Interior Design Services
Plan your renovation or new build with ease
DESIGN IS LIKE STORY TELLING FOR YOUR HOME
We work with clients to bring their Pinterest pins to life and create a home they’re proud of and enjoy spending time in. Our focus is on creating a space that’s practical yet stylish and serves the needs of each individual that lives in the home. It’s a collaborative process so we can draw out your personality and character and apply them back into the design of the house. Every reno aspect is taken care of as we provide you with detailed documentation ready to hand to the builder the day you start demolition.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We work with you to create a design framework for your builders to use as the build progresses. This framework is like the home bible where every detail is noted down from light switches to kitchen taps to which direction the tiles should be laid in the bathroom. No stone is left unturned which means you won’t be answering questions from the builder every five seconds about where the toilet roll holder goes or how high the benchtops need to be. We pride ourselves on making the process as fun and enjoyable as possible for our clients. Say goodbye to sleepless nights worrying about whether the benchtop you’ve selected matches the cabinets or not. That’s our problem to solve for you now!
Research of imagery and intended interiors finish outcome
Research preliminary fixtures, fittings & finishes to suit your home
We present initial concept designs to you for approval
Source & select all fixtures, fittings + finishes.
Draw all floor plan elevations & cabinetry plans for contractors to quote from.
Presentation of designs for approval
Documentation of all interior design Fittings, Fixtures & Equipment (also known as FF&E Schedule) for contractors to work to throughout your build.
Once the design is complete, we work with you to select all furniture to suit the new renovation!
We pride ourselves on our service process and strive to ensure you are kept up to date and across all details as the project progresses.
Fill in the contact form below to give us an idea of your project and how we can help. You can also share your plans and Pinterest board with us too.
We meet for an initial consultation on site or in our office to discuss your hopes and dreams for the house. We use this as an information-gathering exercise where we listen and take notes about what you want to achieve. We also run through the floor plans and discuss traffic flow, functionality and make suggestions on any changes prior to building commencing. Initial Consult $499.
Scope of work
We prepare a scope of work outlining what you need selected, drawn up for construction, designed and coordinated as well as a schedule of when things need to be completed by.
Now the fun bit! We get to work sourcing the fixtures, finishes and fittings for each room needing attention. We order you samples so you can get a feel for how the house will look at the end!
Below is a snapshot of pricing broken down by room for us to design your new home!
When proceeding with a full-service offering we package these prices together to provide you with an affordable design service. Please enquire via the contact form below for a price guide for your home.
All packages are tailored to the size of your home. For a more exact price guide please contact us.
full service design & selections for your kitchen
full service design & selections for your butler’s pantry
full service design & selections for your batrhoom
full service design & selections for your laundry
full service design & selections for your alfresco outdoor kitchen
drawings of your robe design for custom build
full service design & selections for your master suite – ensuite + WIR
selections for your exterior facade
selection of all wall & trim paint, interior flooring & skirting boards.
selection of overall lighting, feature and task specific lighting
selection of all required furniture for your home as a whole. Price depends on furniture requirements.
If required, we can create 3D renders of each room in your home. This service is POA.
About Our Services
HOW LONG IS THE WHOLE PROCESS?
Not all homes are made the same. Timeframes depend largely on the size of the home, the design challenges we uncover along the way, and the complexity of the build. Expect to be working with us for anywhere between 6 – 36 months throughout your build. Our design process takes anywhere from 6 – 24 weeks.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU WORK?
Typically we work with clients on Sydney’s north shore, inner west, CBD, eastern suburbs and north western suburbs.
We happily work remotely via zoom with anyone outside of these areas.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Our Studio Coordinator will then be in touch with Design Service Guide and details on next steps.
Example Client Documentation
This is an example of our interior design project documentation that you can expect to receive when working with our studio. It shows you each of the elements we work on for your home from floor plans to joinery drawings to decorating mood boards. We tailor each of these elements to your home and your requirements so you can be sure you’re receiving a completely customised and tailored set of plans for your home.
Have a question?
Can interior designers give better discounts than retail stores?
Yes! As decorators, we get better rates on furniture, decor, art and soft furnishings than you can. That’s because we tap into a large network of suppliers who don’t sell to the general public so you’d never be able to purchase those items yourself.
You can expect to save between 10-40% off the recommended retail price. That goes a long way to covering the our service fees.
