Interior design consultation

ONLINE or IN PERSON

Is your home in need of a BOOST and you want to update it?

Would you like to make kinder and better choices for your next interior design project? .... use more sustainable products, materials and finishes?

Would you like to add some JOY and enjoy the process too? ....  but you just don’t know where to start?

As we are more at home thanks to the weather and the pandemic - are you wanting to UTILISE THE TIME to do some updates and cheer up the space up?

Do you want to make KIND CHOICES for the specifications you use in your home design project this time - but just need some guidance?

How about making home feel more like  AWAY... seeing as travelling to a holiday destination is not so easy?

Would you value professional interior design help that's delivered to you ONLINE?

Do you really want to REVAMP your home but need not to be sitting in a building site for any longer than necessary - especially now you are working from home?

Has working from home become a more permanent arrangement?  Would you like help to make your workspace look better and make it more comfortable?

Are you finding it’s all taking longer than expected to SOURCE AND SPECIFY all the things that are needed?  Don’t be hard on yourself - there’s lots to think about!

Are you managing your own home interior project but finding it hard to STAY ONE STEP AHEAD of the decisions needed and would value some back up help?  

Are there some areas that you are stuck on and would appreciate a SECOND OPINION on?

Do you just want to GET MOVING on starting the work - but just need to some help with aspects of the design?

Are you a design enthusiast - enjoying some of the aspects of designing the area - but in need of some  friendly BACK UP help?

Has the way the family uses the home changed... have areas of the house been freed up for other uses?

....I can help you!

Standard consultation, £250

Premium consultation, £350

Can you imagine?

  • ....having someone to talk to about decisions before you make them and spend money on them?
  • ....not wasting money and resources on things that you’ve had to hurriedly choose?
  • ....just doing the good bits of the project and getting help with the rest?

NOW imagine....

  • ....feeling supported and prepared
  • ....feeling confident about the money you are about to spend
  • ....actually enjoying the process of having this work done - YES it is possible!

Are you feeling….?

  • Is need of a home update?
  • Overwhelmed or stressed and unable to stay one step ahead of the decisions as they are needed?
  • Confused how you can reduce your impact on the planet and need ideas?
  • Worried that you can’t carry out your project beautifully as well as consciously?

but you WANT you to feel….

  • Reassured about the work you are about to embark on
  • Happy & rejuvenated and ready to ENJOY your updated, consciously sourced space

What do you get?

TWO HOURS of my advice and assistance

The consultation can be IN PERSON in the Brighton & Hove area or ONLINE. 

I find that every client needs different help from me,   so I am very happy to tailor the time to suit your needs.  I'll ask you to make a Priority List so we get the most out of the time.

  •  Are you struggling to solve a PROBLEM AREA of your space?
  •  Do you need help SPACE PLANNING and working out the best layout?
  •  Are you stuck for INSPIRATION?
  •  Do you need help SOURCING items?
  •  Would you like help on a SHOPPING trip?
  •  Would you like help FINDING TRADESPEOPLE
  •  Are you struggling to FINDING AN ITEM that I can help you get made?
  •  Do you need help finding CRAFTSPEOPLE who can renovate an item you have?
  •  Would you like help with a COLOUR SCHEME?
  •  Would you like a SECOND OPINION on some work you are about to begin or an order you are about to place?
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These guides are provided:

  • 'A CLIENT'S GUIDE TO WORKING WITH AN INTERIOR DESIGNER' from my professional body - The British Institute for Interior Design (BIID)
  • 'WORKING WITH CHLOE' guide which gives some background and if you want to work on a longer project with me it details the stages of a project

 

For ONLINE APPOINTMENTS, if the help you need from me requires measuring or photographing, these guides are provided to help you do that:

  • HOW TO MEASURE YOUR SPACE guide 
  • HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SPACE guide

 

There's these BONUS gifts...

  1. TEN TREES planted in your name 
  2. I’ll also give you a free bonus CHECKLIST to help you to stay one step ahead after I’ve helped you

and FOR A LIMITED TIME...

  1. A beautiful VEGAN SOY CANDLE from my friends at Vegan Bunny while stocks last!
  2. Extended offer  If you purchase before midnight on 17th December,  I will add a 30 MINUTE FOLLOW UP CALL for standard and premium consultations

Vegan Bunny soy candle with every consultation!

