I am now accepting private bookings for May and June for my one-off 2 hr interior design and decorating consultations here in Bowral.
If you don’t live in the Highlands and are happy to travel here for a day trip for the appointment you can still book. Enjoy lunch in Bowral after the consult or a spot of shopping and make a day or weekend of it. Autumn is a beautiful time in the Highlands. I even have clients traveling from interstate.Ideal for those worried about the cost of hiring an interior designer, because you can enjoy the benefits of an interior designer getting as much advice, recommendations, expertise, suggestions and information as possible in the 2 hr consultation, knowing the price is set.If you live locally we can meet at your house or onsite, and work through all the decisions, problems and ideas. I you are visiting from out of town, then bring your folders, plans, Pinterest, magazine tear sheets, ideas and lists of questions, and we can accomplish a lot in 2 hrs.
Then if you feel you need more help at a later date, or wish to order products, fabrics, wallpapers, cushions and other soft furnishings, accessories or anything else, we can go from there. This consultation is ideal for those wanting advice on paint colours, decorating schemes, furniture layout, lighting, help and decisions with renovations/new builds, kitchen and bathroom design, fixtures and finishes, flooring, fabrics and wallpapers and much more. There is no commitment to further design required unless you want it. This consultation is designed to give you as much help and advice as possible for your home project with a capped time and cost, and then allow you to go ahead at your own pace. It can be overwhelming trying to make decisions and choices, finalise colours, fixtures, finishes, often with a husband or builder breathing down your neck (!), so having someone as a sounding board and to help you make decisions and move forward can be very useful and cost efficient.
There are two times available, 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Weekdays only. Although if you are traveling a distance then I am flexible with times.
Here are some testimonials from happy clients who have enjoyed the benefits of the 2 hr consultation.
“Although I had a rough idea of what I wanted, it was good to have a professional come along and point me in the right direction. Melinda offered great advice about colour, design and finishes- and suggested things I would never have considered! Definitely a worthwhile, time-saving investment. ” Alison Clark, Bowral
“Pinterest, Instagram….I was full of ideas, but overcome by indecision. Mel was able to focus me and provide me with the clarity I needed about my home. With her innate style, instinctive eye and years of experience, Mel provided me with beautiful recommendations and expert guidance on all of my decorating dilemmas. I absolutely loved meeting Mel, showing her through my home and incorporating all of her gorgeous advice. The results have been really beautiful.” Alice McDonough, Mosman
“Mel helped us to identify the key spaces, dimensions for furniture, artwork, and lighting. We found the use a mood board particularly useful as it enabled us to visualize the configuration of each area as well as providing examples of suitable pieces. The mood board also allowed us to go online and discuss the pieces. We actually managed to purchase almost all of the items in Sydney in a single trip.
Mel helped us develop a layout that would maintain a cohesive feel and flow as we moved through the house. We are so happy with the outcome and have the functional and stylish spaces we hoped for.
From our experience, Mel adds value to couples who reach road blocks on design aspects. It’s is a lot cheaper than marriage counselling! Ben & Ana Smedley, Bowral