YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
It might seem daunting to work with an interior designer for the first time! In an effort to help you, I’ve added some FAQs below. I’m happy to answer any questions you have, so feel free to contact me
WHY USE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
Many people avoid hiring interior designers because they are afraid of the cost.
You get these things when you work with a designer:
- Budgets are more likely to be adhered to
- Your chances of making costly mistakes are reduced
- With an expert working with you, you’ll get exactly what you want
- It’ll save you 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?
When you consider hiring me to design your home, there are two main things to consider.
First of all, you like the look of my designs!
As a colour and texture lover, I don’t want to create a ‘blingy show home’ that doesn’t speak to you!
Secondly, you like me and feel comfortable working with me!
It takes a little time to get to know each other, which is why I suggest an initial phone call and a meet up.
My clients and I work quite collaboratively, so it’s really important to build trust from the get-go. I work hard in the early stages to really understand your family’s needs in the space and I always strive to create a warm, friendly and professional relationship with you.
CAN I ENGAGE YOU TO DESIGN ONE ROOM ONLY?
As a designer, I spend time exploring your lifestyle requirements, which takes time, so I tend to work on projects that involve multiple rooms since the benefits of a bigger space are more evident.
HOW INVOLVED DO WE GET AS CLIENTS?
My design process is collaborative. While I guide you throughout, it is crucial to have your input along the way so that your home feels like an extension of you. Through an exciting design journey, the scheme evolves into one you feel completely comfortable with, but also excited about!
"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?
It depends on the scope of your project and my schedule. In the early stages of the project, we outline expected timelines for your scheme, which could range from four weeks for the Stage 1 phase to nine to twelve months for the final phase. In some cases, large projects can take 18 months (if there is a building element involved).
WILL YOU WORK WITH MY ARCHITECT OR BUILDER?
My work often involves working with architects, builders, and kitchen designers, and I am often asked for recommendations.
When working with you, an interior designer might suggest small adjustments at the early stages of a project that will make all the difference to the final layout and design.
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?
Interior design is often viewed as a luxury service available only to those with large budgets. Like your tax return, if you want to save money in the long run, you’ll need an accountant. The same goes for designers.
YOUR DREAM INTERIOR!
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