Wisdom, Understanding & Knowledge

“By WISDOM a house is built, and through UNDERSTANDING it is established; through KNOWLEDGE its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”

Proverbs 24. v. 3&4

Interior Design & Project Management.

So, I am guessing you are here and wishing you had a Happy Home.

You have tried time and time again to start your home decoration projects and time and time again you start but don’t get them completed.  Your home looks a bit of a mish mash of trends, and trend has beens, and the walls, they are a patchwork of colour as you have experimented with paint tester pots.

Before you take a step further download my guide to colour.  It’s a explanation of the effects of colour on our lives, and will give you some insight into how designers such as myself, view colour and the importance of it in a design scheme for your home.

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A portfolio video of some of my projects.

Project Mentoring Programmes

If you are venturing into a Home Design project, and in many ways quite happy to go it alone, but feel as though you need a safe pair of hands  to catch you if you start to get a wobble about the myriad of decisions you are about to make, then my Project Mentoring and Accountability offers will be a great fit for you.

If the options below don’t provide what you need then get in touch and we can explore what will be best for you and your exciting project.

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By wisdom a house (home) is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”

Proverbs 24. 3-4

Wisdom – £600.00

Wisdom Mentoring includes:

3 sessions via telephone or Zoom, total of 4 hours – 1st call 1 hour and with 2nd and 3rd calls 90 mins each (all calls to be taken within 28 days of the first call).

Includes spreadsheets, checklists, infographics etc as required to kick start your project.  (Tailored to you and your project needs).

These sessions are with Julie Stevens and are tailored to your personal needs.  Calls are a combination of teaching and questions and answers and ‘homeplay’.

This is not a done for you design service.  

Your next step (depending on the size of your project), will be the Understanding or Knowledge mentoring packages.

  • Gain clarity on your project concept, objective and outcomes.

  • Become confident in setting and managing your budget. 

  • Know how to apply the Design Process to your project so you will not waste time, energy and finances.

  • Obtain wisdom on ALL that is required to complete a successful design project.

  • Start on your journey of discovering your unique design style.

These calls will give you guidance on where to start and enable you to get started on Creating your Happy Home.

This programme is ideal if you are just starting out on a home design adventure.

You want to Create your Happy Home. 

You may be starting off with the decoration or refurbishment of one room or you may want to create more space with an extension, or conversion.  You may be embarking on a large refurbishment of the whole property.

However, you are not sure where to start.  You have lots of ideas from online sites, magazines and TV programmes but no idea how to progress with a budget and design scheme, or how to appoint and manage contractors.

These sessions are ideal for you if you are looking to start work on your project in 3-6 months time.

 

Understanding – £800.00

Understanding Mentoring includes:

6 x 1 hour sessions via telephone or Zoom, total of 6 hours – plus an optional 2 x 30min emergency calls, spread over a maximum of 8 weeks.

Includes spreadsheets, checklists, infographics etc as required to support you during your project.  (Tailored to you and your project needs).

These mentoring sessions are with Julie Stevens and are tailored to your personal needs.  Calls can be a combination of teaching and questions and answers.

This is not a done for you design service.  

This programme is geared towards your needs during your project.  The sessions are tailored as your project progresses.  Discussions could include:

  • Refining your design scheme – colours, paints, wallpaper choices

  • Choosing the style and designs for window dressings

  • Space planning – room layouts

  • Lighting design and selection

  • Furniture choices – style, size and finish

  • Artwork

  • Accessories

  • Working with and managing contractors

  • Your responsibilities and your contractors responsibilities

In addition you will have access to my sample and procurement service for any paints, wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.

You will have access to my ‘black book’ of trade suppliers.

This mentoring package is ideal for you if you are embarking on a one or two room redecoration/refurbishment project.  It could be your first project in your new home or your first project appointing contractors.

Projects of this type usually take 8 weeks or less.  If you did the ‘Wisdom Mentoring Programme’ then this is an ideal follow up. 

