Design ONLY

design ONLY

Design only – for clients managing their own construction work

A full design package with scale and technical drawings, sketches, finish and fabric samples and images of all the furniture, accessories, fixtures and lighting to make your space beautiful. Each design is fully costed and when approved all the items are sourced at trade pricing with the discounts passed on to you; these can go a long way towards offsetting the design fees. If building works are needed your package will include a full hand over to your builder.

1. Brief – how is your space now, and how would you like it to be?

At our first meeting, we’ll have an in-depth discussion about your brief. We’ll explore possibilities and ideas, share style and colour preferences. The existing features of your home such as your architecture, light and layout will be taken into account. Every millimetre of your space will be measured and surveyed for perfectly fitting results.

Design Penguin - Interior Design - Design and sourcing - Man with tape measure

2. Budgeting – how much would you like to spend?

Designs are always scoped to your budget. Before the creative work begins we will agree a target budget, to ensure that the fixtures and fittings, furniture, lighting and accessories chosen for you will be affordable.

Design Penguin - Interior Design - Design and sourcing - Woman with calculator checking budget

3. Creative designs – everything needed to make your home beautiful

Your design package will include scale floorplans, layouts, drawings and moodboards, with details of your new colour scheme and images of all the items chosen. From doorknobs to flooring, bathroom fitments, furniture, lighting, accessories, curtains and blinds. We provide samples of finishes, tiles, fabrics and paint colours, with a full budget breakdown of the recommended items.


4. Sourcing all the products – to make it happen

Once you’ve approved the designs, I source all the products needed at trade pricing, saving you up to 20% of your purchases budget. To make sure the right products arrive on site at the right time, I’ll ask you to provide a project plan from your builder and we can order the products in up to three batches. When everything has been ordered you’ll receive a full reconciliation and dossier of receipts.

Design Penguin Interior Design - Design and sourcing. Modern retro side cabinet with white accessories against a blue background

5. Detailed handover – so your builder knows what to do

As part of your final design package, you’ll receive a written handover for your builder with drawings and details of what goes where. This will save you and your builder time and energy, and ensure that the designs are delivered to a high standard. I can be available on the phone for quick questions, or a chargeable site visit if necessary.