"When my husband and I decided to build a new home we had no idea what was involved! We could see our architect was very structurally orientated and we needed to work out how to tie the interiors with the building and the way we live our lives. As we had no prior experience, I was cold calling local interior designers and when I called Frances she quickly put me at ease and I felt confident she could help us with the many questions we had and I have discovered she has many services to offer. Frances has been an invaluable resource at the planning phase and liaising with our architect. She has provided excellent advice about the building process, council, demolition, and all aspects of interior and exterior design. Frances has exceeded our expectations in meeting our briefs in regards to the interior /exterior of the house and is sensitive to budgetary needs without compromising quality. She is open to exploring ideas ie. eco-friendly options and is flexible, and importantly patient. We look forward to continue to work with Frances in the next phase of our build".
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Frances from White Pebble Interiors. I had doubts about whether an interior designer was really needed, given we weren’t making any structural changes to our home – but, from the moment I met Frances, those doubts disappeared. She has a wonderful ability to listen to clients with wildly differing opinions (ie my husband and I!), and still somehow manage to deliver an end result we both loved. Over a year, Frances transformed our house into a true home – with a mix of luxury, but more importantly comfort and practicality. She has incredible contacts; she kept us on track; she helped us decide when we couldn’t; and she was always respectful of our choices. She’s highly organised, reliable, a great communicator, fun – and she really cares. It definitely added to the cost of renovating our home – but Frances was worth every cent. We couldn’t have done what we did without her, and I can’t recommend her services highly enough.”
"We engaged Frances' interior design services in the early planning stages of our dual occupancy build. One of the townhouses was to be our home and the other to be sold at auction at completion. Frances was able to work within our budget and was very conscious of not over capitalizing, while still giving our townhouses that "wow" factor to set them apart from the rest on the market. Frances provided general feedback on floor plan and layout which was of great assistance in tweaking our plans to maximize buyer appeal (and our own comfort for our own home). Frances was engaged for colour and material selection and did an amazing job on selecting colours, finishes and material selections both within our budget and incorporating our own personal taste and style. Frances shared her expertise and we learnt a lot throughout the process on which areas of the house our money was best spent as well as important finishing touches to pay attention to during the build that we otherwise wouldn't have thought of such as tile layout in bathrooms. We couldn't be happier with the final product as well as the sale price for the second unit, and would highly recommend Frances to anyone building/designing their home or next project."
"We have been in the process of designing our holiday home in Blairgowrie and have been dealing with a building firm to design, construct and obtain a permit.
This has been a very lengthy process and we couldn't have done it without the input of White Pebble Interiors who were able to identify areas that were going to be difficult to utilise, and in some cases impracticable. With their invaluable experience they were able to advise us on better alternatives and were also very helpful in choosing our interior selections, being tiles, appliances, paint and material finishes. We look forward to continuing our relationship through to the finish of our project.
We would have no hesitation in recommending White Pebble Interiors to any of our friends or associates."
"I was after someone who could project manage a renovation on my investment property. Due to my busy working life I needed someone to be on site and sort out pretty much everything. From the word go, Frances was fantastic, she organised trades people and was on site and kept me in the loop every step of the way. I needed this job to be completed ASAP as my property was vacant. Frances understood my needs and worked extremely hard to achieve what I needed.
I am very grateful to her as she was very professional throughout the whole process and achieved what I needed and kept to my budget. Results were great and within a couple of weeks I had an open for inspection, a lot of interest, and a new tenant within a few days. Most importantly, I also managed to increase my rent based on the work that had been done, which was fantastic! I have no hesitation in recommending Frances to make over your home - she gets the job done and was just fantastic!!"
"A creative and thoughtful designer who is a delight to work with!
I’ve engaged White Pebble Interiors on two occasions and I’ve been thrilled with the process and results both times. Frances listened carefully to our needs and design preferences and provided great solutions to meet both our style and modest budget.
For our living room design we had some broad ideas for the colours and feel we wanted to create and Frances responded with a well put together colour pallet, furniture and accessory options.
When we renovated our next home Frances advised on design aspects of our new kitchen, laundry and bathroom. She was able to compliment our architect’s skills to with advice on getting the look we wanted within our budget. Frances was invaluable when it came to choosing all the tapware, sinks, tiles, lighting etc. She helped turn a potentially confusing and time consuming process into an easy one. Her approach gave us plenty of choice but she did a lot of the research for us ensuring that it was never overwhelming or too time consuming. Frances directed us to a range of suppliers who were helpful and could deliver quality options that met our budget. Frances’ insight into the latest trends and practical considerations were vital. I felt confident that we were choosing good quality items that were going to really meet our needs and they all worked together to create a wonderful space.
I’d recommend White Pebble Interiors to anyone who wants great design advice and support in selecting items for their home."
"Frances came highly recommended from a friend who had been full of praise of her services and skills as an interior designer and consultant. I was in the process of building a brand new home, with loads of decisions to make and confusion about where to begin! Frances’ advice was priceless, she patiently worked with me (and a builder that was challenging and with very tight timeframes!) and guided me every step of the way, helping me with decisions to anything from paint, flooring and tiles to fixtures and fittings. Frances has a great eye and has helped me choose some lovely additions to my home. Not only is Frances a talented designer but her service and support was patient, responsive and always professional – not to mention those trade prices! I would highly recommend Frances, she was a pleasure to work with and would recommend to anyone regardless of whether they were building, designing or redecorating."
"I found Frances from White Pebble Interiors through HI Pages. My original plan was to completely renovate my study. Frances met with me & got to know my taste. We went to the best furniture stores together & Frances organised everything, from feature wall paper to carpet & cabinetry. Frances hired all tradesman, supervised & checked on the quality of their work. I was so impressed with the way my study turned out that I ended up having Frances help me design four other rooms (3 bedrooms and our formal lounge room). I also asked Frances to help me repaint my house both inside & out. I found Frances to be very professional & at all times extremely friendly & easy to work with. I would not hesitate in using White Pebbles Interior’s services again, or recommending Frances Cosway to anyone."
"As a property developer I needed a designer that was able to differentiate my homes from others on the market and specify for the target audience to create a unique offering. Frances from White Pebble Interiors was able to do just that for two developments I have engaged her services for – Ayr St Ascot Vale & Edgar St in Moonee Ponds.
The fixtures and fittings chosen, together with the colour schemes, specialist light fittings and feature tiles, all lead to an exceptional sale price which was greater than expected. The purchasers particularly liked the material & fitting boards you produced, allowing them to really see the uniqueness of the property. Your specifications, along with the supporting boards made the development stand out from the rest on the market."
Your attention to detail and flair for choosing unique details is certainly appreciated, and I will definitely be using your services again for the next development’
"We came across White Pebble Interiors online and our experience has been an amazing one. We renovated our house and needed help matching our furniture to the new interior and bring out our individual taste. Frances was able to quickly understand our requirements and catered to our aggressive schedule. She was extremely accommodating and very flexible and able to work around our availability to ensure we got the result we wanted in the timeframe. We could not be happier with the end result and would definitely use her services again."