So Sound Design

Interior Design

retail design

The So Sound Design team in Leeds and Manchester, believe that the presentation of merchandise, your brand and the atmosphere and customer experience of your store is key to success on the high street.

At So Sound Design our creative interior design team is experienced in designing brand environments that communicate your vision. We provide a full interior design service from concept to completion.

The So Sound Design team services:

  • Site survey.

  • Conceptual design packages.

  • Schematic drawing packages.

  • Sketch visuals.

  • Full photorealistic 3D colour visuals.

  • Detailed drawing packages.

  • Material and furniture selection.

  • Construction drawings.

  • (FF&E) specifications.

  • Project management

Latest Projects

zen garden bar - manchester

The brief provided by our client was to design a ‘garden’ theme basement bar that would capture the user’s imagination. The So Sound design team were able to create a theatrical...

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Interior design trends to look out for in 2018

Interior design is constantly changing and evolving as new styles become popular. Homeowners therefore get inspired by new trends and try to incorporate these inspirations into their design. Through...

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Whitehaven RLFC for the work undertaken by your company So Sound Architecture & Interior Design on the refurbishment at Whitehaven Rugby League's Recreation Ground, consisting of the modification of the existing changing room, the provision of a new changing room and gym area. The work included support in development of specifications and design, along with plans for the refurbishment, which I have to say were all completed to an extremely high standard in the most efficient manner, showing great urgency to meet our extremely tight deadlines.

Whitehaven RLFC

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What should I do before I contact an interior architect / designer?
Collect a few pictures from magazines or the internet that capture the look, style or colours that you like. Present the pictures to your designer during your initial consultation. Images are a great way to communicate and will help an interior designer to clearly understand your ideas.

What happens at the first consultation?
Our initial consultation brings you a highly qualified interior architect to your home or office for an in-depth interview, to identify your design objectives and outline the steps needed to accomplish them. This first meeting usually lasts about one to two hours. At the first meeting we will measure and photograph areas to be designed, create a room by room list of necessary construction, furniture, colours and accessories required. We will also go through a client questionnaire which allows us to gather specific information to help us understand you and your requirements.

I have a remodeling project but I’m not sure if I need an interior architect / designer or an architect?
This is a common question. Typically, an interior architect / designer has the skills and professional education to design and draft new space plans — whether reconfiguring an existing interior space or adding an extension to a home — as well as develop lighting and electrical plans, selecting all interior finishes such as flooring, countertops, tile, paint colours, wall and window treatments, specify plumbing, appliances, cabinetry and furnishings, (to name a few). If a project involves changing structural load bearing walls or adding square footage, an architect or architectural designer and/or structural engineer will need to be part of the design team. They’ll provide the necessary drawings and structural calculations required by your local building department, to ensure your safety and welfare, as well as passing the necessary building control inspections. The benefits of choosing So Sound Design are that we are able to provide our clients with both architectural and interior design services.

My project only involves re-decorating my space, how does a professional interior designer’s skills differ from an in-store decorator at a local furniture, tile, or kitchen and bath showroom?
Many times retail in-store decorators are primarily sales people. They’ve had only a limited education in interior design and space planning, unlike professional interior architects / designers who attend comprehensive, accredited 4 year interior architecture programs at university. Typically, in-store decorators are not as well versed in scale, proportion, space planning, colour theory and health and safety issues. Also, they’ll only offer you product selections from their featured lines. Professional interior architects have access to hundreds of trade-only vendors and manufacturer’s worldwide. If you decide to use an in-store designer make sure you ask about their qualifications in order to determine if they are the right man for your job.

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