YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Working with an interior designer for the first time might seem quite daunting! To help you, I’ve added some FAQs below to try to answer some of the questions you might have. If I haven’t covered your question, please do feel free to get in touch using my contact details
WHY USE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
Many people think that hiring an interior designer will be too expensive or that they’ll lose control. This is not true!
When you work with a designer:
- You are more likely to meet your budget
- You are much less likely to make expensive mistakes
- You have an expert working with you, someone who will make sure the end result is exactly what you were hoping for
- You will save time, headaches, and money!
"I had no idea that an Interior Designer could be so accessible! I found Kate via her website….. we talked and I liked her ideas. She opened our minds to new colours, styles furniture and ideas"
Ayo – Maidenhead
WHY USE KATE LOVEJOY INTERIORS?
There are two reasons for using me to help you design your home. The first is because you like the look of my designs!
I love to work with colour and texture and the last thing I want is to produce a ‘blingy show home’ with no personality for you!
The second reason for using me as a designer is because you like me and feel comfortable working with me! Of course, it takes a little time to get to know each other but this is why I like to have an initial phone call and a ‘get to know each other’ meeting.
I work quite collaboratively with my clients, so it’s really important to build trust from the outset; I work hard in the early stages to really understand you and your family’s needs in the space and I always endeavour to create a warm, friendly and professional relationship with you and to make sure you feel as confident as you do inspired.
CAN I ENGAGE YOU TO DESIGN ONE ROOM ONLY?
Thank you for asking but I spend time getting to know you and your lifestyle requirements which takes some time, so I tend to work on projects that involve multiple rooms as the benefits of the design are more impactful over a larger space.
HOW INVOLVED DO WE GET AS CLIENTS?
I see the design process as a collaborative one. Of course, I guide you throughout but in order for your home to feel like an extension of you, it’s important to have your input along the way. I take you on an exciting design journey and the scheme evolves into one that you feel totally comfortable with but very excited by!
"We really enjoyed working with Kate and found the whole process very collaborative from start to finish. We love her eye for colour and the way she interpreted our not entirely mainstream ideas!"
Helen & John- Chinnor
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
This depends on the scale of your project and my scheduled commitments. We map out expected timescales for your scheme in the early stages of the project which could be anything from 4 weeks for the Stage 1 phase to 9-12 months for full completion. Although some of the Iargest projects (which include a building element) can take 18 months.
WILL YOU WORK WITH MY ARCHITECT OR BUILDER?
I often work alongside architects, builders as well as kitchen designers and often get asked to make recommendations (which I am very happy to do!)
By working in conjunction, an interior designer can look at the details of how you will use your space, possibly suggesting small adjustments at the early stages of a project that will make all the difference to the final design and layout.
Please view my Interior Space planning service here
"From designing the layout to helping choose curtain fabrics, Kate was there every step of the way. We felt she really understood what we wanted even better than we did, and she worked really well with our builder to help us achieve this!"
Jess & Darren- Watlington
CAN YOU SAVE ME MONEY?
There is a misconception that interior design is luxury service for those with a lot of money to spend. It is true that you can do it yourself, but just as you can do your own tax return, in the long run it is likely to be more cost effective to use an accountant, the same is true of a designer!
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