FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
All Your Alenka Interiors Questions In One Place
WHAT STYLE DO I SPECIALIZE IN?
I don't specialize in any one specific style. I adapt the style to your preferences, the property, the location and the budget. I like to pay attention to the materials used, as well as the practicality of individual items. In my personal renovations, I like using natural materials and the simplicity of the Scandinavian style, the masculinity of the Rustic Industrial Style and I like the character of the Modern Farmhouse. Being a toxic-free living advocate for many years, I also have a great interest in biophilic interior design and applying these principles as much as I can.
ISN’T INTERIOR STYLING EXPENSIVE AND IMPRACTICAL?
Not if you buy smart. I have seen people buy expensive things just because they are ‘fancy’ but they don’t add any value to their life or property. Every item you install in a space should have a purpose. Innovative style and common sense should go hand in hand, and I think I’ve got a knack for it.
DO MY PACKAGES HAVE A SET PROCESS?
All of the packages and their prices are customisable to your needs and the free consultation works to identify these. I can help you with anything between completely furnishing a property or just choosing new accessories. We can buy or rent all new furniture or work with your existing pieces. It’s all up to what you need.
WHAT IS VIRTUAL OR ESTYLING FOR INTERIORS?
Virtual interior styling or eStyling is where the entire styling process to occur electronically, via Email, Skype or Phone, rather than in person. It is a convenient and cost-effective way to work with me regardless of where you live. You still receive the same resources and mentoring from me, however, all mood boards, itemised list of all the products with links to each supplier, budget overviews and consultations occur electronically.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INTERIOR STYLIST AND INTERIOR DESIGNER?
Interior designers are interior architects and are trained in interior structure of the building rather than just furnishing and styling existing spaces. Interior stylists are just focused on finishing or refreshing the details of existing spaces. Interior stylist can therefore be a cost-effective choice if you are looking to improve the aesthetics of your home rather than completely remodel it.
DO I DO PERSONAL SHOPPING FOR INTERIORS?
Yes, I can shop for furniture, accessories or materials either with or for you after we have developed a style and plan for your space. I can either incorporate personal shopping time into one of my styling or decorating services, or you can book additional personal shopping time at an hourly rate.
WHAT IS A MOOD BOARD FOR INTERIORS?
A mood board is a visualisation of the planned theme or a concept of your space. It is an arrangement of the pictures of furniture, accessories, materials, and colours which will be used to style and decorate your space. A mood board allows you to visualise the design concept, see how individual pieces will fit and look together and helps you stick to a coherent look.