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Style by Gillian - Design/Renovate

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Sydney, New South Wales
Style by Gillian - Design/Renovate
Experienced Interior Designer/Renovation Coordinator - Hills District

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Design Service - Renovation Co-ordinator - ( Referral and direction of trades, quotation, budget and full project direction if required ) " THE DESIGN OF A HOME ALWAYS BEGINS WITH HOW YOU LIVE. CREATE A HOME THAT REFLECTS THAT - AND YOU WILL LOVE IT " Gillian Improvement of living spaces is my specialty - If you wish I can source and supervise all trades - including assistance with the quotation process and planning of your budget. Over the years, I have brought together trades who can co-habitate very well. I have a team who specialise in bathrooms, another two - kitchen and common areas, and a number of small sized building companies that I deal with regularly. In addition many services - cabinetry, window treatments, flooring contractors, painters, general handymen etc etc. The fact these trades have a history together means the renovation becomes co-operative, quicker, cheaper and you get a great end result. Most importantly, I wish to actually realise the vision the client has in their mind for their home improvements. My aim is to achieve this for you as easily and affordably as possible. I currently have a number of projects happening, and they are progressing well. Seeing the planning was so clear and the very detailed task lists are up in each site - every one involved understands their jobs completely. All the trades mark off each job when completed and leave comments if there are any issues. The crews I introduce have worked with me for some time, we understand each others expectations and in turn they can self manage on site most of the time. I check in once a day, by phone or text and then visit only when required - and the owner is always advised beforehand. My role is as Project Director - overseeing these self managing trades. I do keep them on task - and adapt schedules when needed. This includes anticipating the inevitable obstacles that can arise in a home improvement. Solving these issues before that delay - or repair becomes a big problem. I did visit two houses this week to hurry things along in one, and help resolve some plumbing adaptions in another - sorted quickly. Organisation and communication are the key - but just as vital is trust in the workmen who you introduce. They are part of an extended trustworthy team - and we talk shorthand and respect each other. Most importantly we want the same thing - the job to be done well. IT WORKS
Services Provided

Accessible Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Colour Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Units, Custom Fireplace Mantels, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Shelving, Custom Walk-in Wardrobes, Custom Wall Bed, Decluttering, Dining Room Design, Downsizing, Energy-Efficient Homes, Feng Shui Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Green Building, Hallway Design, Heritage Building Conservation, Home Office Design, Home Staging, Interior Design, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Renovating, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Project Management, Space Planning, Staircase Design, Sunroom Design & Construction, Sustainable Design, Wardrobe Design, Wine Cellar Design, Home Theater Design, Interior Design Photography

Areas Served

Sydney

Awards

Maquarie University - Fine Arts degree Featured Article "The Top 11 Interior Designers in Sydney" by Houseace (May 2019) Featured Article "Coastal styling on Sydney's northern beaches" by Karndean Designflooring (June 2016)