Interior and Exterior Design Consultancy
We are a design consultancy in Nairobi Kenya, providing visually stunning solutions and comprehensive design services to the residential and commercial market.
We are passionate about achieving fresh and exciting interiors for clients and we understand that each and every project has its own requirements and challenges, we want to help you to enjoy the process, design is a fun world of creativity and should be a pleasure.
We find that by breaking down our process it helps you, the client, to enjoy each step of the way with a better knowledge of what to expect.
If you have a project that you need help with, get in touch, we will happily meet with you to discuss your design brief and prepare a tailor-made estimate for your specific project.
Each client has a different budget, we always refer to the triangle of TIME, MONEY AND QUALITY. If you want good quality design it will take money and time, if you want it done on a smaller budget it will take longer and the quality might be affected. We need to be realistic as to what can be achieved with your budget and we are here to help realize this with you and find solutions.
If you are working on a large scale project such as a hotel or multiple apartment developments we would expect to work alongside a project management team and other specialists. We also understand that smaller projects who have restricted funding will be in a situation where they are required to project manage themselves.
This is why we offer a range of services, some clients who want to project manage themselves and also implement the design/ build themselves. For the majority of our clients, we are appointed to carry out full interior design services, this is from research, planning and concept through to styling, and snagging
Whilst each project is different, the following summarizes the journey we take with each client.
The process begins with an initial consultation focused on an exchange of ideas, needs, scope and aspirations, discussion about budget, and an explanation of our services and the stages of the process. Upon instruction a site survey is conducted following which a design meeting is held to firm up the brief and budget. This session is usually held at the office studio where we have an extensive library of samples and visual references. Ideas are developed and a scheme agreed upon. The role of project management is explained, discussed and agreed.
Once the project scope has been agreed the team prepares a series of design presentations which will develop spatial, structural and architectural arrangements, samples, colors, lighting, furnishings, joinery and finishes. Each element of the scheme is developed, specified, costed and presented for discussion and for the client to approve and sign-off. Full working drawings are prepared for the appointed consultants and trades and the Client is accompanied to showrooms, suppliers and other projects where needed. This phase requires a large volume of design time and expertise resulting in a project’s creative and technical detail.
Project Management and Procurement
Subject to the extent of the project management role previously agreed, progress of the project is monitored and managed on site and any issues arising in the course of the project are resolved in order to maintain quality, budget and timelines. The team takes responsibility for procurement including liaison with local-based and international suppliers and logistics companies. Orders and deliveries are programmed so that they arrive at the required time. This is a critical element of the project and has to be handled with expertise and care. Throughout this stage the client will be kept informed of progress.
Installation, Dressing and Snagging
With construction and decoration completed we coordinate the delivery and installation of furnishings including window treatments and carpets. We often curate artwork and home accessories at this stage, to create the finished look, or we can dress your new interior with your existing treasures, to give each room your own personal stamp. Subject to the scope of our responsibility agreed at the start of the project we will manage the snagging process to ensure that the project is fully delivered according to the specification.