How It Works - The Process

Pleased To Meet You!

An initial mini meet-up face to face or via zoom is the best way for us to introduce ourselves to each other. 

It is a great opportunity for you to show us the potential spaces that you are thinking of designing and give us an overview of your requirements, so that we can see how we can fit into that. 

At this meeting we can further discuss the process, to what extent you want us involved, and answer any queries that you may be having at this stage.   If, after this meeting, you are happy to continue we will next book an appointment to take the brief in more detail.

Let’s Get Down to Detail – Taking the Brief

This is one of the most important aspects of the design process!  All of those involved in the decision making should be present at the meeting to ensure that everyone has their input, and is taken into account.  This is your opportunity to discuss all of your desires and aspirations for your home in detail.  We will discuss the style you are interested in, the mood or atmosphere that you want to create, colour (of course), as well as existing furnishings to be included in the design, or a list of new pieces you want procured. 

We will talk about finishes for walls, floors – even ceilings!  We will discuss lighting options as well as window treatments.  Yes – it all sounds quite involved but, remember, this is to take all the weight off your shoulders down the line.  It may be that you have very specific ideas about the design already, or alternatively you may be very open to any design direction. 

The most important thing is that we will be looking for clues to your personality that will be vital to bringing your scheme to life and that it is unique to yourselves.  At Rodrigues Interiors no two clients get the same design!  

We will discuss aspects, such as scope of work, so that we have a clear idea of the extent to which you want us involved, and not forgetting,  timescales and budget.

The whole meeting should take around 3 hours and is chargeable at £300.  This is then deducted from the final design fee should you decide to go ahead with us on your design journey.

After this meeting we will get started straightaway on working through the brief and putting together a fee.

Fee Proposal

You will receive this as soon as possible after taking the brief, so that you will have all the information you need to make the decision on what you want to do next.  Within the proposal will be the scope of works – this will be based on what was discussed at the brief. 

You may only want our input until handing over the design, or you may want us to procure all of the Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) for you, or to project co-ordinate at the building stages.  The fee proposal will also detail our availability schedule and estimated start date, fee, terms and conditions, and contract.

What Happens Next - What we do

Measured Survey

We will attend site to carry out a full measured survey so that the spaces can be accurately drawn up.  This could take several hours depending on the spaces required.


After extensive design analysis of the brief we will come up with a concept – a series of inspirational images that will inform the mood, style, and design direction.  Optional room layouts will be checked with you at this stage, for your approval.


After this, extensive sourcing is carried out – mostly with trade suppliers – on materials, finishes, and all of your FF&E requirements.  Further drawings will be drafted along with a photo render ( if required) of what your space will look like.

Lighting Design

This is a major part of the design as it significantly impacts on the mood and can really make a design shine. After initial analysis, we will draft a lighting plan, along with a specification and schedule.

Window Treatments/Soft furnishings

Textiles and texture!  Either patterned or plain – these give your space vitality, warmth, and interest.  Drawings will be made and specifications drawn up.

Handing over the Design

An exciting, highly anticipated, moment – your design is here!  A meeting is arranged to finally show you what your design will look like, and to approve the entire design!

What you get:

  • All professional drawings, schedules and specifications.
  • Sample boards
  • Furniture and Equipment Presentation, with costings. Everything in front of you for approval


Natalie was easy to work with, was always available to speak to plus she has great taste and was able to come up with ideas that we would never have thought of for our new garden room. The drawings provided enabled us to see the design on paper/email which also helped us to realize the vision. We are impressed with her work and would recommend her to anybody.


Amazing!! Natalie helped us with the lighting, decoration and finishing touches to our living room and I couldn’t recommend her more! We have had so many compliments from friends and family, everyone loves it! We wouldn’t have been able to come up the different ideas or styles on our own, while still complimenting the rest of our home. We will definitely be using Rodrigues Interiors again. Thank you!


Rodrigues Interiors completely transformed our master and guest bedrooms. The whole process was really easy and enjoyable, and we absolutely love the end result! Natalie is able to envisage exactly what a space needs! She came up with beautiful designs that ticked all of our boxes and were within our budget. She introduced colours and textures that we would have been too afraid to incorporate had it not been for her guidance and experience; but I'm so glad that we followed her advice. Natalie also encouraged us to consider different lighting (which we hadn't previously thought about). Now everything is beautifully illuminated via a switch next to our bed. This was such a game changer as it massively elevated the feel of the rooms. Storage had always been a challenge but Natalie gave us lots of practical advice re room layout and optimising space - now everything has its place! Communication was open and honest which gave us complete confidence in the process. We recommend Rodrigues Interiors to anyone who compliments our bedrooms - and there are many compliments! Looking forward to using them again for our next project!!

Alice Palmer

Had my en-suite and bedroom designed recently by Rodrigues Interiors. She really listened to what I needed and what mood I was looking for. She has a great eye for detail and I was so happy when it all came to life. The whole experience was a lot of fun but was also professional, on time, in budget and exactly what I hoped it would be!

Alex Timmerman

Natalie did the design for the ground floor of our house, some of which is almost completed and from the outset the process was so much fun I forgot about the stress of the building work. She understood perfectly what we were looking for and actually introduced us to options that we would not necessarily have picked out if it had just been left to us. She sorted out all the lighting as well, which, for us, would have been such a headache! The end result is so perfectly ‘us’ - we are so over the moon with what she has managed to achieve. We will definitely be calling her back when we are ready for the bedrooms to be done. We cannot recommend her highly enough!

Nicki Taylor

Natalie helped me completely redesign my bedroom, from providing the initial ideas and inspiration, to aiding me with all queries when I was creating it. I was not sure what I wanted to do and with a vague brief, Natalie created the perfect space for me. It is the perfect chill space, that I cannot wait to come home to every day. Her attention to detail is amazing and I would never have been able to include all the features that I love so much, without her help. I can’t wait to use her again for further renovations, cannot recommend enough!


Natalie recently designed my new bathroom and I am delighted with the result. It was my first time using an interior designer but Natalie made the whole process fun and achieved the look I really wanted. She was very attentive and offered lots of options. I had a seen a picture of a bathroom in a magazine and Natalie was able to design a very similar look and feel for my space. I would highly recommend her.

Jacqui Dunphy

We had our conservatory-dining room-kitchen redesigned by Rodrigues Interiors. the colours and styling were just not what we would have thought of at first but now it all looks amazing. We receive constant praise and we will be calling on them soon to restyle our lounge. They are very easy to work with and very considerate of budget.

Pamela Lake

I used Rodrigues Interiors for helping re-design my lounge. She knew exactly how I had envisaged the room and really brought it to life. Natalie's design ideas are timeless, and she came up with things I would never have thought of. She was a pleasure to work with and her attention to detail is second to none. She really understood what I wanted to achieve, and the end product was spot on. Her eye for colours is amazing. The project would not have gone anywhere as smoothly without all her supervision and guidance. I would highly recommend.

Donna Hickman

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