

In order to get a good idea of the project and the activities involved in it, you'll need a well-defined set of questions that dig deep into specific aspects of the design process. As you get more and more details, you'll be able to identify any project's red flags and make sure you are a good fit for it. There are three main aspects that will help you gather all the information you need; the project scope, current design and style preferences.

Let's take a deeper look into each of these aspects and provide some example questions to help you create your own interior design client questionnaire.

Project Scope

Defining the interior design project scope is an essential aspect of your client questionnaire. You want to discover the nature and type of the project as well as the functionality that each room will have and the client's budget. Inquire about which rooms you will work on, and the people who will be using them as well as any deadlines and expectations. Here are some questions you could include to gather this vital information.

- Can you describe the project's objectives and scope?

- Who will be making the decisions on this project?

- Please list the names and ages of each family member. (this will help to come up with tailored design ideas)

- What is the project's nature? (Complete remodel, upgrading, new construction, redecoration, etc.)

- What kind of project is it? (Commercial, residential, hospitality, etc.)

- What is the estimated budget for this interior design project?

- What spaces (rooms) will be included in the project? What is their intended use?

- When do you hope to have the project completed?

- Are there any challenges with this project?

Current Space

It's super helpful to know what your client enjoys (or dislikes) about the current space. For example, they may have a spacious room that they wish to make cozier, or they might want to keep a large painting so you'll have to adapt your design style to it. Additionally, you might need to talk to them about shifting it if it truly doesn't fit the desired design aesthetic. Try including the following questions to find out more about their current space.

- Please specify the room's length, width, and ceiling height.

- Do you have any furniture, accessories, collectibles, or sentimental artwork that you must keep?

- What do you like about the existing room design?

- What do you absolutely dislike about the existing room design?

- Do you or any members of your family have special needs? (wheelchair accessibility, need for dim lighting, trouble with stairs, etc...)

- Is there a priority or must-have for this area?

- What technological requirements do you have for this area? (surround sound, computers, home theater, etc...)


You must develop a solid understanding of what your client's like and dislike regarding design styles in order to deliver a final product that they're happy with. Of course, this can be the most challenging stage of the design process because you and your client might end up having different opinions on particular designs or methods. It's important to identify areas of disagreement in the early stages of the relationship so you can allow enough time to reach agreements before you begin working on the interior design project.

Here are some example questions you can include in your client questionnaire.

- Do you anticipate paint, accessories, furniture, or lighting? How much work will be done? How extensive will the design be?

- Is there a color pallet you prefer? (neutrals, pastels, blacks, olive greens, ocean colors, etc...)

- Is there a color pallet you dislike?

- What type(s) of design do you like best? (contemporary, electric, vintage, bohemian, etc...)

- Are you opposed to any design trends such as minimalistic, nature-inspired, dual-purpose rooms, etc...)

- Do you have any inspirational images of designs you would like for us to base on?

- What kind of "feel" or atmosphere do you want the place to evoke?

- What types of flooring do you prefer?

- What types of artwork do you prefer?

- Do you have a favorite pattern? (zigzags, polka dots, stripes, etc...)

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