THE ESSENCE OF GOOD INTERIOR DESIGN IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND HOW THEY LIVE
Instead of thinking about how you want your home to look stylistically, think about how you want to FEEL in your home?
Drawing upon 28 years of experience, I will work with you to develop a living space suited to your household’s lifestyle, with emphasis on creating a home, not a show home. You may have existing pieces that you want included – an inherited rug or a much loved sofa – or a heap of ideas of your own but just don’t know whether to begin.
I made the decision in 2020 to only provide interiors that are as environmentally friendly as possible. See our eco interiors page for further information.
My approach with customers is down-to earth, providing anything from one room to an entire property. What I won’t do is impose my own taste upon you as I want the finished result to reflect your taste and personality.
I have trade accounts with most familiar brands, some of which are Walcot House, Ian Mankin, Wemyss, Sanderson, Harlequin, Scion, Andrew Martin, Ashley Wilde, Cole & Son, Romo, Kirkby Design, Villa Nova, Colefax and Fowler, Jane Churchill, Nina Campbell, Osborne & Little, Designers Guild, Today Interiors, GP & J Baker and Mulberry.
Free initial consultation
An initial 60 minute meeting in your home is free. This would be between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, anywhere on the Isle of Wight.
Evening or weekend consultations are £45 per hour.
The purpose of this first meeting is just to discuss your requirements, your likes and dislikes and what budget you have in mind. Some preparation from you beforehand will maximise the time we have together.
If you have lots of changes to make to your home but you want minimal disruption, we can go forward on a room-by-room basis. Or perhaps you just want to try me out on one room before going further.
Design fees (from £125)
Following on from our initial meeting, for an agreed fee, I will prepare your design scheme and make a return visit to present it to you. This might include samples of fabrics, paints & wallpapers, as well as images of furniture and finishing touches such as lighting, cushions & artwork.
My fees are…
- One room £150
- Each room thereafter £125
- Whole house (4 – 6 rooms) £500
There are no extra charges for additional meetings for a particular room, as I want us to work together until we both agree on the perfect look. Depending on the overall cost of the project, some or all of the design fee will be deducted if you proceed. So a £1500 project would result in a full rebate of a £150 design fee or a £750 spend would result in a £75 rebate.
Once you’re happy with the design, I will take detailed measurements of the relevant windows and living spaces to then prepare your written quotation.
House doctoring (£55 per hour)
If you’re thinking of selling your house but need to improve its overall appeal, I can provide a house doctoring service, whereby I visit your home and advise on how best to present it, inside and out. I only offer this service to properties on the Isle of Wight.
After my visit, I will put my suggestions in writing for you. You are free to implement these yourself, or I can help with this.
Now that the situation is improving, I am happy to conduct house visits again, although I can hold consultations via Zoom or WhatsApp if you prefer. I will still wear a mask whilst in your home, and use hand sanitiser on arrival.