Background & History
EDICT specializes in residential and commercial projects. Based in the Dallas Area, our practice creates original designs that address the unique needs and budget of each client. EDICT is a fine home building, remodeling, and interior design company. We integrate home design, interiors, and construction to create incredible homes with timeless livability. Edict believes that livability and beauty is essential to every design endeavor.
Among the Best Designers in Dallas
What We Do
Hire us for any one of our services or allow us to handle the entire project from beginning to end. You’re in the driver’s seat!
Our Customers Say
I have been using Edict Inc for the interior design and remodeling of my condo including bathrooms and kitchen. Donovan has a brilliant vision and is on point. His renderings have been amazing as well as unique. He is quite adept at what I asked him for- modern/contemporary. He stays up to date and sometimes even ahead of the current trends. He tends to be busy (for a good reason) yet he finds the time to answer my myriad questions within a reasonable amount of time. Overall, Edict Inc is a fantastic company to work with if you like modern/contemporary stuff both in terms of the design as well as customer service!
As a lawyer, I am in the service business and am always really excited when I meet other professionals who really understand first class service and think of ways of saving their clients money. Let me just say this upfront: – I am highly highly impressed with Donovan Lord and his firm, Edict.
I found Edict through the Web and talked to Donovan through emails and then phone calls. I have found Donovan to be very thorough, personable, direct, and responsive and he has a great ability to think outside the box for projects. He was able to customize a job that required research and thinking into a great design for me and my wife. I have recommended him to others in my neighborhood and I believe they are finding the same great service.
Furthermore, I have found his billing for services rendered very fair and reasonable. What else can I say? If you need architectural services, I would really recommend Edict and Donovan.
Donovan designed our new construction home in Dallas from the ground up. He made sure that both the exterior architecture and interior design were both harmonious and in sync with our family’s lifestyle.
The construction went very smoothly and we were able to deal directly with Edict on any issues that were quickly rectified which was great because we didn’t have to deal with the architect and contractors separately.
Our house turned out great and we love living in it and plan to stay here forever! If we ever leave we know it will sell for a great deal because we used edict to find our land, build our house and to do the construction and interior design.
Edict provided us with three outstanding designs to update our 12 year old home (Master Bath, Kitchen, and Back Yard). We have since completed the Kitchen construction and couldn’t be happier. Our friends and family love the new modern look and materials. We are planning on doing the bathroom next.
This truly is a top-notch design firm.We purchased a large secluded wooded lot in the Bluffview area of Dallas and we hired Edict to design and construct the home. Finding a modern designer and contractor that understood the difference between modern and traditional construction was not easy so when I found Edict I knew it was the right company.
I was expecting it to be a huge headache like my previous homes but due to Edict’s attention to detail and excellent communication, it turned out to be a much less-stressful process than I could have imagined. Not only did Donovan come up with fresh ideas for maximizing and adorning the space, he tailored each and every room to fit my family’s particular needs and, after only a few meetings with us, he seemed to know what we needed from the space better than we did! They provided us with a level of service that far surpassed what I had come to expect from interior designers/architects, and they actually ended up managing the entire project from conception to completion, freeing me up to focus on my family and other obligations, instead of spending all my time holding my contractors hand. My project was finished within my time frame and within my budget constraints, and that is in no small part thanks to their superb project management. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone needing assistance with a large or small scale renovation and everyone says “WOW” when they see my home. I’m very satisfied!
I recently partnered with Edict on a large bathroom remodel. Donovan was fantastic to work with! He is an extremely talented designer, his attitude is upbeat and professional, and he works very hard to keep his clients happy. As a sub-contractor, I really appreciated the systems and processes he utilizes to ensure good communication and to keep the project moving forward quickly. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
The team behind you
No. We offer our first meeting as our free initial consultation. Although we do not give out design advice at the initial meeting, it gives us a chance to meet and to discuss your project objectives and preferences and allows us to see the scope of the project in person as well as the actual space or spaces to be designed.
After our initial discussion with a client on the phone and upon scheduling our first meeting, we email a link to a questionnaire that we have developed which helps us to better understand your budget, your design preferences (such as color choices, styles, modern, contemporary, number of people using the space, etc. At our initial meeting we will go over the questionnaire with you and further assess your needs. After our meeting, we will send you an agreement for services which outlines what we will do for you and what you as a client are responsible for providing, as well as payment schedules. After this, we will take measurements of your space if necessary or if it is a new construction or you have existing plans, we will make copies of these to create our own design plans. From these plans, we create floor plans, 3D renderings of the spaces, mood boards, (preliminary paint swatches, fabrics, furnishings selections, etc.) and additional overall concepts for the space based on your responses at our initial consultation and our questionnaire. Next, we hold a meeting with you to present to you our ideas for your space(s). At this meeting we determine what works for your and what doesn’t and take your feedback and integrate it into the the revisions for the design. Once we have your final approval for the concept, we create specification sheets which outline the exact materials, furnishings, lighting, accessories, etc. for your approval including the costs associated with these items. Upon a general consensus on the selections, we may take you shopping for the final items or to see items in person. Once we have final approval on these we will create the construction documentation for use by general contractors to carry out your project.
At this point you may choose to either have someone else actually oversee construction of your project, or we may oversee your project’s construction and ensure adherence to the agreed-upon design for an additional fee.
Either way, we are available to give you guidance along the way and help to ensure the integrity of the design. After the construction process is complete and/or furnishings are installed/delivered, we will do a final walkthrough with you and then have our professional photographer document our work for our portfolio and as a gift for you to see the before and after of the project.
The cost of your project is dependent upon the scope and the budget involved. There are two numbers to consider:
The Budget – The amount you have set aside for the cost of all of the furnishings, fixtures, materials, fabrics, etc. plus the cost of any construction or specially designed items you request.
Our Fee – The amount for our fees which are dependent upon the size of the project, the time anticipated to spend on the project, and the budget of the project. We can bill you either on a FLAT FEE basis or an HOURLY BASIS. HOURLY is best for general advice when you don’t really want an entire design scheme but general advice on color, flooring, lighting, etc. that may be taken care of within a few hours. FLAT FEE is best for full scale projects where we are providing you with an entire design scheme which either we can oversee or you can implement on your own.
Yes! We can and do design entire homes, from the ground up! It’s a shame most people who decide to build new go with cookie cutter homes that have very little character or anything special. For the same amount, or less , we can design for you an entire home that is specifically built, sited, and made to serve the needs of its inhabitants not just anyone who might buy it or just allow you to pick out the finishes.
Although we do, and have done, every conceivable design style, we are known for our modern and contemporary interior design the most.