tailor-made for you
If you are building or renovating, I review floor plans and make recommendations for improvement. Small changes can make a big difference, so early planning is key. Getting the floor plan right is one of the most important components of the design process.
From spatial planning, to making sure you get the most out of your space, my role is to create functional, efficient, comfortable and beautiful interior spaces that are fit for purpose. I look at the bones of a space. Is there natural flow, will furniture fit, is scale and proportion correct. When planning any interior space, you want it to aesthetically look good, but also be practical, functional and conducive to everyday living.
Finish and fixture specifications
These include all the hard finishes and fixtures that bring an interior to life. Choosing the right materials and fixtures for your home can be overwhelming with so much to choose from. I take the hard work out of this process by researching products to find the best fit for your home, your budget and the way you live.
Choosing the perfect paint colour doesn’t have to be a stressful! With the peace of mind that comes from professional guidance, I’ll help you to get your colour scheme right the first time from the exterior to the interior.
Joinery is what makes your home unique. From kitchens, to laundries, to mud rooms, these joinery details inform the personality of your home. It’s those small design details that will make your home feel tailor made just for you.
From task lighting to ambient lighting, to accent lighting, good lighting can make or break a room! Lighting should be an early consideration in the design process.
Decoration and styling
It’s the small personal touches that really tie a space together to make a home unique. I work with clients to find and select furniture accessories and artwork to style their home, using my little black book of retailers.
Globewest referred designer
Studio Black Interiors is a Referred Designer and authorised reseller of leading Australian furniture and homewares brand GlobeWest. GlobeWest creates distinctive furniture and homewares inspired by uniquely Australian living and is only available via authorised resellers. Browse the GlobeWest range at www.globewest.com.au and contact me by filling out the contact form on my website.
Studio Black’s consultation service is tailored for when you need a little hands on interior design advice but don’t want a full interior design service. This service is great for those who have a good idea and clear vision of what they want to see in their home, but need a skilled professional to help develop their ideas and guide them to pull it all together during their building or renovation journey.
- Advice on finishes for a renovation or new build
- Selection meeting at showrooms to help guide you in the selection of finishes, fixtures or window treatments
- Tips on room design or styling to achieve that finished look.
Design consultations are booked to discuss the scope of your design project, your budget, time frame and how you’d like your dream space to look and feel. Consultations can also be used to give general advice on furniture, accessories, overall colour palette, lighting, styling, space planning or any general design assistance or decor dilemmas you may need help with.
Design fees: $180 + GST for a one hour consultation, then custom pricing for design work.
The design process
We meet for a chat
The first step is an initial design consultation. We will discuss your project, talk through your ideas, your likes and dislikes and the budget and timeframe for your project. I’ll provide you with design advice and recommendations. After the consultation, if you’d like to engage Studio Black Interiors for further design services, you’ll receive a customised quotation – all work is quoted up front, so there are no surprises down the track!
We work together
I will work on the design concept for your project which involves building the colour palette, collecting physical or electronic samples and working on the finer details of the design, such as the selection of fixtures, finishes or furnishings. I’ll then complete a full set of documentation to assist you to purchase the products, or provide the information that you need for your builder or tradesman for pricing and construction.
Once your project is complete (after construction or you’ve received all your products for a room installation), I can assist you to pull it all together and add the finishing touches to create your dream space and have it look just like you imagined. I am also happy to style any areas that need a little help with your new or pre-loved items.