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Interior Design

Our mission

We are passionate about creating a sense of place through interior design and styling that is beautiful, resonant and enduring.

INNOVATIVE INTERIORS

Our interior design service perfectly complements our longstanding cabinetry and architecture functions and can extend past this. Working closely with our in-house artisans, we focus on giving shape to sustainable designs adaptive to client briefs. We like to play with nuances in textures, colour, patterns and materiality to evoke themes that marry the old with the new.

INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES

  • Design, development and styling for residential homes
  • Retail visual merchandising
  • Site analysis and layout optimisation
  • Fixtures, furniture and accessories procurement/design
  • Access to an extensive database of trusted tradespeople and suppliers
  • + much more

PROCESS

As part of this service, we collaborate with home and business owners, developers, architects, builders and artisans to deliver customised design solutions with a distinctive edge.

Our unwavering belief is that design creates a potent sense of place by capturing the stories of the people who inhabit them. In any memorable project, good design is front and centre of a space, never an afterthought.

This service covers projects of any scale, from a singular room to an entire house, office or retail space. Although not commonly known, the conceptual and early developmental stages of a project are usually the most complex. They require the highest level of design expertise, right-brain creativity and left-brain analytical thinking.

1. Briefing

We meet online or in-person to explore more deeply your brief, budget and goals based on your unique lifestyle. This includes how a space needs to be functional, cherished and last over time for you. 

Lisa then moves into the in-studio phase of research and conceptualisation to ensure the most efficient use of your resources – and to ensure design success from the outset.

2. PRELIMINARY DESIGN

We present the visual concepts to you for the first phase of feedback to ensure we are on the same page with our mutually agreed goals. This may take the form of schematic sketch drawings, conceptual mood boards, preliminary finishes and materials.

3. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

The next step is to source the best products and materials to suit your project’s timeframes, budget, and vision.

Lisa then compiles preliminary documentation such as architectural drawings, rendered imagery, schedules and material sample boards to communicate the design’s intentions.

4. DOCUMENTATION + SPECIFICATION

The design revisions are finalised so we can draw up specific detail-rich documents that can be used by tradespeople, artisans and other suppliers.

5. CONSTRUCTION + INSTALLATION

To free up your time and ease the entire process, we can manage all parts of the project for you, including

  • ordering materials and products
  • liaising with trades, suppliers and manufacturers
  • ensuring efficient, quality and safe installation of all specified items.

6. STYLING + HANDOVER

This is when we execute the interior styling vision. From arranging new furnishings and accessories for the home, to rearranging existing loved personal treasures with a fresh eye, we ensure everything is immaculate for our clients to move in.

We get your final sign-off and deliver you a warranty and other bits of final paperwork. Voila!

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FAQ

Once the criteria for the Essentials package have been exhausted, any more time will be charged hourly.

We have formulated this package based on six years of research. We have analysed our clients’ journey from research and development through to quote acceptance for one bespoke designed quality kitchen for the average family home.

We discovered that 90% of clients who have already researched their design and lifestyle needs for their cabinetry would run with their first strong idea because it is the most considered concept.

The purpose of the package is a concise way for our seasoned professionals to take a pragmatic approach to refine your considerations.

If you find this package does not suit your needs, then we recommend selecting the Comprehensive option, where you can allow time to explore more options.

  • Return travel to and from our Mullumbimby workshop
  • Materials selection
  • Room measurements
  • Design layout and spacial planning
  • Research
  • Negotiating the best prices with our suppliers
  • Proposal preparation
  • Other necessary documentation and administration activities

 

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Legacy of the Antipodes holds the rights to our unique style of flood-resilient cabinets that have been engineered, designed and tested to meet our renowned high standards.

While we can accept input from other design professionals, we expect to spend time researching and verifying the design to ensure it meets our standards.

Suppose you have already engaged with a reputable, experienced professional interior designer or architect. In that case, it is normal for us to receive, in the first instance, a set of finalised floor and elevation plans that include measurements and a specified list of materials (product schedule). Each designer’s methodology and scope of works can be different.

If plans are missing details, we may be able to make a provisional price range which will have to be refined further during subsequent consultation time. During peak times, we request you return to your original designer for a complete design; otherwise, your will experience a delay in our process.

PRO TIP: The more detail your designer specifies, the less likely you will find unrealised costs across the entire construction project, not just cabinetry.

Yes, we love working on large projects like commercial shop fitting.

It is essential to ensure that all commercial projects are highly durable as they command higher usage than domestic ones. In addition, food premises need to ensure fit-outs are food-safe compliant.

Both front and back-of-house projects involve more research and are on a larger scale than domestic projects; therefore, we recommend working on the Comprehensive service.

From mid-2023, we will offer in-house Interior Design services with our Director, Lisa. She can assist with a comprehensive service for your entire home.

Currently, we only coordinate the benchtop manufacturing and any in-house metalwork.

Receiving payment confirms your booking.

Essential service payment is due at the time of booking.

Comprehensive service payment is due for the minimum hourly requirement.

Any work beyond the scope of the selected service will be charged hourly. Invoices will be issued weekly, or before if a proposal is ready to be sent.

Designs and proposals are not released until all outstanding invoices are paid in full.

Changes need to be notified in writing via email.

A minimum of two business days’ notice is required for rescheduling meetings. Clients will be sent additional administration fees (10% of the first service payment’s value) will be charged per occurrence.

If the rescheduling notice occurs within two business days before the meeting, 100% of the first service payment’s value will be forfeited.

Cancellations are not permitted once payment has been received.

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