The idea that interior designers are just for the rich and famous
is as out-moded as the avocado bathroom suite. So I’m sharing my thoughts on
how we can save you a great deal of time, money and hassle – and give you the
home you’ve always dreamed of.
Clients approach us for a number of reasons: Some don’t know where
to start, or need help understanding their personal style. Others have a crystal
clear dream - and just need all the strands
pulling together. Most At Home clients have one thing in common – they are
simply too busy to think about it!
1. THE BOTTOM LINE: WE SAVE YOU MONEY
‘Yes, of course you would say that’ I hear you mutter. But many’s
the time I’ve rescued a project that the client had started
themselves. They usually got into a mess juggling all the elements, or got part
way through and realised their plans didn’t work but they couldn’t put their
finger on why.
2. WE STICK TO THE PLAN
We’ve seen it so many times – at the first glitch, a client’s plan
has gone out of the window and suddenly costs spiral. We ensure this won’t
happen. Our professional assessment will lead to a solid plan of action. This effects
the budget and helps you spend it more efficiently. We are trained to see and
notice things that you may not.
3. WE KEEP HOLD OF THE PURSE STRINGS
We keep you on budget and
save you time and effort – that’s a promise. We source everything, researching
products, brands and prices. So you don’t have to.
4. IT’S GOOD TO TALK
We are the link between you and your architect or contractor; we
speak their language and can head off design misses. We marry aesthetics and
practicalities, crucial in managing time and money. For example, if your living
room sofa is to be placed in the middle of the room, you want to make sure you
have a floor plug in exactly the right spot.
5. IT'S WHAT YOU KNOW AND WHO YOU KNOW
In short, we have access to trade accounts that you don’t. We tap
into elements that are not available to the general public in terms of connections,
resources and merchandise. Then we pull them all together to make your space unique.
6. WE HAVE A PRICELESS LITTLE BLACK BOOK
Finding good workmen is like searching for a coin down the back of
a sofa. Then getting them all to work together, on time, without disappearing
off to other jobs can lead to a full head of grey hair. We have built up a
great team of skilled and reliable contractors, plumbers, electricians and
carpenters, saving you time, heart-ache and many a sleepless night.
8. IF YOU'RE THINKING OF SELLING YOUR HOME...
...The first impression is the ONLY impression a potential buyer will
get, so make sure it sweeps them off their feet! We can add to the aesthetic of
your home, which can increase showings and clinch a sale.
9. A TRAINED EYE
We know if something is wrong or right with a space, the result of years
of experience. Often homeowners try to tackle problems themselves, and get
frustrated when they’ve thrown money at it, only to find it’s still wrong, just
in a different way.
10. WE TELL YOUR STORY
We interpret your taste and ideas to create an interior that looks
beautiful and feels right for you. We don’t impose our taste. Our skill is to enhance
the space and the quality of your life, elevating your house into a home while telling
your visual story.
Please contact us to discuss your interior design project.