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Our Process

Learn about how Swift Designs work with you create beautiful, practical and  functional interior design to fit your lifestyle, character, and space.

1. Initial Enquiry

If you’re looking for help with your new build, renovation or refurbishment project, and you like what you see here on our website, get in touch (link to book a consultation page) to see how we can help. If you’ve never embarked on an interior design transformation project before then you’re in the right place – we’re here to help you step by step through the process, ensuring you get the best possible results for your investment.

    2. Initial Consultation

    In our first conversation, we’ll establish the parameters of your project and advise on the various avenues available to you. Our detailed Brief Questionnaire helps you get crystal clear on what it is you want and need from your new space. The results from this then help us advise you with the best way forwards for your project. We then provide a comprehensive Project Proposal that includes all the service options that are best for your project.

    3. Design and Development

    There are 3 distinct phases to creating your design;

    Concept – explores your design tastes to guide decisions on what will work with you, your home and your budget.

    Development – here we select materials and identify features in your space, pull these together into a design plan and present these to you in 3D drawings. If there is construction included in your project, we coordinate quoting the design with your tradespeople.
    We also provide scheduled lists of the products needed for the design to come to life and coordinate quoting of everything in the design (as an added bonus, we pass on our preferred trade rates to you, to offset our design fees).

    Detail – Finally, we create Specification documents (for tile, paint, bathroom & kitchen, flooring & lighting) that your Tradespeople can follow to install your beautiful new design. These are supported with drawings of the floorplan and elevations to ensure everyone knows what goes where and how to install it.

    4. Appointing a Contractor

    If there is construction involved in your project, after the design phase is complete, and you’re delighted with the plans, it’s time to engage a contractor to undertake the work. We can work with someone you already know or provide recommendations of suitable tradespeople you can trust.

    If planning a New Build, you may already have your Contractor engaged and they will be consulted through the design Development phase to ensure your budgets are met.

    5. Implementing the Design

    As the build and/or installation phase of the project gets underway, we’re here to provide advice and guidance as the project progresses.  Unlimited telephone support is included as part of our service, we also do site meetings with the tradespeople and video consulting if your project is outside the Christchurch area.

    We arrange installation of all your interior finishes, wallpapers, window treatments & furniture delivery.

    6. After Care Service

    With Swift Designs you receive a continued aftercare service once the project is complete.  Whether that is simply being available to answer questions and offer advice on maintaining your interior, or if you need help to source new furniture or accessories to complete the project. You may even want to explore projects further afield, whatever it is, we’re here to help.

    7. Celebrations!

    To mark the completion of your new space, it’s time to plan the housewarming! Drinks and nibbles is a great way to share your new spaces with your family and friends and we love a good party!


    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

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