Interior Design Questions & Answers

What does each element in the process mean?

At Tate Design we like to get to know as much about you so that we can ensure we provide solutions tailored to you and your needs. Therefore, as a first step we like to begin with a questionnaire. This is so that we can get an idea of your style, existing items you want us to work with, your budget and ideal timing.

From here we move to our initial consultation or e-styling service. This allows us to gain the full details of the project, measurements of the room (or rooms), and other aspects including lighting and window furnishings.

The next stage is the creation of the mood board. This captures a theme and inspiration for a room. It includes a design direction, textiles, paint colours, wallpaper, window furnishings, lighting, furniture and accessory ideas, and provides you with the overall look and feel of a space.

For some projects, included with the mood board is a shopping list. This list provides suggested products for a space, product images so you can see them, specific details (dimensions, colour etc), where you can source these from, and recommended retail prices if you would like to source and style the room yourself.

Don't have the time to do it yourself? Leave it to Tate Design to do the sourcing for you and the complete room set up.

A room set up is where Tate Design comes on site to style a space, place furniture and décor, hang frames and install window furnishings. We can also arrange tradespeople should you require painting or assistance with floor coverings for example.

Tate Design also provides you with an information pack which includes a list of retailers and suppliers who we especially like. This ensures our service continues long after we've left your home as it's the 'little THINGS THAT COUNT'.

How long will it take to receive a room design?

Tate Design works to a two week timeframe. Each project we treat individually, and therefore we require time to think through the needs of the room and what you would like to achieve.  

What is E-Styling and how does it work?

This is an online service and perfect for those who live outside the greater Wellington region or in Australia. Our correspondence can be completed via email or telephone as some clients prefer. Following initial contact, the process begins by providing you with an information starter pack. This includes details on firstly how to measure a room, and then how to analyse a room and look at different aspects, lighting etc. This information is then sent back to us where we develop a mood board and product recommendations as we do for all clients.

Tate Design will be with you every step of the way, whether it be for a full design process or there just to help you with a few elements.

I have everything already, but What do I do?

Tate Design can provide a styling and room set up service. This is where we come to your home, understand the space and lighting. From here we work our magic to create an amazing space. It’s the 'little THINGS THAT COUNT'; the finishing touches and eye for detail and Tate Design excels at these!

For our E-styling clients we are still here to help. Once you have provided us with the room specifications, we provide a detailed floor plan of where to place your furniture, accessories etc so that it is easy for you to place items remotely.

Can Tate Design make existing furniture work?

Yes we sure can.  Special family pieces can add something extra to a room. In addition, this is often a more cost effective option for clients and a service which we can provide to help you create a fantastic space.

are you able to fully project manage a job?

Yes. Tate Design has relationships with many trusted tradespeople and can manage the process from start to finish. This is a popular service with people becoming more time poor and needing that extra little bit of help and expertise.

Do you provide a design service for other rooms?

Whilst we specialise in children’s spaces, we can also help you with other areas of your home. This way you can create a theme throughout your home so that it flows seamlessly from one room to another.

can you do onsite design outside of Wellington?

We are more than happy to accommodate your needs. The only thing you need to consider is any travel outside of the greater Wellington region is at a client’s expense. Tate Design does provide an e-styling service which is available specifically to assist those outside of the greater Wellington region too.

Do you charge a photography sitting fee?

No we don't charge a sitting fee. We can provide you with frames and albums and can recommend some to match your home should you wish.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes we do. These are ideal for baby showers, birthday presents, grandparents, friends or relatives who would like to give a unique and really practical gift. Please contact us and we can discuss what you are hoping to achieve. From here we can arrange for a voucher to be sent to you or the intended recipient. The vouchers are personalised and need to be redeemed within six months of issue. Payment can be made via direct debit.

How can I contact Tate Design?

Contacting us is so easy. All you need to do is click on the ‘Our Contacts’ tab for our details. Please feel free to telephone or send us an email. If we are not available immediately, we are probably with a client or sourcing for a project, but we will respond to you as soon as we can!

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