Frequently Asked Questions
How much do you charge?
As I provide full service interior design, I don't have set "design packages" as some other designer would. This pricing strategy ensures that you will get all services you need to get the transformation right, no more, no less, no exclusions and no limitations. That way I am able to provide maximum flexibility tailored to your needs.
We discuss the scope of works during our first consultation, after which I will be able to propose an accurate fee and we help you create a realistic budget, as well. Our design fee starts from £3,000.
You can find out more about about my services here or if you have further questions not answered here, please send an enquiry and book your free discovery call here!
How far would you travel for a project?
I strongly believe in work - life balance and prefer to reduce unproductive hours of travelling. While I provide full service interior design and renovation project management services in
other parts of the UK and overseas projects do happen and will be considered.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss details. I am also connected to other awesome designers all over the UK, so I might be able to refer you to someone if I cannot take on your project this time.
Will I be working one-to-one with a designer?
YES!!! And that will be me, Agnes (or Agi)!
You will likely get to know some members of my small team, as well, who are doing invaluable work for me at the background, so I can focus on listening to you and building a relationship that will eventually lead to the space of your dreams!
Can you help me pick paint colours and nothing else?
To provide the best client experience and make the most out of my expertise, I specialise in full service interior design.
There are many talented and affordable colour consultants on the market, and we can point you to a few, we have our own favourites :).
We do, however, provide consultation by the hour where you can get help with anything you want and you can get a number of sessions at a discounted price, this way we can help you with smaller interior design problems whatever they might be.
Do I get a cool 3D rendering?
3D photorealistic rendering is the most expensive and time consuming way of communicating ideas and so we provide this as an option for you in our proposal if you wish.
However, ALL our proposals include 3D visuals that helps you understand the design alongside with coloured wall elevations, floor plans, mood boards, sample boards and everything else that is needed to communicate ideas the best possible way.
Will we go shopping to different stores to pick out furniture ?
Usually we do not go store-to-store to shop for individual pieces together.
Shopping for furniture in person is very time consuming and greatly reduces the number of choices available for you. Many suppliers also only do business with trades, i.e. with designers but not customers, which - on the other hand - is a great opportunity for you to create a unique space and not the "high street" look.
After our series of consultations with you and presentation of samples we propose all furniture, fixings and finishes that best fit your personalised, comprehensive design. We will review them together, we can advice where you might be able to try certain products (like a sofa) to make sure you are happy with the choices or find alternatives if you are not.
However, we can go shopping together if you wish to do so, this will be charged by an hourly fee.
Will my project be unveiled to me as a big surprise?
The answer is yes and no :)
Interior design in television shows is VERY FAR from interior design in real life! And trust me, you would not want a big surprise after all your hard earnt money spent!
We committed to provide you with a unique design the is a true reflection of your personality and lifestyle. This means consultations, design presentations and making decisions, that eventually doesn't leave too much room for surprises.
However, we can provide a "big reveal day" experience, when we come around to professionally style your space and add the finishing touches for photo worthy result and a champagne session.
Do you provide e-design / remote design?
We committed to provide a special client experience while working together and we believe in the power of making personal connections. While a lot of parts of the process can now be done remotely and this saves precious time for all of us, many of the services we provide cannot be delivered remotely.
We provide all the services that save you time, money and frustration, which means we are there for you.
We like to work closely with our clients and even have fun together occasionally.
We like to show up to an afternoon presentation with some prosecco and cake!
There are many talented and affordable e-design consultants on the market, and we can point you to a few we know and trust if you believe you have the time and expertise to implement a design by yourself .
Can you design in any style I like?
A good designer can design in any styles but they don't always do.
I am best in contemporary / soft industrial / minimal styles, this is what I enjoy the most and this is what I deliver to the highest standard.
Nevertheless, if your design aesthetic falls in these categories, it is guaranteed that your space will be very unique to your style!
What should I ask at the first meeting?
I have a tried and tested process that eliminates any worry about not asking enough or the right questions.
From our first discovery call on the phone, through our meet and greet presentation and the design consultation I have all the questions and steps in the right order and the right time, so you don't have to worry about anything.
I will lead you every step of the way and always let you know what is next.
I know all the questions and will help you find all the right answers.
How involved in the process will I need to be?
We want you to enjoy the process and take as much burden off your shoulder as possible.
We understand you have your own business to run or a demanding job and so a renovation can be stressful and distracting.
That's why you can choose to leave all the design and management with us, opt for our turnkey service and get involved as little or as much as you prefer to.
Sounds good? Ready to talk?