WHILE STOCKS LAST

candle gift for a limited time

Standard consultation, £250

Briefing QUESTIONNAIRE

TWO HOUR CONSULTATION - you take notes

CHECKLIST to help you with the remainder of your project

Premium consultation, £350

Briefing QUESTIONNAIRE

Ten minute PRE-CONSULTATION CALL

TWO HOUR CONSULTATION

FOLLOW UP assistance (up to 90 minutes)  - this could be:

  • Meeting notes
  • Further sourcing 
  • Shopping list with clickable links

All stored in your own space on the Client Portal.  Clients have lifetime access to this information

Ten minute POST-CONSULTATION CALL

CHECKLIST to help you with the remainder of your project

About me...

Chloe Bullock

Born and raised in sunny Brighton.  I have studied design, worked in design and have had my own design company since 2005!

I have 26 years design experience and I offer all the standard interior design help as my fellow interior designers PLUS I also design beautiful interiors with a focus on sustainability, healthy & cruelty free specifications. 

I've been working on projects ONLINE for clients for a few years.

sustainable and crulety free interior

I passionately want to ADD VALUE for my clients by ensuring the spaces I deliver are healthy for the users and low impact on people and nature as well. 

I want to look at the design holistically.  Aesthetics are super important but I want to help more than that.

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I find many clients working on updates at home have such great ideas themselves but they just need help making them happen. 

There are so many hurdles to getting to the end of a project and sometimes the initial ideas clients were passionate about don’t make it into the space at the end.  I really want to help my clients to get what they want.  Sometimes a consultation from me is enough to get them back on the tracks and have a second opinion to back them up!

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Prior to setting up my own interior design company 15 years ago,  I was an 3D designer for The Body Shop’s head office working on store and retail concepts globally.  This where my knowledge of LOW IMPACT INTERIOR DESIGN has come from. 

My learnings on environmental awareness, sustainability using circular economy principles and cruelty-free specifications learnt at The Body Shop, have translated into my own interior design business. 

I went on to be the first interior designer in the UK to be VEGANDESIGN ORG CERTIFIED™. 

Is it for me?!

Who is this consultation suitable for?

  • Homeowners who want to carry out their project themselves - but who just need some advice to keep them on the tracks

 

  • People who appreciate that quality means longevity - and who would like materials, finishes, products and furniture that last longer than a season

 

  • People who appreciate preloved, better quality items 

 

  • Clients with a reasonable budget.  The larger the budget - the more options I can help you  with.  Conscious specifications are not always more expensive.  Careful planning at the early stage of your project will save mistakes, waste and money - so hopefully this will mean you can spend more on the good bits!

Who is this consultation NOT suitable for?

  • People who really need a lot of help from the session.  I’m pretty quick & efficient and two hours can go a long way!   But I might not get through the whole of your priority list and some tasks may need to be  done after the consultation.  For a standard consultations - this extra time will be chargeable

 

  • People who don't to want implement the results of the consultation themselves.  Saying this - I really do appreciate people are busy and might need more help after a consultation.  I am very happy to help further on an hourly basis or using discounted time packages for this follow up help.  Again - delivering this support online is easy to do.  But there may be things I can't help with easily long distance that will need your input

 

  • People who like trends and not quality!  My aim is to help you spend your money wisely and on things that will last for you

 

  • If you are someone who likes to rip out everything and start again - I might not be the right fit for you as I'm probably  going to encourage you to repair and reuse things

don't forget these BONUS gifts...

  1. TEN TREES planted in your name 
  2. I’ll also give you a free bonus CHECKLIST to help you to stay one step ahead after I’ve helped you

and FOR A LIMITED TIME...

  1. A beautiful VEGAN SOY CANDLE from my friends at Vegan Bunny while stocks last!
  2. Extended offer  If you purchase before midnight on 17th December,  I will add a 30 MINUTE FOLLOW UP CALL for standard and premium consultations

Standard consultation, £250

Briefing QUESTIONNAIRE

Ten minute PRE-CONSULTATION CALL

TWO HOUR CONSULTATION - you take notes

CHECKLIST to help you with the remainder of your project

Premium consultation, £350

Briefing QUESTIONNAIRE

Ten minute PRE-CONSULTATION CALL

TWO HOUR CONSULTATION

FOLLOW UP assistance (up to 90 minutes)  - this could be:

  • Meeting notes
  • Further sourcing 
  • Shopping list with clickable links

All stored in your own space on the Client Portal.  Clients have lifetime access to this information

Ten minute POST-CONSULTATION CALL

CHECKLIST to help you with the remainder of your project

Why book now?

NEW YEAR - NEW PROJECT

Let’s get your project off to a good start for the New Year!

ARE YOU IN NEED OF A CHANGE?

Are you fed up with the four walls that you are stuck in - let’s get you on the tracks to get the work done and you can enjoy it more!

