Consultancy

Consultancy tailor-made for you – either in person or via video call

‘Each client’s life, needs, desires, tastes, and dreams are unique, just as each interior has its own distinct light, proportions, character, history, and personality. My goal is to create spaces that express a strong sense of belonging, through design that aligns with present needs while also incorporating future aspirations.’

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by multiple possibilities, need some guidance finding a layout that works, are looking for the confidence to try something new, need a bit of help with finding a cohesive style or are unsure where to start with a tricky space, we can help make the process of transforming your space as relaxed and enjoyable as it should be.

Consultancy is ad hoc work for those who wish to manage their own project; it is charged on an hourly rate so you only pay for what you need.

Philip can advise on:

Layout and space planning

Window treatments, soft furnishings, and fabrics

Furniture

Colour, paint and wallpaper

Hard finishes (flooring, tiles etc.)

Lighting (layout, choice of fittings, circuits and switching)

Joinery (including kitchens, dressing rooms and individual pieces such as cabinets and bookshelves)

Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds and walls etc.)

Artwork and accessories

Suppliers, shops and contacts

Exterior design, including garden layouts

Architectural design, additions, remodelling and structural changes

 

New for Spring/Summer 2024 – Interiors expertise direct via video call

In addition to our popular in person consultancy we now also offer online consultancy sessions.

If you need advice about a smaller interior design issue in your home or business and time is limited, or you are based far from our Farnham studio, video consultancy could be a great fit. You can chat to Philip via a scheduled video call with pre-purchased slots of time, available from an hour upwards.

You are invited to email over details and photos of the design issue you wish to discuss in advance and can then show Philip around your project during the live video call. Much can be covered within an hour-long session. We will forewarn you when your session is due to end and it is possible to extend your session if you wish.

Our pricing:

£300 one hour

£550 two hours

£750 three hours

£250 for every extra hour

Also available as gift vouchers – an ideal present for a loved one.

Simply email office@philipvb.com for further details

“Philip did a day’s consultancy on my flat refurbishment. He really listened and understood exactly what I wanted to achieve. I really liked the way Philip would explain the reasons behind his suggestions and how he highlighted the impact of each option. After his visit he was quick to respond to any of my follow up questions and was always both creative and reassuring. People still comment on the gorgeous paint colours that Philip suggested, and I continue to enjoy the flat as much as ever.”

– Victorian Apartment – South London