Interior Designer in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and West London
Interior Designer in Reading
Creating beautiful interior Design in Reading, Berkshire, offering the best interior design service for your home.
I help you create a home you and your family love. From 2-hour styling consultations, individual room designs to guiding you on renovation projects and extensions, my range of services are designed to meet whatever needs you have.
Good design is about creating a solid foundation of classic furnishing that will last the test of time. Then giving it an irreverent tweak, injecting personality via colour, texture and individual pieces. I believe that colour should burst from every angle, whether it’s bold walls, bright lampshades, or some carefully curated artwork, making us smile and feel great, even on the dullest of days. Life is too short for drab interiors!
My approach takes interior design beyond just style. I take the time to walk through the way you want to live, understanding how the house needs to work for you and everyone that shares it with you, and proposing original, colourful and playful designs that not only look good but are practical too, based on your specific needs and requirements. Whether it’s for the lounge, dining room, kitchen, office, bedroom or bathroom, I work closely with you to develop designs that reflect your style as well as addressing how you want to live. This process is designed to be fun as well as efficient. But, above all, I want to make sure you’re comfortable every step of the way and feel free to tell me what you don’t like, just as much as what you do. After all I’m designing rooms for you, not me. Working with a local Berkshire interior designer will give you the peace of mind that you are in the hands of a trusted professional.
My Interior Design Studio is based in Henley on Thames, on the Oxfordshire and Berkshire borders. I service clients all across Berkshire including Caversham, Upper Basildon, Windsor, Ascot, Twyford, Reading, Cookham, Bray, Maidenhead, Pangbourne and Newbury.
This is a recently completed extension project for a lovely family of five in Cookham. Each client has a unique requirement, you can see more of my design projects here.
I would love to hear about your plans, please get in touch to arrange a no obligation meeting to discuss your Reading interior design project in more detail.
Here are some often asked questions (FAQs):
Why should I hire an interior designer?
Hiring an interior designer has become much more affordable and accessible than it used to be. And many of us are used to outsourcing things that we don’t have the time, experience or energy to do ourselves. Many people want to create a home they can feel proud of but are not sure where to start or start but find the whole process overwhelming. That’s when it pays to work with a trusted professional to deliver a home that you absolutely love. Living in your home should be a fun, happy experience, with rooms that make you feel well and that you’re proud to show to others.
What does an interior designer do?
Let’s be clear, we are not just about lamps and cushions! We actually provide everything from space planning through to design and decorative schemes, as well as project management and installation. Our forte includes styling the end result to really make sure that you have a home you love!
Translate a brief into a design
Create designs to suit a specific budget
Provide concepts, mood boards, and design specifications
Design, specify and source finishes such as lighting, doors and windows, flooring, wallpaper, and paint finishes
Manage bespoke furniture and upholstery items such as headboards, chairs, sofas, and bespoke joinery
Specify, source and supply furniture and accessories
Design kitchens and bathrooms
Manage trade partners including, decorators, joiners, and curtain makers
Renovation, extension, and interior structural design projects
Spatial planning to create practical, functional homes
How do I choose the best interior designer for my project?
Recommendations are important when it comes to bringing someone into your home, but also looking at a portfolio of their work and meeting in person to know that you are a good fit. As well as loving the previous designs of an interior designer, it is also really important to find someone that you feel comfortable with and someone with whom you can communicate openly. Some interiors projects can last for more than a year, so you need to feel comfortable and confident that you have found the best interior designer for you!
How much does an interior designer cost? (Or is there such thing as an affordable interior designer?)
A lot has changed over recent years in the interior design industry. Whereas once people saw hiring interior designers as only for the rich and famous. This is simply not the case now. Affordable interior design is now much more commonplace. I provide really clear pricing for my packages; you can view them [here]. I have a fixed price for my 2-hour consultations, and for larger projects, I offer a free, no obligation visit to chat about your requirements, so that I can then price your project and send a fixed price quote for you to decide if you wish to go ahead. Remember as well, that hiring an interior designer should save you money overall. I ensure that you ‘buy well, buy once’. That means that we are investing in furniture that proportionally fits perfectly into your home and that lasts the test of time. I make sure that you don’t waste money on the wrong choices. And we only buy things you absolutely love!
Hiring an interior stylist?
An interior styling service is great for people who have a room/rooms in their home that need ‘pulling together’. Perhaps people already have the larger pieces of furniture, and know what they like, but aren’t sure how to source the finishing touches, or don’t want to waste money on the wrong choices. Not everyone needs a full interior design service. Sometimes just moving furniture around, and introducing some new colour, bright new lamps, a rug, or eye-catching curtains is all you need to breathe fresh life into a space and really get it working for you. With my interior styling service, you can create great interiors from the comfort of your own home, with a friendly expert at hand to help you make the right choices. In just a 2-hour in-home visit, you’ll get paint colour choices, layout recommendations and a full sourced accessories shopping list of everything you need to transform a space of your choice. All you’ll need to do is place the orders online and then sit back and wait for your newly curated style to arrive.