Whether we are totally transforming a space or breathing fresh life into an existing room our ambition is 'designing with longevity' to create quality along with timeless design, which we believe is the ultimate luxury.
We at Maison Arabella are committed to sustainability. We strongly believe in being steadfast and responsible towards society and our planet’s future. By creating spaces and products which combine exceptional quality and timeless style, we are promoting our clientele to have an ecological consciousness in their consumption. Maison Arabella is dedicated to social and environmental responsibility by committing to sustainable, ecologically sound manufacturing, promoting and purchasing in a more responsible way and incorporating packaging and materials that are recycled and recyclable.
BRIEF EXPLORATION & PROPOSAL
The first step in any project is to get to know our client. As our muse, they inspire everything we do. We meet in the space and discuss their vision, budget, practical requirements and stylistic references.
From there, for example, we evaluate the budget to create a proposal outlining the exact deliverables, design fees, and standard contract.
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN & SPACE PLANNING
With the agreed brief and project parameters in hand, our creative work begins. We use our expertise first to generate options on how space can be optimised. We then form our overall concept and bring it to life by sketching key areas, building mood boards, and gathering initial material samples. This concept and design direction is then presented for approval.
Design development comes next. We create detailed drawings and specifications for architectural projects in collaboration with joinery, lighting, AV technology, and kitchen specialists. This generates everything required to supply contractors with technical specifications so that they can provide itemised quotes to be presented alongside the design.
A detailed presentation of handpicked furniture and fittings, alongside artworks and accessories, adds the finishing touches. This could include market antiques, or custom-made drawer handles – whatever the client’s desire inspires.
FF&E PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY
By putting sourcing in our hands, clients avoid stress and benefit from trade pricing. Our vast experience and trusted supplier contacts ensure that the process of buying is reliable and that delivery is on time and items undamaged. At this stage, we will further develop all design proposals in line with approved selections and final orders, produce detailed itemised estimates, coordinate all payments, handle all logistics, if required, and manage the delivery schedule.
DESIGN COORDINATION & COMPLETION OPTION
During both the construction and installation stages, our skills and experience as coordinators are essential.
We conduct site visits and respond to any design queries contractors and appointed specialists may have. We review and sign off on all technical drawings, and we visit supplier’s workshops. By overseeing the build of all interior elements, we can control quality and ensure the design concept is being realised.
In the final phase, we report on progress and manage any design-related snagging. We also supervise install of FF&E and style accordingly. And, ultimately, we prepare for completion and handover to our client.
STYLING & FINISHING TOUCHES
The finer details of the final stage bring true impact to a space. Soft furnishings, sculptures, artwork and accessories are pure self-expression. When we style key areas, rooms and shelving with curated and unique pieces, we powerfully reflect a client’s ever-evolving taste and lifestyle.