Architectural Interior Design
We believe that all good design starts from the inside out. Too often we find that spaces are an afterthought that do not fit the needs of the user. The outside can look amazing but once inside they can feel large and uninviting, small and cramped with little light, unpractical, and the needs and use of the space often overlooked. We spend over 90% of our time inside, so we design our spaces to ensure increased health, to stimulate creativity, comfort, wellness, and encourage positive behaviour.
We put people and the planet at the heart of everything we do, striving to encourage a better quality of life for all that will minimise the negative impact to the planet and leave a positive legacy.
The constraints of a building and vision for the project, all have a unique design and character which requires a bespoke approach to ensure its’ success.
We collaborate with our own team of trusted specialist architects, landscape designers and planning consultants to put together detailed plans and gain planning approval for larger scale projects, working closely with our in-house design team for interior requirements. Our holistic approach working from initial concept to completion ensures a coherent design scheme that will ensure the most functional and aesthetic solutions for the space.
We undertake work for both commercial and residential clients.
Research and Concept
We undertake an initial consultation to understand your vision and we will then undertake rigorous research, taking time to understand the functional as well as aesthetic needs of the space.
A project brief will be put together detailing our offer of professional staged services and fee proposals.
Once appointed, another visit will be arranged to carry out a measured survey of the space and a concept will be designed for consideration. This will form the visual language for the project and reflect the end user.
The space’s requirements will be considered at different times of day, the flows between the spaces, the amount of natural light, and making a statement of any unique or key features of the building. The best ergonomic solutions will be sought, and plans produced to fit your needs.
Once the design has been agreed by you, we will prepare CAD drawings and a 3D model to allow you to truly visualise your project, making recommendations for the best configuration of the space.
Depending on the nature of the project we will also liaise with specialist consultants as required once the designs are finalised and if planning permission is required, submit your application to the local authority.
Once planning approval has been obtained, we will then produce building regulation drawings and structural calculations as required for local authority approval.
Detailed working drawings
When Building Regulations approval has been obtained, we will produce detailed construction and MEP drawings consulting with you again to pinpoint internal lay out and interior requirements for your project.
Interior Design Mood boards
Once the concept has been signed off mood boards will be put together to show the ideas visually and create a common thread and handwriting for the project.
We will inject warmth and soul into your interior as it is designed for living, suggesting suitable colours, furnishing styles, fixtures, internal joinery and accessories aswell as taking into consideration what the best sustainable materials for your scheme will be.
Lighting, Electrical and Technology design
We often find that lighting and electrical points can be overlooked in a space meaning that layouts do not then work ergonomically for the end user. We concentrate on this area, working with both the furniture plan already produced to take time to understand the tasks that need to be carried on in each space, so we can produce a detailed lighting and electrical design that is coherent with the activities that will happen.
We also collaborate with Audio Visual experts who assist in integrating smart home technology and automation.
Specifying and Schedules.
Physical samples of the materials proposed, including floor, wall, soft furnishings, and furniture materials will be collated as well as the suggested colours so you can touch and feel and really visualise what the space will look like. We will suggest suitable sanitaryware, can assist with ironmongery sourcing and provide a specification for all internal and exterior doors as well as windows. A full costing specification will be provided to assist with your choices.
We create detailed lighting and electrical designs based on the layout of the furniture and best ergonomic requirements.
The result is beautiful, high-quality sustainable environments, informed by Japanese wabi sabi philosophy. Each is designed to reflect the character of the people who will live or work in them. And when you step into these inspiring spaces, you’ll discover a deeply satisfying sense of tranquillity.
Procurement and installation
Working with our extensive supply chain we can suggest the best sustainable products and suppliers to work with.
We can act as an FF&E procurement company to procure all goods on your behalf and install all furniture pieces for you using our experienced installation team. You can take advantage of our ‘black book’ of suppliers to obtain trade discounts which we pass directly onto you in return for a modest handling fee. This fee includes co-ordinating deliveries to the schedule and checking the quality.
We can produce any bespoke joinery requirements including sustainable kitchens and fitted furniture in-house using our circular methods of production. As with everything we do, we work strictly to deadlines to ensure we are on time and on budget, whilst working to the highest standards.