I begin each project the same way: with a blank piece of paper, an open mind and ready to listen to my clients.
There is a process that I follow but every single project is unique and the most important aspect of any project is to listen intently in order to be able to develop an accurate and realistic brief.
Depending upon the project, there may be an existing architectural style to work with and also furniture, art, collectables and loved items that will need to be incorporated into the schemes.
Equally fundamental are the ‘bones’ of the project which need to be meticulously addressed in order to achieve a successful outcome: budget, services, flow, light, function as well as form and comfort.
Often clients come to me armed with a library of images of schemes and ideas they love and these are really useful in helping to establish what makes them happy and how they envisage their home.
My job is to ascertain from these and our discussions:
Whichever form this takes, we discuss your requirements and arrange a meeting to run through in detail what needs to be addressed.
This is an opportunity for you to show me in detail your project as well as for me to see the property, walk through the spaces and most importantly for you to establish if you’d like to work with me and vice versa.
Following our meeting I will go away and work on a detailed Briefing Document and Fee Proposal. This will detail all your requirements from me and provide you with a quotation for my interior design services.
Assuming you are happy with my proposals I start work! I ask for a deposit payment to secure the project and I begin work on your project.
I work to the Brief to provide you with the room schemes you have asked for. This may include visuals, mood boards, samples, layouts, detailed furniture or joinery designs, costings and will be presented at our next meeting. Whilst I’m working on this you are involved as much or as little as you wish. Some clients wish to be involved in this process and others prefer less interaction.
More often than not the project is taken onto the next stage and I am involved in the coordination and implementation stage of the project, working with experienced contractors to deliver the new spaces.