Stage 1 —

Engagement, Brief & Discovery

Once we are engaged on a project we conduct a thorough briefing. Clients are sent a questionnaire and invited to a meeting with our design team where we establish your vision.

Stage 2 —

Site Measure

We begin with an initial site visit in order to familiarise ourselves with the existing conditions and take measurements. If you are unable to provide drawings of the existing conditions we will produce a complete to-scale floor plan in CAD format.

Stage 3 —


We proceed to preparation of a concept package that focuses on our design philosophy and key design ideas for the interior. At the end of this phase we provide you with a visual direction for the look and feel of our designs using a selection of images, sketches and finishes.

Stage 4 —

Design Development

We then develop schedules that supply details on all finishes, fixtures, fittings and equipment, and provide comprehensive elevation drawings of joinery items.

Stage 5 —

Construction Documentation

A full set of documentation is developed for construction purposes. The finishes schedule, and the fixtures, fittings and equipment schedule are both finalised and issued with the construction drawing package.

Stage 6 —

Construction Administration

Tenders are submitted to the client for review. GOLDEN provides advice and support to ensure the price and proposed design outcome meets the expectations of all parties. Once contractors are approved and appointed, we provide assistance through the construction process to ensure the outcome is as designed. We liaise with trades and consultants, review shop drawings, and respond to queries as required. We schedule regular site appointments, and can additionally visit at your request.

Stage 7 —

Furniture Selection

We then move on to the curatorial phase, where finishes, fabrics, lighting, rugs and unfixed furniture are meticulously selected. We provide layouts and a list of items to complete and complement the space along with a schedule nominating product name, supplier, size, finish, price and lead-time. We will then place orders, procure items and oversee delivery. GOLDEN can include accessories and artworks in this curatorial process, upon request of the client.