How we work

We believe that the best Interior Design results from a highly collaborative design process between client and designer. From the first meeting to completion of a project, we will work closely with you and your aspiration, every step of the way.

First Meeting

Our initial consultation, visiting your premises, is always free of charge. The main purpose of this meeting is to establish what you wish to achieve and how we can make it happen.

Plan Outline

Thereafter, we will provide an outline plan and a preliminary costing for your approval to move forward.

Our plan typically revolves around

space planning, surface treatments, colour and texture

specifying and sourcing furniture and accessories

lighting and flooring options,

bespoke joinery

soft furnishings and suitable window treatments

Project Management

We provide and supervise trades people. Managing projects from small refinements to total refurbishments. Completing on time and to budget.

5/5

I have known Jonathan for over 20 years. When we first moved into our home, Jonathan designed and made the blinds and curtains. Over the last two decades, Jonathan has been on hand to upgrade, refurbish various soft furnishings and help with new design ideas for bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen etc. working with me as the needs of the family home change. Jonathan is easy to work with as he listens to the brief, takes time to think about the task, find solutions and suggests innovative ideas. He keeps in mind the client’s wishes, personal taste and style, budget and the practicalities of carrying out the job with the least hassle possible to the home. His contractors have been excellent and respectful. I have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to help with interior plans big and small. He listens to your ideas and gets the job done within budget and within the time frame promised.

Frances Livingstone

Various Interior Design, London

FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

To provide a full ‘Turnkey’ service beginning with initial designs, providing Project Management throughout, to a completed concept, we charge a maximum fee of 15% of the total budget cost. So, providing a budget is agreed at the start (and that is 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. 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.

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