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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need an Interior Designer?

If you’re unsure about what an Interior Designer does or how we may add value to your project, ask yourself these questions;

Does your home reflect you?

Almost anyone can buy furniture, select paint colours and move furniture around a room. Interior Designers will go beyond this, they sit down with you and discuss what your personal style is or help you create one if you’re uncertain. They will determine what finishes work best for your family and lifestyle and what will fit your budget. An Interior Designer can help you plan a space to fit your life and bring together all of the products and professionals to create the space you love.

Do you enjoy recreating your space?

Can you visualise how you would like your space to look like? If you were given an all white room with no furniture or finishes, could you pull together the space and be pleased with the results? If you enjoy these exercises you may not need an interior designer, you may have all the skills you need to seek online design inspiration to get started.

Our advice is to talk to an Interior Designer first.

Swift Designs offer a free consultation to come to your home or to a video consultation to assess your design dilemmas and walk you through your options. We have tiered pricing and service levels so can custom build a consulting package to suit your needs.
We can design, resource and install all products for you, or we can offer a sounding board for your ideas and products. It’s entirely up to you how much we do for you.

When is the best time to engage an Interior Designer?

The earlier the better! It won’t cost you more to engage us early in your planning process, it will only further ensure all decisions are thought through and the design is reflective of your unique needs.

Start by booking in your free consultation here.

What if I don’t know what my style is?

No problem! Simply download the guide to Interior Spatial Design to get started on solving this very common problem.

If doing the exercises in this guide isn’t your thing, start by enquiring about our Colour consultancy and styling service, this will help you immensely.

If you’re ready to book, you can do this here.

I just want to know how to plan out my space, can you help?
Great, yes we can help and best of all it’s free! Get started on creating your ideal liveable space by using this guide called Beautiful, Liveable Design Guide.

If doing the exercises in this guide isn’t your thing, start by enquiring about our Furniture Layout & Spatial Design service, this will help you immensely.

If you’re ready to book, you can do this here.

Can you describe your design process?
Working together with our client we will form a ‘brief’ to give the project direction and boundaries, so that we can select the right products for the job.

The ‘Concept’ ideas and options for the design solution are visually presented along with samples.

The outcome of this meeting then follows onto the ‘Development’ design stage which is a two-way conversation between the Designer and the Client. Openly communicating ideas ensures the design is reflective of the brief and is unique to the client involved. Quotations are typically provided at this stage of the project.

Within the final ‘Detail’ design stage, Swift Designs provides the information needed for a detailed room by room scheme that can be used by the sub-trades and building professionals. This information is critical to getting the job done right.

Do you do colour consultations?

Yes. No colour can stand alone, it goes hand-in-hand with texture and cannot be identified independently without considering the textural finish the colour hue will have. This is why Swift Designs offer a comprehensive Colour Consulting service that includes a full written specification for your painting & decorating tradesperson to follow.

Whether you want a punch of colour or a neutral timeless scheme, Swift Designs Colour Consultations will ensure your colour choices are cohesive with the home, the style and the purpose of the environment.

Will Swift Designs use a style that I don't like?
NO! Our specialty is to develop an understanding your style and incorporate this into your interior scheme. The Design will ensure that the products selected are suited to the purpose, environment and desired style. We won’t make those decisions for you; we will guide you with valuable advice and provide you with gorgeous products.

Often I am asked what is my own personal style. The answer to this is it doesn’t matter in the slightest. I am here to find out what is YOUR personal style.

How much will it cost?
Our consulting packages can be tailored to your needs. Our initial visit is free; this ensures you are happy with the consultation process with no commitment or pressure.
Prices start at $150 excl. for an interior paint scheme.
What about quotes?
Yes, Swift Designs offer free quotes on all window furnishings, lightshades, cushions, wallpaper and furniture. We offer great product pricing due to our 20 year history with our suppliers.

Most importantly, we ensure our design solutions work within your budget!

Download our free interior design guides, these are jam packed full of designer tips, tricks & tools for designing your own spaces and are a great (and free) way to get started!

Interior Spatial Planning Guide

Beautiful Liveable Design Guide

The best way to select colours

Do you need an Interior designer?