What I Do
In our initial meeting we discuss how you live in your space, what you want your home to look and feel like, and any ideas you already have. I take a detailed brief of your aspirations, requirements and preferences from which I write a Design Analysis, set out a proposed plan for the project and an estimate of my fees.
If you decide to go ahead, I make a detailed survey of your space, draw up scale plans and develop your unique decorative scheme. We collaborate regularly during this process to ensure your input is integral to the final design.
My approach is very flexible - I am happy to work with clients however they find most helpful - so this is just a guide to the services I offer.
Give a room a fresh new look with the minimum of expense or disruption. I’ll suggest how to reorganise your existing furniture, make some inspired alterations and perhaps add a few key accessories to enhance your space.
Advice may cover:
- colour schemes
- fabrics, wall and floor coverings
- window treatments
- furniture layout
- room styling
- lighting suggestions
Full Interior Design service
Each commission is unique so my input is customised as appropriate, but the full interior design service can include the following:
Furniture Layout and Space Planning
Advice on how to make best use of the available space
Plans, elevations and perspective views to help you visualise the finished room
Putting together a cohesive colour scheme, which takes account of the room’s orientation and quality of light, what time of day it is most used as well as its function and your taste
Fabrics, Finishes and Flooring
I filter the enormous and potentially overwhelming choice available and offer recommendations that fit your brief
Ideas for curtains, blinds or shutters and access to first-rate makers and fitters
Soft furnishings, Upholstery and Bespoke Furniture
My expert craftspeople can make, cover, re-stuff or create whatever I commission
Fabrics and finishes are displayed together to show how they will look in your room
Sourcing, Specifying and Buying
High street, high design, antique or bespoke, I choose quality fabrics, furnishings and fittings and negotiate great prices
I suggest a variety of fittings to create controllable layers of light to provide general, task and decorative lighting which can be controlled to alter a room’s ambience
I put together a comprehensive illustrated schedule of all proposed items. If you opt to implement the design yourself, this is your shopping list
I identify your requirements, explore the options and suggest suppliers or craftspeople to create a practical, ergonomic, kitchen
Looking at layout, sanitaryware, accessories, tiles and lighting, I produce a cohesive design and have a range of suppliers and specialists
I can introduce friendly contractors to complete your work to exacting standards. I’ll also help find specialist tradespeople, if required for your project
I aim to make your home-improvements stress-free, overseeing the implementation of a design from start to finish. I can coordinate the procurement and installation, keeping a close eye on the quality of workmanship, the schedule and the budget.
Sourcing and Specifying
If you’re short on time or not sure where to find the items you’re after, this service is for you. With my encyclopaedic knowledge of suppliers, I can locate the perfect pieces to complete your look quickly and efficiently and get it all delivered to your door.
Capitalise on your property’s sale or rental potential. I prepare the property for market, to appeal to the widest range of viewers and achieve the highest possible return. Making your property stand out may simply require a few minor repairs, rearranging your furniture, de-cluttering or adding accessories. In other cases I may advise some redecoration, replacement of carpets or improved lighting.
Bespoke Window Dressings and Soft Furnishings
I have excellent curtain makers and fitters. I can help pick out the perfect fabric and procure it at below retail prices.