Category Archives: Home interior design

How to make a small room appealing

Small rooms need a tad more thought on furniture placement and decorating. You need to remember to keep good proportions, lift things off the floor and create interest at several heights. Think about what you position at floor level, at waist level and above your head for a sense of depth. This is critical to ensure the space looks open and light.

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Here are some of my interior design tips which are easy to follow and won’t break the bank.

  • Keep it tidy! Clearing clutter always helps in seeing the wood for the trees! Make sure everything that is not decorating your room is cleared away in storage. For a bedroom, buy old suitcases and use them as storage! In a living room, ensure your side board or any other furniture has closed door on some of it, this hides the bits and pieces that do not add to your room’s relaxed feel.  If it’s not adding to the decoration and you haven’t used it in a year you probably never will so recycle it.
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  • Think tall and think less is more! Ensure curtains go all the way to the floor, this draws the eye from the floor all the way to the ceiling and will make the room taller. Do not use too many small accessories – a few larger pieces (even over scaled pieces) give balance and will make the room look taller and bigger. Use stripes in wallpapers. I love using vertical stripped wallpaper if I want to elongate a room.
  • Light it up! I love central lighting but in smaller rooms it takes too much space – it can be rather harsh and also the light pool makes shadows in the corners. Adding uplighters to create volume on the top part of the room is always a good idea. Add side lamps too which will create mood and drama. Dimmers help in creating a warm atmosphere too as you can choose the exact feel you want.
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  • Reflections! Mirrors add visual space and fool the eye into making a room feel light and larger. The lighting tips above will bounce off the mirrors too. Try placing one above a fireplace in a living room, place one behind the side lamps on side tables to reflect across the room. But also use reflective surfaces: glass, acrylic, glossed surfaces. It all helps light bounce around a room.
  • BIG or small furniture? No point buying that very large sofa or King sizebed if they swamp a room. Keep good proportions instead. A good tip is to cut out newspapers in the shape and size of furniture you have or want to buy, move it around and see how it feels. Ensure that not everything is touching the floor- allow for different heights in your furniture, this again keeps it light and off the floor.
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I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham, Rutland, Oundle and Northamptonshire as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

 

 

Interior and Exterior designers work together

It’s that time of year again, when all the big guns come to London to see the latest interior launches at London Design Week. This year’s show looks set to be as exciting as ever with some sumptuous new launches from the many fabric houses now located at Chelsea harbour.

This year the organisers are showing just how closely linked Interior design and Garden and Landscape design are linked and garden designers Thomas Hoblin is profiled. His views on how interior and garden designers can compliment each other is reassuring. It’s coming that we have been doing here at Alison Hutchinson Design for some years.

We work on interior design and garden design projects across Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire and Northampton. If you have an interior or garden project in mind and need some expert help and advice then please get in touch. Tel: 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

Industry profile: Thomas Hoblyn. From Decorex

Thomas Hoblyn

Garden designer Thomas Hoblyn developed his passion for plants in the West Country were his family lived and farmed for generations. He went on to hone his horticultural skills at Hadlow College and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. During his time at Kew, he won a scholarship to study wildflower communities in the south-eastern United States where he spent 10 weeks knee deep in bogs being attacked by various forms of wildlife. On his return to England in 2002, Tom set up his landscape and garden design company Thomas Hoblyn Garden Design Ltd and has been working on commissions that are as geographically diverse as they are varied. Last year, he won the People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

How did you start out in the industry?

I was trained and ready to take over a family farm in Cornwall when I discovered that playing with plants was far more interesting. I worked my way up to being a head gardener of a small estate in south Devon and applied to train at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as a means of escaping my tyrannical boss.

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What’s been your proudest career moment to date?

Winning the People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012. As a designer, I try to create beautiful spaces that people will enjoy. And while it’s great to receive acknowledgement from your peers, those accolades often come from ticking various boxes. The People’s Choice Award on the other hand, means that I successfully achieved my aim.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Initial brainstorming of a new project and overseeing the planting phase, in other words, creating a vision and seeing it come to life.

What do you love the most about Decorex?

It’s a unique opportunity for me to get a sense of developments in the interiors industry and to mingle with like-minded individuals. Garden design is starting to gain wider recognition as a crucial element of both residential and commercial developments, and as this happens it’s important that our two industries work closely together.

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What do you think are the benefits of exhibitions? 

To see what’s new, particularly where materials and finishes are concerned.

Do you find interior trends influence garden design? If so, how?

