WHERE DO I START - INTERIOR DESIGNER, ARCHITECT OR BUILDER?
This is a great question because they will all eventually arrive at the same outcome. The short answer is your Interior Designer first as we can guide you through the best process for your desired outcome.
We have relationships with architects and builders and can help you select the right person to suit your project. Some clients’ come to us with have approved plans and/or a builder engaged.
It is best to engage your designer before you start the building work on your project to assist with securing a quote that is as accurate as possible before you commence. Designing on the go can result in variations and increases in costs.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
We are a Brisbane based Interior Design Studio, and work with clients across Australia. Our Signature Experience is a highly organised plan of actions so you always know where your project is in the process. The Design Consultation is always done face to face and online software allows us to seamlessly deliver presentations and communication to your inbox for out-of-town projects.
Following the successful completion of projects, we are being engaged to collaborate on second or third projects with clients as they relocate or upgrade their homes.
HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IS NEEDED FROM ME, THE CLIENT?
An average of about 3-6 meetings, depending on the scope of work, will be scheduled with you to help make choices along the way. These can be either online or in person. We also follow up with status updates and progress reports on a weekly basis.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION?
The duration of each project varies based on the individual scope of work. Design only projects can take only a matter of weeks, whereas a big project can take up to 12 months or more. On average projects take approximately 4-6 months.
WHAT IS BELLA VIE INTERIORS' SIGNATURE STYLE?
We don’t have a set style but rather work to create an interior that is unique for each client taking into consideration your taste, lifestyle and vision for the way want to live. We strive to extract the elements of your ideal aesthetic and stretch your vision beyond the limits of your imagination to design a home you’ll love.
CAN YOU INCORPORATE FURNITURE, ARTWORK, FAMILY HEIRLOOMS, AND ACCESSORIES THAT I LIKE?
Working with Bella Vie Interiors is about creating your beautiful life, not ours, not anyone else’s. We want you to love your home and love living in it. A huge part of that is having pieces around you that you love. They personalise the space and make it home for you. We’ll take measurements and photos and factor these items into our new design plan. Then we’ll incorporate new pieces to really make your home shine.
MY PROJECT IS SMALL, CAN YOU DO JUST ONE ROOM?
Many projects begin with just one or two rooms. We don’t mind, as it’s a nice way to get to know each other and ease into the design process if you are not sure how we’ll work together. It gives us an opportunity to build trust with our clients and it doesn’t take long for our clients to realise that we really do make the process so much easier and less stressful. We also understand that some client’s complete updates and renovations in phases to suit the different seasons of their life or budget constraints.
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Planning a new build or renovation? Having an interior designer involved, helps a builder be more efficient, saving time and money on a project. While a builder’s role is to think about how he’s going to manage the build project from start to finish, an Interior Designers role is to think about how the home is going to work for you.
The Backstory This classic Queenslander home in Red Hill, was in the later stages of planning when the clients reached out to Brisbane interior designers,