E-design and How does it work?

What is e-design? Virtual design? Online interior design? Remote design service? All these different names describe the design service which can be delivered anywhere from everywhere, thanks to modern technology and the internet.

It has been several years since e-design started. I did my first virtual design in 2008!

I lived in Malta and my mum’s friend needed help with her one-bedroom flat in the Czech Republic. She wasn’t thinking of hiring a designer who would come to her house; she was worried it would be expensive and she knew she could do most of the jobs herself.

So she didn’t need anyone to do the full job for her. She just needed the right guidance.

I helped her with her floor plan plus I designed her built-in-furniture. It was a one-bedroom flat and she was desperate for proper storage space.

I’ll never forget how she sent me an excited email, explaining how happy she was. However, the best part was that she was running around her flat with a tape measure and finding that all my ideas had worked!

I knew they would but, because she had never worked with an e-designer before, she just couldn’t believe it.

But yes it is hard to believe that someone who doesnt know you and never have been in your house can design your home for you.

Now, twelve years later, and we are in the middle of a year of a global pandemic, with governments closing borders and keeping people at home. Consequently, E-design has become the only solution for so many designers – even for those who never thought they would ever work this way.

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What is e-design?

E-design or virtual design is not a cheaper solution to traditional interior design, it is a form of delivery.

Think of it like comparing mail and e-mail. The same information but a different form of how to deliver it.

So, I will provide a floor plan for you and instead of printing it for you (and spending your money on it and using up natural resources) and meeting you and discussing during a specific meeting (and spending your special time) I will just send you a pdf to peruse at your leisure.

You will check your floor plan any time it suits you and let me know your feedback (even at midnight or 2 o’clock in the morning – I don’t mind). Then, the following morning, I can start working on the changes and you can rest easy.

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Why work with e-designer?

Before you start working with a designer you either think you can do it (‘it’ meaning create a beautiful interior) by yourself, or you think a designer would be too expensive so you have to do it by yourself.

Either way, this has only two possible endings – you do a great job and you have no problem, or you mess it up completely.

The main reason for working with a designer should be that the designer knows more about this than you do.

I graduated as an architect which involved, in my case, 7 years at University including internships at several architectural studios.

I have been trained in floor planning according to ergometry, logical room planning according to solar orientation, and of course the history of art and architecture.

The designer shouldn’t just create a nice place with beautiful home decor but space which follows rules and makes sense for the client. So the client can live there happily ever after.

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How does e-design work? What is the process?

There is a very similar process for most e-designers.

Usually, it begins with a questionnaire, followed by a concept board, a floor plan and then revisions and a final 3D visualisation.

My process includes either email or first consultation (video call) to find out if we are a good match.

My clients are usually families with kids who prefer simple Scandinavian design styles, but who like original input from me as a designer, be it a specific way to arrange furniture, or using colours or designing original pieces specifically for their space.

After payment, I start working on the design. Typically, within one week I send a client the first concept (mood board and floor plan). I prefer being in touch with a client on Messenger because it is a very quick form of communication.

There is no need for a fast answer from the client – and the client can answer when they are ready. As a mother, I understand that there are moments when you can’t answer the phone but leaving a quick message which you can read anytime is very handy.

Plus, the client can send me a message when an idea pops into their heads without composing a big email. I have no problem with this and actually find it very practical because everything is in one thread.

The client will then find the design available to view on a specific web page, so there is no problem with sending big files across the internet.

Everything is saved in one virtual space – floor plan, concept board, my notes about how to work it all together, even the shoppable links for furniture.

One room design usually takes 3-4 weeks.

E-design is a way to get a designer work no matter where you live. The distance is no longer an issue.

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Is e-design just for the living rooms?

If you accept that e-design is just a form of delivery, you will see that you can have anything designed.

My clients usually ask for open plan rooms (kitchen – living – dining), kids’ bedrooms, bathrooms and entrance halls.

The key part of delivering a design is a 3D visualisation. This now includes a 360 Panoramic view.

This is especially popular with husbands who have no idea what their wife is talking about when she is describing their living room! With this form of design, even a person with no 3D imagination can actually see what is going to happen and how it will look.

Is e-design right for me?

If you are a someone who loves their home and it is very important for you to live happily in your space and you have no idea about how to put it together – or have some ideas but need a helping hand – then I would say you are ready for e-design!

I see ideal the client as someone who wants to do a lot of work by themselves. Someone who has a lot of ideas, has lots of inspiration, but unfortunately feels absolutely overwhelmed by it all, so they need guiding towards their ideal home solution.

I really admire creative people

Thank you for all your help and everything else you have done for us. I really admire creative people like you. My entrance hall is not ready yet but, with your design and follow-up help, it soon will be. Thanks again!

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Katerina Lorencova

We definitely made the right decision in asking for your help

I’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ for this co-operation. We definitely made the right decision in asking for your help. I am sure we will be back for more when our kids need their bedroom remodelling! It will be a special challenge: how to set up a shared bedroom for a boy and a girl!

