My passion is to design beautiful timeless interiors that my clients love to come home to. Interior design is not only about the aesthetics of a space, it also involves meticulous thought and planning to ensure the space functions well and enhances the everyday life of the inhabitants.
With many years experience, both in Europe and in NZ, and my wealth of product knowledge, I will provide a tailored solution using quality finishes, fabrics and craftsmanship that reflect the lifestyle and needs of my clients.
I offer a full Interior Design service incorporating all of the phases set out below, however I am also happy to offer only one or two of the phases tailored to suit your requirements and budget.
At our initial meeting I get a scope for the project and an understanding of what function each space needs to play. We will discuss your needs and wishes as well as your budget.
It is always helpful if you have prepared a “wish list” and even a visual scrapbook of images and styles you like.
Based on this meeting I will provide you with an estimate of my fees.
After an on-site visit where I take measurements of the space I plan the overall layout, which may involve removing or adding walls, doorways, windows etc, depending on your needs.
I then draw up a floor plan of your space and work through possible layout options to create the best function and flow and ensure the overall practicalities, such as adequate work spaces, seating areas, lighting, walk thru spaces and storage needs, are met.
I will present you with a Look Book or Mood Board of images, finishes, colours and ideas to show you my vision for your space. Your needs and wishes are taken into consideration and developed into an initial concept of how I envisage it will look and feel when completed. It involves mixing the practical and functional with beautiful aesthetics. This is where you start to get you excited and inspired!
FIXTURES & FITTINGS SELECTION
In the fixtures & fittings stage, we make decisions on finishes, both for floor and walls, incorporating tiles, stone, carpet and timbers. We also curate the lighting and fittings for the bathrooms and the important appliances for kitchen and laundry.
This is where you get to see the initial concepts, and feel for the design, develop into a more concrete and technical stage. I fine-tune and develop my ideas into joinery sketches and material samples to communicate them to you.
Once these have been discussed and approved I then produce fully detailed plans and elevations that highlight the chosen finishes and joinery details for the manufacturing of custom made furniture and any detailed construction drawings, plans & elevations for issue to the builders trades people to enable pricing & implementation.
FURNISHING & STYLING
The most anticipated stage, the culmination of the whole design process, where I carefully select and source the hard furniture, soft furnishings, fabrics, wall coverings, paint colours, custom-made curtains and other window treatments that will make your home complete. These are fine tuned to your taste and approval then priced, ordered, manufactured and installed by my trusted trades people under my supervision making the final total design result uniquely yours.