Designer For a Day

Renovate without overwhelm!

So you are excited about the design of your bathroom, kitchen or general renovation but…something is not right, your colours or set outs aren’t coming together the way you hoped, and you are worried about flow and making expensive mistakes. Your excitement is turning to overwhelm. Maybe you have already started and your builder needed your decisions yesterday?

That’s where we can help, our Designer for a Day Service offers the right amount of expert guidance  

Our proven process includes visiting your home, selection shopping alongside you and time in our studio pulling your colour scheme together with you.    A day with us will leapfrog your project into an actionable plan much faster, and we guarantee it will be more fun than struggling on your own

Our Design-Filled Agenda

We will cover as many of these items as we can in a day. But you will be asked to pick your top four priorities when booking. 

☑ 9.00am – Meet at your home, review & solve space planning issues 

☑ 10:30am – Design Focus Options:

  • ❏ Tile Shopping (Floor and wall)
  • ❏ Flooring coverings shopping (Timber flooring & carpet)
  • ❏ Joinery Selections (Benchtops and cupboards)
  • ❏ Tapware & Sanitary ware shopping
  • ❏ Lighting shopping
  • ❏ Appliance shopping
  • ❏ Exterior Brick and colorbond® selections
  • ❏ Paint colours
  • ❏ Doors and hardware

☑ 3.30pm – Recap and help document
(30 minutes)

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Only  $1,700

Now you can get the amount of help you need and avoid the cost of full-service Interior design eating into your project budget 

Find out if this service is right for you


BONUS: Our Gift To You…

When you make the booking, you’ll receive Nadine’s Build Project Design Organiser… FOR FREE! 

This amazing bonus will help you document your project’s selections like a professional — and tell your builder EXACTLY how to meet your design goals! 

What clients say


“What can we say, perfection from start to finish. From the initial zoom call, to the home visit, the shopping, and final summary, Just Wow! After months of struggling, we cannot believe how much we achieved in one day. We felt Nadine listened and really cared about what would work in our spaces and for our home. Thank you for providing us with the most gorgeous colour palette – one that works in with things that aren’t changing while also offering something beautiful and fresh. We are so grateful to now have a clear direction forward that will bring unity throughout our home. Would absolutely recommend Nadine and the Designer for a Day service without hesitation. Wish we had met you sooner!”

Tex Mort


“I booked in through Journey Home’s website for a Day with a Designer. It was a very easy process. I then spent a fantastic day with Nadine going through different options for my home, visiting showrooms and finished with a written plan, so I know what to do. I am now confident that I can get quotes of the appropriate trades and I know what I want, which will save time and money on my build.
Thanks Journey Home for a great service that is going to make my renovation pop and look and feel timeless!”

Natalie Sammons


How much can we get done in a day?

It depends,  I have completed selections for an entire home with six!  bathrooms for one client and one bathroom in great detail for another. 
If you aren’t comfortable making decisions and moving forward, then you will see better results if you select fewer design priorities from the list above or focus on one room in your home.   You can then book the service again for the next room when you are ready. 
Or, if it all sounds too fast, book a 15-minute chat and we’ll work out the best Interior Design service for your needs. 

Click to schedule a 15 minute chat about this service.

Can I call back after the service with questions?

This Designer For a Day service is limited to one day only If your project is large or issues arise during your build and you need support afterwards, we are here,  simply top up by purchasing an Ask an Expert session. You can even upgrade to a full-service design or book another Designer for a Day

Will I get any documentation of my selections sent after?

With your booking confirmation, we will email you Nadine’s Design Organiser to help you organise your selections. You will be taking notes in this over the day.

Nadine will review the document with you at the end of the day to make sure everything is ready for you to move forward.

Helpful tip: Bring an iPad to photograph your selections and take regular notes into your Design Organiser over the course of the day.

Does this include lunch?

We will break for morning tea and lunch… our treat!

Can we do this on a weekend?

There is a good reason we don’t offer this service on a weekend. The showrooms are just too busy and we want to ensure you get the best attention and the most out of your day with us.

I don't need that much, can I do a half day?

Having now helped many people we can tell you there is at least a full day ahead of you when it comes to renovation designBut if you prefer us to solve specific problem or would like to consult with us over time, we have other services available – why not book a 15-minute chat so we can help you select the right service.?

Can you help with decorating while you are here?

We’ll take some time to understand your overall ideas but our focus will be on construction design details. We recommend that you focus on your renovation design before decorating and we have a lot of construction design to get through in our day together. We offer comprehensive decorating services separately and recommend this as your next step.  

Still want to Design it yourself?

Take advantage of our design system to support your creative Journey. Purchase our Design Organiser at the low cost of just $99, to organise those hundreds of design-related decisions you need to make during the process of building and renovating. It’ll prompt you on all the decisions you didn’t even know you needed to make and help you document your selections like a pro! 

We can’t wait to hear from you.

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