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Got Questions About Creating Design Clarity?

Thanks so much for taking a look around! If you’ve got questions before purchasing, I’d love to get them answered. Check out the FAQs below to see if your question has already been answered.

Otherwise, send me a message via the form below. Or email me, or pick up the phone and call me!

I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Kristina Cope
Your mentor, guide and interior design friend!

Email: hello[@]CreatingDesignClarity[dot]co[dot]nz

Phone/Txt: +64 21 641 530

Postal: 19 Manapau Street, Meadowbank,

Auckland 1072, New Zealand

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinacope/

Dr Ameli Anton
Dr Ameli Anton
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"Working with Kristina has been rewarding... identifying my own home designing style and having a clear idea of what I really wanted."

“Working with Kristina has been rewarding. Her ability to genuinely listen, absorb the advice given, mould it and combine it with the vast wealth of knowledge and experience in her field has been impressive to witness. These skills are a clear reflection of her professionalism and talent as an Architect & Interior Designer. She has a level of creativity and intuitiveness that clearly allow her to understand what her clients want and need. During one of our sessions, she walked me through a process she has developed for her business. I was gladly surprised to find myself on the other side, identifying my own home designing style and having a clear idea of what I really wanted. It was brilliant and I cannot recommend her enough!” 

Frequently Asked Questions

You will definitely not create a conflict. In fact, your interior designer / architect / paint colour consultant will thank you!

When you use my creating design clarity package I am not designing your space / house for you – I am helping you document your unique design style and colour psychology ‘personality’.

You then give this important brief to your professional.

The designer then “takes it from there” to develop the design / layout / space that not only uses their skill and flair, but ensures it becomes a space that you (and other occupants) LOVE. The designer is not restricted but guided by this document. Learn more about my interior design course here

But WHY use your service before engaging with a professional designer? Simply because it saves you a considerable amount of time, money and frustration! (Let alone embarrassment).

* 12.4% to 29.6% of all renovation work in NZ and Australia is rework – the cost directly passed to you the client. This is easily avoided by following the creating design clarity process.

* 42.3% of people who have completed a renovation using an Interior Designer, Architect, Kitchen Designer, or DIY (makes little difference) in NZ were unhappy with the finished project. Their most common statement was “there is something just not quite right with the overall look and feel”. Their 2nd most common statement was “I wish I had spent [more] time learning what my design and colour preferences were prior to starting the project”.

These findings were from independent research by Endless Definition, who surveyed 1,265 homeowners throughout NZ on my behalf. Just to emphasise this – they were NOT unhappy with the quality of their, or a tradie/designers standard of work (those are different stats!), but with the look and feel of the space once the project had been completed.

* 39% of people in America were unsatisfied with the look of the finished project. These findings were from research out of the USA with 1,013 people homeowners who had upgraded their bathroom, or remodelled their kitchen, or repainted their living room/lounge, or repainted and changed the decor in their bedroom, or repainted the exterior of their house.  

All of these homeowners wished they had spent more time understanding and creating design clarity.

Do you want to take the gamble or not? For less than 1% to 5% of the cost of your next renovation, you can ensure you (a) minimise the amount of costly rework, AND (b) significantly increase the likelihood of you loving your finished project. Take my interior design course prior and stack the odds in your favour!

The service I offer to you either as a budding DIYer, or a homeowner about to engage with an interior designer / architect / kitchen designer etc) was initially developed in the 1970s, by psychologist Dr Angela Wright. She explored how colour affects our mood, and found links between colours and human behaviour that are objective. i.e. they are the same for everyone. She then researched how this relates to people’s individual design style.  In the 90s, mathematical correlations between colours were discovered, which confirmed the objectivity of Wright’s theory. I have developed this process further and made it understandable and comprehensive for you to use in your home design. 

From a professional’s point of view, this is not something ‘new’ or ‘woo woo’ but within the 6 tenets of building design (balance, proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast and space).

However, with the demand on professionals to affordably produce a finished design within budget, creating design clarity for the client (you) can sometimes be fast-tracked or skipped. 

I guarantee satisfaction because what I am offering you is: 

(1) proven science – assuming you do the homework! (BTW is it not an arduous undertaking requiring or using much energy and vigor – just you taking a few hours to follow my step by step instructions), and 

(2) based on 36+ years of personal experience not just designing, but actually hands on Kiwi DIY experience. My husband and his father and I have personally designed, built, & redecorated over 80+ houses. (Not for my clients – that is another large number of rooms/houses). Click here to try a course and see what you think after doing it. (60 day, 100% money back guarantee).

