The Design Process

Collected Interiors Bedroom

This is a general outline of what our design process involves, however every client is unique, as is their project and we are more than happy to reassess our process to benefit your project. 

We often work with clients in stages, piece by piece, room by room, floor by floor or the whole property at once. Please CONTACT US to discuss how we can make your project work.

We love what we do as a small hands on interior design studio and believe the best outcomes are achieved when our clients are 'in sync' with our style and love what we do.

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1. Meet & Agree

This is the first stage of the design process and is the initial consultation the designer and you. We use this time to meet on site (if possible) with you to discuss your project, goals, priorities and needs for the space. We also use this time to clarify your budget and to discuss our fee structure.

When possible we love to collect as much documentary information as possible in regards to your space. This can include photos on site, floor plans, initial measurements, as well as documenting any limitations that need to be taken into account. 


From our Initial Consultation we then gather all the information we have discussed with you and research and prepare styles and images that we think will be suitable for the space. We use this time to prepare our initial style concept boards that we use as a visual tool to clarify the style and confirm the brief between the designer and client.


We then welcome any feedback from our clients in regards to our initial concepts, and amend any ideas accordingly. We work with you until you are happy with our final concept and would like to proceed to specifying/sourcing products/materials.

4. Specify

Sourcing/ specifying products and pieces that we believe will work best in your space, taking into account the purpose of the space, traffic flow, occupants, functionality of the space and most importantly your budget. Once again we work with you to ensure you approve and understand our selections.


With your approval we finalise all selections, which can include ordering furnishings, materials and products, collaborating with builders, trades, suppliers and manufacturers. We work with our colleagues to ensure an efficient, quality and safe installation of all items, and are happy to liaise with a trades and suppliers on your behalf.


The final stage of our design process involves us coming for a final inspection of your project, to ensure that we're both are happy with the final outcome. This time can also be used for some final styling which can include us sourcing an assortment of products to place around the home or rearranging existing pieces to ensure the space is working its best