Every home needs to create an impact as soon as you open the front door, to draw the eye in and make you want to enter. It creates that feelgood factor that is so important when you open the front door.
So many homes I see have clutter in the entrance way - wall hooks crammed with coats and jackets, shoes piled up on the floor or stacked on open shelving units, kids toys, bikes, scooters etc., and other general clutter. Hardly conducive to wanting to step over the threshold to see more! This is particularly important if you are selling your home as buyers make up their mind within five minutes of entering so you need to ensure that a prospective buyer is interested and impressed as soon as they walk through the front door. Read More
Further to a previous blog post about the Clapham mews house, I’ve completed the work and the house is now on the market. Yesterday, Friday 10th May 2019, the property was featured in The Times as House of the Week ! Sadly I’m not mentioned in the article as the interior designer neither Shelley Hugh-Jones who I used to design the courtyard garden and terrace planting, but it’s great to see the house featured in the newspaper. Read More
Do these three dilemmas sound familiar?
1. There are so many paint brands and they all have loads of colour options. Where to start.
2. You see your friend’s home painted in various shades of grey (yes it’s still the popular choice!) and you think it looks nice.
3. You want to freshen up your home and add some colour but don’t know where to start. Read More
This week has been action packed. I’m furiously trying to finish a two-bedroom flat which the owners want to put on the market asap (they are moving out of London and already put in an offer on a house). Read More
I’m delighted to announce that my home is featured in the latest issue of Homes & Antiques magazine’s Art Issue. The beautiful images were taken by the brilliant photographer Mark Bolton. His wife Sarah Bolton wrote the feature. Read More
Single professional male; first home he has owned; South West London two bedroom ground floor Victorian apartment; east facing.
The client had no furniture when he moved in except a deck chair! The whole apartment needed to be painted, decorated and filled with furniture and accessories. His brief was for a stylish and comfortable design as his previous abode had been a real bachelor pad! And all on a very small budget. Read More
30 something professional couple; first home they have owned; South West London first floor two bedroom apartment; south facing; adding a loft conversion to give them a master suite.
The clients initially sought my help with paint colours for the whole flat but I ended up providing a full interior design service for many of the rooms. Read More
The trend for grey interiors continues, at least in south west London where I and most of my clients live. Most paint their interiors in various shades of grey and then wonder what they can do to brighten them up. After all, it's grey outside most of the year in London so why would you want to bring that indoors?! Read More
Find out how I helped the owners of this newly renovated South West London Victorian home to come up with colour schemes and finishes, working with the existing furniture to give a contemporary edge to the original period features. Read More
Read all about the most radical makeover I've done to date. Out of this nicotine-stained man-cave I created a classic yet contemporary and comfortable snug, as a gift for my client's husband. Read More
Here I gave a contemporary look to a client's extended Edwardian home. Given the passion the owner has for their outside space, it was crucial that the colours used in the kitchen/diner complemented the soft colours of the garden. Read More
This client wanted me to transform their sitting room from a bland space into a sophisticated room for adults to relax in. This post includes ideas and inspiration for revamping your own sitting room. Read More
This 80s-styled bathroom was in need of a makeover. Find out how I made the transition to a more modern, sleek look. Read More
Choosing the final touches for your renovation can be daunting. See how I helped Balham local, Faye, choose the floor covering for her loft conversion. Read More