After a detailed brief, in depth discussions about my ambitions for this property, Diego provided 3 alternative layouts for the conversion from an office unit to a residential 2 bedroom flat. He then proposed full list of color schemes and materials. We visited various showrooms to look at tiles, kitchens and other products. There were many meetings, although this is an investment property my ambition was to make it one that I would proudly live in.
Once the property was completed it looked and felt amazing and then the furniture went in to complete the dream city apartment. It is amazing how such minor details can have such a huge impact: sockets, the way tiles are fitted, the finishing when floor tiles meet the wood floor, the correct skirting boards and door frames, door handles, lights etc. If I could define Diego it would be “eye for detail, consistency, no cutting corners, re-do it until it’s right, always going the extra mile to please the client and most importantly beautiful and original interior design.” I just can’t recommend him enough.
There were various challenges due to the office having large front and rear entrances, in full glass frames. This is not first time that I have contracted Diego as my interior designer. He always comes up with the best possible solutions with regards to layout, functionality and beautiful interior design.
This is all great on paper however. Then there is the challenge of finding a builder that can execute the project exactly as it has been specified.
This means budget, timing and craftsmanship. To save some money I took the project management on myself but always bouncing ideas back and forward with Diego. Diego took care of all the purchasing as agreed.
Half way through the project I realized that the whole project could be jeopardized if the project was not managed properly. I asked Diego if he could take over and so glad that he did. This took away all the responsibility and stress from me. I would then visit site once per week. There were many challenges. Diego took command and delivered the project under extreme pressure and delivered the best possible result.