How We Work
What you can expect from us
A face-to-face meeting to discuss your project requirements
A project plan detailing your requirements, timescale and cost
To be on hand via phone and email at any point during the project to answer your queries
High end still and/or moving digital imagery that will bring your product to life and enhance your business,
If you don’t have those we create the 3D for you and finish the project exactly as finished in 3D, this is the reason the design process takes a lot of effort as we believe its all in the planning.
If you the kind who love being involved in every detail, we advise you the following :
Collect Samples. Even if you have trouble articulating your desired look, pictures of room you like can instantly give us a sense of what you crave. We will ask you about specific points of the design that resonate with you and use those as guidelines. Fabrics , paint chips, furniture catalogs are other good sources for showing items you like. On the flip side, pull examples of colours motifs and furniture styles that turn you off, which can be equally helpful.Decide in advance which pieces must stay.Not willing to get rid of your sideboard or your collection? The process will go more smoothly if you share that information with us during the initial site visit and consultation. That way, we can plan around the items that you don’t want to give up.
Do Your Homework We won’t be able to create the perfect room for you unless you’re able to communicate just what you want. It’s often recommended that you begin to accumulate photos from magazines of rooms and furniture you like (and those you dislike), since this will give us a place to start in creating a design specifically for you.
Describe Your Vision Be able to explain to us the style you want, the colors you like, and the activities that will take place in the room. Make a list of furniture you own that you want to keep. Think about your preferences for furniture, fabrics, materials, and patterns. For further hints on defining your style, refer to the articles on inspiration and making a project design file to get you organized.
Go Online: look for the perfect room, house, paint or furniture you want and share with us. We will customize them to your house or office.
Involve us as early as possible in the building process. If you’re remodeling or building from scratch, include us in the planning stages along with your architect and contractor( if they are independent of us). This way, the pros involved will all be on the same page and can iron out any potential discrepancies — particularly those that involve the bones , such as doorways, ceiling beams or interior columns. It’s one thing to reorient a window on paper; it’s another entirely to move it after installation.
What we need from you:
- A project brief
- Reference materials such as structural drawings, CAD, 3D models, sketches, photographs etc. ( if you have them )
- We ask clients Questions before designing:
- How big is your family? What is your profession? How old are you ? Do you have any allergies? How old are the children? Do you have pets? Are their overnight guest? What you do at leisure time? What kind of house / office you need? What are your domestic / business Routine? Is their a style at home / office formal or informal? What is the approximate age of the home / office? What activities are being done in different rooms?
- We need to get a sense of the activities that take place in the home. In addition to eating and sleeping, what else do the members of the family do on a regular basis? Is there a home office, and if so, who uses it? What about reading, deskwork, television viewing and other home entertainment interests, and musical instruments? Where are your computers located in the house? Are you in the right places? Does anyone in the house have a hobby that requires the right activity space? Is there exercise equipment that needs a place? What about games? If either of our client play cards on a regular basis, how should you plan for that pastime? What rooms to these activities currently take place in? Do our client want to make some adjustments? What about dining? Is there a dining room? How often does the family eat together for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
- By asking the right questions, we force you to decide what you really want from the room you’re designing. All often, the desire to decorate a room is a vague notion in the client’s mind of the following sort: “I know that I want the room to look different from before, but I’m not sure what I want.” Or, “I know what I want but I’m not sure how to put it together.“In reality, is that you don’t know what you want. In fact, that’s why you’ve called us in. You expect us to help you decide what you want, or perhaps decide for you.
- Do you really intend to use that little room as a sewing room, or are you more likely to sit in it and watch TV? Do you really intend to use the room as a quiet den, or will you really be sharing it with your wife, kids? Will you really be comfortable with a cozy rest-your-feet-on-any-chair type of living room? As you can see, we’ve got to play the role of psychologist/counseloras as well as designer because we have to fulfill not only our clients needs but also their dreams.