Details, Details, Details.
Details make perfection,
and perfection is not a detail.
- Leonardo da Vinci
The A-team of Boldness
Sometimes you have to cross a few borders to do something bigger. Which is exactly what Ingrid and Ghita decided to do. They combined forces and knowledge, making it possible to master major projects, and started a new formula: to add a little more BOLD to this world.
‘In Paris they see me as a trendsetter,
but I don’t do trends’
Growing up in a family where she was taught everything is feasible, Ingrid learned at a young age to shape the world to her will. With a grandmother who, until the age of 95, wore bright fuchsia and cobalt clothes and a mother designing colourful clothes for her and her sister, she has been surrounded by colours her entire life.
After working as a movie set designer and art director, a scenographer for big theatre productions, photo stylist, as well as being renowned in Paris for her work, she now puts all her skills and knowledge into designing interiors. With 20 years of experience in creating visible stories, she is a master at creating beautiful concepts and serves Michelin star restaurants, boutique hotels and private residences.
Her interior designs are characterised by the special use of colour. Through her unique vision on this, combined with her exceptional way of thinking, Ingrid knows how to create magic in peoples’ interiors. Her energetic powers and down-to-earth mentality let the magic come alive.
Ingrid received her BA in Arts in Architectural Design in the Netherlands and studied at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. After graduation she started her own company.
‘I love the smell of
fresh cut wood’
Ghita has interior designing in her blood. Coming from an artisan family that has a successful interior design carpentry business, Ghita grew up surrounded by home and store interiors, as well as custom made kitchens being designed and built. Her father taught her the most valuable lessons, which is to be able to understand the importance of designing a well-balanced interior project and how to create smart solutions to meet every challenge.
With an incredible 15 year track record as a designer, Ghita makes everything beautiful. She’s stylish, smart and savvy in her design choices. Her eye for design is impeccable and she embodies a wide range of visual concepts. From the design of homes and offices, printed and online based communication, to the design of showrooms, events and stands. Bright, lively and exceptional; are the words to describe projects completed by Ghita.
Her ability to translate her wide range of disciplines and experiences has contributed enormously to the one thing that she’s a natural at and loves doing the most; combining graphic design elements with spatial design making it possible to create stunning interiors!
In 2003, Ghita received her BA of Arts (with honours) in Graphic Design from The University of Lincoln, England. Before this, she successfully completed her study in Advertising, Presentation & Communication at Sint Lucas Boxtel in the Netherlands.
This is how we Bold
You have a vision and you’ve decided to work with a professional and experienced interior design team to make that vision a reality. Now wouldn’t it be fabulous if your design project moved as quickly as they do on television? Just imagine: you sign a letter of agreement and voila the demo crew is at your front door early the next morning ready to go!
Oh, if only it was that simple! Let’s get back to reality…here’s a brief outline of the real phases an interior design project moves through, so you know what to expect before you begin, and feel comfortable with the process; because after all, we’ll be in this together.
Phase 1 • Programming
If needed, we will also meet with your architect, and any other consultants involved, before beginning the next phase – Design Development.
Phase 2 • Design Development
This is the phase where we generate technical drawings. These drawings clarify your vision precisely: we develop new space plans, furniture plans, and select specific colour palettes. We also select your new interior finishes such as paint, wall covering, flooring, ceiling and window treatments, mouldings, cabinetry and countertops. This phase is also when any bespoke pieces or treatments would be sketched for your review.
After we finish sourcing your job we meet with you to review the plans and finish selections and make any refinements needed. Then we finalize your design drawings and meet with you once more before starting the final detailing of your plans and ordering your furnishings, fixtures and equipment.
Phase 3 • Construction and Down payment
During the Construction phase it’s all about the details. We detail out all of your drawings so your contractor knows exactly what our design intent is and has accurate drawings to price out your job.
After you receive several contractor bids and their proposed timelines, we assist you in reviewing each to ensure accuracy and fair pricing.
We also draft and submit purchase orders for all of your equipment, interior finishes, and furnishings so items are received and ready to install before construction begins.
Phase 4 • Construction and installation
We stop by the job site frequently to oversee the sub-contractors and ensure the work is progressing on schedule and as planned. We meet with you weekly to address any of your concerns.
Following construction, we coordinate the delivery and installation of your new furnishings, accessories and artwork. Every part of this process has its own schedule, but we work to bring it all together so you can realize your vision.
Phase 5 • Project completion
Before we end our time together, we’ll do a final walk-through with you and prepare a list of any remaining small items needing attention. We also discuss the care and maintenance of all your new finishes, furnishings and equipment so you can enjoy them for many years and maintain their new appearance. And we’ll consider it a successful relationship when you fall in love with your new space.
*Constructed by Daan Groen