Full Service Interior Design
Let us design your dream home!
- Booking for August 2024 -
When a client chooses full-service interior design, they are leaving all the heavy-lifting and grunt work of a renovation or new-build project to their designer. The designer not only creates a beautiful design, but also manages the entirety of the project. This includes everything from the initial design concept to selecting the items and materials for the space, engaging any trades and contractors, placing the orders of goods and managing the logistics of deliveries, while also maintaining the budget and timeline of the project. Essentially, the renovation process is simplified and made easy for the homeowner who will now enjoy the process rather than dread it.
At Hyggely, we work on many medium-to-large size residential and commercial projects from beginning to end. Whether you are building a new home, renovating an existing interior, or remodelling a kitchen, we will make sure to curate a scope of work specifically for you and your needs!
Depending on the scale of the project, the design and planning stages can take anywhere between 2 to 4 months before any construction, installation, and ordering can begin.
We encourage all potential clients to reach out and complete a questionnaire.
Our Design Process
PHASE ONE - PROGRAMMING
At this stage, we'll schedule an on-site visit/virtual meeting to better understand your needs and objectives. We'll take the time to get to know you and your preferences, asking questions like who will be using the space, what inspires you, and what specific functions you're looking for.
During the initial consultation, we work with you to identify the project's goals, requirements, and constraints. We will assess your budget, as well as the space's functional requirements and limitations. We may also gather data about the site, such as measurements, site analysis, and existing conditions.
From there, we'll create a scope of work document outlining the project details and spaces to be worked on. We'll send this to you along with a quote for our services and contract/letter of agreement for your approval.
Please note that there is an initial consultation fee of $250 + HST, which covers a 1.5 to 2 hour meeting. If you decide to proceed with our services, we'll require a retainer fee to secure our design services. The retainer is typically 50% of the total design fee, and will be outlined in the contract/letter of agreement.
Once the retainer is paid and the contract/letter of agreement is signed, we can begin your project!
PHASE TWO - CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
We will use the information gathered during the programming phase to develop a preliminary design concept that sets the stage for the rest of the project. This concept may involve space planning, furniture layout, color schemes, and material options, all of which are carefully considered to create a cohesive and functional design.
To help the client better understand our vision, we utilize a variety of visual aids such as sketches, mood boards, and 3D renderings. These tools help to bring the design to life and create a shared understanding between us and the client.
The preliminary design concept stage is an exciting part of the design process, as it allows us to explore creative solutions that meet the client's needs and preferences. We work closely with the client throughout this stage, making any necessary revisions to ensure that the final design reflects their vision.
PHASE THREE - DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Once the client has approved the preliminary design concept, we move onto the refinement stage, where we begin to flesh out the details of the design. This stage involves creating more detailed drawings, plans, elevations, and 3D renderings that capture the client's vision.
We work meticulously to ensure that every detail of the design is accounted for, from the placement of furniture and fixtures to the selection of specific materials, finishes, and colors. We also finalize any other details such as millwork, demolition & partition plans, or lighting plans.
During this stage, we collaborate closely with the client to ensure that the design aligns with their preferences and expectations. We value their input and work to incorporate their feedback into the design while maintaining the design's integrity.
We also consider factors such as functionality, sustainability, and budget when refining the design. We strive to create a space that not only looks beautiful but also functions seamlessly and meets the client's unique needs and wants.
PHASE FOUR - CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
This phase is a critical part of the design process, where our team produces detailed technical drawings and specifications that bring the design to life. During this stage, we collaborate with architects, engineers and millworkers to creates comprehensive technical documents that include electrical plans, floor plans, elevations, and any other necessary details. These documents serve as the blueprint for contractors and tradespeople to implement the design accurately.
We take pride in producing detailed and precise construction documents that ensure the design is executed as intended. Our team works closely with contractors and tradespeople throughout the construction process to ensure that the design is implemented according to the plan.
In addition to producing technical documents, we also create a FF&E schedules and lay out a timeframe for the project, including key milestones and deadlines. This schedule allows us to manage the project effectively, ensuring that it stays on track.
We also conduct a client review during this stage to ensure that the design meets their expectations and preferences.
PHASE FIVE - EXECUTION & ADMINISTRATION
Once all trades and contractors have been selected, the construction work can begin. We will oversee the project to ensure that the design is being implemented according to the plans and specifications. We may also make minor adjustments to the design as necessary. If purchasing and procurement was discussed for your project, that will also take place during this stage.
PHASE SIX - INSTALLATION & STYLING
Finally, we will oversee the installation of furniture, artwork, and accessories to complete the space's design. This stage often involves styling and arranging objects to create a cohesive and visually appealing look. A final meeting with the client may also be done to discuss any last minute changes and overall satisfaction with their project.
We understand that every project is distinct and may require a tailored approach. While some projects may not require all the stages mentioned, others may benefit from select aspects of each stage. We recognizes the uniqueness of your project and will tailor our services to meet your specific needs.