'Work with me virtually to transform your home to perfectly fit your style, your timelines and budget'
HOW E-DESIGN WORKS
Speak to us to find out more about the service
Let's talk. Contact us! Ask any questions about the process and understand our pricing and terms. Whether you need help furnishing your entire home from scratch, colour selection or sourcing some key pieces for your new home. Even if you just want to see a few ideas to refresh a tired room, we can help. We'll guide you through the process and carefully explain your options.
Meet your design partner
Take some photos of the rooms you want designed and provide information to help your designer understand the project more. We want to get to know you a bit. We help you to discover your personal style as well as your objectives and practical needs for the project so that we can achieve great outcomes. We'll identify your favourite design styles and discuss your lifestyle goals.
Your custom design and detail is prepared
Your designer will prepare the custom design. A video meeting will be arranged to present the design to you to ensure that you are totally happy. that you understand the design outcomes and how to implement the plan. Any last adjustments are made and the final documentation is provided to you once you approve.
Watch your dream space come to life
The implementation stage is when you get to shine.... Roll out the plan with any necessary guidance from your designer to complete your new look.
You'll learn so much along the way and no doubt feel great satisfaction from being hands on throughout the process.
Then, just relax and enjoy your beautiful new space.
DESIGNER ON DEMAND
Have a range of design questions that you need answered? Want a second set of eyes on a project? This an 'on tap' service and is perfect for tackling different areas of your home with a designer for guidance.
We can work together via video call and/or email.
The perfect visualisation tool for clarity on furniture and decor placement. Set up your space to meet your needs, create good flow, and avoid costly purchasing decisions.
For domestic and commercial projects.
This service is perfect for multi residential properties wanting to repaint the exterior of their building. See what the proposed colours will look like before the work begins! Have the colours professionally selected and then overlaid onto an image of your building to create an artists impression - a great visualisation tool.
What SERVICES can be included WHEN USING AN E-DESIGNER?
Colour selection and general design advice
A detailed colour document which details your colours and all the details you need to give to your painter or to take to the paint shop if you intend to DIY. Colour codes and colour location detail, finish specification and large colour samples supplied so you can carefully judge and sign off confidently on the colours before the work begins.
General design advice can also be provided to take advantage of any unique opportunities that your designer can identify for your project. A great way to get fresh ideas!
A mood board
This is your ticket to inspiration and shows you a snapshot of the concept.It includes all the detail you need to get clarity on your design such as furniture styles, accessories, colours and fabrics or any relevant finishes for your space. This is a great tool when you are using a designer for 'a room at a time' approach. This method is perfect for a burst of satisfaction between room projects. Seeing a completed, perfectly styled room gives you enthusiasm to keep going. It's a great way to get clarity and direction for the rest of your project.
Spatial planning - a room layout or floor plan
Not sure where to put your furniture and maximise the space? This helps you with furniture placement and all spatial planning dilemmas. Good furniture placement means a well balanced, ordered and functional room. It's so important to get this right to avoid overspending on your furniture budget and to get the most out of your space in terms of practicality.
3D drawings + elevations
This service provides another layer of clarity and is especially useful when designing commercial or retail spaces but of course can be used by domestic clients too. It's a great way to get total clarity and visualisation of a room with it's furnishings so that you can buy just the right amount of furniture and decor for the space.
A product shopping list
This has all the detail you need to implement the design, supplier and product detail for all online and local resources. It is tailored to your space and scheme. Of course, some of your own decor or furniture can be incorporated.
All listed items will include measurements, product names and price so that you can easily calculate an accurate budget.
We have found that our clients benefit a great deal from this service - it provides clarity and gives them confidence and direction.
What is E-Design?
E-Design is the modern world's answer to Interior Design. We can accomplish so much in a virtual realm. Why not add home decorating and design too? An e-Designer never comes to your home. She won't ever pick up your furniture and rearrange your books. Rather, e-Designers are Interior Designers, Decorators, and Stylists who present a design without ever shaking your hand. They work from the information you give them to create a digital copy of a room design. Typically, these are flat-fee services but can be provided on demand too.
How can we re-design A property without seeing it or meeting you personally?
The advances of technology over the last decade have made it so much easier for interior designers to work with clients remotely. Times are changing and so is the way interior design services are carried out. To allow me to accurately understand your budget, space, needs and the look you want to achieve, I will ask that you to answer a few questions, provide a rough sketch of the room measurements and photos. I welcome inspiration photos you’ve found online as well - (it helps me to get to know you and your style preferences faster). The more information you send the better.
What are the benefits of working with an e-designer?
