We will do our best to answer all these questions.
How to work with an interior designer
Our plan typically revolves around
space planning, surface treatments, colour and texture
specifying and sourcing furniture and accessories
lighting and flooring options,
soft furnishings and suitable window treatments
(Frequently Asked Questions on How to work with an Interior Designer)
For a full ‘Turnkey’ service, beginning with initial designs, with Project Management throughout, to a completed concept – we charge a maximum fee of 15% of the total budget cost. Therefore, providing a budget is agreed at the start (which is our our preferred option) you will always know at the beginning, our total cost at the end.
No, never. Our fees are always invoiced upon completion of each project. However, when making numerous purchases on your behalf, we may ask to be reimbursed as things progress.
We are a long-established company and consequently have trade accounts with many suppliers. Those accounts provide us with discounts ranging from 5% to 30% against retail prices. By making purchases direct, we pass those discounts on to you.
Every project is different. Providing advice on making some small refinements to one room might take an hour our two. A total refurbishment could take two months plus. However, timescales will always be advised before any type of work commences.
That could not happen because the process we use, ensures that you approve all elements of the design, stage by stage. We would not take on a project at the start and simply hand over a finished job without your complete acceptance of the project step by step.
Yes, of course! It is rare for any design project to disregard all existing items and start completely anew. Therefore, we are used to combining treasured pieces with newer items.
We believe good interior design is a collaborative process between client and designer. We will make sure we understand your vision before we start with design and you will be asked for feedback on a regular basis.
Yes, over the years we have built up many resources for sourcing unusual materials, pieces of furniture, Object D’art, and artisan one offs, etc. We also work in partnership with a specialist joinery company, whereby we design and manufacture bespoke cabinetry and furniture.
We get involved in every aspect of interiors, lighting is just one of those. You will see some of our lighting plans in our Case Studies.