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A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer

A Day in the Life of an Interior Designer

Although my days are usually very varied, and often frenetic depending on the stage of a project, I thought I’d share a view of what a typical day at SPG Interior Design looks like… 8:00 – 9:00am: My working day begins. First, I’ll look through my bullet point list,...

Colour Psychology for Interiors

Colour Psychology for Interiors

Colour has a huge impact on how we feel and see the world around us, and it plays an important part when it comes to interior design. Different colours can influence and affect our perceptions. And this is why you will see certain colour combinations used in office,...

(Part 5of5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

(Part 5of5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

Post Completion In my final article about the interior design process, I’m going to look at what happens Post-Completion after a project comes to a close. At the ‘end of defects’ period (if applicable, this is generally 6 or 12 months from completion), the interior...

(Part 4 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

(Part 4 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

Construction Phase In my fourth article in this series, I’m going to take you through the Construction Phase of an interior design process. Once the design, budget and programme are approved, and any regulatory approvals obtained, the project moves to the construction...

(Part 3 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

(Part 3 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

Costing & Approvals Stage In my third article on this subject, I’m going to take you through the Costing and Approvals Stage of a standard interior design process. First, the outline costs will be updated to reflect the detailed design package (this stage is...

(Part 2 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

(Part 2 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

Detail Design Stage In my second article about the interior design process, I’m going to walk you through the Detail Design Stage. There are a number of areas to consider that you might not realise an interior designer has to get involved with. At the Detail Design...

(Part 1 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

(Part 1 of 5) How Does the Interior Design Process Work?

Concept Stage Many people see interior design as simply paint colours, cushions and picking furniture. But if you’re a business that relies on having striking interiors that appeal to your customers, then you’ll know that the design process is much more than just...

My Interior Design Story: from Crayons to Career

My Interior Design Story: from Crayons to Career

I was always destined for a creative job. At an early age, the signs of interior design were there, even in the way I would play. As a toddler, I took my crayons and coloured in the space between the skirting board and the underside of my Mom and Dad’s bed. I loved...