Simone & Dale
Simone reached out to me via text message to ask about my services for helping with their ensuite and bathroom renovation. After at our initial visit and subsequent Design & Concept Brief Session, we prepared a brief to ensure that we had covered off on all of their specific requirements.
The Design & Concept Brief Session is a really important step in the design process before any designing actually starts. It’s where we get to ask a lot of questions so we can learn more about you, your family, your lifestyle, how your space currently works and does not work, and what you’d love to achieve for the space after the work is done.
So, for this project, we had a home built in the 80’s with the original outdated bathrooms, a family of 4 with two older teenagers, a lack of storage in the bathrooms, and quite a wish list for what the clients REALLY wanted. I’m a pretty details-oriented person, so it’s easy for me to get to the nitty-gritty of understanding what you need…. even if you’re not so sure yourself!
Once we had created the design direction, Simone & Dale, being small business operators themselves, opted to engage us for the Full Service Design & Facilitation Service Package, knowing that they could just get on with their lives, while I organised everything for them. From design plans, to colour and material selections, to selecting all of the fittings and fixtures, arranging trade quotes and facilitating the project on their behalf – they were able to leave everything to me, whilst still keeping them informed every step of the way.
When you see the before & after pics, you’ll see that the spaces were small and quite a challenge to fit everything in that was included in the brief. But we worked our magic and came up with a design that they love and met all the requirements of their brief!
Bridgeman Downs, Brisbane, Qld
Ensuite & Main Bathroom
Design & Concept Brief / Full Service Design and Project Facilitation
Here’s their ensuite wish list!
A modern, updated look that has a warm but cool feel to it (Hello Greige!!)
A monochromatic colour scheme that will work with the rest of the home
A double shower with a bench seat and frameless glass screen with a door
A large overhead shower head
Replace the existing old corner spa with a modern, luxurious spa bath
Wall hung vanity with undermount basin
More storage space for toiletries
A heated towel rail
Beautiful shutters for the windows
For the main bathroom:
The style and colour/material palette to flow on from the ensuite
Change the layout so that the shower wasn’t the first thing you see as you walk in the door
A bath that didn’t have a tiled ledge around it
A bigger shower space with a frameless shower screen and no door
More storage space
Shutters for the windows
Read what Keven and Sarah had to say about their experience working with me …
We contacted Verona from Avid Interior Design as we were wanting to update our ensuite and main bathroom but had no idea where to start.
We didn’t want to be second guessing ourselves and weren’t confident enough to tackle the project alone.
Verona was very thorough in finding out what we were hoping to achieve and really helped us in envisioning the whole look. She introduced us to great tradespeople who were always on time and always polite and respectful. Verona’s communication with us throughout the project was excellent, and no question was ever dismissed as silly or weird. She was with us every step of the way from designing, selecting, ordering, and organising deliveries to arranging for professional cleaners at the end of the renovation.
Our biggest joy was that our “ideas” were brought to life by Verona and that if it was important to us, it was important to Verona.