I just assisted a client remotely. She sent me pictures of her rooms, we e-mailed and spoke on the phone about design elements that she had already chosen, and those that were yet undecided. I gave her specific design direction in terms of soft goods (windows, cushions), paint colors, lighting and flooring. She is going to implement and consult with S Interior Design as needed.
Should we do more of this sort of design consultation work? It was very satisfying for the client, not to mention budget friendly.