We are often asked to design and specify one-off rooms for clients who live a distance away, so to enable us to provide our services at the very best value, we are now offering a brilliant new way we can work with you.
Introducing the 'Virtual Room Design Service'
For a fixed fee per room we will provide a complete room schematic with layout, mood board, lighting, materials and furnishings suggestions and where to purchase. These will be presented to you by Julia on a 30 minute recorded video with a complete download of the virtual mood board, drawings and links to suggested items. The video will be yours to download and refer to as you wish.
How it works
1. On purchase/ gifting, you will be directed to a comprehensive 'Design Pack' including an online questionnaire to complete for Julia and the team along with photos and measurements of the room. Don't worry, clear instructions will be given on how to take the photographs and measure! We can also work from architect's plans where required.
The Design Pack includes -
+ An online questionnaire to complete to describe the room as it is, what is/ isn't working, what changes you'd like to make, what furniture and furnishings you are keeping/ what will be replaced, what the room will be used for, who will be using it, about you/ your family, the budget you are comfortable with for the project etc.
+ A 'style guide' to help you ascertain your stye preferences if you are struggling with which direction to take. But please don't worry if you're unsure. We're here to guide you to make choices you'll be thrilled with.
+ A guide to photographing the room, how to determine wall structure and how to measure.
+ A personal upload link to send your Design Pack to us.
2. Once we have received your Design Pack at Kendell+Co HQ, we will schedule a 20-30minute Zoom consultation with Julia to discuss your project and run through your questionnaire. It is vital for Julia to understand your vision and this can only be done with any real authenticity by a face to face chat!
3. Depending on our current schedule we will provide your Virtual Room Scheme between 10-21 days from the initial consultation. You will be able to download all items or access them online indefinitely.
You will receive:
+ A complete 2D dimensioned layout
+ A virtual, bespoke materials/mood board
+ A suggested lighting layout (please note, any suggestions are purely
for consideration as we will not be taking a site survey)
+ Materials and furnishings suggestions and where to purchase
+ A 30 minute recorded video by Julia to present the new room scheme,
explain her thoughts and provide ideas for the new room
£ 675.00 per small room up to 14 sq metres floor area
£ 775.00 per medium room between 15-30 sq metres floor area
£ 875.00 per large/ open plan area 31-50 sq metres floor area
Why should I choose the Virtual Room Design Scheme?
Julia is in great demand as a designer but has always believed in accessibility and breaking through the 'elitist' attitude in interior design. Believing everyone should experience a home that is beautifully designed and creates a great energy to thrive in, Julia has created a professional 'one stop' experience to enable people far and wide to draw on her 30 year's experience. The Kendell+Co VRDS offers a fixed-price, quick and easy solution for your interior design requirements.
Does Julia create the schemes?
Yes, Julia is involved throughout the entire process. Her team collates the moodboards and materials/ shopping list but all to her direction.
Can you provide 3D photographic visuals?
If required to visualise exactly what the room will look like, we can provide CGI's of the finished room. These range from £195 to £400 dependant on complexity.
Can I purchase this as a gift?
Yes absolutely! On purchase, let us know it's for a gift and we'll send a personalised Gift Email to the lucky recipient on the day of your choosing.
Can the gift email be sent on a specific day?
Yes, there is an automated option to send the email on an exact date and with a personal message from you to the recipient.
What rooms can you design?
We will design any room in your property with the exception of bathrooms (these need to be site-surveyed).
Why do you need to know a budget?
In order for us to suggest appropriate alterations to layout and ascertain a comfortable level of expenditure for furnishings it is imperative we understand your total budget for the project and individual items. We don't wish to waste your design time with us by suggesting works and furnishings above your budget level.
Do you provide paint colours?
Yes, the scheme will contain all finishes for the room including suggested paint colours and wallpaper if appropriate. We will determine which paint manufacturer you prefer to use as part of the consultation process. As it is difficult when not visiting to see the room, we might send you some paint sample boards to photograph in the room to, between us, make the perfect choice.
I have more than one room to decorate?
No problem at all. We suggest if you have more than 3 rooms to contact us directly to discuss your project in more depth.
My house is pretty 'ordinary'.. is it worth having a Virtual Room Scheme??
Even more so!! It can be really difficult to design a 'boxy' room with standard height ceilings and little architectural detail. That's where good design really comes into it's own. Julia prides herself on turning ordinary houses into extraordinary homes.
Can you supply the furnishing items?
We can supply most items we suggest if required and will certainly do so if we think we can save you some money, but often our clients will purchase their own goods and arrange their own deliveries. We can recommend nationwide suppliers but often you will obtain best quotes by speaking with local businesses (and we always promote buying local wherever possible).
Will you organise the tradespeople?
No, sorry, we are not able to project manage any VRS projects but we will be available to assist throughout the project to answer any queries that crop up. We want you to enjoy the process and have a great end result.
Can you recommend tradespeople?
Occasionally we can suggest tradespeople whom Julia has had a great experience working with on DIYSOS and with her private client builds, but unless we are project managing, we prefer not to 'recommend' as such.
What if I am not happy with the room scheme?
We want you to be beyond happy with your new interior. If for any reason you aren't 100% delighted with the proposal, we will revise the scheme for you. We offer a no-quibble guarantee.. guaranteed!