FAQs

We are passionate about creating homes that nourish your soul! If you are planning to undertake your first interior design project, we bet you’ve got loads of questions… many of which we’re sure we’ve been asked before.

Of course, if you have something else you’d like to know, feel free to contact us here.

Yes, our initial design consultation is a 2-hour working meeting, generally held on-site. We spend the time getting to know you and your project and provide our expert advice, inspiration, and ideas to help solve your design challenges. Following our consultation, we prepare a bespoke scope of work and fee proposal for your project.

Our initial design consultation is hugely valuable as it helps us better understand your needs, wants, likes, dislikes and lifestyle. We will send you our project and lifestyle questionnaire to complete before our meeting and this will help you think about key information to share with us, such as your project goals and priorities, design and style preferences, budget and more. It’s also a great idea to have some inspiration images ready to share with us as this will help us explore your likes and design style further.

We work across many different design styles and our ultimate goal is for your home to reflect who YOU are! Our initial design consultation is where we get to know all about you, your lifestyle and your likes and dislikes in more detail.

From there, our design expertise allows us to interpret your brief and to develop thoughtfully considered design solutions that will add value to the way you live and enjoy your home… Plus will be highly functional, look beautiful and feel uniquely you!

Firstly, be prepared to openly discuss your needs, wants and lifestyle with us. It’s also important to share your project budget and ideal timings so that we can help guide your project in the right direction. We know it can be a bit scary trusting someone else to understand what you want, but open communication and trust in the process is key to getting the most out of our expertise.

Our design fees are based on your individual scope of work, using our experience on other similar projects, and will be clearly outlined in your Fee Proposal.

Implementation tasks are often more difficult to estimate in advance (such as procurement, supplier follow ups, site visits and any post-installation styling services) so these are charged at an hourly rate, and you will be provided detailed time sheets for these hourly-based tasks.

With our industry experience and knowledge, we can help guide you with your project budget decisions and make appropriate design suggestions tailored for you and your budget. For instance, guiding you on where you might splurge a bit more on something special and value adding, and then how to pull back in other areas.

Good design takes time, so the earlier the better. We recommend allowing a minimum of 16 weeks. This allows time for your initial consultation, preparation of your scope of work and fee proposal, concept design, detailed design development and to prepare your documentation package.

The design stage is the longest most detailed part of our process. Every project is different; however this stage typically takes 8-12 weeks.

During the design stage, we develop considered design solutions, prepare drawings and conduct personalised selections for all elements of your home – from finishes, fixtures and fittings, to furniture, furnishings, window treatments and more.

We procure samples and cost estimates and prepare a detailed design presentation for your review and approval.

We provide detailed documentation that’s relevant to your project scope and may include floor plans, kitchen, bathroom and laundry elevations, other joinery plans/elevations and RCP/ electrical plans. If your project requires 3D renders to help bring your design to life, we can provide these too.


We also complete detailed schedules outlining our selections for your home including the application of the colour choices, finishes, fixtures and fittings (FF&E Schedule). This ensures that everyone working on your project is aligned with all the necessary information.


Note: if your project requires structural or detailed construction drawings, you may need to engage an architect/building designer and/or an engineer. We are happy to assist with this.

Yes, we work with several building companies and a trusted group of trades, who we consider to be an extension of our team! These include electricians, plumbers, cabinet makers, painters, wallpaper hangers, window treatment installers etc.

We are happy to recommend our trusted builders and their trades, however any contracts with your selected builder and trades will be made directly with you. The reason for this is because the builder’s insurance directly covers your property and your project. Therefore, the builder will invoice you directly according to the agreed fee schedule.

Once you’ve appointed your builder, they are responsible for the site, all their trades and the building project timeline. Your builder is therefore the project manager, whilst we are responsible for the design management during the build, to ensure your design details are executed fully (by the builders).


We work closely with builders and trades to ensure your design details are executed to a high standard. We do regular site visits and will work through any design variations that pop up during your project.

We do! While most of our projects are based in Sydney’s north shore, northern beaches and inner-city suburbs, we absolutely love working on projects outside of the metro area, and have successfully executed projects interstate. So do reach out if your project is located elsewhere … we might just be the perfect fit!