People often have lots of questions before commissioning a designer. Some of the answers below might help you decide…
Why hire a designer?
As a designer I see the bigger picture and pretty much know what works and what to stay clear of, helping you to avoid costly mistakes. It takes time and hard work to find the right resources, crafts people, vintage pieces and bespoke furniture. A designer's job is to gently push your boundries and open your eyes to ideas you may never have dreamt of. I love to work with clients that understand how good design can achieve this. If this sounds like you, then let's talk!
How much does it cost to work with you?
The fees depend on the specific needs of each project so they can vary considerably. Sometimes I am involved just at the discovery phase — however, from experience I find that the impact is not the same when a client takes the project upon themselves. Ideas are just the beginning and the true magic happens when I work on a project right through to completion. I have an initial consultation fee, which includes a call-out to a client's home or place of work and a follow-up report and ideas book to provide the design direction for your project. Subsequent work is billed at an hourly rate against my time.
Can you make my place look like one I've seen?
Sure, that could be done and probably quite easily, but my job is to deliver the most creative solution that is individual to you. From the beginning I discover what you like and don't like to provide me with the design direction that tells your story. The process strikes a balance between respecting your taste and allowing freedom to explore it, while providing you with the best value throughout the process. Check out the selection of projects to get a good feel of what to expect!