INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE
Louisa is often asked what her Interior Design style is. This is a surprisingly difficult question to summarise in one or two sentences, as there are so many events and experiences that have influenced her creative side.
‘I have a classic style with a touch of theatricality and a hint of the old 1950’s movie glamour. I love design that is beautiful, authentic and stands the test of time.’
There are many ways to approach an interior design project. Whichever approach we take, we want the result to be the same – that it was an enjoyable and rewarding experience, and that we helped our clients achieve their design vision in a creative and thoughtful way, including as much clarity on costing as possible.
I was brought up in a beautiful home surrounded by wonderful fabrics, embroidery, lampshades, trimmings and hand-painted antique furniture. A delightful combination of colour, texture and creativity. Surrounded by such inventiveness, taught me an awareness of craftsmanship and the value of the skill and workmanship that goes into these creations. In a world which is increasingly fast-paced and prone to instant gratification, I love nothing more than to immerse myself in the work of upholsterers, curtain makers, lampshade designers, etc whose work takes time and effort and whose creations contain a subtle ‘spirit’ which is so often lost in mass produced, machine made items.
It is my job as an interior designer to guide and support the client in creating their own unique interior design and to facilitate their creativity and ideas. Interior design can be a wonderfully creative process and above all, the experience should be fun, exciting and rewarding.
I like to begin with what is already there, as more often than not, it contains all the elements required to make a beautiful design. Sometimes ‘less is more’ and my work can be as much about small changes and reorganisation as elaborate creative commissions. My work as a psychotherapist has taught me that unnecessary time and expense can be saved by carefully thinking through the goals of the interior design and sometimes a single beautiful chair, lampshade or vibrant cushion can make a room.