FAQ list to help you understand how it works
E-design is short for “online interior design” which is a part-DIY part-designer service that offers virtual interior design assistance for your rooms.
Normally when you hire an interior designer to design your space they will do a face-to-face consultation followed by a site visit to take the required dimensions and draw a quick floor plan. Once the design has been approved, the designer is usually responsible for purchasing, coordinating and handling all the deliveries and is ultimately responsible for installation (including booking and supervising handy men, painters and electricians ) and styling. Interior designers also cover renovations, project manage fit outs and follow closely in great detail custom jobs such as upholstery and furniture. Does it sound like a lot of work ? You are right, and it comes at a price!
With e-design you will only communicate with your designer by e-mail. You are responsible for taking the dimensions and photos of the room. The designer will do all the hard work of sourcing for the right pieces to fit your space, draw layouts and floor plans to help you understand where everything goes and provide you with a shopping list so you can do the purchasing at your own pace. Does that sound scary ? Don’t worry we are here to hold your hand! We also advise on which handy man to book depending on your needs and give plenty of good advise along the way, we are nice like that!
Good question! The designer will not be able to start on the design until they have received pictures and dimensions of the room. They will help you take the right measurements so you don’t have to worry if you have never done this before. The designer may ask you more questions regarding the room such as budget and photos of existing furniture that you would like to keep. They will take you through a couple of exercises to determine your style, likes and dislikes and ask you questions about the space and how it will be used.
You can drop us an email beforehand to ask how busy we are if you are worried.
However we aim to deliver your first moodboard within 10 working days and the whole process, depending on how fast the client is to provide feedback, should not take longer than 3 weeks per room.
No our plans, including our gift vouchers, don’t expire. That’s the beauty of them!
Our designs mainly focus on furniture and accessories. Wall paint, flooring and custom fabrics are best chosen in showrooms and taken on site before making a decision which is why it is difficult for us to help here since in order to keep our prices low our process is all online.
Windows – We do include store bought curtain options for your space – unless the windows are particularly large and require customising. We can help with direction of fabric and colours here but will not be able to source the specific fabric for you.
Floors – we don’t include flooring in our designs, this is more of a fit-out service. However we will share our knowledge of flooring suppliers with you and can, on occasion, advice between two samples if client has procured them.
Walls – if your design includes wallpaper the designer will include where to purchase it in your shopping list. If your design includes wall paint, the designer can only give you an indication of which colour will suit best but unfortunately cannot specify the colour code and brand. This is due to the fact that it is good practice to bring colour cards or paint samples to your home to try them on the wall to ensure you are picking the right colour for the space. Wall colours should never be picked from a computer screen which is why as an e-design company, our hands are tied I’m afraid!
However, if you wish to include the above in your room design because it’s important to you of course as professionals we can certainly assist you. Send us an e-mail and we will send you a quote to add-on to your e-design fee.
Kitchens and bathrooms are not part of our e-design service since we don’t do fit-outs. However we can offer our designer advice to polish these rooms and prepare a mini e-design ( at a discounted rate ) with styling accessories specially sourced for you and your space. Drop us an e-mail to enquire [email protected]
We offer our e-design services for styling of outdoor spaces but we do not offer landscape design. For this service we have partnered with our friend Will from Wilden Design who offers e-design for gardens with packages starting at AED3,000 (because you know… leave it to the experts!). You can e-mail Will [email protected] and use discount code KUKY10 to avail of 10% off.
We will walk you through our packages!
Our “in your face” package is for clients who have spaces that are mostly complete and just want to add some finishing touches. This package provides the client with the opportunity to have a designer come to their house and discuss the space in person. We offer two different rates for this service; a simple one hour visit from the designer for the fee of AED500, or alternatively you can choose our add-on option for a further AED500 which includes a mini moodboard prepared by the designer after the home visit outlining all that has been discussed, links to products suggested and useful resources to help you complete the space as well as further suggestions from the designer.
Our “design & delivered” package is an e-design service to design spaces from head to toe that is executed virtually from beginning to end. Check out our HOW IT WORKS page for further information.
It’s better to e-mail us if you want a combination of services so we can quote you. If you prefer to meet our designer in person we can arrange a face to face consultation prior to starting your e-design at an extra charge. If you wish for us to take the measurements of the space, we can also organize our designer to visit your home and take the measurements for you at an extra charge.
We can certainly help decorate and furnish small offices, however we source residential grade furniture only. If you are happy with the quality of furniture of shops such as West Elm, Marina Home and Crate & Barrel then we are the right fit for you!
Yes absolutely, we are big on re-using, re-cycling and extending the life of your furniture. Make sure your designer receives images of the pieces you would like to keep and their dimensions.
To enable us to offer affordable design rates we have to keep the whole process a virtual one. That means that everything we source for you will come from online stores only, both local and international with shipping options. We cannot source or visit brick and mortar stores for your project.
Stock moves fast. We can only guarantee stock of an item the moment we send the shopping list through to you. We recommend our clients to purchase the items they are most enamoured with right away to not miss out. If an item or more become out of stock, we advise to use our shopping list as your handy reference guide to decorating your space. You can use our selection of accessories and furniture to learn which style, size and colour you need to buy and potentially look for a suitable alternative.
No we design spaces with our expert eye and include the right number of accessories considering your space, style and surfaces. You have to trust us!
We unfortunately cannot provide limitless ongoing support to all our clients because, you know, we are trying to run a business! However we pride ourselves for going far and beyond with our customer support and get constantly praised for our helpfulness by our clients. Once the design has been delivered you have all the tools and information you need to complete your design, if you have any questions we are available to answer them within reason by e-mail.