Design for homes and businesses

Design is exciting and inspiring, and can transform the way you use a room. Your home or workspace should reflect both your personality and lifestyle, and I believe that every space should have a function, whether it practical, sociable or simply an area that evokes calmness and relaxation.  I always take the time to meet with you in your own home to gain an understanding of your personal taste and the way in which you use your space.

Unlike some Designers, I take a very hands-on approach, and am happy to project-manage each scheme to ensure the design process moves effortlessly. This enables me to regularly liaise with my dedicated team of tradesmen and craftsmen to ensure that all work is completed to the highest quality, to deadline and on budget.

I cover all scales of projects, from designing and project-managing entire new builds, to simply sourcing the perfect chair, accessories and everything in between. Services include:

·         Concepts and mood boards

·         Space planning

·         Lighting design

·         Bespoke furniture design

·         Upholstery and all soft furnishings

·         Sourcing furniture and key pieces

 

The Design Process        

 

Step 1

 

Free Consultation

 

I offer a free, no obligation, consultation in the comfort of your own home. It’s an informal, relaxed approach to the design process where we can discuss your proposed project, your style, budget and ideas.

 

Mood Boards

 

Once you decide you would like to proceed, the fun really begins. Following our consultation, I take our thoughts and ideas away and create a mood board to encapsulate the look and feel of the proposed scheme. It combines fabric swatches, paints, inspiration pictures and other pieces to reflect the colours, textures and key elements that will be incorporated into the design. This is where the process really starts, and the design is born!

 

Step 2

 

Project Management

 

Once you are completely happy with the proposed scheme, I can begin to bring the design to life, project managing the entire process from the sourcing of fabrics or building supplies to the finishing touches. I pride myself on using the very best tradesmen and craftsmen, and I have a great working relationship with my local team, maintaining a regular dialogue with them to ensure your scheme meets every expectation.  My team includes painters and decorators, joiners, upholsterers, builders, curtain makers, electricians and plumbers, all of whom are reliable, knowledgeable and experts in their field.

 

Sometimes a scheme requires bespoke items to be made, or individual items to be sourced to complete a particular look. This is all part of the service, and I regularly scour auction rooms, furniture showrooms and antique shops to find key pieces. There are many magical moments as the design process evolves, and I get enormous satisfaction from watching the design come together, and I aim to ensure that you enjoy the whole process with confidence and excitement.