It depends on the scheme. I think it does so more for contemporary design – especially stone finishes, lighting and pots. Our style is more traditional and the property tends to dictate what trend one should follow.

How do you collaborate with interior designers when coming up with garden schemes? What are the biggest challenges?

On large projects, we are often part of a design team that is headed by the interior designer. It is important to share ideas and get their take on the client’s wishes at the conceptual stage of a project. Interior designers often look at situations differently, which can be very valuable.

There is a big grey area between inside and out and it is important to recognise that both parties will have input for a successful outcome. The biggest challenge is when clients want to design the interior themselves. Otherwise: interior stone versus exterior stone choices and exterior lighting seem to cause the most debate.

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What are your top tips for ensuring cohesion between the garden and the interior style of a property?

1.     A good relationship between the two designers

2.     A working knowledge of each other’s profession

3.     Early brainstorming together, if you have the fortune of beginning a project at the same time

4.     Establish a hierarchical system if necessary

Who or what inspires you?

At the moment: mossy, ferny, lichen-y weathered rocks found on the West Country moors – each one a work of art. I’m just trying to work out how to use them in my design without upsetting the flora. Also, the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Tate was life-changing stuff.

If we could give you an extra day per week, what would you spend it doing?

An extra day in my beloved walled garden would be bliss – we were nearly self-sufficient in a few fruits and vegetables last year, and an extra day would improve my chances.

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Where do you live and why?

A small rural village in Suffolk. We fell in love with the house and garden without a thought for the practicalities of the important things like work and children going to school. Fortunately, there are good links to London and the schools are very good.

Can you tell us a bit about your own home and garden?

Our home is a 16th century farmhouse with an imposing 19th century addition on the front of it, in a rural village near Bury St Edmunds. The garden is 2.5 acres and surrounded by wetland – so very wild with lots of wildlife. We have a (crinkle-crankle) walled garden and greenhouse, orchard, wildflower meadow, streams, ponds, natural swimming pool and woodland barely kept under control by myself, my wife, a small flock of Shetland sheep, chickens, ponies and, on the rare occasion, my four children.

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What are you working on at the moment?

On the restoration of Hillersdon House, Cullompton, Devon. The 1849 house was designed by Samuel Beazley in 200 acres of parkland. The interior designer is Guy Goodfellow and we both have the brief of making a period country house work in a modern day environment. I’m designing rhododendron walks, restored pleasure grounds, a deer park, lakes, a sculpture park, an arboretum and a working walled garden – it’s heaven.

Anything else you’d like to share?

All of our London projects involve creating a bigger house by excavating beneath the gardens – essentially turning the garden into a roof garden. The long-term effect of this trend worries me.

How should I choose blinds?

I have just fitted a series of Roman
blinds in our design show kitchen at home in Rutland. You are welcome to come
and see them and to see how we work with clients to design rooms to enhance
your home and your lifestyle.

We are experts at interpreting your
ideas and ensuring any room we design reflects how you live and enhances your
home. We will hold your hand at each stage and make recommendations for the
best look to create the style you are looking for. We work with you to create
mood boards for each room and create a handpicked selection of paint colours,
fabrics and wallpapers as well as furniture and lighting ideas

There is an array of different window
treatments to choose from and we will help you make a selection which will work
for you.

Roller Blinds

A simple practical solution to
diffusing light. They are usually made from stiffened fabric and operated by a
spring mechanism or beaded side control.

Roman Blinds

Like the ones we have designed and
made for our kitchen, these are a more decorative option which from soft pleats
when raised but hand flat against the window when lowered. The pleats are
usually kept in place with rods or slats and a cord and cleat system to tie
them off or chain operation as a side control lowers and raises them.

Venetian blinds

These are usually made from wood or
metal and come in varying widths of horizontal slats which can be tilted,
raised and lowered. In bathrooms where humidity is high metal ones are perhaps
best.

Vertical Blinds

These blinds are useful for floor to
ceiling windows. They are made from vertical slats of material and can be
tilted, or drawn right back with a weighted cord control.

Pleated Blinds

Pleated blinds are a modern invention
and offer a more modern look then venetians blinds. They fold neatly away but
when drawn given amazing light control.

Panel Blinds

Inspired by Japanese screens these
flat panels of fabric or woven materials hand neatly inside the window. They
are hung from a head rail and stack neatly behind each other when open. They
are ideal for patio doors and make good room dividers.

If you would like us to transform a
window with a window treatment or Roman blind then do get in touch, and if you
would like to see how we could transform your kitchen too, ring and make an
appointment for us to visit you at home.

