INTERIOR DECORATION

INTERIOR DECORATION / AS WRITTEN BY THE AUSTRALIAN OXFORD DICTIONARY :
INTERIOR DECORATION: THE DECORATION OF THE INTERIOR OF A BUILDING OR ROOM, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD FOR COLOUR COMBINATION AND ARTISTIC EFFECT.

Interior Design focuses on the form of a space, ensuring layouts work functionally and harmoniously. Interior Decorating, on the other hand, comes after the interior design has been completed. Think of it as the final layer. Decorating includes your colour selections, loose furniture, window treatments – pretty much anything that could be packed up and transported when you move out (minus the paint on the walls). After we have designed and / or renovated your beautiful new home, you may want to add any of the below packages as the finishing piece to the puzzle. We have found that once a house (or room) is newly transformed, your old furniture may look a little out of place.  We can also upgrade these pieces to ensure everything looks as though it was planned with purpose.  You can select any of the packages below individually, or add them on top of a design package

INTERIOR FINISHES PACKAGE

COST $650

WHAT DO I GET FOR THAT?

Not only will you be receiving the best in designs but you’ll also have access to the latest products and finishes on the market.
This set design package it is inclusive of the following;


• General floor coverings (tiles, carpet, timber)
• General internal paint colours
• Feature internal wall coverings (wallpaper, timber cladding, tiles)
• Advice for window furnishings (curtains and blinds) – we will provide you with ideas as to what style of window treatments, type of fabric, fabric colours will look best. You can then take our ideas to a window furnishing supplier who can provide you with a quote.
Our recommended provider is Barnes Interiors. For an additional $500 we can arrange an in-home measure and quote (30 minutes allowed for this), as well as accompany you to Barnes Interiors to help select your window furnishing fabrics (up to one hour allowed for this meeting).
• Internal fabric selections for any existing furniture pieces that can be reupholstered
• Selection of cornices, skirting boards and architraves
• Selection of door hardware
• Advice on staircase design and finish (concept images provided, staircase manufacturer to provide engineered drawings)

*Note: If you are adding this finishes package on to multiple design packages (or within our full home design package), we will make all of your selections for ALL rooms within the allocated excursion. This allows us to create a harmonious feel throughout your home. Depending on the number of packages we can allow up to one full day for this excursion.

If you opt for this package without the attachment of a design package the following process will take place:

Meeting One

In our first meeting, we will come out to your project space / home. Here we will document and measure the areas that can be worked with as required. If you are building a new home, we will meet over coffee at our design studio. This first meeting is all about us finding out exactly what you are looking for. Your brief is an important starting point. In saying that, by no means do you need to know every single detail, but if you’ve seen things that you like, or have photographs, this is the best time to share them.
We will discuss your budget and time frame considerations.

Meeting Two

Based on your brief from our first meeting, our design team will put together a selection of samples we believe will best suit your home and match the look you are after. These will include paint colours, feature wallpapers and floor coverings etc.
This second meeting (held at our design studio), will present you with our selections in person. You will then be emailed a final pdf copy of your selections which you can give to your builder for pricing.

Note: If this package is part of our Full Home Design package and you have engaged us for our design management services, all custom made items will be quoted and presented in our final meeting.

Examples shown below do not indicate product names, description or costs due to client confidentiality. Each example is custom designed for our individual client.

EXTERIOR FINISHES PACKAGE

COST $950

WHAT DO I GET FOR THAT?

Not only will you be receiving the best in designs but you’ll also have access to the latest products and finishes on the market.
This set design package it is inclusive of the following;

Items that are included for selection in this package are as follows;
• TWO different options showing separate potential colour / finishes schemes – this includes paint colours, render colours, cladding options, window & door frame finishes, roof finish & colour, gutter & fascia finishes and front & garage door finishes
• TWO 2D sketchup drawings of the front facade of your home indicating the colour/finish locations
• External privacy screen options
• External lighting and ceiling fan options
• External tiles options if required

Whether your existing home is looking tired or if you are building a new home, this is the package for you. As you know, street appeal plays a big role in a property’s value – not only from a monetary point of view, but also in how you feel when you pull up into your driveway each evening. Having the right colour combinations and finishes working harmoniously is key to ensuring your home is looking the best it can be.

*Note: If you are adding this finishes package on to multiple design packages (or within our full home design package), we will make all of your selections for ALL rooms within the allocated excursion. This allows us to create a harmonious feel throughout your home. Depending on the number of packages we can allow up to one full day for this excursion. 

If you opt for this package without the attachment of a design package, the following process will take place:

Meeting One

In our first meeting, we will come out to your home. If you are building a new home, we will meet over coffee. This first meeting is all about us finding out exactly what you are looking for. Your brief is an important starting point. In saying that, by no means do you need to know every single detail, but if you’ve seen things that you like, or have photographs, this is the best time to share them. You are to provide BIRDBLACK DESIGN with a copy of your exterior house elevations and floorplan. If it is a new build we will require the DWG file.

Meeting Two

Based on your brief from our first meeting, our design team will put together two exterior finishes options. Each option will outline our suggestions for the exterior finishes, including items such as the roof, wall cladding, paint colours, feature cladding etc.
This second meeting (held at our design studio), will present you with our selections in person. You will receive two A3 printed copies and a pdf version of these options. Whichever option you select can be given directly to your builder. If this package is part of our Full Home Design Package, we will include these selections into the selections list.​

Note: Examples shown do not indicate product names, description or costs due to client confidentiality. Each example is custom designed for our individual client.

