Interior Finishes and Furnishing | Vellum Interiors | Sydney Interior Designer and Decorator

In-Home Design

“We had been working on our project for over two years when we engaged Alex to do the finishes, joinery design and furnishing. On our first phone call, she asked me, ‘What’s your overall vision for the house?’ and I wasn’t able to answer! We had been so stuck in the details and the decisions that our builder was asking us to make that we’d completely lost sight of what we wanted.

She was the first person who asked me what I really want!”

Kate
Paddington

Interior Finishes and Furnishing

From finishes, materials, fittings and joinery, all the way through to furniture and installation: We’ll build on your architect’s plan to create an interior that’s thought-through, beautiful and impactful, all the while reflecting you and how you live.

 

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This is for you if –

Your architect has done a great job with the structure and layout of the house, but currently it’s up to you to select the interior finishes, and you’re struggling to bring it all together

You have an idea of what you want, but thought of conceptualising, selecting, and sourcing the perfect pieces, feels overwhelming

You’ve been working on the project for quite a while, and your enthusiasm and excitement is waning

You’re ready for someone else to take the lead, and are after a seamless experience that saves you time and gets you the house you want

You have high standards and want your home to reflect your lifestyle, aesthetic, and values, now and into the future

What we provide –

A 2-hr consult at your home with Alex to refine the style, scope, timeline and budget of your project, then a second meeting to present the fee proposal and style direction

Creation of an overall vision for the look and feel, that serves as a “true north” for the project, and a reflection of how you want to live

Review and select finishes, materials and fittings, based on your existing floor plans and joinery package

Furniture and soft furnishings selection and sourcing, including designing any custom pieces

Procurement of all furniture, decorative lighting and soft furnishings, including ordering, managing deliveries across all suppliers

Final white-glove furniture installation and ‘reveal’ of your finished home, all coordinated on your behalf (no waiting at home for deliveries!)

Access to Alex and her design team for the duration of your project as your personal design advisor and project consultant

Peace of mind and confidence that your home will be beautiful, functional and feel like “you” – elevated

How it Works

Design Phase
16+ Weeks
Execute Phase
12+ Weeks

Investment

Consult: $1,100  then a custom fee based on your requirements

Get in touch

Interested in working with us?

Fill in the form and we’ll be in touch to discuss your project within 48 hours.

Note: We are typically available for a Consultation within 2-4 weeks. Project start dates are dependent on your project scope and our current availability.

 

    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 is generally quite a long-term relationship.

    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.

    I just have one room I need help with. Do you take on small projects too? 

    Generally we can help with just one room, depending on our current project schedule.  Get in touch and we’ll see how we can work together.

    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: –

    Design:

    ● Interior renovation works, including structural alterations
    ● 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

    Decoration:

    ● 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 $1,100 (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. 

    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, a 60min Virtual Session could be better for you.

    What areas do you service?

    We are based in Sydney, Australia, and have the capability to run projects outside of Sydney as well. 

    Travel and accommodation fees apply for areas outside of Sydney. 

    If your project is outside of Sydney, it’s best to get in touch and we can discuss how this would work.

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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.”

    Annie S.
    Balgowah

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