We don’t just pride ourselves with satisfied customers, we love seeing a good quality finished interior job. Here are just a few of our local projects…
We see our role as being the catalyst for inspiration and fresh new ideas for interiors. It could be as simple as explaining what attractive pole and curtain headings you can choose from. Or maybe what combinations of window treatments will work for daylight control in your room. We’ll also help you select the right colours and fabrics for your décor from our huge range of materials, styles and hues.
Confused about blinds… roman, venetian, vertical, duo, roller, perfect fit, pleated… we could go on. We’ll clear the mist of blind options and advise on latest trends and fashions.
And if you are starting from scratch on a home of office project and don’t know where to start, you can chat with our professional designer Vanessa to discuss our 3 Design Packages: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
So, whether you need a simple germ of an idea, a helping hand or you’re starting with a blank canvas we deliver stimulation and creativity.
Vanessa’s top interior design tips
1. Be practical and start with a room plan…. I know this sounds a really boring place to start but it is one of the most important things to consider. Think about how you and your family use the space. Pick up a pencil and a sheet of paper and draw a plan view, in other words looking down from the top. It’s the best way to see how your furniture will sit in the room and will give you a really good feel for the flow of the room. Your plan will also test whether your layout is practical, for instance can everyone see the TV. Also, think about how the sunlight moves during the day – consider the different options of blinds and window treatments to control light.
2. Don’t be scared of colour….. If you see a colour you love, go for it! You might not use it everywhere, but you can introduce it somewhere in your scheme and there will be colours to compliment it. It’s easy to shy away from colour and think you will just add colour with cushions and accessories, but I’ve planned rooms where the greatest impact starts with a bold wall colour or a stunning colourful curtain fabric. Also try to use a particular colour, albeit in different shades, somewhere in each room throughout the house to give your home a coherent, joined up feel.
3. Add texture….. And lots of it! Texture can add interest and warmth to any scheme. Pile on the cushions, throws and rugs. Mix up natural materials such as wools, linens and woods for a soft feel and add velvet and metals for a luxurious feel. They’ll give you total flexibility – it’s easy to add texture with accessories, you can introduce them over time and move items around your home to keep your interiors looking fresh. You can even surprise yourself and your family by switching a few items without warning!
4. Fake height and make windows appear larger…. Who doesn’t love high ceilings and large windows but unfortunately we don’t all have this luxury. So, one of my top tips is to install roman blinds and curtains outside the window and take them to the ceiling, or as high as possible. This will make the windows appear larger. In particular this is a great idea when opting for roman blinds as when are open they will show case with beautiful folds of fabric whilst sitting largely above your window so not restricting your view or daylight.
5. Create an area which can evolve over time…. Everyone’s home changes over time so consider an area in each room which can evolve. This could be as simple as installing a picture ledge to show case your favourite art or family photos. Simply prop them on the ledge to create a display which can be changed according to the seasons or your mood. Or add a blackboard wall in the play room or study for the kids and grown ups to draw on – there’ll be something different every day!