A selection of photographs and rendered visualisations of our previous and recent projects.
So, what does an interior designer actually do for you? Well, that depends on exactly what you need, which is why our packages can be amended to suit you. But to help, have a look at the step by step process of one of our recent projects - a whole house design for a new build home.
This client wanted us to fully manage her project for her, which is another service we can provide.
Firstly, we held a consultation meeting with our client. This can be either online or in person and is just to chat about your ideas and thoughts. Once we had an idea of what the lady was looking for, we asked her to fill out a more detailed questionnaire, so we could get to know her better and understand her aims for her project.
Next, we created moodboards for each area of the house that she wanted to include. A moodboard doesn't show the actual furniture, flooring or accessories that will be ultimately used in the design. It creates a 'look', using example imagery, to make sure that we have the right idea of the kind of style you are looking for. Our final designs will be based around creating this 'look' for you. We sent these out as digital files and also by post.
Once the client had a chance to have a good look at the moodboards, and let us know of anything she particularly liked or didn't like, we worked on creating floorplans. As this was a new build property, we used the builders plans. However, we can take your own measurements or come out and measure up for you.
We sent samples of paint colours and flooring - it's important to check how colours look in reality, and not just on a screen.
The next step was to source everything the client needed for her new home and create a detailed shopping list., and obtain quotes for flooring, decorating, blinds etc. This helps to make sure we keep within budget and are aware of the timescales required for ordering items.
Once we had a completion date for this property, we were able to book decorators, the flooring contractors and blind fitters. We also booked a handyman to assemble furniture and put up light fittings, and any other fixtures & fittings our client needed. We visited the property to double check all measurements, as we had been unable to do this until it was built. The client was then able to go ahead and order and arrange delivery of all the items from the shopping lists we had provided.
As we were project managing this scheme for our client, we were there to accept furniture deliveries and oversee the works carried out by the various tradesmen, until the house was ready to move straight into.
The final stage was to source artwork and accessories to make the house feel like a home. Based on the questionnaire and many conversations with our client, we chose prints and accessories to complement the furnishings, decor and our client's tastes and interests.
We don't leave a project (or send a final bill!) until we know our clients are totally happy with the service we have provided.
This is what our client had to say ...
'Everything looks amazing. I am so happy and I thank you so much for all the work and effort you put into this house.
You helped ease a very hectic move and I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
I will certainly be recommending your services to anyone. If you ever need anything please let me know.'
Please get in touch if we can help you too! Whether it's one room or a full house, your home or your business, we'd love to help you feel as happy as this lovely lady was.