How quickly can you design/decorate my home?
The timeline for designing or decorating a home can vary widely depending on the size and complexity of your project, as well as your specific needs and preferences.
We work with you in the initial consultation to determine timeframes and work out a variety of stages:
- Concept Creation – this is where we work out the general design direction of your project. This takes about a week.
- Design Development – this is where we start to develop things like colour palettes, textures, fabric choices, joinery designs and furniture layouts. This can take from 2-3 weeks.
- Design Documentation – once we’ve determined the right direction for your rooms we start to write up all the nitty gritty details in a large spreadsheet for you and your trades to follow with ease. This can take 2-3 weeks.
- Order Management – once you’re happy with all the items we get to work placing the orders and managing the deliveries to your house. This largely depends on stock availability so timeframes vary.
- Final Styling – when everything has been delivered. tothe house we come in and wave our magic styling wands to pull it all together and make it look pretty. (This is an optional additional service we offer but not always needed on all projects).
How will I feel at the end of the design and decorating process?
Designing and decorating a home can be a long and challenging process, so when it’s finally completed, you will feel a sense of relief and accomplishment. You’ll be able to enjoy your new space and feel comfortable and relaxed in it. You are likely to also feel a sense of joy and excitement in being able to showcase your personal style and taste through the decor when you invite friends over.
In addition, a well-designed and decorated home can have a positive impact on your mood and well-being. Studies have shown that being in a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment can help reduce stress and improve overall happiness.That’s a huge win in our opinion!
What can a Designer/Decorator do for me?!
Save you time…..and money – outsourcing to someone who already knows where to shop and what the products look like means you don’t have to spend countless weekends at the Super Centre trying to figure out what lamp shade works with your lounge room.
Saves your marriage/relationship….. don’t tell us you’ve never fought with your partner about sofa fabric choices, paint colours or how many cushions should be allowed on the bed. Having a professional guide you with your decorating choices can save a lot of deliberation time (code for arguing about kitchen tiles).
Give you access to quality trades – We have a whole list of trades we can recommend for jobs you don’t have time to research and hire for.
Give you access to quality products – that you wouldn’t ordinarily have access to – as decorators we work with furniture wholesalers who won’t sell to the general public.
Give you a finished product you’ll absolutely love – our job at the end of the day is to create a beautiful, real and functional home for you (and your family) so that walking in the door each day makes you smile.
Which team members do we work with during the process?
We are a close knit team who work across various stages of the project with you.
Our studio coordinator helps set up your consultations and on-boards you into our system.
Then depending on the scope of your project, we work with you to determine which of our designers fits the bill.
Our Head Stylist, Emma works on our larger projects with the team and oversees the concepts and creative outputs for each of our designers.
Our stylists work on projects that fit their skillsets best, from uber modern to traditional classic. Each one of our designers are fully qualified and mentored/trained by Emma.
Once our design team has finialised your designs, our studio coordinator steps back in to manage your orders and deliveries to ensure a smooth and fuss-free experience.
How much does an interior decorator cost?
The most commonly asked question we get would have to be this one. It’s a tricky one to answer with a definitive number because, each house is different and each client’s needs and wants are differ too however we customise to suit budgets and timeframes for each client.
A general guide is as follows:
Step 1: Initial Consult in your home
We start off with an hour long initial consultation where we get to know each other and decipher your style and tastes. We chat about how you use the space, who else uses the space, what your hopes and dreams are for the house and any other important elements.
Our Interior Decorating Consultation fees are listed for each designer on our interior decorating page.
Step 2: Scope of Works Proposal
After the initial consult, you will be emailed a Scope of Work document. This details how many hours are required to complete the design selections, draw up floor plans, source soft furnishings, lighting, furniture, art and decor.
We work by the hour and always quote up front so our client’s never receive any nasty surprises and we’re both on the same page.
Step 3: Mood Board Designs
We get to work creating you a mood board (also known as a design concept board) detailing the specific items we suggest would work best for the rooms, a floor plan layout and a design action plan (like a to do list) to show you how the whole process is going to be executed.
Step 4: Furniture Purchasing
Once you have finalised the overall design concepts and you’re happy to proceed with the furniture purchases, our Studio Co-ordinator will facilitate this process for you. You can sit back and wait for all the goodies to arrive at your doorstep. We pass on our trade discounts to you saving you anywhere from 10-30% off the recommended retail price. (Note: Not all decorators do this.)
