Interior Design

modern open plan kitchen area

Taking the decision to build a new house or extent an existing one is a big deal and one that requires a huge amount of thought and consideration.

Once you have engaged an architect who can design the outside, plumbing, and interior walls, you may start to think what’s going to go inside those walls.

You may find an interior designer you like that presents a portfolio of stunning options, the only problem is, they clash.

Both the Architect and Interior Designer have their own style, priorities and way of working.  At best, this creates a headache for you. At worst, it increases cost, delays the project and results in an extension you are less than happy with. 

It is likely that you are investing a lot of time, money and hope into this project. Maybe it is going to allow you to stay in the home in which your eldest took their first steps. Perhaps it is going to allow you to take care of an elderly parent. Or maybe it is just a symbol of all your hard work – a reward. Whatever your reason for investing in your home, you want it to be perfect. You want to walk into your new space and feel giddy with excitement and overwhelmed with how beautiful it is.

Modern open plan living area with glass divider

What does an Architect do?

An architect has studied long and hard to be qualified to design the structure of a property. They design and maximise the space in which we live and work and are ultimately responsible for the external aesthetics of the house or building.

An architect is also responsible for looking at the health, safety, and environmental aspects of the proposed build. They make sure it is compliant and should produce Building Regulation Drawings to ensure the completed building is signed off as safe and compliant by a building inspector.

What does an Interior Designer do?

An interior designer designs the layout and aesthetics of a room or space. This might be selecting wall finishes, colour schemes, soft furnishings, flooring, and layout. By combining textures, colours, and shapes they can create beautiful, functional spaces for you to live and work in.

They might also work with your architect to design the inside dimensions and ensure there are strategically placed windows and rooflights to let in enough light. An interior designer will also offer lighting solutions to suit the use of the room.

Where is the cross over?

Many architects can also do some of the things an interior designer would typically do, such as plan in furniture placement, choose tile and woodwork finishes, and select interior doors. Again, one would imagine a designer would give a finish which is more in keeping with your existing style, or more daring and stylish, if that is what you desire.

This cross over between architects and interior designers can lead to confusion, incoherent design choices, and a power struggle. Even knowing which to hire first can lead to a major headache for you. 

Seating area with large windows

What is the solution?

The best solution is to find an end to end architect service. One which can do all the technical drawings and deliver a strong design, can apply for planning permission, and can complete the interior design too.

Nett Assets’ complete service means the design will be thoughtful, seamless and reflect your family and way of living. Our staff body consists of both architects and designers, meaning we can, for example, design and choose:

You can be confident that the result is going to be coherent, stylish, and fit the life you want to lead.

Interior Design Services


Initial consultation
  • Project brief
  • Quality Aspirations
  • Spatial Requirements
  • Project Budget
  • Site Survey *


Mood Board
  • Overall ”feel”
  • Colour Scheme
  • Furniture
  • Soft finishes, curtains, rugs, etc
  • Hard finishes, floorings, wall treatments, etc
  • Lighting
  • Ironmongery
  • Doors and windows


Adjust design as needed given site conditions and constraints.
  • General arrangement plans (GAs)
  • 3D Views


Provide all technical details and specifications
  • General arrangement plans (GAs)
  • Internal elevations
  • Reflecting ceiling plans
  • Floor finishes plans
  • Wall treatments plans
  • Technical drawings of bespoke elements, such as staircases, balustrades, etc
  • Materials source and samples boards
  • Hard finishes schedule
  • Details required, such as skirtings, mouldings, etc
  • Doors and windows schedule
  • Sanitary ware schedule
  • Ironmongery schedule
  • FF&E pack comprised by furniture, fixtures


  • Sourcing and selecting suppliers
  • Provide brief to suppliers or other parties as part of obtaining quotes
  • Invite, appraise and report on tenders
  • Supply, procurement, delivery and/or in- stallation of the FF&E Coordinate lead times


Overlook and supervise construction works
  • Site visits to inspect works, quality and resolve site queries
  • Check and approve shop drawings or samples
  • Working drawings and details required for the prop execution of works during construction
What our clients say

“Nett Assets worked closely with us to find the right solution for our home extension. We had excellent communication throughout and were impressed with the interpretation of our brief and the range of intuitive and innovative design solutions. The finished product is genuinely unique and a perfect fit for our lifestyle.”