Initial consultation - You let Julia know what you are looking for. Perhaps it is a feeling, or a material that you are interested in, or perhaps it's a specific practial need. Another alternative is that you invite Julia to your home to give her an idea of where and with what you plan to integrate your new piece.
Initial Proposal - Julia presents rough sketches according to your preferences as well as a preliminary cost calculation.
Final Proposal - We agree on a final design, price and time scale to be signed in a written agreement. The agreement will specify
Deposit - a deposit of 50% of final price is made before production begins