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July 25, 2017

The interior design process for any project type should be a collaborative journey where the designer guides their client through a clear set of stages, from initial briefing through to completion of the build.  A clearly staged project program ensures there is clarity around the designer’s project deliverables, and the client’s obligations to give feedback and make decisions in a timely manner.  Each design stage should align with a clear invoicing schedule.  It is typical for an interior designer to charge an ‘engagement’ fee at the commence...

July 13, 2017

Designing interiors for retail presents a unique set of design challenges, underpinned by one basic objective; to make a sale.  Effective retail design does far more than match a branding colour, or select a merchandising display system.  A good retail designer will understand every element of their client’s product and design a retail experience that compels customer engagement. 

The first challenge is to pique customer interest, prompting a commitment to action (to walk in the door!)  Once inside the store, expert store planning cre...

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