E-DESIGN SERVICES

E-DESIGN SERVICES

I’ve received quite a few enquiries over the last couple of months about the interior e-design services I offer, here at Elly MacDonald Design, to clients in Singapore, the US and the UK. So I thought I’d save my sausage-fingers from some avoidable typing, and do a little blog summary of the ins and outs of this service. It’s essentially a more affordable version of a traditional interior design project.  In an e-design project, the client does all the non-design-y bits and pieces: the measuring up of the space, the purchasing and installing of all furniture, textiles and accessories, the sourcing and managing of contractors (where used), the dealing with any and all install bloopers {there’s always one!}, the styling, etc etc. The designer focuses on all the design-y bits and pieces: the technical floor plans and elevations, colour and textural palettes, pulling together the design schemes, managing budgets, factoring in lead times, and processing client feedback on the various design drafts issued. Unlike, ahem, some other firms {that shall remain nameless}, it’s very important to me that these projects are still as personal and non-generic as they would be if they were a full concept interior design service.  I make a huge effort to ensure that the designs are very specific to the client, their personal story, their interests and their family. So how does it actually work, I hear you ask? The client provides me with images of all four walls of each room to be designed, the dimensions of the space, images of any existing items of furniture/artwork/textiles to be incorporated, a link to their Pinterest board and...