Our Interior Design Process

Before getting started on your renovation, it is really important for you to understand the interior design process that your designer will go through.

Every designer will have a slightly different interior design process: some have 4 stages, some 10, but this really doesn’t matter. The key thing to remember is that by the end of your project, you will have a space which fits your brief, that you absolutely love.  

Here, we want to outline to you why our design process is important, and briefly what each stage of our particular process entails.

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Interior Design by Keyhole Interiors | Photography by Kathryn Taylor

Why is it important?

Our design process is in place to make sure that we cover absolutely everything that is necessary in order to fulfill your brief. It is imperative that each step is completed in the right order to avoid any unnecessary problems from arising. For instance, we don’t want to start specifying FF&E before we have got your go ahead from our initial concept proposal. This would be a waste of time, and could cause unnecessary issues further down the line. Every project, large or small, will have aspects that fall into every stage of our process; it’s very rare that we will miss a step out completely. 

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Interior Design by Keyhole Interiors | Photography by Kathryn Taylor

So, what is the design process? 

On our website we have outlined our interior design process in 7 easy steps. Each stage is different, and requires a different focus. Here we have briefly outlined our process. To read about it in more detail, and to find out about the services that we offer, head over to our website.

  1. Consultation – we meet with you to discuss your requirements
  2. Contractual Agreement – we draw up a contract and timescale plan. We both sign and get started!
  3. Initial Concept Proposal – we pull together our technical drawings and initial thoughts on design 
  4. Development of Design Scheme – we develop our scheme even more and start putting plans in place
  5. FF&E (Furniture, fixtures and equipment) – we propose and order your furniture and other items
  6. Design Management – we check that everything is going well on site and that we are on track
  7. Installation and Dressing – we get styling before handing your space over to you to enjoy
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Interior Design by Keyhole Interiors | Photography by Kathryn Taylor

Communication is key

Communication really is the key when it comes to the interior design process. It really is pivotal at every single stage. We will potentially have a lot of questions to ask you, especially at the start of the process so that we can get a feel for what you are trying to achieve. 

You will of course be notified by use to let you know which stage we are currently working on. This will allow you to keep up to date with our progress, and ensure that we are still on track.

Equally, patience is a very important virtue when it comes to the design process. Depending on the size of your project, and your timeframe for completion, each one of our design stages could potentially go on for months. It is so important to remember that the interior design process is not a quick one. It takes a lot of time and work to get everything looking exactly how we want it. 

We know first-hand that problems can crop up at any stage of our design process, and they are often unpreventable. But, you can trust in our experience that we will do everything that we can to resolve any issues as quickly and effectively as possible. 

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Interior Design by Keyhole Interiors | Photography by Kathryn Taylor

If you would like to find out more about the services that we offer, head on over to our website. You can also find all of our contact details here, if you would like to discuss an upcoming project with us in more detail. 

The images used in this article are taken from our project, ‘Stay In’ Holiday Apartments. To see more of our work, take a look at our portfolio over on our website.

Don’t forget you can also keep up to date with what we get up to over on our social media profiles: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@Keyholeinterior).

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