At Four Blocks South, we believe that the best interior design is collaborative – a melding of the homeowner’s aspirations with the designer’s inspiration and expertise. We pride ourselves on producing work that is not only exceptionally beautiful and finely executed, but also a unique reflection of each client’s personality. Our services are tailored to your needs – we can provide full-service assistance or consultancy on projects of any size from start to finish. Our design services include:
Not sure what colour to put on your walls? We have extensive expertise in the field of colour specification and will provide recommendations for your home or office that will help you create your ideal atmosphere. This service is provided as an in-situ consultation after which you will be supplied with a detailed package that takes all of the guess-work out of painting your space.
Room Makeovers and Remodels
From kitchen and bathroom remodels to bedroom or living room makeovers, we will help transform your room into a space you’ll love. We look at every project individually and come up with a plan that suits your needs and budget. We have an excellent roster of skilled trades to help with every aspect of a project.
Full Home Renovations and New Builds
We work with architects and builders to provide spatial planning, kitchen / bathroom and millwork layouts, finishes, fixtures, and lighting as well as furnishings, fabric, and decor. In addition to providing you with a comprehensive design plan and materials sourcing, we liaise with the contractor every step of the way, ensuring no detail is overlooked.
Are you interested in learning more about working with us? Please click the ‘Work Together’ link below to tell us a little bit about you and your project:
Designing your dream space can feel like a daunting task – we take the guess-work out of the process, managing the day-to-day details while keeping focus on the big picture. Our attention to detail and practical experience helps you avoid costly mistakes and frees up your time so you can focus on the enjoyable aspects of your home’s transformation.
1. Design Inquiry
Fill out our ‘Work Together’ form (see button link above) and we will schedule an initial phone call with you to discuss your project.
The consultation stage involves an in-person meeting, usually in your space, where we get to know your aspirations for your home and talk in more detail about the design process. The more information we can gather from you about your likes/dislikes and wish list for your project, the better. We love to see your Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram and magazine clippings.
If applicable, we will do a walkthrough of the space. We will answer your questions, provide on-the-spot recommendations and gather additional details in order to prepare a custom proposal. This meeting will be up to 2 hours depending on your project. Please note, our consultation fee is due upon booking the meeting.
3. Fee Proposal
Once we have evaluated your needs based on the initial consultation, we will provide you with a detailed fee proposal that includes your project scope and budget. This document includes a time estimate and/or flat rate as well as outlining our terms and conditions for your project. Upon approval, we begin the design planning stage.
4. Site Measure and Trade Day
Unless your project is a new build, we will visit your space to take detailed measurements and meet with any required trades so they can provide estimates for their labour. We have a roster of excellent trades with competitive rates and proven expertise for every aspect of your project.
5. Design Planning
At this stage, we begin working on your design concept. This includes the preparation of plans, elevations, and/or renderings as required as well as sourcing all materials, fixtures and finishes and/or designing custom elements.
6. Design Presentation
The design presentation includes space plans, furniture and materials selections, physical samples (eg. fabrics) and other supporting materials (eg. renderings) to make your design concept come to life. At this time you will also be presented with an itemized budget so you have a full picture of every option and what it will cost.
7. Procurement and Project Management
Upon approval of the design presentation, we liaise with the contractor and/or trades to execute the design vision. This include site visits as necessary to oversee job implementation.
At this time we also place orders for your selected materials and furniture. We create all purchase orders, track progress and assess lead times. On occasion, if an item has become unavailable, we will source a replacement. We will oversee item receipt and provide quality control. We will also manage any returns if necessary (eg. an item arrives damaged).
When construction is complete, we oversee painting/wallpapering and installation of any decorative light fixtures and window treatments. We will then schedule one or more days for furniture and art installation, as well as the styling of your accessories.
9. Project Wrap-Up and Deficiencies
This includes wrap-up of any outstanding tasks, such as delayed deliveries or repairs of damaged items. We will then arrange a day that is convenient for you to have your space professionally photographed.
Are you interested in learning more about working with us? Please click the ‘Work Together’ link and tell us a little bit about you and your project: