FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Interior Design & Decoration
What’s included in the Initial Design Consultation? How long will the first meeting take?
The initial design consultation lasts for up to two hours. This gives us a chance to get to know each other and for our Interior Designers to understand more about your project, budget and any deadlines. We will walk through the property with you to get an understanding of how you live in your home and ensure we have any measurements and photographs. It is very helpful at this time to discuss what you like or dislike about certain spaces. We like to review all your inspiration images and make sure we have fully understood your style and desires for the project. Once we have understood all of this we will go away and prepare a proposal of how we can best work together.
What’s the difference between Interior Design and Interior Decoration?
This is a question we get all the time. The simplest way to answer this is that Interior Design delves into the science of understanding how a person lives within a space, ensuring that each space is functional and well thought out as well as beautiful. Interior Decoration is the furnishing of a space. This may include furniture, wall and window coverings, soft accessories and decor. Our team are qualified Interior Designers with a huge amount of experience in decoration, ensuring we can complete both interior design and interior decoration projects from concept to completion.
Why do I need an Interior Designer if I already have an architect?
It depends on the scope of your project. An Architect designs the structure of the home mainly focused on the shape of the building, structural requirements, exterior materials, interior layout and requirements for utilities like power, plumbing and water. An Interior designer takes the architects structural plan and determines all of the aesthetic and functional details ensuring a consistent cohesive use of colour and materials throughout the space as well as curating furniture and fittings that complement the architectural build.
What type of projects can Blok Design Co. do?
We can work with you on any Residential or Commercial design project, however big or small. From a one-off consultation, to a full renovation or new build inclusive of selection of colours, materials, finishes and fittings throughout the entire home as well as the project management of all trades. We offer interior decoration packages inclusive of furniture, wall treatments, window treatments and all the accessories to put the finishing touches to your home.
Do I need a designer if I only want help with new furniture?
An Interior Designer offers knowledge of space planning, use of colour and materials to ensure your furniture will fit perfectly in your home/property. They ensure the selections work well together and complement the style of your home. If you know what you want, however just need some guidance that the direction you are going in is going to work, we offer an Interior Workshop service at $149 per hour. One of our qualified Interior Designers will come to you to work with you one-on-one and give advice and feedback on particular pieces.
Where do you get your furniture?
We source furniture from a huge range of trade only suppliers and furniture retailers across Australia. We choose furniture and decor to suit your budget and deliver the look that best meets your brief. We also have skilled upholstery contacts that can create bespoke furniture, window coverings and accessories to ensure your home is unique.
How are purchases for the project handled?
Blok Design Co. work with many trade only suppliers and have trade discounts with many retailers resulting in great prices for furniture and decor. When buying in bulk through a number of different retailers, the purchasing and logistics of deliveries is a full-time job. To ensure a smoother process for our clients we manage this for you and once everything (the majority) has been delivered we arrange delivery in one go to your home.
What cities do you work in?
We cover all in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
What is your style?
At Blok Design Co. we do not have one particular style, we prefer to work with our clients and their personal style to develop creative design solutions. We take the time and effort to understand your vision for your property to help you achieve your desired results.
Do you work with other trade professionals?
We have access to builders, flooring and decking specialists, electricians, painters, and window treatment suppliers to assist you with the management of your project from concept to completion.
Can you integrate my favourite pieces of furniture or accessories into the design?
Absolutely!! We encourage this. There is no need to start completely from scratch. We will work with you to understand those pieces you love and want to keep and we will ensure we curate a design that encompasses these. The flow can be created through the use of colour and textures.
How involved in the process will I need to be?
Our process can be completely tailored to you. We can manage the entire process from planning, selection and implementation or we can provide consultation only and give you the direction you need to complete your project.
How can an interior designer save me money?
An Interior Designer can save you money in multiple ways. First of all, one of the biggest savings will be time saved. Our team spend their lives researching products and suppliers and can develop design concepts to present to you quickly and to brief. Our access to trade only suppliers allows us to pass on discounts all year round (not just at sale time) that are only available through hiring an Interior Designer.
I don’t know what style I want – can you still help?
We can definitely still help. Start collecting all the images that you love and we can sit together in our initial consultation and discuss the things you love about each reference image. Our designers are experts in understanding and interpreting a client’s style even if the client themselves is unsure.