E-Design Process

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Home renovating can be daunting. The kind that makes you want to pull your hair out, waking up and screaming in the middle of the night. I can empathize because I’ve waited years for my new home. So I woke up one day (not really one day but you get it) and an epiphany hit me that the world will be a better place if there is someone who knows designs and is kind enough to lend me a hand while working within my budget.

How’s that?

And then for some reasons, I wanted to be that person. There is something magical about a home that speaks to you about the people who lives there.

E-Design is a service that offers flexibility, affordability and fast-delivery. There is no time wasted. You get to pull the triggers at your own comfort at your preferred time. Nowadays, people know their stuff and many are highly efficient in ordering items online. Does this sounds like you? Sometimes, we just need someone to point to the right direction. Let me show you the whole process.

// E-DESIGN PROCESS //

// FILL IN QUESTIONNAIRE, TAKE STYLE QUIZ //

// SEND YOUR MEASUREMENTS //

Use a measuring tape (above is what I have), draw it out like this by hand (you don’t need to do it on a computer). Or you can send the official floor plan if you have one. Provide as much info as you can (e.g. type of windows, location of any electrical socket(s), other permanent fixture(s) that you DO NOT plan to remove). The more you provide, the better and more accurate your design!

// SEND PHOTOS OF YOUR ROOM //

Unfortunately, I cannot stand further than this to capture a wider angle. Please do the OPPOSITE and try to send pulled-back shots of the entire room. I had to use indoor light because the room is VERY DARK even during daytime. If you wanna keep any existing furniture or fixture, take a shot of it.

// SEND YOUR INSPIRATION BOARD //

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The easiest way to create your inspiration board is via Pinterest. It’s really user-friendly; simply create an account and put in key words and before you know you are pinning away lots and lots of beautiful pictures!

Tell us what you like (and dislike). How do you want your room to function (e.g. we also watch TV on our bed)? Do you have pet(s)? After our communication, we’ll send you our quotation, straightforward. You approve it; :) we receive your payment and GET TO WORK. You’ll receive FUN stuff like these –

// WHAT YOU’LL GET – YOUR COLOR STORY //

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First, we’ll diagnose your style (it could be a mix of two to three styles). You’ll receive a link to a pin board (like above), so I know we’re on the same page. I don’t design on a template or reuse your board for other projects; what you get is custom designed for you. If you reply, “YES! This is what I want!”, we move forward to this –

// WHAT YOU’LL GET – YOUR MOOD BOARD //

E-DESIGN KATE DWELL IN STYLE MOOD BOARD

wall hooks // frame with 2 knobs // artworks // cushion // bed // wall lamp // nesting tables // painting // rug // cabinet // desk // work lamp // chair on castors // bench // chest of drawers // table lamp base // table lamp shade

If you’re happy with every single item shown here, we proceed to plug them into a floor plan for you –

// WHAT YOU’LL GET – FLOOR PLAN, SHOPPING GUIDE //

The shopping guide is a list of recommended items for your space and your style. Simply click the links so you can order them online. You may also purchase them in actual store(s). In any case that you are not able to buy the exact item (e.g. discontinued), you can easily replace with something similar because the dimensions, color and texture are all provided for you. Follow your mood board and you will never stray too far.

// WHAT YOU’LL GET – YOUR 3D DESIGN //

Gladly styled for you; with ACTUAL suggested wall arts so you get a good sense of the finished space. Stylish AND functional. No taking down walls, no excessive waiting or living with renovation. You’re literally able to continue your lifestyle in the space while the design happens, which is why this service is for EVERYONE. Even if you’re renting or living with parents, we want to make it your dream room! Remember, you can carry most if not all items with you to a new place even if you were to move out.

Then there is another kind of design for folks who want to renovate their homes. And yes, we welcome homeowners who have not yet collected their keys. Open concept space planning, kitchen and wardrobe storage planning (allocating shelves or drawers according to YOUR needs), just to name a few.

Before you head over to here and here, I want to be upfront about budget. Be realistic about how much you want to spend, the quote is design fee only, excludes furniture. Let us know if you have a flexible budget like say, you are fine with buying the furniture over time. We’ll talk about your budget or any preferred stores before you receive your shopping guide.

I’m sure you are aware that it’s not cheap to hire a designer. I pride myself for creating personalized and NOT generic designs, it takes time and effort. Generic designs are easy, and boring. Creating spaces that are beautiful, functional that is pull together and full of personality takes a lot of time; which is why we save your time and money by going digital and letting you order your furniture yourself (with our personalized guide, of course).

If you think this sounds just right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us; it’s just a simple form away.

All words and images by me.

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