Stage 1: Initial Consultation
The first meeting with Elizabeth, whether by phone or in person, is at no cost to you (see travel conditions below). Elizabeth will discuss the project with you in detail and gain a comprehensive understanding of the work required.
Based on this initial discussion, Elizabeth will prepare a design fee proposal which sets out the work you want her to undertake and establishes the total design fee, which is based on the time needed to compete the project.
If you prefer, Elizabeth can work on an hourly or daily rate. This often works well if an on-site interior design consultation is necessary to offer advice or to clarify plans and ideas, which have already been thought out by the client or their architect.
Initial consultations are free of charge, however should the premises be more than 20 miles from Elizabeth’s office then she may ask for travel expenses and travel time to be covered by the client. In these circumstances all expenses shall be agreed with the client before travel takes place.
Stage 2: Concept Boards
Once the proposal has been accepted, Elizabeth will work on concept boards which have been tailored to the clients specific requirements from information gained at the initial consultation. At this stage Elizabeth will arrange another meeting to review the concept boards and clarify the direction of the project.
Stage 3: Design Development
Elizabeth will research every aspect of the project and produce all aspects of the project that have been agreed in the proposal and concept meeting. This may contain detailed drawings for floor and lighting plans, bespoke joinery, 3D illustrations and mood boards with fabric and sample swatches, relevant to the project. She will also produce a design document, detailing all expenditure for the project in an itemised spreadsheet and hi-lighting any savings that she has procured for you. Estimates will also be produced for any soft furnishings, building, joinery or bespoke furniture.
Stage 4: Project Management
After stage three has been completed, a new proposal for this final stage will be produced, if project management is required. Elizabeth is happy to work alongside your chosen trades or take full responsibility for the management of the project and use her own trusted and expert trades people.
Our design services offer good value for money and are more cost effective than using a large design agency. Elizabeth can save you money by using her trusted trades people and will often pass on trade discounts to clients where possible.