THE BONUSES!

A beautiful VEGAN SOY CANDLE from my friends at Vegan Bunny while stocks last!

Extended offer  If you purchase before midnight on 17th December,  I will add a 30 MINUTE FOLLOW UP CALL for standard and premium consultations

What do clients say?

"Thanks for your time last week, you’ve given me some fantastic ideas!  I will certainly recommend you if I can or if I know anyone that might be interested in your services."

IN PERSON standard consultation client. Brighton & Hove

I needed urgent advice on the aesthetics of a home extension and reached out to Chloe from Materialise Interiors. Chloe arranged an online consultation and had prepared for the conversation by looking at plans I sent in advance. 

She was patient and supportive and clearly understood my dilemma with how to best light a high sloping ceiling amongst other key design elements.  Chloe provided creative solutions that I had not considered and sent me pictures of examples.  My own personal project page was established and sent to me too.

I was so impressed by the care and attention given along with the creative design solutions suggested. In a short video call I had my challenges solved and felt relieved and positive. Chloe’s manner is so reassuring yet professional and her creativity and understanding of my individual needs were perfect!

Thanks for your time last week, you’ve given me some fantastic ideas!  I will certainly recommend you if I can or if I know anyone that might be interested in your services.”

ONLINE premium consultation client. Rustington

"Chloe’s advice was invaluable during our kitchen extension. 

She helped us to realise the potential of the space available in a kind, sensitive and friendly manner.  She was also considerate of the age of the building and the style required.  She helped us with sourcing materials and cementing the design scheme. 

Thank you Chloe."

IN PERSON standard consultation client. Brighton & Hove

I reached out to Materialise Interiors as the renovation of our house urgently needed a number of decisions made, mainly paint colours throughout.

Chloe's knowledge & experience and her calm & friendly demeanour was a god send! I loved talking ideas and getting a different perspective on things with Chloe's brilliant and informed input.

Definitely recommend using Materialise Interiors!

IN PERSON standard consultation client. Rustington

Questions you might have...

“What is different about your interior design services?”

The services themselves are the same as my industry colleagues - but when it comes to sourcing I will be showing you options that are lower impact to planet, animals and humans.   I will find out what issues concern you most and I will make suggestions to suit.

“What is different about the products you source?”

Many of the things I’ll show you are not all that different except I’m using recycled content, buying from certified sources or avoiding animal testing and animal products.  There are many exciting options to look at.

“What qualifies you to offer interior design services?”

I’ve worked in design for over 26 years and have studied both furniture and interior design.  Being a BIID Registered Interior Designer® at the British Institute of Interior Design means I have a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  I’ve taken exams in human centric design and cruelty free design.  I love learning and I love to research.

“What area do you offer in person consultations?”

Anywhere in Brighton and Hove - I can travel further but travel time would be chargeable.

“Will you provide solutions during the consultation?”

You can appreciate there are lots of variables here.  Interior design covers very many areas and specifications!  I will do my best.  

If in person, I will bring my ipad with me so I can access my product library and the internet.

If online, I will have access to my product library and the internet -  but some things might have to follow on afterwards.  I won't be able to answer everything on the spot.  The better you prepare me for areas you need help - the more prepared I will be. 

Depending on the amount you need to work through - sometimes I finish the consultation early to use the time to work on things you need sourcing.

Or I can do further sourcing for you if you purchase a premium consultation.

“Will you write up notes for me?”

For a STANDARD CONSULTATION:  No.  You make notes during the consultation. 

I absolutely will if you choose the PREMIUM CONSULTATION.

I am very happy to help further on an hourly basis or using discounted time packages for this follow up help. 

“I struggle using computers - can I book and pay over the phone?”

Please call me on 07799 534685 to discuss.  I can take PayPal payments or cash if that is easier.  

The appointment needs to be prepaid a week before the consultation.

“Which is better - an online or an in-person consultation?”

In person if best for looking at problem spaces or anything that needs to be measured. 

I have to say I find the online consultations  are more efficient as we get settled into the consultation quicker and my tools such as my product library are closer to hand. 

Can I reschedule the consultation?

Yes, happy to reschedule - but being a small business I would very much value at least 48 hours notice.  Of course if you are affected by the virus I will be as helpful as I can to reschedule to another date.  

If you have an in person booking and are concerned you have symptoms of the virus or need to shield - the consultation can be moved online for you.

When do I need to return the completed the questionnaire by?

I'd love the questionnaire a week before the appointment .  At least 48 hours before.

Standard consultation, £250

Premium consultation, £350