Understanding How the Design Process Works

I know there are many people out there that do not understand the design process. It seems to be some mystical thing where you start by talking to someone and end up with drawings of what looks to be a great space. There are several things you can do to make sure you as the client end up getting the results you want. Design is a cyclic process. Now, what do I mean by that? Designers use what is called a cyclic (occurring in circles) process to develop ideas (See Figure 1 below). Figure 1 ETC Model (Based on ETC […]

You Have Decided you need a Professional Designers Help. Now what?

Photo by Jules Bss on Unsplash Designers are all different. It’s what gives us the ability to create interesting, diverse, and surprising spaces. So, what do you do when it comes to your home? So how do you choose someone? How do you find someone you want to work with to create your retreat? Unfortunately, hiring someone to design your garden is not quite the same as hiring an electrician to install a powerpoint in your house. There is a correct way to install a powerpoint. There is no correct way for a designer to design your garden. Below are […]

How to Get Help Designing Your Garden

Photo by Tim Cooper on Unsplash You want to do something with your garden. It’s a common occurrence, that sometimes we get to a point where we would like to do something with our garden. That something bugs you, and after looking at Pinterest wondering through the aisle at Bunnings and driving yourself crazy you decide that you might need the help of a professional. Before you go through the process of working out who you are going to hire, I would suggest you ask yourself the questions below and work out which category you fit into. First Question – […]