How do you work and what are your fees? Can I use your design services even though I don't live locally?
At Wesley Barrell Interiors we work with clients in two different ways:
1. If you live local to us
We offer the traditional Interior Design service whereby clients visit our showroom, and one of our Interior Designers will work closely together with the client, to choose a variety of fabrics, wallpapers, paints and trimmings etc. to create a bespoke individual scheme.
For local customers, we usually recommend a visit to our extensive showroom initially, followed by a visit to your home by one of our Interior Designers.
The starting point for an Interior Designer is always fact finding – getting to know the client, and their likes and dislikes, as we believe this is just as important as focussing on the key design elements of the room – this way, not only will the result be a well designed room, but one which reflects your own personality, and where you feel completely 'at home'.
An initial consultation is free of charge, and will allow you both to get to know one another, discuss the proposed project and first thoughts on colours, designs etc. At this point our Designer will be able to advise on costs – wherever possible we absorb our design fee within fabric purchase and making up costs.
2. For clients living further afield
For customers who live too far away for a personal visit to be feasible, we still offer a personal service, but without a personal visit.
Over the past few years, people's lifestyles have changed, and for those clients who lead very busy lives, or live too far away for a visit, the Internet has transformed the way we work.
With an experienced and knowledgeable Designer at the other end of the 'phone or keyboard, we can save a huge amount of time and cost.
The old adage ' a picture speaks a thousand words' is also very true in this process, so we would ask you to send us photos of your home ( if you were really happy with how you had decorated your previous home, old photos of that would be interesting to see too). A photo of the whole room plus close ups of any key features would be great.
If you are able to send us a copy of the Estate Agents particulars for your home that would be helpful, as often these include floor plans and further photographs, which help us to form a better overall impression of your new home.
We also have a client questionnaire for you to complete, and return to us with your photos and plans.
One of our Designers will then contact you to confirm we have received these, and to talk through the details with you. We will then start to work on your scheme, bringing together fabrics, wallpapers, paint colours etc. During this process we will contact you again to discuss ideas, and once we are happy with the scheme, we will create a personalised mood-board for you.
The standard fee for this service is £150 per room, which may be refundable if you decide to commission us to go ahead with the proposed scheme, depending on the time spent on the proposal and the value of the subsequent order placed.
Please let us know if you would like to discuss our services further.