Full Service Design
Our signature offering, this end-to-end service covers just about everything to create a fully completed, beautiful home – one that is a true reflection of you and how you want to live – executed with impeccable service and expertise.
This is for you if –
You have an idea of what you want your house to look, feel and function like, but don’t know how to pull it all together
You don’t have the time, expertise (or desire!) to undertake a large project on your own
You want something completely unique and tailored to you, for the long-term
You’re happy to outsource the design, sourcing & execution of your project to a professional
You’d like to have input in what you want, but you’re happy to hand over all the heavy lifting, the logistics, and detailed decisions to a professional
What we provide –
A 2-hr consult at your home with Alex to refine the style, scope, timeline and budget of your project
A second meeting to present the fee proposal and style direction
Access to Alex for the duration of your project as your personal design advisor and project consultant
Design, selection & sourcing and management of your project from start to finish
Coordination of all trades and services, including working on your behalf during the on-site works, and problem-solving any issues for you
Final furniture installation and ‘reveal’ of your finished home
Peace of mind and confidence that your home will be beautiful, functional and feel like “you” – elevated
How it Works
Getting to know you
At the Design Consultation we spend 2hrs getting to know each other and the project requirements. If we’re a good fit, we meet again to present a fee proposal and concept boards to align with your vision.
Once we’ve decided to work together, the project begins! We get our ‘A Team’ of trades involved to introduce them to the project and get to work on creating an overall look and feel for your ‘new’ home.
We work on all the elements of your project which involved structural works – the kitchen, bathrooms, floor planning and joinery. We have a meeting to present the design and costs.
In this second phase of design work, we source and select all the furniture and soft furnishings. We have another meeting to present the design and costs.
Where it all starts to take shape! Orders are placed, renovation works begin and we arrange an ‘install day’ for all the furniture, artwork and accessories.
Project Wrap Up
We take care of any little issues, defects and damage, and end the project with all elements fully completed.
Consult: $900 (inc. GST)
Then a custom fee based on your requirements
Get in touch
Interested in working with us?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if you’re the right designer for me?
Choosing an interior designer can be a big decision and one that we don’t want you to take lightly. It’s a highly personalised service and can be quite a long-term relationship, depending on the size of your project.
For this reason, it’s really important to us that we have a genuine connection with you and your vision, and that we can trust and respect one another. So, before we agree to work together, we have a number of steps we take to make sure we’re a good fit, before a project is confirmed.
We begin with a phone conversation, then an initial 2-hour design consultation in your home, followed by a meeting to present the fee proposal and initial design direction. Following these steps, you’ll have solid advice and guidance to help you move forward with your project, even if you don’t decide to continue with Vellum Interiors.
And if we do decide we want to work together, then, great! We both feel comfortable that we’re a good fit and will work together well.
I just have one room I need help with. Do you take on small projects too?
Yes, we can help you if you just have one room. Get in touch and we’ll see how we can work together. Depending on the size of your project, you may also like to take a look at our One-Off Consultation or Virtual Full-Room Design services.
What sort of work could you help me with? What does a project involve?
The work we undertake as part of your project may include any or all of the following: –
● Interior renovation works, including structural alterations
● Custom kitchen, bathroom and laundry design
● Design of wardrobes and built-in joinery such as shelving and seating
● Selection of materials and finishes, such as flooring, tiles, wallpapers, paint and ceiling finishes
● Selection and sourcing of furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories
● Design of curtains and blinds, including fabric selections
● Design of custom-designed furniture pieces such as cabinets, bedheads and cushions
● Curation and selection of artworks, including commissioned pieces
Project Coordination + Admin:
● Engaging builders, tradespeople, architects and landscape designers on your behalf
● Oversight and coordination of all on-site works
● Procurement of all selected materials and items for your home
● Logistics management of furniture installation
● Management and solving any defects or damage
How much does Full Service Design cost?
Each Full Service project begins with an in-person 2-hour consultation, charged at $900 (inc. GST). From there, a custom fee is put together, depending on the scope and requirements of the project.
Fees are calculated on the estimated hours to complete the work provided, based on data gathered from past projects. Hours are charged at $220.
Because of the in-depth, personalised nature of Full Service projects, minimum project fees apply. Not sure if your will be a Full Service project? Get in touch to discuss.
How long does Full Service Design take?
Depending on the scope of your project, the design and decoration phases of a project generally take 12+ weeks. The renovation and installation phases are dependent on the scope of works, the builders’ schedule, plus lead times for finishes, fittings and furniture.
Do you have builders and tradespeople you work with?
We do! We work with a number of different Sydney-based construction companies who we regard as our “A-Team”. We also have trusted sub-trades we will bring to work on your project as needed, such as painters, electricians, joiners, wallpaper hangers etc.
How much do I need to be involved in the process?
In a Full Service Design project, we take your vision, dreams and goals for your home, and then do the heavy lifting to bring it all together on your behalf. This is a “done for you” service, and your involvement can be minimal if you are happy to hand over the reigns entirely.
If you’re after a service where you’re more involved in the nitty-gritty decision making and are happy to do the work to execute it all, you might be interested in a One-Off Consultation or Virtual Design services.
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“Alex performs magic. She listens, cares, has excellent judgement and a practical and beautiful aesthetic. She is a great communicator, and has strong relationships with her tradespeople, who deliver a quality product and who are a pleasure to have around our home. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”