Some of us can only dream of hiring a stylist to spruce up our abode, so it's rather nice to see the launch of Spaceworks' newest venture Room by Room offering the same service for a fraction of the traditional cost.
Launched earlier this month, Room by Room is an online-accessed and run service – eliminating the costly time of face-to-face consultations, and for the first time opening the doors for homeowners to Spaceworks' team of interior designers.
The Auckland-based agency already offers office, retail and hospitality interior design services.
Clients of Room by Room can choose between three packages, priced from $800, that cater to a range of design experience and capabilities, time and budget.
After choosing a package, they are walked through a six-step process of design collaboration with the Room by Room team.
Each package comes with 3D drawings, fabrics, project coordination, recommendations for furniture and lighting options. Customers are also given access to designer furniture at cost.
Lizzi Hines, managing director of Spaceworks and co-owner of Room by Room, says it's always been her philosophy that everyone should have access to great design, and not be restricted by budget.
“It's a natural extension to our existing business," says Hines.
"We are regularly asked to design interiors for residential properties and now we have the artillery to make this a reality."
Hines is joined in the venture by Jessica White, designer at Spaceworks.
It's not the first time a design company in New Zealand has used augmented reality to conceptualise a room setting, but according to Hines and White it's the first Kiwi business to include the full design service.
Says White: “We’re proud of Room by Room for many reasons but mostly because we are offering New Zealanders and Australians a robust professional design service as well as interior architecture elements.
"Whether our clients are completing one room at a time or tackling the whole house, our design experts can create unique spaces all with a few clicks of the mouse."