Step 4: Final Once Over
If you’re confident placing the furniture around the rooms you’re welcome to skip this step, however it’s advised that we pop out again to put all the furniture in the right place, fluff up the cushions the right way (yes, there’s a wrong way) and make your home look fabulous!
Many of our clients watch us do this step and say “I’ve learnt so much from watching you put the room together today!”. Oh and we ALWAYS bring flowers to add that lovely fresh finishing touch!
What kind of clients do you work with?
We work with such. abroad variety of clients which means no two projects are ever the same. Which we love!
We work with families upsizing into their first real family home, empty nesters moving from the family home into a unit, bachelors looking to fit out their pads, investment property turn key fit outs, and small boutique commercial design projects.
We have a lot of fun working with our clients so we’re always open to different types of projects when we feel there’s a great personality fit.
Can you mix retail and trade-only items?
Yes we sure can!
We work to establish your budget and then source according to what we think will suit your project. If that means it’s an item from a retail store then we include the hyperlink to purchase that item in your own time. If it’s a trade-only item we handle the entire ordering and delivery process for you.
I think I’m on the right path but need a professional opinion. Can you just consult and then I go shopping myself?
Yes absolutely you can! The initial consultation is your chance to pick our brains for any design decisions you might be pondering, then if you feel confident enough to go out and make the selections yourself then you’re most welcome to or we can quote to complete the sourcing for you.
I can’t work out how to furnish certain rooms. Can you just work on a few rooms and not the entire house?
Sure! We typically work on lounge rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, outdoor areas and entryways when it comes to decorating but every client has different things bugging them so the order or priority is always different for each client. You can choose as many or as little rooms as you like.
What kind of budgets can you work to?
We work to a variety of different budgets and work with you in the initial consultation to establish a solid budget to work to.
When you work with us you get access to our budget spreadsheet tool. This is a customised budget tool we have created to show a range of different budgets for specific furniture items. This helps each of our clients to set solid expectations for their project.
What can an interior decorator help me do?
We often joke that we come into a clients house and wave my magic wand and leave. While it’s not really magic, our clients always tell us they could never have done it on their own.
We are your sounding board throughout the project, however long that might be! Some clients we work with for 4 weeks to speedily set up their home, others we’ve been working with for 3+ years across various rooms & renovations or new homes.
We help furniture planning, ie. working out what items should go where. That could be with the furniture you already have, buying entirely new items or both. We also help source the right pieces to fit with the overall vision for the space.
If you’ve been hunting for the perfect navy blue velvet armchair for years with no luck, chances are we can make it happen for you. We can coordinate custom pieces of furniture like bedheads with specific detailing or fabric or help you purchase off the shelf items from retail stores.
Can you work with different ranges of budgets?
Yes! We work to a wide variety of budgets. We have access to a very expansive network of suppliers who offer products at a range of prices so we work with you to plan out your budget and select accordingly. We provide you with a budget spreadsheet tool we’ve custom made to help take the guess work out of budgeting.
What if I don’t know my budget?
That’s a-okay! We have a budgeting template we can share with you to help you identify where to spend and where to save when purchasing new furniture. Or if there are certain stores you’ve shopped at in the past (West Elm, Freedom, Domayne, Coco Republic etc) then we can work to those prices.
Do I need to do my entire house or can you just help with bits and pieces per room?
We often help clients with one or two rooms rather than designing the entire house. Sometimes our clients have already purchased a number of big ticket items and just need help bringing it together so if that’s the case we work on an hourly basis to pick out those final pieces for you.
What is the process when working with you?
STEP 1: Initial Consultation
We meet at your home to develop your brief, determine your project needs and requirements + discuss style & budget.
STEP 2: CONCEPT CREATION
At this stage, we gather & refine ideas, research preliminary colour palette, materials and general furniture concepts.
STEP 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
We develop specific product selections, material finishes, spacial planning, furniture layouts, joinery concepts and lighting selections.
STEP 4: DESIGN DOCUMENTATION
Documentation of final selections for all items such as rugs, art, homewares, furniture, lighting, accessories & soft furnishings.
STEP 5: ORDERING & INSTALLATION
We schedule delivery of new furniture, arrange kerbside or white glover delivery & installation.
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