Are you bored with the decor of your Home?
You know the feeling when a room just isn’t working? Perhaps it’s the woeful lack of storage or maybe it’s the depressing amount of natural light, either way you know it’s time for an overhaul.
Interior Design - on a budget
Whether you’re looking for a quick-fix low-budget makeover, or would prefer a full re-design of your home, in this tough economic climate, you don’t want to be paying normal “Interior Design” prices. We’re more down-to-earth, and work within your budget, offering practical advice and hands-on services.
The Five Step Design Process
Wouldn’t it be fabulous if your design project progressed as quickly as they do on the television shows? Imagine…. you sign a letter of agreement and voila the demo crew is at your front door at 7:00 a.m. the next morning ready to go!
Ok, ok, time for a little reality check. Here’s a brief outline of the real phases an interior design project moves through so you know what to expect before you begin, and feel comfortable with the process.
Phase 1 - Programming
The Programming Phase is like a first date. This is where we get to know you and your desires — for your new space, that is. We’ll ask you a number of relevant questions, inventory your existing furnishings, photograph your space, and discuss your project budget and timeline.
If needed, we will meet with your architect, and any other consultants involved, before beginning the next phase – Design Development.
Phase 2 - Design Development
The creative ideas are flowing and we can’t wait to share them with you.
We develop furniture plans and color palettes, select your new interior finishes such as paint, wallcovering, flooring, ceiling and window treatments.. This is also the phase when any custom-designed pieces or ideas would be sketched for your review.
After we finish sourcing your items we meet with you to review the plans and finish selections, make any refinements needed and finalize the detailing of your plans and ordering your furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Phase 3 - Construction Documents and Administration
During the Construction Documentation phase it’s all about the details so your contractor knows exactly what our design intent is to price out your job.
After you receive several contractor bids and their proposed timelines, we assist you in reviewing each to ensure accuracy and fair pricing.
We also draft and submit purchase orders for all of your equipment, interior finishes, and furnishings so items are received and ready to install before construction begins.
Phase 4 - Construction / Installation
We’re engaged and we’re starting to build something new together. We see our ideas come to life. We stop by the job site frequently to oversee the sub-contractors and ensure work is progressing on schedule and as planned. We meet with you weekly to address any of your concerns.
Following construction, we coordinate the delivery and installation of your new furnishings, accessories and artwork. It’s like Christmas morning all over again!
Phase 5 - Project Completion
Before we conclude our time together, we do a final walk-through with you and prepare a list of any remaining small items needing attention. We also discuss the care and maintenance of all your new finishes, furnishings and equipment so you can enjoy them for many years and maintain their new appearance.
As we drive away, we are content knowing our collaboration has laid the foundation for you to live and work in a personalised space you never want to leave.
*Please note not all of these activities will pertain to your job as defined by its scope of work.
Use our Home Styling Services for:
Re-styling your home
- we advise on colours and styles that will suit your property, your tastes and your budget.
Styling your new home
- whether everything's new or it's all coming from your old home, we'll make it work!
Low budget interior design
- you don't need to spend a lot to add the 'WOW' factor.
- with careful planning and some willing helpers, we can style several rooms in one day.
Show Home styling
- our styling costs are a fraction of the usual interior design costs, so Developers love us!
Hotel and guest house styling
- we understand that furnishings and accessories must be hardwearing and practical
Special event and seasonal styling
- we can style your home for a special event, or even prepare it for Christmas/Festivals!
- send us some photographs - we'll prepare an 'Action Plan' without the need for a visit.