FURNITURE SELECTION PACKAGE

COST $800 (per room)

WHAT DO I GET FOR THAT?

Items that are included for selection in this package are as follows:
• Loose furniture (lounges, armchairs, dining sets, bed suites, office desks etc.)
• Decor Accessories (lamps, trinkets for display, floor rugs, cushions, throws etc.)
• Artwork
• Internal fabric selections for any existing furniture pieces that can be reupholstered
• Printed CAD drawing which shows the floorplan of each room with furniture drawn to scale (as required)
• Final selection list of all furniture and accessories selected 

Our furniture selection package is specifically tailored to you and your home.
Rest assured you will have a one of a kind look that will be an extension of your taste and personality.

If you opt for this package in addition to any of our design packages, we will make these selections towards the end of your project, once we know what remaining budget we have to work with.

Furniture is the last layer of the cake to be installed into your new space. You now have a brand new interior and the time has come to add a splash of personality to complete the look. The reason we leave this until after the design process has taken place, is so you know exactly how much you have left to spend on furniture and accessories. Furniture is great because it not only aids in making a house feel like a home, but you can rearrange it, take it with you if you move, or recycle it to other people when you’re finished with it. 
If you opt for this package without the attachment of a design package, the following outline will take place:

Meeting One

In our first meeting,we will come out to your project space/home. Here we will document and measure the areas that can be worked with as required. We will also take note of any existing items you would like to keep. This first meeting is all about us finding out exactly what you are looking for.
Your brief is an important starting point. In saying that, by no means do you need to know every single detail, but if you’ve seen things that you like, or have photographs, this is the best time to share them. We will discuss your budget and time frame considerations.

Meeting Two

Based on your brief from our first meeting, our design team will put together a selection of furniture options we believe will best suit your home and match the look you are after. This will include loose furniture pieces, artwork, samples of upholstery fabrics and accessories. At this meeting you will be presented with A3 colour print outs of our suggestions which will include photos of the items, descriptions and pricing.

We work with a lot of designer wholesalers so get ready to see some very unique and stunning pieces that aren't available direct to the public! With this exclusive selection also comes the perk of receiving our handy designer discounts. 
We use our eye for design and knowledge of what is available to produce for you the perfect group of selections. This is of course why you're putting your trust in engaging a professional.

Please note once we present our selections, you have available below the number of changes per room:
2 x Large pieces
2 x Small pieces

Once our selections are finalised, you will receive via email a pdf which will outline each item you’ve selected, its cost and its estimated availability. You now have the option to order your items via BIRDBLACK DESIGN or to use our selections as a source of inspiration for your own shopping trips.
If you wish to view any items before purchasing, we can advise which showrooms have each item on display. You can make the trip to Sydney at your own leisure but please note due to the nature of purchasing wholesale, not all items are available on display.

Should you wish to proceed ordering through us (including any custom-made items), this will now be organised. We can also arrange to install your selections within your home. Installations will be at an additional charge.

Whether you have a single room you'd like to furnish, an entire home or a commercial space we can tailor this package to suit your requirements.

*Furniture Consultations usually take place on Saturdays.

 Note: Examples shown do not indicate product names, description or costs due to client confidentiality. Each example is custom designed for our individual client.

LIGHTING DESIGN PACKAGE

COST $750
(per floor level)

WHAT DO I GET FOR THAT?

Items that are included for selection in this package are as follows:
• Selection of ALL internal and external light fittings throughout the home as required, including general lighting, task lighting and feature lighting
• Electrical plan indicating location of all specified light fittings and their switch locations. Power points, TV points, USB points, data points will all be shown on the plan.

If you have signed up to any of our other packages, we will draw the electrical plan based off our existing drawings.  

If you haven’t signed up to any of our other packages and only wish to proceed with our lighting design package, we will require an accurate copy of your house plans to be given to us at our first appointment.


Having the correct light fittings in the correct locations can make or break a space. Lighting plays one of the biggest roles in making an interior functional. As an example, it seems a waste to design a beautiful bathroom only to have lighting which casts shadows over your face when looking in the mirror.

Lighting selection is yet another layer that is necessary in ensuring your new space works effectively and efficiently. In this package, we specify every light fitting within a home inclusive of:
• General Lighting –the fittings that will light up the main areas
• Task Lighting – for in the kitchen and at the mirrors in bathrooms
• Feature Lighting – aesthetically these types of fittings really add wow factor to a space

Once the fittings are chosen, they are then drawn into the floorplan so the electrician knows where they need to be installed. The next part of the process is to design in the switching locations. Here we take our time and visualise the space so we can determine the most effective locations for switches. We also think about how many lights should be switched together in a zoning affect and whether or not they should be dimmable for those areas where you may require softer lighting.

Next we look at power points. We are confident you have probably lived in a house without enough! Not only do we ensure there’s more than enough, we locate them on the plan and notate if they have any special additions to them e.g. USB ports or multiple plug-in points.
The last stage is adding in any extra electrical points the electrician may need to be aware of. These can include ceiling fans, bathroom ducted fan kits, heated towel ladders, undertile heating, TV points and data connection points. 

Once finalised you will receive via email a pdf lighting plan that can be passed on directly to your electrician.