If you have a building project,
interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas
for, then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973 843020.

I work on interior design and garden
design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as
well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture
of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If
you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and
paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a
handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing
rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

 

 

How to create your dream bathroom

Bathrooms can be dream spaces or terrible nightmares. They are usually amongst the smallest rooms in the house but are often used more than any other. You often have a lot to squeeze into this small space and they need to work perfectly day in and day out. There is nothing more off-putting than a grotty bathroom. If a poor shower or an ill fitting loo is your first experience each morning then it can set the whole tone for the day.

Here is my checklist of things to think about before starting a bathroom project.

The great thing about contemporary bathroom design is that you can mix and match your favourite pieces from a variety of suppliers’ ranges. Simply make sure you opt for whites which  match within the manufacturing ranges you choose. There is so much with which you can personalize a bathroom from the range you choose to the style of taps, the surfaces you opt for and the tiles you use so get creative and work some magic. Or if you’re at a loss on where to start, give me ring and arrange an informal chat.

Things to think about before you start….

Mood and budget – It’s important that you think about the style you want before you begin.  Visit showrooms to see what style you like and how they look ‘in the flesh’. Decide on the mood you want to create – cool and contemporary, warm and cosy, slick and masculine, opulent, retro Victorian or Art Deco? Be realistic about the budget you want to allocate to this re-design.

Who will use the bathroom? Will the whole family use this space or is it a chill out room for adults only? Does it need co-coordinating with a bedroom as in an en suite bathroom? For the family bathroom a degree of practicality is required in the design – storage will be a must as will durability, safety and ease of cleaning.

Layout – make sure you have the room dimensions with lots of detail. Draw up a scale plan so you can plot the size of the room, position of doors and windows, height of windowsills and radiators, toilet and pipe-work as well as current position of the sink and shower or bath. This is important as to move soil pipes is an expensive business so if you are going to move them you need to factor this into the budget.

Lighting – Lighting is all important and needs to play a dual role. For a relaxed atmosphere use dimmers for general lighting. Task lighting is more direct, brighter and placed where activities take place – i.e. shaving or putting on make-up. Plan what goes where and chose your fixtures accordingly. UK requirements stipulate that light fittings within 600mm of a bath or shower must have an IP rating of 65 whilst other lights at more than 600mm away must have an IP rating of 45. Lights must be operated by a pull cord or an outside switch rather than a light switch inside the bathroom. This is important to note as it will affect your entrance and how you access lighting when in the bathroom.

Storage – If you want to maintain an uncluttered look then storage is essential. A bathroom is a very private area and there are some things that are best stored away. A cupboard behind the main mirror takes little room and is extremely useful. Under sink cabinets are now very popular and are best raised slightly off the floor to keep them damp free.  

Heating and ventilation – A cold bathroom is no fun at all. Check whether your existing heating is up to scratch, or do you need additional warmth? A heated towel rail is cost effective to run and can help to top up the heat but if you keep towels on it all the time this will limit the amount of heat it puts into the room. You might want to consider installing under floor heating in small spaces. I always recommend it in wet rooms where you want the floor to dry as quickly as possible after use. You can make a design statement with contemporary radiators – they give you that wow factor as well as being useful. If you are going to use a large mirror you may want to consider installing heated pads on the reverse. These are wired in with the light switch and prevent the mirror misting up after a shower, many off the shelf mirrors and mirror cabinets now come with integrated lighting too. Remember that it is a local authority regulation to have external ventilation and I think installing an extractor fan is a must.

Fixtures and fittings – When you are planning a bathroom it is unlikely that you will be choosing fixtures and fittings all from the same manufacturer. There are no fast and hard rules about this, but do keep to the same style to keep the overall look elegant and coherent.

Always buy the best fixtures you can afford. Cheap taps are a false economy; they will soon start to drip. Good quality fixtures and fittings always add that “wow” factor, they also feel good to the touch.

Bath or shower? A bath is great for relaxing in, but a shower is invigorating. Think about the design of your shower: do you want exposed i.e. surface mounted or concealed mixer valves in your shower? Concealed mixer valves lend themselves to slick and contemporary rooms, whilst exposed bathroom furniture can become part of the “look” especially if it is modern or if you want to enhance the period feel of the bathroom to be in keeping with architectural detailing.

