Juby Interior Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
How much does an Interior Designer cost?
My structure and fees are built to suit the scope and complexity of the interior design. Quotes by the hour, fixed price or a percentage of the project and can discuss all the options.
I aim to be transparent and honest in our dealings with you. You will always receive a written quotation to approve, before any work going ahead.
Why use an interior designer?
You are more likely to meet your budget.
You are much less likely to make expensive mistakes.
You have an expert working with you, someone who will make sure the end result is exactly what you were hoping for.
You will save time, headaches, and money.
As your interior designer, I will:
Help you find and enhance your style – we have the knowledge and expertise to help you pinpoint your style and needs. Our suggestions for you will work towards creating a home that reflects who you are. There is a myriad of design choices, our advice will always guide you to what will work best for you.
Solve problems – every project, small or large, presents challenges. I am trained in knowing how to come up with solutions that work and solve the problems when they arise.
Prevent costly mistakes – there are so many choices out there, and how do you know what is better than something else? I have the expertise and will guide you to make the right choices for you.
Simplify your life – I can make the most of what you have and do the research to find what you need. I will do the work for you, and when your projects are done, your home will not only be beautiful, it will also be more functional.
Make sure the job gets done – as a designer, I work with some of the best painters, installers, contractors etc. During a project I will make sure that everything is completed, and that all the details have been taken care of.
What happens and when?
I will start with asking questions, just to get you to think a little differently about your project. They will be in the line of.
- Has the property been built? (If new)
- If not built, when will it be safe to access?
- What work do you require? (How many rooms?)
- Are we starting from scratch or do you have family heirlooms that you are keeping?
- How would you best describe your style?
- Who will be using your home? (We need to establish if this is for a family, or for example a bachelor pad)
- What colours do you like?
- What colours do you really dislike?
- Are you superstitious?
- Do you have pets?
- What budget do you have in mind?
Many more may follow……
I will arrange a site visit, this will take between one and two hours depending on the size of the project.
During this time I will take photographs, take copies of floor plans for new properties and take rough measurements to assist in pricing and designing.
I will also clarify the answers to the questions in step one. This is just to ensure the right design brief has been taken.
I will also discuss your budget again to ensure you have an understanding of the costs. I will also give you a copy of my Service Level Agreement (SLA) for you to read and sign. This will lay out how the supply, make and fit process works, and what stages payments need to be made, so everything is open and above board and you have full confidence in what will be achieved and by when.
This is when I do my work Designing your Interior Decoration; Selecting flooring, lighting, fabrics, paints, wallpapers and furniture etc.
When I have finished this stage and all of the samples have arrived, I will be in contact with you to arrange for me to show you what your proposed scheme will look like, and using samples and mood boards when required.
I will discuss the scheme in its entirety, and arrange to make changes if there are changes that need to be made. If we are both happy, I will then engage with my trades team to go to the next stage.
My carefully selected team of trade professionals will arrange to measure, make, fit, and deliver what is required to complete your scheme. I will be with them on some of the site visits to ensure we are all sticking to the agreed design specification and time plan.
Once this has been completed we move to the final step.
All work at this stage will have been completed. I will do a final visit to your new beautiful home to ensure we are both happy with the outcome.
Do you obtain the chosen fabrics or is that the customer’s responsibility?
I source all the goods that are required for your work. As I have access to resources unavailable to you – there is a world of furnishings, fabrics, accessories that are “to the trade only”. Working with us as your interior designers will give you access to these.
How long will it take?
This is a very good question. It will be determined on the complexity and size of the job. Time frames will be discussed during the initial site visit. As all projects have different requirements on the time frame.
Do you project manage?
If required yes, but some clients prefer to do this themselves.
Do you take care of the installation?
I prefer to take care of the installation as I work with a preferred professional team of trades. In which I have confidence in their ethos of work along with the standard.
What experience do you have?
I have over 25 years of experience working and running the interior design department of Britain’s largest co-owned department store I have completed major projects on many high profile properties for well known public figures.
Can I see your past work?
My past work can be found on my website. Please click here to see before and after photos.