It might feel like you're missing a big chunk of the design process if you opt for an eDesign over a standard Interior Designer. No one is coming to your house to show you exactly how to place things just so. I can see how this could make a client feel like they're not going to get the full-service they require for a beautiful space. As an eDesigner, I actually love working with eDesign clients because I am not just providing the design service, I'm actually TEACHING THEM how to do these things for themselves. It requires practice to get good at something and designers get plenty of that! You are learning how to design a room so next time, you won’t have to turn to someone else to help you make decorating decisions. The most glaring benefit is COST - e-Design is considerably cheaper than a face to face consultation.
This doesn't mean you're getting a lesser quality design. It simply means that you're not paying for all of the foot work.
Think about it - the most time-consuming part of the full service design process is driving around, picking up materials, liaising with contractors and unpacking products. The actual design process is about 1/3 of the time spent "on the job" for the majority of full service designers. Why pay for something you can do yourself?
Considering that you're not paying for all that footwork, you're paying less. Sometimes, substantially less.
So how much does e-design cost?
From my own benchmarking research, I have learned that the majority of e-Designers charge around $1,000 - $1,200 per room for their designs. Compared to a traditional designer, who might spend a year or more on your project (therefore requiring a lot more money to sustain their business), you're saving a lot of money.
This is amazing to me because it means the average family can now afford professional Interior Design services! If you contact me, I am happy to discuss my design fees with you in detail and present the options in my design on demand menu.
Location, location, location...
I can work with clients who live literally anywhere! Got a townhouse in Timbuktu? As long as you have an internet connection and access to a few basic apps we're good to do e-business. The best benefit of this feature? I get to work with clients who share a similar aesthetic and my clients get a formally qualified, award winning designer who isn't just dedicated to the local decor and who has well over 20 years in the industry. It's a win win!
What about 'bargain' design services?
What about those design services for $69? Those aren’t DESIGN services. Those are affiliate link mills. They exist to sell you products from specific brands and they make money off the commission from those sales. You get what you pay for. If you only have $69 to spend on a designer, you’re going to get $69 worth of a designer’s time.
I really need help with my kitchen or bathroom. Can we do this remotely?
Is e-Design only for living rooms and bedrooms? No.....any room can be given the e-designer treatment.I've done bathrooms, kitchens, offices, laundry's, playrooms...whole houses. Exteriors are all included as a part of the services too.
Can you tell me more about the process?
You have to be willing to put a little effort into the project yourself. I'm not asking you to know your style but I can help to identify what works for you and get to know you to the point that I can work closely with you on the design.
I don't expect you to have a full range of knowledge of Interior Design to work with me. That's my job, after all. But there are items I need from you to move forward with the design. E-design services are prepaid and invoices are sent once your scope is established and all work carried out must remain in advance as we progress.
Can some of my existing furniture & decor be incorporated into the design?
Absolutely! I understand and expect that most projects require me to incorporate my clients own purchases and special finds. This is the hallmark of providing personalized and affordable interior makeovers. Experienced designers can make appropriate suggestions for your existing furniture and decor.
Do you work within my budget?
Absolutely! I can work within just about any budget. That said, my ability to create a dramatic transformation will be determined by what you’ve set aside for the project. Of course, if you want items from designer vendors only, expect to spend a little more, and alternatively, if you want items from retail vendors only, expect to spend a little less. No matter your budget, your plan may include items such as a new rug, piece(s) of upholstery, occasional tables, lighting, window treatments and wall décor.....be realistic.
Will you make changes to my plan if I don’t like something you’ve selected?
If we’ve missed the mark on an item or two, you may send us your thoughts and we will provide up to three re-selections at no charge per design plan.
Once I have my plan, how am I able to ask follow-up questions?
After the receipt of your final E-Design Presentation Package and included re-selection (limit three items per plan), our obligations to one another for that phase of your project are fulfilled. However, if you do have additional questions we offer on tap consultation if you need ongoing help - this allows you to tap into the designers knowledge any time, for any reason and is charged in addition to your original package at an hourly rate.
What happens if I wait to purchase an item, and then it’s no longer available?
If something becomes discontinued you can always shop for a similar item but we recommend that before purchasing our service, you wait until you are financially ready to implement the design. The world of manufactured goods is a rapidly changing one, and there are no guarantees that the item specified today will be available six months from now so a speedy implementation is recommended and encouraged.
Can I purchase aN “E-Design Room Package” as a gift?
Definitely! Our E-design room packages are fabulous housewarming, newlywed gifts, and much more. Just get in touch and we'll get the ball rolling. The voucher can be emailed to you within 24 hours.