FAQ

How do I engage the services of White Pebble Interiors?
What happens during my initial consultation?
Do you work on an hourly rate or fixed price fee structure?
How will I know which package will be best for me?
Can you source materials and tradespeople during our project?
What areas does White Pebble interiors work in?
What will an interior designer give me that I can’t do myself?
Why choose White Pebble Interiors?
Can you help me renovate for profit?
Do you offer professional services for offices and commercial premises?
How do I engage the services of White Pebble Interiors?

The first step is to make contact and discuss your requirements in a little more detail to see if we can help you.

Most clients opt to proceed with an initial consultation, which is a 1.5 hour meeting tailored to provide you with the most valuable information to move your project forward and cover your most pressing questions.

This meeting is not a sales pitch about our business! Your White Pebbles Interior Designer will consult with you throughout the whole meeting. As such, we charge $350 for our time and for providing our expert advice.

After the initial consultation, if you feel you would like to engage our services further, we have a range of fixed price service options to suit a wide range of purposes and projects, starting at just $500.

What happens during my initial consultation?

White Pebble Interiors will discuss your project in detail either at your home, on-site, or via a  video call (depending on your location). The first thing we’ll ask is ‘What is the key thing you want to get out of the meeting?’

This allows us to understand what you’re trying to achieve and where we can add the most value, be this by reviewing floor plans, space planning or colour schemes, or whatever it is you need advice on. We can also provide information about the best materials to use or how to decorate a space.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss the most important areas you want to cover, and you can ask as many questions as you like. It’s a two-way dialogue where you’re obtaining plenty of advice and recommendations, and we can get through a lot in 1.5 hours!

We’ll also provide you with some notes on our suggestions and leave these with you at the end of the meeting.

You may find the initial consultation is sufficient for you to proceed with your project on your own, but it’s also an opportunity for you to meet us to see if you’re comfortable that we’re the right team to work with you, if you do find you need additional assistance after the initial consultation. 

Do you work on an hourly rate or fixed price fee structure?

Each package provided by White Pebble Interiors is different. Depending on the scope of the project and how best you want to utilise our services, the fee structure changes.

We have a range of fixed price packages available, starting from as little as $500. If one of our packages is not completely suitable, we can customise something for you.

Payment plans are also available on many of our packages.

How will I know which package will be best for me?

Your White Pebble Interiors designer will set up a time with you and ask lots of questions about your project, to determine where you need the most assistance, what things you may want to do yourself and timeframes.

From there, we will make a recommendation and go through pricing, what’s covered in the package and next steps.

Can you source materials and tradespeople during our project?

Absolutely, if that’s what you’d prefer. We have many preferred suppliers and tradespeople who provide quality goods and services. 

We are able to co-ordinate many aspects of the project for you, depending on your requirements. We may also put you in touch with some of our recommended new build and renovation specialists.

What areas does White Pebble interiors work in?

We are based in Bayside, Melbourne, however we have clients and industry contacts all over Australia.

What will an interior designer give me that I can’t do myself?

Even the simple thought of going into a tile shop and contemplating what will work together can be incredibly daunting!

The most common challenge people face is knowing how to pull their own style together, visualising and being confident about their selections, or even knowing what will go with what. 

When renovating or building, the overwhelming choice available and knowing how to pull it all together can be really stressful. You may know what you like, but get confused with the selections available. An interior designer will assist with all of it and remove the headache, along with creating specifically curated selections that meet your brief. Your designer will also save you heaps of time, removing the need to run around to a plethora of different suppliers! Plus they know where to go to get what you need.

Your interior designer can also help you mitigate expensive mistakes. The things they may see onsite, or recommendations they make can alleviate a very big and expensive mis-step. Sometimes there is no price on the value that avoiding a mistake can provide.

A designer starts with the purpose, before even thinking about colours, and works out a solution in making the space functional, meet the requirements of the people living there, and then pull it all together in a cohesive way so that it will not only look amazing but be functional and practical too.

Designers know where to go for the best items to suit your style and budget. We have access to suppliers that the general public can’t access and can often obtain discounts on your behalf. We provide advice on materials, fittings and fixtures and why one may be better suited to your needs over another.

Good design is about maximising functionality, creating flow, meeting budget and creating an aesthetic that appeals to the owners!

Why choose White Pebble Interiors?

We are Forever Home specialists, with our Founder Frances Cosway having renovated and built many homes herself, both in Australia and overseas. She has also written a book, ‘Your Forever Home’ to guide people through the process of creating a future proof Forever Home.

We offer a full suite of interior design services to help you create your dream home, right down to decorating and styling.

We pride ourselves on being a down-to-earth interior design studio that believes in a home reflecting your life story, rather than being a cooker cutter replica of everyone else’s. We believe in a home that functionally works, yet also meets your aesthetic dreams.

We are passionate about sustainability and how sustainable choices can make a big difference to the comfort of your home. We believe in re-using, repurposing and upcycling rather than buying into a ‘fast fashion’ interiors mindset. Buying good quality design stands the test of time, which is a great sustainable story in its own right.

Our values are based on our down to earth attitude, our honesty, authenticity, integrity, reliability and trust. Have a chat to us, and see how this rings true.

To find out what people have thought about us and our work see our testimonials.

Can you help me renovate for profit?

White Pebble Interiors has experience in ‘flipping’ properties, with Frances having renovated and sold several homes over the years. We can provide renovate to sell services if this is the approach you wish to take. Book a 15 minute call or initial consultation to find out more.

Do you offer professional services for offices and commercial premises?

White Pebble Interiors has service-industry experience, creating offices and reception areas for businesses including real estate agents, gyms and small offices. 

To find out how we can create an office which reflects the needs and culture of your staff and customers, book a 15 minute call with our team.

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