Full Service Design
Our signature offering. We look after the design, renovation and furnishing of your home to create something better than you could ever imagine, that is true to you and how you want to live. And you’ll barely need to lift a finger.
One-Off Design Consultation
If you’re ready to renovate or decorate yourself but don’t know where to start, this session will give you a head start with actionable, personalised advice from Alex.
Full Room Makeover
Designed to give you everything you need to execute a custom-designed room on your own, with professional interior design advice, all done virtually.
60min Design Direction Consultation
In this super-focused video session, you’ll get objective advice and expertise for your home. You’ll come out with plenty of new ideas and resources to move forward with.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have no idea what I need, or what you could help me with. Where do I start?!
This is a common way to feel at the start of any project you haven’t undertaken before! Feel free to contact us and we can book in a call to listen to your needs and recommend the next steps from there.
What is the difference between in-home and virtual design? How do they differ?
Like the names suggest, our in-home services are conducted in person your home, beginning with consultation with Alex. Being in your home allows us to get a more in-depth look at your home and how your live, so we can provide better, and more detailed advice. All Full Service Design projects are conducted in person. Learn more about our Full Service Design offering.
Our virtual services are designed to provide you with quick, actionable advice that you can action yourself. Once you’ve provided the information we need (inspiration images, information about what you want and measurements of each room), we give you clear advice,, and it’s up to you to do the legwork to make it all come to life. Learn more about our virtual design services.
What is Full Service Design?
Full Service Design is our signature service, and includes us managing your project from the initial concept through to the completion of, designing, decorating and coordinating your project down to the final details.
When you engage us on your project, we work on not only designing a home to suit you perfectly, but also to liaise on your behalf between all the tradespeople, service providers and suppliers who help bring all the elements of your home together. We also manage procurement and delivery of goods, along with resolving any damage or defect issues on your behalf.
At the end of our time together, you’re left with a home that’s thoughtfully designed, down to the bed linen and artwork.
Read more about whether Full Service Design is right for you here.
How much does Full Service Design cost?
Each Full Service project begins with an in-person 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.
I am looking for someone to help with my renovation – do I need an architect or can you help with that?
Yes, we can help! Our capabilities include interior structural design, such as reconfiguring floor plans, kitchen and bathroom design.
If an architect is required on your project for any larger works, such as a first floor addition, we are able to recommend trusted, experienced architects we know and love, as well as any other service providers, such as landscape designers you might need.
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?
This is up to you and depends on which level of service you engage us on.
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 reins entirely.
Our One-Off Consults and Virtual Design services require you to do the legwork yourself, so apart from the initial schemes, you are in charge of executing the project, at your own pace.
Selection of finishes, materials & fittings
Digital 3D Models
Selecting paint colours
Custom window coverings
Accessories & styling items
Access to trade-only suppliers
Supervision of on-site works
“Alex performs magic. She listens, cares, has excellent judgement and a practical and beautiful aesthetic. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Heartfelt thank you Alex for making our home beautiful!”
“To be able to perfectly balance my husband’s and my taste; which are on different ends of the spectrum, and that we both love what Alex has created is a true credit to her. Thank you so so much for creating such a classy, warm and enveloping space in our home.”
"It was such a pleasure to have had Vellum Interiors deal with the design and renovations of our bathrooms and laundry. Alex has a wonderful flair with a very unique style that suits our home beautifully. We are thrilled with the result!"