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Pavlina Pankova

The only thing we regret is that we didn’t contact you sooner!

A big ‘thank you’ for the beautiful designs and the nice and patient communication. We got so much inspiration and so many helpful ideas from you. We were really surprised by how much can be done online, how comfortable the communication was, and that all our follow-up questions were answered. We can’t wait till we start the realisation itself. The only thing we regret is that we didn’t contact you sooner!

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Vendula H.

Really happy with the result, which exceeded our expectations

Cooperation with Julie was very intensive, happy and creative. We arranged everything via email and she very patiently replied to all of our questions. She took all of our ideas and options into consideration when designing our layout. Her ideas have really added an atmosphere to our home.
I have to say that after this cooperation I see that professional input was necessary – it is like a piece of a puzzle which, if it was missing, the whole masterpiece would be incomplete.
We are really happy with the result, which exceeded our expectations, and we plan at least another consultation in the future.

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Ida Zavadilova

Unbelievable, nice and creative person, who really knows what she is doing!

What can I say… just send her a message, call her and let her create. Unbelievable, nice and creative person, who really knows what she is doing!☘️

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Eva Oberreiter

She will understand you, your vision, and your financial budget

I can 100% recommend Julie. She will understand you, your vision, and your financial budget and she will surprise you with an original solution. For me, it was a great help – from a great woman!

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Radka Veselá

Don’t hesitate to contact her

I highly recommend Julie. She is full of ideas and she helps you out when you are completely desperate. Don’t hesitate to contact her; she always finds an ideal solution.

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Marketa Tomanova

She showed me my future flat the way I would see it in real life

I struggle to visualise things in 3D, so I could not choose the right furniture, I could not decide the right colours for our walls, and I wasn’t sure about the floor plan. Julie created the 3D visualization and showed me my future flat the way I would see it in real life. Thanks to her efforts, I have a clear idea of how to set up our living room. The cooperation was quick and smooth and I really appreciated the nice and friendly approach. I really recommend Julie and her work. ❤️👌

Tatiana Kuchar

She always tries the best solution for you

Julie is an unbelievable person. She is full of empathy, ideas, and originality. She always tries to find the best solution for her clients, in a way that the client always ends up happy. I recommend her 100%. Amazing cooperation!

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Vladka Petru Horakova

I can’t wait to cooperate on further designs

From my personal outcome, I achieved an absolutely perfect design solution for our kids’ bedroom. I can’t wait to cooperate on further designs in future. Thank you!!

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Lidus Zahradnickova

She can sense the needs of her clients

I needed to remodel my bathroom and the kids’ bedroom. I have to say that the cooperation with Julie was really smooth and nice. She can sense the needs of her clients, and you will not only get an original solution but a lot of helpful advice. She can also design made-to-measure furniture as well. I really appreciated her smooth online communication. Highly recommended!

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Alena Bahushevich

Definitely want Julie to work with us again

“Julie quickly, precisely and above our expectations realized ideas of a new visualization of our living room and nursery. We intend to turn the nursery into a dining room. I highly recommend her work. In the future, we are going to refurbish our parent’s house. We definitely want Julie to work with us again. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Simona Brown

She is an expert in making a house home

Julie is a very talented designer. She puts emphasis not only on the aesthetics but functionality as well. She is expert in making a house home. I really like her idea of having space which brings joy. The fundamental principle of getting the basics right and then advancing to interior designing. My family room was a very challenging design but I’m really impressed how to she came up with a solution. I would 100% recommend her!

Antra Gajbhiye

Julie creates visualisations very quickly and her work is very realistic.

Julie creates visualisations very quickly and her work is very realistic. Furnishing and details help to visualize how the future interior will look. I also love the 360 panoramic view, where you can see the whole room, including both the floor and ceiling. Julie uses the real textures of materials so you don’t need to worry that the visualisation will be different from the real room.

Eva Kubíčková

Thank you for bringing back my lost memory.

The meditation was awesome. It relaxed me a lot. Though there was a strange thing, the house I saw in during the meditation was very diff to my liking or my design style. In real life, I wouldn’t prefer living there. It was a huge Victorian house but I like ranch or mid-century houses with simple decor and lots of light.
Actually, now I remember this was the house I used to dream when I was a kid but as I grew up my design style, country, preferences changed. But my subconscious was holding on the image 🙂
Thank you for bringing back my lost memory. 😄😇

Anna Par

excellent resource to visualize your whole dream home

“This meditation by Julie Rawding Interiors is an excellent resource to visualize your whole dream home. I was stuck with my own home office makeover, and this helped me to get started. Julie gently and calmly guides you through the visualization while your eyes are closed. It is best to do this when you are alone and have some peace and quiet. In the end, I was able to see in my mind’s eye what my ideal space would look like. Julie offered me this meditation in exchange for a review, but I did offer to pay for it, and it is worth the money!”

Julie Ann Shahin

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