Whether we are totally transforming a space or breathing fresh life into an existing room, we adapt our process to meet the unique needs of our client.
Every project is a collaboration and, once the desired services are defined, we tailor our approach to deliver them within the staged structure outlined below.
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.