The Design Process-Ideas and Inspiration

Phase One

Initial Meeting and Briefing


The first stage of the process is a no obligation meeting in the comfort of your home where I take a detailed brief of your requirements. At this stage all aspects such as current room dimensions, function, furniture, colour, lighting and surrounding aesthetics are observed and recorded. I will also discuss your design goals, budget and functional requirements. Alternatively, we can work on this virtually via email and a Zoom call.

Following this meeting I will then send a fee proposal for next stage of the process.

Phase Two

Concepts Boards


Once fees are agreed, I will create concept and sample boards in the form of Ideas and Inspiration schemes for the property or room in question. These concepts capture the overall look and style for your home whilst considering the materials and history of your property. These can include a mixture of images, sketches and samples showing colour, texture, pattern and finishes for wall coverings, flooring, lighting, soft furnishings, interior joinery, artwork and d├ęcor.

These concepts are presented to you and once you are happy with the overall look, We then either develop this into more detailed interior designs, or you have the tools to source and implement everything yourself

Phase Three

Design and Development


This stage involves developing the interior design concepts into more detail according to your requirements and may include more detailed sample boards with fabrics, furnishings, paint and flooring finishes, scale drawings of furniture layouts, lighting plans, detailed drawings of bespoke furniture and joinery as well as detailed costings of everything required

Phase Four

Project Implementation & Managing


Once the designs and budget have been signed off, I can assist in selecting the relevant contractors from decorators, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, carpenters, seamstresses, carpet fitters and cabinetmakers using my extensive network of specialist tradespeople. Should you choose to go with my suppliers I will organise specifications, schedules of work and co-ordinate and manage the project. This will also involve ordering the relevant materials, attending site visits and keeping clients updated on progress.

I can also source furniture and decorative objects and co-ordinate deliveries to ensure everything is installed on time as well as assist with the final property dressing.