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From ordinary to exceptional

Our design process in detail

The design journey

Join us on a virtual journey to discover how we take the ordinary and make it exceptional. Using an ordinary, compact London apartment as our base we will take you through the various creative, sourcing and project processes, that deliver our truly special spaces. 

 

With the same 3D and visual technology that we use to wow our clients and immerse them in the final result, we will demonstrate our love for design and innovation.

We'll also show you how we incorporate different styles, solutions and approaches to create unique spaces with functional solutions based on client requirements, and give you behind the scene insights into costs, time spent and challenges. 

Explore the phases below: 

1.  Site Survey, 3D Modelling, first phase 360 Walk through and collaboration environment

2. Design boards, inspiration, concept development (coming soon)

3. Sourcing and Procurement (coming soon)

4. Final Concept Presentation (coming soon)

5. Implementation (coming soon)

Site Survey, 3D Modelling, first phase 360 Walk through and collaboration environment

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Depending on the size, type and complexity of a project a survey should not take more than a few hours, with drawings following a few days later. Kitchens, bathroom and fitted joinery will usually require additional trade surveys. 

Basic site surveys usually coincide with a design consultation and basic room measurements are sufficient to kick things off. However if the project requires a more detailed survey this will usually be charged at a flat rate and starts from £800 for a small flat.

 

For this example, we started with an agent's floor plan to get basic dimensions, followed by an onsite survey to fill in detail.

It's important to remember that people are being paid for their time and accuracy and the value to you is piece of mind that things are done correctly and mistakes are avoided.  

Before we can get started we need to get detailed information about your space. Whether we are installing window treatments or helping with an architectural design we usually conduct a detailed site survey to ensure we are working to accurate measurements and other construction details. If you are already working with an architect their pdf or dwg files are perfect to get us started.

This information forms the basis of our 3D model that we will use throughout the project to develop design concepts, communicate design intent and create detailed specifications for FF&E. trades and custom work. 

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Floor Plans

Virtually real

All our projects start with a digital twin - a computer generated 3D representation of a physical space. 

By creating a digital version of an existing space (or a space that is yet to be built) we are able to immerse ourselves into a level of detail that is usually only possible on site or only much later in the build process. This allows for efficiencies, cost savings and problem identification early on in the design and build process. 

We specifically use this tool so that design concepts can be visualised and interacted with before any decisions are made, allowing us and our clients to explore a variety of ideas in situ.  

We use this process for layout planning, FF&E selection, concept development, architectural review and technical specification. We are also able to work out how best to phase more complicated projects by being able to visualised the build process. 

Overall this solution adds immense value to our clients as it goes beyond simply presenting a design idea, but instead provides informed decision making and project certainty.

Depending on the size and complexity of a project a digital twin can be time intensive to set up, however it saves much more time down the line.

Typically the cost of a digital twin is built into the design fee and is often determined by the time that goes into preparing the files and how frequently it needs updating. 

Whilst presenting visuals have become almost expected on certain projects, one should not underestimate the skill, time and tools they require. 

Take a closer look

Creating immersive 360 degree walk throughs allows our clients to get a sense of their space early on in a project. For a new build this is invaluable as this gives our clients the ability to see their design, layout and material decisions in situ before committing to them, not only giving piece of mind but also avoiding costly mistakes and regrets down the line. 

For existing spaces it gives our clients the opportunity to see their space in a neutral, uncluttered condition before we start adding elements. This way you are free to explore options without being visually biased to existing colours, installations or pieces. 

Once ready, we start adding design elements to bring the space to life.

Below you can explore our humble London apartment stripped down to a very blank canvas. 

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Design boards, inspiration, concept development

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs, challenges, preferences and tastes. Budgets are usually set up by this stage and these often inform how much bespoke work will be done, which suppliers we will consider and what finishes we will go for. The objective is always a balance between function and aesthetic within our client's parameters. 

At Siblingz Interiors we work with clients who trust us to make the most of their spaces and create something special and individual. Over the past few years, we have increasingly been working with clients who prioritise quality and longevity over fashion and who want to make the most of their space, especially if they are compact. 

Depending on the size, type and complexity of a project a survey should not take more than a few hours, with drawings following a few days later. Kitchens, bathroom and fitted joinery will usually require additional trade surveys. 

Basic site surveys usually coincide with a design consultation and basic room measurements are sufficient to kick things off. However if the project requires a more detailed survey this will usually be charged at a flat rate and starts from £800 for a small flat.

 

For this example, we started with an agent's floor plan to get basic dimensions, followed by an onsite survey to fill in detail.

It's important to remember that people are being paid for their time and accuracy and the value to you is piece of mind that things are done correctly and mistakes are avoided.