Interior design renovation, revisited
Just over three years ago I was approached by a wonderful couple who were about to be married in the
June of 2013. They asked me to design their home in readiness for their big day and to enjoy their new
lives together. It was exciting and challenging, and I was honoured to assist. Peter, my client and his wife
to be Natasha had exciting plans and visions for their home, and by the completion of their project they
were certainly fulfilled on all accounts.
Just recently I revisited them and their house was as beautiful as on the day I left.
The Process …
We arranged a design consultation at the house and discussed styles, plans, budget
and timescales. Within the duration of a couple of hours we had established the brief and
knew exactly where Peter and Natasha wanted to be in terms of style and how we would work
together on their project. I presented a proposal for the design, services and project management
needed to complete. This included flooring, curtains, fabric, carpets, furniture and bespoke items
of sofa, bed and hand crafted table from Cornwall. After the ideas and proposals were accepted the
project was set in motion.
The following shows mood boards and before and after images.
The second phase of the project consisted of sourcing each item, fixture fitting and furniture
to fit within the space, making sure they were both practical and and aesthetically pleasing. It is
essential that client and designer are on the same page at this stage, and there are no allowances
for mistakes. I really enjoy collating the design, bringing together the products,
organising the services and any small structural changes that have been decided. The
responsibility and The excitement of choosing many items for a client is a trustworthy and
honourable position to be in.
Being a designer is a wonderful profession and I would be lying if I said that I did not prefer
to engage in the “Whole design project experience”, but equally enjoy immersing myself in
smaller projects too!