Designer by Your Side

Concept-to-completion full design service

Minimum project fee | $5,000


This service starts at the beginning of your renovation project and involves determining your scope of work, budget, overall design direction and desired outcome. Karen is there to help you with the myriad of decisions needed, acting as your design professional, sounding board and outside perspective, helping you to avoid costly mistakes and keeping your project moving forward.

Karen also fulfils the role of liaison between your builder and yourselves. Designer by your side includes sourcing, specifying and selecting the appropriate fittings and finishes, including hard surface selection, feature lighting, soft furnishings and a colour palette. All the design decisions are made in such a way that they complement one another, resulting in a holistically styled home.

Initial consultation

In person consultation 2hrs Fee | $285 + gst

Karen meets with you to view your plans, discuss your brief and determine the scope of work. You share your desired design direction, wishlist, timeframe and project budget, Karen helps you to take everything from inside your head and make a plan.

During this appointment she supply you with valuable information and offers direction and clarity around your project.

This will be followed up with an estimated package price determined on the amount of time required to fulfil your brief and scope of work

What is included in Designer by Your Side?

Design concept

You will be guided you through the ideas and design concept stage, ensuring you have the opportunity to discover and view design solutions that are a good fit for you.

This may include us meeting in the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell. And an additional in-person meeting to present the concept overview.

Fee | from $500 + gst

Developed design & specification

This stage encompasses the progression from short listed preferences to settling on a specific product solution. It includes hard surface specification, confirmed bathroom hardware and furniture choices. We provide a product or design solution for each space that is the best fit for your needs.

    1. Hard surfaces selection – Timber, stone, tile, panelling
    2. Kitchen, bathroom and laundry hardware and furniture selections
    3. Feature lighting selections
    4. Soft furnishings – Carpet, curtains, rugs, bedding
    5. A spatial plan for furniture locations
    6. Product samples boards
    7. Detailed product and pricing spreadsheet
    8. Product finishing schedules
    9. Renderings or working drawings

Fee | from $2,700 per room + gst

Product ordering & delivery management

KCandy&Co takes care of the ordering and delivery management of furniture, decor and accessories. You are provided with an itemised schedule of lead times and projected delivery dates.

Also overseeing product deliveries to your home and will attend on-site appointments with installers. For example meeting with the curtain installer to ensure your drapes are hung perfectly.

Fee | $1,200 per room + gst

Finishing touches

With a designer’s eye for scale and detail, we expertly add the finishing touches that celebrate your individual style and tell your story.