This is NOT a done for you design service. 

The calls will help you make decisions and gain clarity on your design scheme as you continue to discover your unique design style preferences. 

If you encounter problems during your project you can schedule a 30 minute emergency call (outside of the pre scheduled calls) if required – maximum of 2.  

Spread sheets, checklists, etc will be provided as needed.

Site visits are NOT included but can be scheduled if required.  Fees for the site visits will be dependant upon location and time spent on site.

Knowledge – £1400.00

Knowledge Mentoring includes: 

12 x 1 hour sessions via telephone or Zoom, total of 12 hours – plus an optional 2 x 30min emergency calls, spread over a maximum of 16 weeks.

Includes spreadsheets, checklists, infographics etc as required to support you during your project.  (Tailored to you and your project needs).

These mentoring sessions are with Julie Stevens and are tailored to your personal needs.  Calls can be a combination of teaching and questions and answers.

This is not a done for you design service.

 

This programme is geared towards your needs during your project.  The sessions are tailored as your project progresses.  Discussions could include:

  • Refining your design scheme – colours, paints, wallpaper choices

  • Choosing the style and designs for window dressings

  • Space planning – room layouts

  • Lighting design and selection

  • Furniture choices – style, size and finish

  • Artwork

  • Accessories

  • Working with and managing contractors

  • Your responsibilities and your contractors responsibilities

In addition you will have access to my sample and procurement service for any paints, wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.

You will have access to my ‘black book’ of trade suppliers should your own contractors let you down.

This is NOT a done for you design service.  The calls will help you make decisions and gain clarity on your design scheme as you discover your unique design style preferences.  If you encounter problems during your project you can schedule a 30 minute call (outside of the pre scheduled calls) if required – maximum of 2.  

Spread sheets, checklists, etc will be provided as needed.

Site visits are not included but can be scheduled if required.  Fees for the site visits will be dependant upon location and time spent on site.

The Knowledge Mentoring Programme is ideal for you if you are embarking upon a project of a longer duration where a main contractor is engaged, and you, as the client is responsible for all design choices and the managing of your contractors.

You have already contractually engaged with your contractor/builder (or about to) and you are looking for them to provide a complete turnkey service.  You have not secured the services of a professional design team – eg. Architect or Interior Designer.  You are doing the design yourself.  

Please note that builders are not trained as designers and may not carry appropriate insurance to provide design advice.

As the client you are expected to supply the full specification of FF&A (Furniture, Fittings and Accessories) – including M&E layouts, skirting board and architrave detail, light and plug socket specs, flooring finishes, all decorative finishes, tiles, paint, wallpaper etc.

If you did the ‘Wisdom Mentoring Programme’ then this is an ideal follow up.

The calls will help you make decisions and gain clarity on your design scheme as you continue to discover your unique design style preferences. 

If you encounter problems during your project you can schedule a 30 minute emergency call (outside of the pre scheduled calls) if required – maximum of 2. 

Spread sheets, checklists, etc will be provided as needed.

Site visits are NOT included but can be scheduled if required.  Fees for the site visits will be dependant upon location and time spent on site.

Get Started Today

If you know which Project Mentoring Programme is right for you then you can get started right away and book your first session with me now.  I really look forward to working with you on your project and helping you to create your Happy Home.

Bespoke Interior Design & Project Management

If you would like my help on a larger project or would like a Design Scheme done for you, then please get in touch.  I take on a number of projects during a year and can bring together the whole project team for you if needed.

Discover the World of Design with Masterclasses

 When the world finds its new normal and we are finished with Physical Distancing, then I will start running my in person Design Masterclasses again.

Masterclasses include: 

  • How to design and manage your own projects with confidence and ease from start to finish

  • Discover your own unique design style

  • Learn how to use colour, pattern and texture to balance and harmonise your design scheme

  • Learn how to plan your rooms and choose the right furniture and finishing touches

  • How to determine your project budget and keep to it. 

Join the wait list to be the first to find out the new dates.