Interiors

I run a highly respected and well established interior design and decorating business which has a proven track record of delivering excellent design. Using my service is a guarantee to successful home styling.

 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.

I will work with you to understand what you are looking for, the quality and standard you expect and deliver a personal choice for you. 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.

My practice was established in 2001 and work since has ranged from single window treatments or one off  pieces of furniture to design and installation of kitchens, bathrooms and development of plans for the whole house.

I offer a personal service to create distinctive individual designs tailored toyour needs. I create interiors that blend traditional lines and contemporary styling and love using period and antique pieces.

I will translate your thinking into a room or home which reflects your personality and lifestyle managing every detail from the initial design phase through to the finishing touches.

My service will be tailored to your particular requirements. I can remove the entire burden of re-location to a new property and update or redecorate prior to your arrival, thus leaving you to enjoy your new home from day one.

As a professional interior designer I can transform your ideas into beautiful rooms through bespoke cabinetry, lighting and custom made furniture. I am happy to source all fabrics, furniture, lighting and accessories as needed and offer a drapery make up and fitting service as well as a re-upholstery service. I’ll work with architects and builders to move walls and change windows and yes, I’ll plump the sofa cushions and fill a vase with flowers as I leave.

All  projects are led by me and supported by a team of professional trades people.

The process of an interior project may follow many routes but typically I will:


1. Undertake a Brief

An initial, on site, meeting with the client enables me to get a sense of the place and the needs and desires of its users. In common with most qualified designers, I charge a consultancy fee for this visit to cover my time. My fee at the time of writing is £100 (plus travel if over an hour). We’ll talk in detail about what you want and how you use your interior space and the atmosphere you wish to create. I will make suggestions and share with you my ideas and  how I would pull together a room treatment for you. A written brief, with costings, is sent to you after this meeting and forms the basis for further discussion.


2. Survey

A full survey of each room is undertaken, either by me or commissioned from surveyors for each project. This normally takes a day to complete and forms the basis for all design work.

Design proposals
Based on the information gained from meeting you and from the survey, I develop conceptual proposals for discussion and further development. These usually take the form of a mood board or room scheme and where appropriate room layouts to scale. Following discussions and further development of the design, I prepare drawings in sufficient detail for builders, joiners and electrical contractors to work from.

Commissioning work and project management
Once design proposals have been agreed I will work to commission any products or purchase them on your behalf. I have a team of interior professionals who I call on to work with me on interior design projects. These range from small building companies and handmade kitchen and bathroom companies to sole traders specialising in painting and decorating, joinery, tiling and plastering as well as fabric and wallpaper suppliers etc.

I can also advise on selection of the contractor, with whom I will work to realise the interior project. There is no single best way to build an interior and I will collaborate with clients and contractors to achieve the highest building standards using the most practical and efficient methods.


3. Project Management and hand over

I offer a project management service throughout the design process and will continue to keep you updated on progress whether you continue to live in the property or have outsourced the project to me and my team. Together we are building a home for you and your family and it should reflect your personality and lifestyle. Once your project is completed I will continue to keep in touch with you and remain as an advisor to you as required.

I offer the following services: Interior design, scheme design and mood boards for individual or multiple rooms; kitchen design, bathroom design, extensive research and historical house mapping; curtain design;  soft furnishing make up; upholstery; bespoke cabinetry; flooring; full or part project management.