How To Get a Interior Design Intern Position

Every week we receive emails from prospective interior design interns. They are usually from students looking for experience in their holidays, or recent graduates looking for intern programs that will translate into permanent positions. Occasionally we get applicants who want to completely change career, or who have experience in a similar field and want to gain […]

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How Long Will My Project Take?

The most common question we get asked by potential clients is “how long will my project take?”. The answer is something akin to ‘how long is a piece of string’. The design process has so many variables it’s always hard to give a general idea, and each endeavour is unique. Highly personalised designs will always […]

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Houzz: A Great Tool For Students

After taking some tips at a Houzz event last month (on the first day of my Internship with Kia) at Sofa.com, I thought it would be a great time to upload some of my own work onto Houzz to see how useful it could be to students. At the event, one of the Houzz team […]

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A quick lesson on fire certificates for fabrics

Inside an Interior Design project It was all going well, we have a fantastic design, the client loves it, everything has been signed off on and paid for and so we start the process of ordering all the gorgeous furniture. Of course we always expect a few spanners in the works but this was one […]

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How do we pick our projects

Kia Designs has been around for 4 years, and in that time we have had projects that have gone amazingly and projects that have not.  However, throughout the ups and the downs, we have always made sure of one thing: we analyse.

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Nature Blows

January saw us launch our very exclusive new rug line which has been featured in April’s issue of ‘Grand Designs’ OUT NOW! Designing these rugs was one of the most enjoyable experiences as it allowed me full creative freedom to put some of the millions of ideas that go flying through my head every day […]

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On the search for… Over mantle mirrors

We are currently working on a project that has the most amazing colour scheme, it is bright and bold and was actually inspired by the clients favourite eye-shadows! We are now looking for the perfect mirror to sit above a very traditional Victorian fireplace, here are a few of our options. Source: jazzitupinteriors.co.uk via Kia […]

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Does Kia Designs take on commercial projects?

Kia Designs has built its reputation through our innovative residential projects but, having said this, we certainly do not discount taking on commercial projects.  That is not to say that we will take on any commercial project (in fact we have turned down numerous commercial projects for an array of reasons) but they are something […]

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