WEBSITE DESIGN | INTERIOR DESIGN

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Whether you’re starting fresh with a new site or seeking ways to supercharge your existing one, my resources are  here to guide you. You’ll find a wealth of inspiration, tips, and tricks to simplify your website design journey making sure your website becomes the dedicated partner your business truly deserves.

5 signs you’re ready to upgrade your DIY website

You’re hardworking and industrious, so when you started your business, creating your own website seemed like the logical choice. Inexpensive software like Wix made it easy to put a website together. When you start out, everything feels exciting and creating a website feels like a way to pull together the elements of your new brand.

A few years in and you don’t feel quite as proud of your website in its first iteration. It doesn’t look great compared with competitors, and now you’re busy working with clients, updating it feels like yet another task to add to an endless list.

If the below rings a bell for you, send me a message – you’re ready for a website upgrade.

  1. You’re resisting marketing

If driving traffic to your website via marketing makes you uncomfortable, it might be because your site doesn’t  represent you like it used to. Maybe that’s in terms of looks, branding or messaging, or maybe it feels buggy or slow to load. This is a big issue because driving traffic to your site is key to growth – without a website you feel proud of, your business is set to stall.

  1. Your website doesn’t convert

If people visit your site, but the visits don’t lead to sales, it could be that your website isn’t optimised for conversions. This could be due to page load speed, messaging, images, branding, your choice of call to action, missing functionality or buggy software. A good website designer will focus on making your website easy to navigate, visually appealing and intuitive, optimising page loading speed and developing a great user experience with an emphasis on conversion.

  1. You’ve made inconsistent updates

This is so common, and it leads to an inconsistent feel throughout the site, which makes the website look unprofessional. When you update the website in bits and pieces you lose a feel for the site as a whole and end up with inconsistencies in typography, spacing, use of images and tone of voice. With an overview of your business, a designer will create a coherent, balanced site giving you a competitive edge.

  1. Your website is buggy on mobiles

Mobile users have different needs and behaviours compared to desktop users, and they expect a seamless and enjoyable experience when accessing your site on their smartphones or tablets. Mobile-friendly websites are designed to fit smaller screens, load quickly, and have intuitive navigation. If your website is buggy or only partially showing on mobile, you risk losing sales. By neglecting mobile optimisation, you fall behind competitors. Stay ahead of the curve by ensuring your website is accessible and user-friendly across devices.

  1. You don’t need the responsibility

If you’re struggling to update your site, it’s time to outsource. Protecting your website is crucial. Your website designer will ensure that your website has a valid SSL certificate to encrypt data transmission and regularly update your website’s software, plugins and themes to patch any security vulnerabilities. She will also conduct regular backups of your website to mitigate potential data loss…while you focus on growing your business.

About the author

Clare Cahill is a website designer with a passion for creating websites for interior designers. Clare creates classic, strategic websites that stand the test of time, as well as offering software based solutions to streamline your workflow behind the scenes.

Ready to elevate your interior design website?

As an interior designer, you know you need a website that reflects your commitment to quality and gives your ideal clients confidence in your ability to bring order and beauty to their homes, as well as offering them a glimpse of the exceptional experience they can expect working with you.

Your time is precious and shouldn’t be spent learning to code and maintain a website. You want to work with a website designer who understands your values, celebrates your work and ensures the process is simple and enjoyable.

To get started, share some details so I can prepare for our first meeting, and you’ll receive a link to book a discovery call. 

Let’s create a beautiful, timeless website that speaks directly to your ideal clients, streamlines your workflow behind the scenes and honours your reputation.

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IN MY CLIENT'S WORDS

"Clare took my website from generic and drab, to capturing my brand in every single way."

“If you’re a designer in need of a professional website designer, Clare is absolutely your go to. Clare took my website from generic and drab, to capturing my brand in every single way. Her knowledge around processes, aesthetics, and website functionality are at the highest level in the business. She is quick to respond to feedback and quick to make any changes should you want any. As designers- we are built to focus on creating beautiful spaces for our clients. Let Clare help you with the backend of how to elevate what you do and help target the right clients for your business. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her services.”

– Sarah Williams
Locke Interiors

Your Questions Answered

Choosing the right creative partner feels like a huge step – there are so many designers out there. Below, you’ll find the answers to some of the questions I most often receive. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For years, I worked with professionals from a range of industries, including law, investment and finance, sports clubs, hospitality and consulting. I decided to focus on supporting interior designers because I know it is a field I can add extra value to with my eye for visual spacing, balance and typography.

That said, I love to support professionals from other fields – please get in touch to find out whether we’re the right fit.

The best person to ask is my past clients – please take a look at my case studies for a thorough answer! I take a lot of care over the thoughtful experience I put together for my clients – it’s important to me that I demystify and simplify the web design process so that you can enjoy the journey.

I also believe your website should be a powerhouse, working hard for you behind the scenes while you focus on your clients and then enjoy your life behind the scenes. I am passionate about using SEO and intentional design to leverage your site and bring your ideal clients to your door.

It is important to me that my clients receive the service they need within their budget. Your proposal will vary depending on whether you need support with branding, copywriting and digital strategy, and whether you require a blog. As a rough guide, projects usually cost between £3,000 ($3,800) for a simple one page site and £10,000 ($12,000) for a full website and blog. I itemise my proposal to allow you to pick the investment that feels right for you.

You can read more about how much it costs to build a website here.

I take a 50% deposit at the start of the project, with the remainder payable prior to website launch. Alternatively, you can choose to pay in instalments, with the website launch scheduled after the final payment has been received.

My Care Packages start from £100 ($125) per month, which includes hosting, updates, backups and security checks.

If you would like extra design work, including support with adding blog posts and sourcing images, I can handle that too! You can pay monthly, quarterly or annually and schedule your design hours monthly or quarterly depending on what suits your workflow.

This really varies – if you have a clear vision for your site and your content and images ready (or plan to work with a copywriter), your website could be ready for launch within a month from when I receive the final content. I schedule projects as they come in, depending on my workload and yours, and we plan a timeline together at the outset of the project.

You absolutely can, but keep in mind that it is usually the biggest job of the website build. I have a brilliant copywriter who is on hand to support you with your copy if needed, and would be happy to put you in touch. Click here to learn more about copywriting and your website design project.

I have done a lot of branding work for previous clients, including selecting and refining a colour palette and typography and logo design. I can also support you with print design for your business cards, letterheads, invoicing and email templates, as well as social media templates.

I have a sixtypoint SEO checklist that I work through for every client to ensure we give your website the very best possible chance of ranking for SEO. If you wish to get more support on SEO, I have an expert SEO consultant who provide you with a tailor made strategy and content plan for the first three months of your business.