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Jo Robinson is the driving force behind Stone Homes Interior Design. Originally from Buckinghamshire Jo has been involved in design since achieving a B A (Hons) Degree in textiles in 1986.  Over the last decade Jo has gained invaluable experience in creating fabulous residential projects ranging from new build, renovation of Edwardian properties and substantial barn conversions.

Co-director of Multi Award Winning house builder Stone Homes, Jo has been responsible for the interiors of each and every property, from the planning stage through to completion.  Recognising the importance of being both stylish yet practical, Jo has produced numerous properties which are tailored to suit client’s individual requirements.

Jo is deeply enthusiastic about art, always taking the opportunity to visit galleries and exhibitions locally, nationally and globally when on holiday.  Art inspires creativity, picking up on styles, colour combinations and unique individuality.

The Stone Homes Interior Design team has a passion for design, enjoying combining all the vital elements related to provide stylishly unique living spaces including architecture, furniture design, colour planning, one off features and textiles.  Constantly striving to move the boundaries forward, the team are conscious of keeping up to date with new products to the market and visiting trade shows throughout Europe.  This enthusiasm and knowledge is now being presented to a wider audience, offering an edge over the mundane and predictable to all discerning home owners.

Being an integral part of the wider Stone Homes build team, Stone Homes Interior Design appreciates the need to combine knowledge with creativity and practicality.  Recognising it is just as important to have an understanding of the requirements of the ‘behind the scenes’ trades such as plumbing, electrical, joinery, decoration and stonework for example than it is to simply produce a stunning internal finish. By effective co-ordination of all the relevant trades involved in creating a spectacular bespoke interior, good project management lessens the disruptive impact of an internal fit out and ensures the project is brought home on time and within budget.  Not only is Jo’s experience in project management vital to achieve this, but she has a dedicated team of skilled craftsmen behind her in order to deliver the promise in full.

Successful design is about collaboration, remembering the importance of listening to the clients, interpreting ideas into exciting concepts, in order to provide individual, bespoke award winning interiors.

Stone Homes Interior Design – Prepare to be Inspired

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Design Process

This page details the steps involved in a complete design project undertaken by Stone Homes Interior Design. The list outlines the general phases involved in most projects. However, we are flexible and can operate in a style to suit your project and budget.

Phase 1: Initial Design Consultation

This initial consultation allows us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your individual needs. It is often preferable to meet at your property in to familiarise ourselves with you style and taste. If you are embarking upon a build project we can meet up onsite or at our office.

Phase 2: Quotation/Fee Proposal

After understanding both your project and how you see us supporting you (single design, kitchen, design and build, etc.), we will prepare a estimated fee proposal/quotation. The proposal will indicate the resources and products we will need to allocate in order to meet your requirements.

Phase 3: Contract Signing

When the estimated fee proposal and works have been agreed we require a contract for the project to be signed and the journey begins in earnest.  Download the contract

Phase 4: Design

Once the quotation has been accepted by you and the contract signed, we will begin work upon your project. Throughout this process we will communicate with you at all times, ensuring we regularly meet up to review progress and make certain you are happy with suggestions before they become decisions. Once the scheme is agreed a works schedule will be created to detail project timescales and estimated costs.

Phase 4: Procurement

Once the works schedule is complete and agreed we will contact the suppliers to ensure the costs and deliveries are contained within the budget levels set.  When you have agreed upon the supplier quotes we will then order the products, co-ordinating deliveries to suit the project.

Phase 4: Build (for design and build projects)

Work commences! We will be onsite regularly to co-ordinate deliveries, monitor trades, project time management, provide problem solving solutions, etc.  During the build phase we have regular meetings to review progress and costs. It is our aim to bring the project in on time and on budget.

This should be an enjoyable experience for you. We have been in the business long enough to know what our clients expect from us and we work hard to make it all happen.

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