The Design Process

The process of Interior Design and Decorating :

Initial Meeting

During the first consultation we will meet to discuss your overall vision and needs for the interiors as well as discuss other factors such as budget and time constraints.  A site survey would be completed and /or we would go over at the building plans with the client.


Based on this brief we will begin to work on the interior design concept,  drawing up sketch plans and furniture layout plans along with compiling a mood or sample board which illustrates the elements of the design and the decor items a selection of fabrics, colour swatches, fixtures, fittings as well as furniture and soft furnishings and the design of cabinetry and other custom pieces. 

We then meet with the client and go through the designs in detail. The process of finalising the design may take over two or three further meetings.

Project Co-ordination

Once the client has approved the design we will invite the relevant sub-contractors to submit quotations for the various aspects of the project. We will prepare a budget for the furnishings, soft furnishings and accessories. Once the concept and budget is signed off by the client and the deposits have been paid the project gets underway . Regular communication and updates take place throughout the duration of the project as well as site meetings with the client and subcontractors will take place to ensuring that the finest details are not overlooked and that snags are dealt with immediately.


Installation of furnishings and Styling 

On completion of the sub-contractors work, the finishing touches will take place and everything starts to come together with the delivery and placement of furniture, installation of the window treatments, art work, accessories and the styling will be done.  The completed project is then handed over to the client, any snags or minor adjustments are dealt with timeously.


Remodeling and Renovations

As a professional interior design company we find the two disciplines of Interior Designer and Decorator do often overlap especially when remodeling and renovation projects are undertaken. Our extensive resources and list of reliable and qualified professionals and craftsman, in the likes of architects, structural engineers, builders, carpenters, roofing, flooring and other specialists involved when a home or work space is remodeled or when extensive renovations have to be undertaken.

Our team at Shae Mac Donald Interiors will assist with the various aspects of the design, renovation and the added service of project co-ordination, putting the responsibility of your renovations into the capable hands of our experience and expertise.