Q. How do you choose an Interior Designer for your project?
Some clients have ideas already about what they want, but don’t have the time to commit to sourcing all the fabrics furnishings, decorative accessories. We are passionate about design and form and keep up with all the latest trends and are constantly reviewing samples from a large number of suppliers.
The most important thing is to have a connection and a personal and positive relationship between the Client and the Interior Designer.
Q. Do you have a particular style?
Q. What do you charge?
After we have had this meeting we will submit our proposal to you with our terms and conditions. Once this is signed we then formally start working for you.
The fee structure is explained at the one hour initial meeting. For Project Management broadly it’s a percentage of the overall project cost.
Q. What to think about before I meet you?
Any planning permissions – the plans, consents and any conditions:
Photos or examples (magazine cut outs etc) of anything that you like
Please have a think about any time constraints – house moves, new babies arriving, holidays, time spent abroad on work etc.
Please have a think about your realistic budget, and how you can finance this over any suggested project timescale.
Where this project may fit in with other work you are planning – e.g. if you are planning a garden redesign with a deck leading from the house in 18 months time we will need to factor in foundation and drainage work around a kitchen extension.
Details of any of your preferred contractors already – e.g. an architect you have used, builders carpenters etc.
Q. How do the contracts work?
Q. Hours of Business?
As a husband and wife team, weekends are reserved for the family, however appreciating that our clients are often busy working professionals we make evening appointments available on Mondays and Wednesdays between 18:30 and 20:00.
Plenty of notice is given about holidays.
The Design Studio at Bellevue House is open every weekday from 9 am to 5.30 pm.