From the initial brief to the final installation, the design process can be broken down into four stages and Kate personally takes her clients through each stage to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible. She regards the process as a collaboration and encourages the close involvement of everyone concerned.

 

THE BRIEF
We take time to appreciate your objectives and aspirations; what you are looking to achieve, as well as any particular design and renovation challenges you are facing. To fully understand the scope of the project we discuss budget and timeline and prepare a fee proposal based on the project requirements.

 

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Once we have agreed to work together, we will conduct a survey and measure of the residence. We will develop a design concept based on your requirements and preferences and prepare a full design presentation. This will include furniture floor plans, with elevations and renderings where required, as well as room schemes comprising all the design elements including selection of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, finishes and colours, window treatments, lighting and all other design-related criteria for the interior spaces. We can incorporate any furniture and art work you might already own and source new where required. All will be presented with samples of materials and finishes, along with preliminary costings and a strategy for implementation.

 

DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION
Having worked with you to create a design scheme you feel happy with, we will proceed to manage the project by specifying and purchasing items, processing orders, overseeing production and fabrication for workroom requirements, and coordinating delivery.

 

INSTALLATION

We will manage and observe all on-site installations of flooring, lighting, wall coverings, window treatments, furniture, artwork and accessories. We aim to do this in a designated period so that all is ready for you to walk through the door into your newly decorated home.

 

Kate Gallimore​