Regardless of size, the number of choices associated with any interior design project can make it feel a little overwhelming. Every project is unique, but we follow a clear design process to make decisions and manage schedules in order to achieve the final goal.
Two different approaches
Our clients usually fall into two categories – those who have an idea of the style they’re looking for and want help with design and colour ideas, and those who have a clear idea of what they’re trying to achieve and want help putting it together.
The Inspiration Seekers
This type of client usually ask us to create a complete design scheme based on the mood and feel they’re trying to achieve. An approach like this gives us the freedom to propose ideas that suit the brief and use elements that maybe hadn’t been considered, but become key to creating the ultimate goal.
The Clear Idearists
This group of clients tend to already have Pintrest Boards set up with firm ideas for the style of each room, and like to take a hands-on approach to the design. If this is the way you would like to work, we’re happy to act as consultants and provide ideas to compliment your concept, in addition to procurement and scheduling.
Regardless of which approach we use to get the design scheme together, we’re here to guide you through the process and be as hands-on as you require. Our service is always completely adaptable for each project, and our aim from day one is to achieve a successful result and a happy client on completion.
It all starts with a conversation.
Our initial chat helps to set the tone for the project, and is an opportunity to discover what you have in mind for your home. If you’re unsure of the styles that would suit your requirements, we can guide you through a range of options to fine tune the brief and get a plan together. Similarly, if you already have a collection of ideas, it’s an opportunity for us to clearly understand what you would like to achieve and provide input on how to enhance and refine your concepts to a workable functionable model.
Getting a plan together
Based on our initial discussions, we’ll propose a project plan to include as much, or as little, as you require. This can include planning room layouts, cataloguing current assets and working out how to use them throughout the new scheme, viewing days to look at various styles in natural light, procurement, and a host of other services that you may, or may not, require depending on the project and your method of working.
developing the scheme boards
Scheme boards are the key to the entire process. We’ll work side-by-side with you to fine-tune every element of the design including the colour palette and style, flooring, wall covering, furniture, soft furnishings, lighting, artwork, and decorative accessories. As we make decisions, these elements are added to the scheme board to ensure they tie in with the overall feel we’re trying to create.
We source your chosen design elements from a large network of suppliers offering countless options to suit tastes and project budgets. Whether you’re looking for minimalist, maximalist, classical, contemporary, or anything in between, we know the people to talk to. Our procurement service includes both new goods, antiques, and reclaimed pieces, which are often combined to create an eye-catching design blend.
Contractor scheduling & Fit-Out
Once your scheme boards and procurement are complete, we’ll work with your contractors to manage the project, ensuring your design requirements are clearly communicated and standards met. We’ll monitor the fit-out as it progresses, and keep you informed at every stage.
Dressing & Refinement
The final stage is where the magic comes together. We’ll dress the rooms with furniture, art, accessories, and soft furnishings to your taste, to create a beautiful homely feel. It’s also very important to test functionality and tweak layouts so it not only looks right, but also feels right depending on how you use the features of the room.
Once your home is complete and you’ve spent some time living in it, we often revisit to see how it can be improved and ensure you’re 100% happy with the results.