Who we are, how we work
At the heart of Kahli Jayne Designs is a passion for intentional interior design solutions that bring together your innate, personal sense of style and way of life.
We know how hard it can be to see your vision in the walls (and budget) you have, especially when you don’t always have a blank canvas.
From bringing your store, restaurant, workplace or development interior to life, to enhancing how you live in the home you want – at Kahli Jayne Designs we pride ourselves on considered interior design that celebrates the way you live, work and play.
Since 2019, owner and principal interior designer Kahli Lynam, has been helping new home owners, first time renovators, young families, busy professionals, downsizers, empty nesters, bespoke small businesses, brands and more, locally and across Australia.
Based in Brisbane, she scours the globe for one-of-a-kind finds, working with hundreds of suppliers and manufacturers across a range of design styles to curate bespoke interiors with a daring hint of originality.
While she knows her way around a Queenslander or two and the nuanced design styles that work with them, she’s open to pushing the boundaries if you are, and can’t wait to bring your dream space to life!
OUR DESIGN PROCESS
We stand behind the ethos that every design solution is only as good as its brief. So we believe a thorough introductory consultation covering your priorities, preferences and lifestyle in all their transparency, is key to delivering a thoughtful space to your expectations.
We also know hiring a designer is a big step (you’ll be working very closely with us after all), which is why we generally follow a 7-step design process across three phases to ensure your experience with us is the best it can be.
1. Project Brief
Book in for a 15-30 minute, no commitment necessary Discovery Call to let us know about your design goals, scope of work, timeframes, and we’ll see if we can help.
Initial Briefing & Site Evaluation
We’ll then arrange a detailed meeting on site at our hourly rate to discuss our process, your design requirements and vision. These normally take a minimum of 2-3hrs and are dependent on your project’s scope, unless you’ve engaged us for ‘A Second Opinion’ outright.
Pricing & Quote Approval
We’ll then suggest services to help achieve your goals with estimated costs and allowances for approval – we’ll start work after a deposit on agreed services is received.
We’ll then prepare draft concepts that visualise the direction or “mood” of the design documentation to follow. This is a collaborative process that will see us finesse your vision together through one round of revisions. We’ll proceed to the final Design Phase after an additional deposit on agreed services is received.
Once we’re clear on your preferred design concept direction, we’ll get to work producing the quoted design documentation services for presentation to you in-person (think moodboards, shopping lists, styling instructions, 2D space plans, 2D elevations, 3D perspective drawings, finishes and selections schedules, and material and samples boards). We’ll invoice you for the remaining amount before provision of all documents.
After you’ve considered the design concept, we’ll meet again to select your preferred products and discuss a sourcing and installation plan-of-attack. If you’re interested in us purchasing items at exclusive pricing or supporting project implementation, we’ll then update our original allowances for your approval before commencing.
Managing your project’s implementation could include anything from procurement of project finishes and materials, sourcing furniture and homewares, custom manufacture of pieces, and supporting installation of all the aforementioned (whether facilitating your trades and service providers on-site, or even joining you for your site visits) – all conducted at our hourly rate.
If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.
Dr. Ralf Speth