We'll align with you to schedule cadenced touchpoints to keep you up-to-date on progress and align on critical approvals to keep our team moving!


Services Booked & Budget Agreed

Concept Board Design

Concept Selection

Experience Design

Experience Approval


Dry Run

Finalized Setup

Client Touchpoints



Our team connects with you at each step of the process to ensure we're on the same page to creating your special experience.

During the consult, our team will take you on a tour of Thirteen48 talking through options, asking questions about your vision, and sharing ideas/considerations.  We'll then sit down to review our process and dig into your vision to understand your budget, services you're interested in, and the experience you're wanting to create.  

This is the foundation that our team will use to begin our design process as we move forward!



Once you confirm that you're ready to move forward, our team will send you a link to book our space and a 50% downpayment invoice for services and design budget.  A final invoice will be sent 5 days prior to your event which will cover the remaining 50% of services cost and the remaining costs for vendors, sourcing, and commissions.  

Once your initial 50% downpayment is received our team will get to work on your event!



Our first step is taking the information you provided during your consultation to design two concept boards for you to choose from.  Concept boards allow us to align on a color pallet, style, and high level decor ideas to move forward with.  

This is the base we will use to design your end-to-end experience.

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Visual design is only one small aspect of what our team does.  For truly memorable events we believe in focusing on the experience that you and your guests will have.  That means we consider how your guests will arrive and flow through our space, the micro-surprises that we will architect, sensory design, and meaningful moments that create surprise and delight.

Our detailed design process allows us to think big and design small.  We'll create a floor map, storyboards, and detailed run of show that ensures we've through through every step and creates a smooth setup and day of execution experience.



As part of our Experience Design planning, our team will create a detailed sourcing sheet that we will walk through with you so you have clear visibility to where your budget is being sent and allow us to make adjustments where needed.  Once the experience a sourcing plan is approved, our team will book vendors, begin purchasing, and designing custom commission pieces.  

We have a list of local artists and small businesses that we have worked with and will often recommend however if you have a prefered vendor we're also happy to coordinate with them.  


A day or two before your event we will schedule a Dry Run where our team will walk you through current status of everything, walk you through our Run of Show document which outlines day of execution plan and answer any questions you may have. 

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Our team will coordinate setup and breakdown with vendors and yourself to ensure we get everything set and ready to go before guests begin arriving.  Our team will also be on site to help coordinate the execution of your event and are available to help you and your guests in the event of any questions or concerns.  





Thirteen48 is a beautiful 1902 vintage modern home located in Houston's historic Heights district.  Considered historically significant, the location boasts original hardwood floors, stained glass windows and more.  While paying homage to its original design, the white interior, large natural light windows and modern + boho accents provide a unique design that's great for photography and small intimate gatherings.