I am an interior designer based in Hampshire and Devon, but I cover the whole of the Southern regions. I can work with you on a small project, offering advice and selecting products or I can take on the complete interior design of a room, house, office or commercial project. I can work with both contemporary and traditional interiors and work closely with the client to ensure their needs and budgets are met.
I can source furniture, wall and floor coverings, lights and accessories to create imaginative and unique interiors. I use a dedicated workroom to make bespoke curtains, blinds, soft furnishings and upholstery and have a vast library of fabrics and wallpapers.
I will come to your house, discuss your requirements and get a general feel for the space and your living environment. I will take a few photos and basic measurements so I can send you a proposal of how we can proceed. My aim at this meeting is to understand you and your needs, I don’t push my style onto you, I ask you to push your personality towards me so I can surmise the most appropriate way to help you design your home.
The types of questions I will ask you are :-
Do you want a designer kitchen to cook up fantastic feasts or do you go out to eat and want a kitchen that services the basic needs to survive? How many of you have to pass the fridge on the way out in the morning, is there enough space for you to do toast and homework at the same time as ironing the forgotten uniform? Do you shower together or is he banished to the guest bathroom? Do you want a family room or do the children need their own spaces creating? Do you need specific entertaining spaces/study spaces/work spaces? Do your pets, if you have them, jump on beds and sofas so we need to think of durable fabrics, or are they delegated to their own pad, which may also need designing and integrating into the home?
For this service I take a fee of £200.00, payable in advance. The consultation can take as long as you like and it may be that all your questions are answered in this one meeting.
If you just have one room to design my starting point is £350.00 per room for a mood board, suggested layout, a list of products, plus a technical specification and samples. For a further £40.00 per hour I can research special pieces for you, organise your workforce and come in and dress the room once finished. If the property is further than 20 miles radius of Winchester I charge travelling time at £20 per hour.
For multiple rooms I estimate separately.
Restyling Or Home Staging
You may even just want a room restyling, so for £255.00 I will visit your home and suggest how you can change your look by adding or removing existing furniture, furnishings and accessories. Perhaps you are wanting to sell your house and need an expert eye to help you de-clutter and dress your home to maximise its potential. For a further £40.00 per hour I can research special pieces for you, organise your workforce and come in and dress the room once finished. If the property is further than 20 miles radius of Winchester I charge travelling time at £20.00 per hour.
To either upgrade an existing scheme or start from scratch is £200.00 per room. (A full house will be quoted separately).
Colour plays such an important part in our life even if we are not really aware of it. Think of those cold grey days of winter, it’s not just the sun eventually coming out that make the difference, it’s the effect the light has on everything around you that puts a spring in your step. Suddenly you notice the warmth in the brown of the barren fields and the luminosity of a watery sky after a shower. How much easier is the drive to work as the daffodils nod in the breeze and the first blossoms emerge on the trees. So why not transfer that to the home – surely we all want to surround ourselves with colours that please and comfort us. Whether you want an all white home with a hint of pastel, a background of warm greys with splashes of neutrals or jewels, a sharp masculine take on navy or deep grey or a kaleidoscope of bohemian reds, ambers and pinks, whatever you do will welcome you with open arms when you step through your door into its warm embrace.
For this meeting I will bring various paint charts to work a colour that blends with your existing furniture and furnishings.
Curtains, Soft Furnishings & Upholstery
I have a dedicated workroom for handmade curtains, blinds, bedcovers, all soft furnishings and upholstery and a large showroom for fabrics and wall coverings. I have accounts with most fabric houses and am always able to source unusual ones that you won’t see in everyday stores.
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