INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE
Interior design should be beautiful and practical, calming and comfortable. The space and architecture of a room should be seen as a whole, where discrepancies and foibles are embraced and individuality and creativity is allowed to shine through.
I was brought up in a beautiful home surrounded by wonderful fabrics, embroidery, creative lampshades, ribbons, trimmings and elaborately shaped and hand-painted antique furniture. A delightful combination of colour, texture and creativity. Being surrounded by such inventiveness, taught me an awareness of craftsmanship and to value the skill and workmanship that goes into such creations. In a world which is increasingly fast-paced and prone to the instant gratification of mass production, I love nothing more than to immerse myself in the work of upholsterers, fabric designers, curtain makers, furniture designers, lampshade makers, etc whose work takes time and effort to achieve and whose creations support the ‘spirit’ which is so often lost in machine made items.
I really enjoy working with natural materials especially hand-printed linens as well as soft furnishings such as generous curtains or roman blinds and cushions. I have a passion for bespoke lampshades and love quirky antique pieces.
My client’s often have treasured antiques, heirlooms and much loved items that are a strong part of their history. I like to begin with what exists already in the environment and then work from there to create a cohesive design. Sometimes ‘less is more’ and my work can be as much about small changes and reorganisation as creative commissions.
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.