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‍ Acme LLC.

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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.
Table of contents

What is an Interior Design Contract?

An interior design contract is a legal document between the client and the designer that outlines the specific details and conditions of an agreement. 

The contract outlines the project at hand to ensure all parties are in agreement and provides remedies for if either party finds themselves in breach of contract.

Note: If you’re ready to start editing your free interior design contract template from Bonsai, head over and sign-up now.

Why you need an interior design contract

An interior design contract is necessary for two main reasons:

  • Ensure everyone’s in agreement about the details of the project
  • Ensure everyone fulfills their side of the agreement

A contract keeps the project on track and aims to avoid or settle disagreements between the interior designer and the client.

What should be included in an interior design agreement

Below we’ve detailed the necessary components of your interior design agreement. These cover the ins and outs of the project, process, and payment, as well as some other essential details requirements for both the client and the designer. 

Once the contract agreement is complete and the client agrees, the contract should be signed with each party receiving a copy.

Scope of work

This is where the interior designer details all the services that are required for the project to be considered complete. This is especially important when charging a fixed fee, as the client must agree to the exact services offered for the quoted price.

It's also necessary here to include what the interior designer won't do, such as architectural design, plumbing, electrics, and anything of the like— otherwise known as ‘out-of-scope’ work.

Detailed specifications

Here the interior designer lays out the specific plans for the interior design concept. This includes information on proposed color schemes, lighting, fabric choices, furniture, and interior furnishing specifications.

This is best done via detailed blueprints and 3D drawings, where applicable. 


It's essential that the client knows that all drawings are conceptual and rely on accurate information from the client. Essentially, you need to ensure you're not liable for any miscalculations or design flaws that can arise from being supplied with incorrect information by the client.

It's also important to include a clause confirming that the drawings and designs are your intellectual property, and are not to be used for any other purpose than for the interior design services at hand.

Consultants and contractors

An interior designer is not a general contractor and an interior design contract must reflect and account for this. If the project requires input from consultants or contractors, the client must enter into a separate contract for other services.

You should highlight that you will not take responsibility for any other part of the project, or issues that arise from them. 

Design Fees

This is where you'll outline the fee structure for the project, and lay out how and when each payment will be taken for the services rendered. This could be either: 

  • A fixed fee—where you charge a flat fee for the design project 
  • An hourly rate—where the designer charges a rate for every hour spent on project-related tasks.

Whichever fee structure is used by the interior design business, it must be crystal clear to avoid any disagreements or disputes further down the line.

Purchasing and Procurement

This part of the interior design agreement details information regarding purchasing and procurement for the project. You may require a deposit before purchasing any necessary items, or the client may decide to handle that themselves.

Whatever the agreement, it must be included in this contract and any other legal documents.

Refunds & Cancellation

Once furniture is purchased, it’s often non-refundable—especially if it's customized. Your agreement must mention that you will not reimburse the client for any goods purchased, regardless of whether a refund is available or not.

The same goes for cancellations. Any fees incurred from the cancellation of a product or service is not your responsibility.

Reimbursable Costs

This details that the client is responsible for reimbursing any out-of-pocket expenses incurred throughout the project. This includes expenses such as:

  • Rendering services
  • Delivery costs
  • Storage costs
  • Meals and lodging if applicable
  • Payment terms

You previously outlined the terms of the project and its payment; here's where you communicate what will happen if those terms aren't met.

This includes factors such as late payment and unpaid invoices, and what will happen in the case of non-payment.

Insurance coverage

There must be insurance coverage for all interior design furnishings, furniture, and all other materials during handling, moving, installations—but it's not always your responsibility to provide it.

You can't start the project without insurance, so make sure the client knows this and that you both understand how interior design insurance works.

Photographs of work

Your work depends on being able to wow prospective clients with before and after pictures of past projects. It's important to ensure your client understands and agrees to you taking pictures before, during, and after the project's completion.

What's the benefit of using Bonsai, instead of editing a template yourself?

Interior design requires ample planning and precise execution to create the desired end product. There are plenty of plates to balance to ensure success, so lightening the load is helpful where possible.

Bonsai saves you time and effort by giving you a legally approved template you can work from, deliver, and sign in just a few minutes.

How to create an interior design contract with Bonsai

Signing up and creating with Bonsai couldn't be easier:

  1. Sign up for free to the platform
  2. Choose your desired contract template
  3. Fill the blanks to fit your needs

When you're done you can send it off to the client for their approval and signature.

Interior Design Contract Template FAQs

How much do interior designers charge?  

An interior designer can cost anywhere from $1800 to $12,000 depending on the type of project, involvement, and their portfolio of work. This will also vary depending on the state, county, or country you’re in.

Do interior designers charge a consultation fee?

It's up to each interior designer to decide if they'll charge a consultation fee. It's not essential, however, it can be useful for ensuring a potential client is serious about the project and not just looking for free professional advice.

Interior design contract sample

Interior designers need to be creative and precise. You need to be able to focus on the project and the client at hand, and to have everything in check to start bringing their vision to life.

Because of this, you’re going to need easy and swift access to an interior design contract that’s flexible to every want and need. Every interior design project is different, and you need a contract template that knows this. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your contract below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about this template.

How do you write an interior designer contract?

Writing an interior designer contract is made easy with Bonsai. It has all the legalities you need and fields ready to edit. Create an account and see for yourself how easy it is.

How do interior designers work with clients?

Interior designers would first survey the space. Then they ask a set of questions to the client to know more about what the client wants and doesn't want. Some interior designers even spends more time with the client to know more about their personality and how they can incorporate it to the design.

Is interior design business profitable?

Yes, it is profitable. Interior design business' profit margin ranges from 35%-45% with design services having a n et profit of 20%-30%.