Want to know ins and outs of my Interior Design process?
The Phases of Interior Design:
- Initial Consultation with Mel
- Scope of Works & Contract
- Deposit collected
Concept Design, Presentation Phase
- Trade Day: on-site measurements, photos and final criteria meeting
- Design & Documentation: execution of drawings, sourcing goods and services, procuring estimates
- Presentation: visual display of furnishings and materials
- Deposit collected
- All orders placed: delivery/ lead-times
- Budget & Progress Review
- Construction and Renovation begins
- Installation Period: orders received
- Furniture Installation & Styling
- Professional photography
- Defects: identified and resolved
- Project Closure Meeting: final invoices issued
Bespoke services I offer for your home or space
1:1 Interior Design Consultations
Book in for a 2 hour consultation. This can be a one-off service or ongoing throughout your project.
Pick my brain and ask ALL the questions. We can use this time to discuss everything about your project from paint colours, layout, materials, fixtures, finishes and furniture and styling.
Who is this service best for?
(Planning to build or renovate, building with a volume) builder and need advice, online clients, have 1 space to makeover.
What's included in this service?
A 2 hr consult face-to-face or online to discuss anything and everything related to your project and design options.
In-House Styling Session
In-House 3 hour Styling Session with Interior Designer & Stylist Melissa Rettore.
Additional linen, decor items & furniture can be purchased in a Mood Board Package
Mood Board Me package
Following an online interior consultation of your space, upload your pictures or floor plan.
I create a custom design concept and mood board according to your set budget along with personalised shopping list.
Personal Interior Styling service also available if you wish to have me order and style furniture & items in your space.
*interstate travel available
Frequently Asked Question
What should my budget be?
Your budget is up to you. Depending on the work required, set a budget that can get the job done well. Did someone say champagene taste on a beer budget? We can work with that !
Can I afford a designer?
The real question is, can you afford NOT to use a designer? Building or renovating is a huge investment and working with a designer will ensure the outcome goes exactly to plan.
Why do I need a designer?
An interior designer consolidates your ideas, screenshots from Insta and Pinterest and turns them into a reality. A designer is there to help you visualise the space with. a sketch or render, save you time and helps you avoid making costly mistakes! We source pieces and have ideas you may not have considered.
Can you style just one room?
Yes, my favourite type of jobs!
Can you help me design my kitchen? Renovate my Bathroom?
Yes & Yes! Book a Design Consult NOW!
Can you sketch it?
Yes, as long as you have a clear picture or idea of what you want.
How long does it take?
Each job depends on the scope of work, style of house and the finer details.
Styling can take a day, sketching can take 1-2 weeks and a full design service can be 6-12months.
What area of Melbourne do you service?
All over Melbourne. We are based in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, but travel all over Victoria.
E-design clients welcome.