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The Stages of the Design Process

Updating your home with a coherent and natural interior space can take a considerable amount of time and a trained eye.  Lesley-Ann Interiors aims to assist clients translate their inspirations and ideas into well thought out aesthetically pleasing but practical spaces,  saving them both valuable time and money in the long run.

Whichever level of design service you require, each project will start with an initial consultation, which is free to customers in the local area.  This is then followed by the Design project.  Lesley-Ann Interiors also offer an e-design service for those clients who are further afield, or who will be implementing the new design themselves.

Stage 1 - First Meeting

interior design first meeting

The Initial meeting will take up to an hour. This time is spent getting to know you, and your requirements, budget and timeline.  You will be asked a number of relevant questions, take note of your existing furniture and take photographs of the space.  From this meeting I prepare a list of tasks and actions that I anticipate will be needed to complete your project together with a budget estimate for the consultation fees. Lesley-Ann Interiors also offer e-design boards for those clients who live further afield, or to those who plan to implement the new design themselves.

Stage 2 - Inspiration/ Mood Boards


An inspiration mood board will be created for your space. This is a Digital mood board that will help you visualise the overall scheme, giving you ideas of how the space can look including colours, wallpapers, fabrics, lighting, and possible furniture selections from what we discussed.   You may at this stage, choose to take the mood board and implement the design on your own at your own pace.

Stage 3 - Full Design and Decorative Scheme

Interior decorator choosing color

You will be presented with the initial design /Mood board options and discuss the design and scheme and furnishings in more detail, giving you advice and recommendations that best fit your chosen scheme.

Shopping days can also be arranged for you to get some inspiration ideas, try out the furniture or to have assistance in picking out items that will complement and match your scheme.

Stage 4 - Client Review and Delivery

interior design review

When the Design Concept is completed, it will send it to you for review. Once you have agreed the style and look for the room, the next step is to source the items to complete the project. I will draw up a plan for you to follow, and a shopping list all tailored to your budget.

If you are limited on time or would prefer for me to source and do the purchasing of the items on your behalf, this can be arranged.  The orders can be passed to you for placing directly, or I can arrange to place the orders on your behalf, whilst monitoring the budget and coordinate the delivery dates.

Stage 5 – Installation and Completion

interior design installation

One of the most important and exciting stages of a design process is the delivery and installation of the design and the items. If you would like to have me present at this time, I am available to you. I will assist in making the process run as smoothly as possible, and that all items are suitably placed within the space.

Add ons


Organising / Decluttering

If you need assistance to de-clutter or re-organising your storage and an extra pair of hands to help you with the job. I can assist you in re-organising your storage and helping you to use your space to its best potential, freeing up time in searching for your belongings!


If you require some guidance and help with purchasing items, I am on hand to join you on your shopping trip, whether it’s to test furniture or to find those perfect accessories to finish off your room.