Fixed shower heads or wall mounted? You can have both with a diverter valve – this allows you to switch the water between the two. I’d always recommend this otherwise a fixed head shower is impossible to clean! Washing small children or washing your hair is easier with hand held shower heads. Fixed shower heads can also be enhanced with luxurious body jets if you have good water pressure!

So before you buy anything check your water pressure – a plumber can do this for you. Pressure is measured in bars and most homes will have a water pressure of 1-1.5 bars whilst hotels are nearer 3-4 bars. You may want to fit a pump as some of the new fixtures and fittings may only work with a higher pressure. Many come from mainland Europe where water pressure is higher so you need to check that it can be adapted to the UK standards and pipe sizes. Huge shower heads look fun but require an immense flow of water to operate properly, so bear this in mind before committing.

Finally think about the textures within the room and ensure the space isn’t all the same – add texture with tile finishes, taps, counter tops and accessories. And most of all have fun – this will probably be the first room you use every day so you want it to leave you feeling awake and ready for the day.

If you have a garden, interior or landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

How our design build and renovation project is progressing

As much of the building work is now complete we have moved on to the outside wall and the rain has never stopped. It certainly has been the wettest drought I have ever seen. Back in April I was advising garden clients on how to conserve water and still keep newly planted bare root hedges and shrubs alive. Today I am bemoaning slow progress on three landscaping projects due to the wet weather!

 

Starting to tile the en suite

We are making good progress inside our new extension with a dehumidifier helping to dry the floor and plasterwork. We have painted the new extension on both levels and are just awaiting final plumbing before we can move back into our bedroom. After much head scratching and removal of both the head and handrail from the staircase and the carpets we have managed to get the shower screen up the stairs – shouts of ‘yippee’ and much clapping, plus beers all round for the builders who helped maneuver it.

 

Juniper Ash on site decorating

Liz Stephens, from Juniper Ash Decorating, has really enjoyed painting with the Earth Borne and Little Greene paint we have been using. Both have provided excellent coverage and are low odor, the Earth Borne paint has a really lovely smell! The feature wall was an inspired decision once we had seen how lovely the large wall looked. It will now make a great display case for my collection of cream-ware vases –  more on this in a later blog.

 

The finished en suite awaiting shower screen

If you have a building project, interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

 

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

 

 

 

Laying under floor heating on a design and build project

We have moved on a long way since I last put some images on the blog but I’m continuing the sequence so that you can see just how we have progressed.

Once the floor membrane and insulation was down we could install the under floor heating. We’ve opted for a wet system, having had a dry electric system before,  we know how great under floor heating is, but a wet system is more cost effective in terms of  running costs. Laying the under floor heating works on a grid system. It’s a bit like egg crates and the water pipes flow within the grid to ensure even coverage across the floor. Once this has been pressure tested a screed is applied which becomes the finished floor level ready for tiling. We are now waiting for the screed to dry out – in this weather it may be some time!

 

Laying the under floor heating

 

 

The red pipes snake across the floor

 

Platerboards are in place ready for the plasterer

All plastered and waiting for it to dry out

After you’ve plastered its important to get as much air circulating as possible to dry the room. It will be a minimum of 2 weeks before we paint but even so I have opted for an Earthborn clay paint which will allow the walls to breath. www.earthbornpaints.com

I’ve used this at our holiday cottage in Norfolk : www.pimpernelcottage.co.uk which has traditional lime plaster and where breathability was even more important. It’s been really successful: it’s hard wearing but also allows me to re-touch as needed without any visible lines – perfect if I just want to cover up a dirty mark on the sitting room wall!

If you have a building project, interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

 

Rutland design, build and renovation

 The concrete blocks on site seem to be breeding this week. I go back in to the office and the next time I look out the window we have another piled stacked up and waiting. They’re like a marching army ready to make progress as soon as the builder says go.

Our blocks stand to attention

They strand to attention and wait for the final pieces to be pout together and then we can start on the walls and those columns of blocks will soon be walls at window level. Which reminds me I must get the window catalogue back out and finalise just what we are having. What was putting me off making a decision was the window furniture – the latches and locks can be so ugly (or just utilitarian) and its small details like that which I like to get right to begin with, rather than have to replace later on. Talking of window furniture, did I mention the lovely door knobs I got from the Walcot reclamation sale, they are stunning.

After the block and beam floor went in last week we have made good progress, the only thing holding us up at the moment is the need to underpin the garage as it was only on a floating slab.

A moment to think!

The holes which will form the concrete pads for the supporting beam

The structural engineer has been and produced a set of new calculations so we know how to proceed but digging out for the concrete pads is hard going as the ground is so stony – but at least it means we know the garage isn’t going anywhere!