Of course! All of my courses come with group coaching once a week for the duration of the course. 

I have also created a member-only group within Facebook where I encourage you to ask questions, and either myself, or your (new ‘team’) of DIYers will give you solid and sound advice! Simply contact ‘us’ and we will do our best to help!

Of course you can! However, I give you confidence and reassurance by following my proven processes. 

You have two options:

Option 1: Do it 100% yourself. This is how I did it myself: I read in the last two years alone over 20+ books on all facets of interior design. I then qualified as an architect, (5 years), then an interior designer which helped embed the 6 key building tenets into my thinking. Then between my father, my husband, father-in-law and myself designed, built, decorated over 71+ residential houses, and then lived in a number of them to get a good feel of my design personality, and then got a handle on being objective to other people’s design & style personalities (we all have distinctive and blended personalities as you can imagine!), and then renovate over the last 25+ years many of the rooms in these houses to suit the occupants needs. Then separately, are the houses and interiors I have created for my clients over these years… or,

Option 2: Simply invest in  my interior design course that suits your needs perfectly, and immediately learn THE KEY PREP steps what took me 36 years to learn and apply with my clients, starting on the right foot from day one! BTW, did I tell you that is it is a one-time investment by you? You can re-use what you learnt about YOU with every future renovation you do (& you will on average do 3 in every home you own & live in), regardless of whether you DIY or use a designer. 

As an aside, have you downloaded my FREE 3 Essential Prep Steps For A Successful Room Makeover‘, and applied those useful initial steps in your interior makeover journey? I highly recommend that first.

Here is the link to learn more about your personal design preferences, and try my ULTIMATE Design Brief interior design course. (Remember, I have a 60 day, 100% money back guarantee to fall back on).

An excellent question, and the answer is much harder! (I suggest you read my blog posts on DIY or Use A Professional Designer and other related topics).

“It depends” is the bottomline. 

If you are already confident with choosing colours, design styles, textures, patterns etc and are not swayed by trends that come and go, and you love to dwell & linger in your finished spaces, then this course is not for you. (You are part of the 24.6% of the entire world’s population who have a sustained LOVE for their finished home improvement project). 

However, if you are lacking confidence in any of these areas, or you have previously DIY’d or used an architect and interior design services prior, and you feel there is something just not quite right with the finished room, then you could be part of the 75.4% of the population (you are not alone) – and my recommended first step is go back to basics and ensure YOU, and any designer you engage with in the future, is given a creating design clarity brief that you document and use as a compass to go forward successfully. Click here to learn about my ULTIMATE Design Brief ‘Creating Design Clarity Toolbox’ course

Because it saves you a considerable amount of time, money and frustration! (Let alone embarrassment).

Between 12.3% to 29.6% of all renovation work in NZ and Australia is rework – the cost is directly passed to you, the client. This is easily avoided by following the creating design clarity process.

42.3% of people who have completed a renovation using an Interior Designer, Architect, Kitchen Designer, or DIY (makes little difference) in NZ were unhappy with the finished project. Their most common statement was “there is something just not quite right with the overall look and feel”. Their 2nd most common statement was “I wish I had spent (more) time learning what my design and colour preferences were prior to starting the project”. These findings were from independent research by Endless Definition, who surveyed 1,265 homeowners throughout NZ on my behalf. Just to emphasise this – they were NOT unhappy with the quality of their, or a tradie/designers standard of work (those are different stats!), but with the look and feel of the space once the project had been completed.

This is not just a NZ issue: 39% of people in America were unsatisfied with the look of the finished project. These findings were from research with 1,013  homeowners who had upgraded their bathroom, or remodelled their kitchen, or repainted their living room/lounge, or repainted and changed the decor in their bedroom, or repainted the exterior of their house.  

All of these homeowner wished they had spent more time understanding and creating design clarity prior to starting their project.

Do you want to take the gamble? For less than 1 to 5% of the cost of your next renovation, you can ensure you

(a) minimise the amount of costly rework, AND

(b) significantly increase the likelihood of you loving your finished project.

Simply learn from my interior design courses and stack the odds in your favour!

Either fill out the form above, or ring me, or click here to read more answers to additional Frequently Asked Questions.

Bottomline: I provide you with a 60 day no questions asked, 100% money back guarantee.

First determine whether you are going to use a professional designer (click here if YES), or you are going to DIY (click here for DIY suggested interior design courses), and then try one out. I look forward to meeting your virtually soon!