Timothy James offers a full range of interior design services, from initial concept design through to project coordination and room dressing.
Services we offer include:
Furniture & decoration schemes
Soft furnishings specification
A typical design project is structured as follows:
Forming a close relationship with our clients is paramount to us. We start by meeting you to take a detailed brief of your requirements and to become acquainted with your personal tastes and preferences. We would advise you on design styles, target budgets and timescales, whilst gaining an understanding of your property and its setting. A full survey would be undertaken, and at this time we would discuss which features may be worth keeping, and identify problem areas, if possible suggesting a way around them. Our aim is to help you visualize and more fully explore the potential of your property, through discussion. We then articulate all this carefully in the form of a written brief, outlining the objectives and milestones of your project.
In response to the brief, we then create a concept presentation that invokes an initial feel for your interior as the basis for further discussion. At this point we would establish the most appropriate style and budget level for your project, based on what we have learned about you and your property.
Once the broad concepts have been set, we would prepare a detailed design presentation. Depending on the nature of the project this might include floor plans, electrical layouts, lighting layouts, wall elevations, furniture and finishes schedules, joinery details and sample boards showing fabrics for soft furnishings, window treatments, floor and wall coverings and proposed furniture and accessories. A full specification document can also be provided, breaking down the costs, item by item.
When you are happy with the designs we have produced, we can manage the rest of the project through to completion. We provide our skilled tradesmen with all the information they need to implement site works, and we oversee this to ensure everything runs smoothly and to a high standard. Furniture orders and deliveries are programmed so that they arrive at the right time, and we look after as much or as little of the project as necessary, down to the final finishing touches. If necessary, we can also prepare planning applications and tender packages for the work in advance. Alternatively, we offer a design-only service, which might be beneficial to you if you want to refurbish or furnish a property piecemeal yourself, to save money. Or, if you prefer, we can simply provide a consultancy service, charged at an hourly rate. In short, we can offer as little or as much as you require, but whichever option you choose we guarantee a professional service of the highest quality.