If you have a building project, interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

Interior inspiration from Decorex

It’s amazing how a small amount of progress on the ground can spur you to thinking about all the finer points of interior decorating. I was inspired after my visit to Decorex on Monday.  Decorex is the UK’s show for architects and interior professionals where we all go to get inspiration, to see the latest interior trends and talk to new and existing suppliers.

The grounds of Chelsea Hospital are transformed with the installation of a large marquee and trade stands. We had a great day and met with many existing suppliers who were launching new editions to their already stunning interior selections. And found new suppliers with amazing things to offer.

Here are some of my favourites:

who could resist this London bus rug

 

 Getting lighting right can transform a room

Interior Lighting

I love this

wall treatments can be amazing

An alternative to a boring stair carpet

Add colour to your stairs with a runner

I went a bit dotty over these carpets and runners

A dotty runner

Choose paint colours with care to make the best use of your interior space

Paint colours of the world

 
For more of my inspiration,  or to dicsuss a project call Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

Managing a design, build and renovation project

Can this weather get any better – we are so blessed with having a dry spell in which to get our build up and out of the ground. Work has now begun on the block work and once the finished level has run through to tie in with the existing cottage then it should start to go up quite quickly.

Perparing for the block work

We’ve been tying in all the existing drainage to the new pipe-work which will run our new utility/boot room and the bathrooms. Now that this is complete progress should happen apace and each day will bring a new level.

Another delivery of bricks and blocks

Rutland design and build project

The first course of block work goes up

arrived this morning so the boys next door will be thrilled watching the hiab arm unload with such precision. They make it look so easy.

My husband, Peter, and I went to Decorex, the trade show for interior designers and architects, on Monday. This was a buying trip for clients but also offered a wealth of ideas for us too. I was keen to make some decisions on flooring, lighting and switches. Recessed ceiling lights are easy to place but I wanted some more unique lights for our new kitchen and bathroom.

Choosing bathroom lighting

We have an Art Deco basin and pedestal which I want to incorporate in the new bathroom so getting lighting to match is quite a challenge, but I think we are nearly there. I also needed a hall light for a client where we are mixing contemporary furnishings with more traditional pieces to tie back into the architecture of the house.

Choosing lighting for an older property with a contemporary feel

This is something I love to do as I often think the architecture of a house speaks to you and simply adding contemporary pieces, without a reference back to the history of the place, is soul destroying. This too was resolved so we are all happy and moving forward with our various projects.

If you need some help or support with your own design, build or renovation project give me a ring for an informal chat or to arrange an on-site meeting. Tel: 01572 747318 or 07973 843020. I work countrywide but especially on interior and garden design projects throughout Rutland, Stamford and Lincolnshire.

How do I work with an interior Designer?

As the weather turns cooler our thoughts naturally turn to our homes and making them cosy for the winter. Working with an interior designer can help you transform your home  and build your confidence in using colour and pattern.

Whether you have a large or small home you want it to look right for you. Working with a designer does not have to be a costly or scary event. I work with clients in large and small houses to help them transform them into the homes they have always wanted. The process can often save them money in the long term as they decorate once and live with the results for years to come, perhaps adding a new piece every few years to keep the look updated.

If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and the architecture of your home and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.

I love to mix contemporary styles and furnishings with antiques. If you want your interior to be timeless, and yet up to date in terms of current colour trends and styles, let me take the strain away from you and find the pieces for you. I will present a personalised range for you to choose from which complements your own furniture and furnishings.  Decorating in this way allows the interior to reflect your life and the way you live.

With my help and professional expertise you will make the right decisions and transform rooms into classic interiors full of timeless elegance. This is particularly evident in my kitchen designs where you want to feel relaxed and comfortable but for the practicality of cooking to work for you and your family too.  In this way a home looks lived in despite the decorator only having completed the project last week.

I will understand what you are looking for, the quality and standard you expect and deliver a personal choice for you. This might be a mood board specifically designed for your room incorporating the colour scheme, all fabrics, furniture and lighting with samples of each. These help you capture the entire look of a room so that whether I project manage its implementation or you take it on yourself you have all references to hand.

I will blend the different styles of your current interior using existing pieces and supplementing with custom made pieces or by reupholstering your cherished items.

Show me what you’d like changing using my initial consultation meeting at a cost of just £100. Telephone to book an appointment now:  01572 747318 or 07973 843020

or email me: alison@alisonhutchinsondesign.co.uk