Having moved into a new home, which needed redecorating, new furnishings and lighting, we contacted Kate for her help. From our first telephone call and meeting, we were so impressed by her professionalism and lovely manner and she took the time to understand our family and what we were hoping to achieve. Her designs were beautiful and she encouraged us to be more adventurous but true to ourselves. She was also mindful of our budget and showed us where we might be able to economise.
Kate patiently listened to my desperate pleas for a more ordered and clutter free life. Not only did she manage to balance my maximalist tendencies with my husband’s desire for utilitarianism, but she also offered solutions to a number of issues. She suggested ideas that seem obvious and simple upon hearing them but would have never appeared to me if I’d been working on the project on my own. A lovely kickstart to decorating our home.
I took some persuasion allowing someone else to suggest what I thought I already knew. Kate helped us transform our living room. So much so it’s generated momentum in the way we look at the rest of our house. Kate isn’t just another designer working with what’s current, pushing the latest must have colour and ‘look’. She brings out your personality and works with what you have, even if you can’t see it yet. That’s the magic.
Kate stepped in to help us move forward with our redecoration plans earlier this year. There is so much choice out there that I felt completely paralysed! Kate delivered in spades and we are finally now getting round to bringing her vision to being. What’s really great is that she listened to us and saw the potential that we couldn’t see in our home. She doesn’t impose her taste on her designs, but she certainly brings class and style. I’m so glad we decided to work with Kate and would highly recommend her to anyone.
We moved from a Victorian House to a modern apartment which threw me into a complete frenzy. I felt that all our traditional furniture just didn’t look right. I decided to take some advice and came across Kate’s website. From the minute I started to speak to her I knew everything would be ok. Kate is friendly, likeable, approachable, professional, knowledgeable and extremely kind. I feel I can move forward again – a really lovely lady who knows her stuff.
I enrolled the help of Kate while doing a whole house refurbishment. Going from being bamboozled by the huge amount of choice I felt safe in her suggestions and realised that I was going to be able to change a 1960’s non-descript farmhouse to something spectacular for all the family. Kate is so much more than just a designer; she is so supportive throughout and generous with her time. I think everyone doing any changes to their house would benefit from her ideas – she will take a project that may seem mundane and make it wonderful!
Never thought we’d use an interior designer, for concern that recommendations would be unrealistic, expensive and an offer of a ‘not us’ design. Far from the case with Kate. She spends time to understand her clients, to ensure she can offer the ‘right’ design options, even with a scant brief! She’s happy to suggest upcycling of existing furniture, rather than recommending new and can instantly see what isn’t ‘working’, whether it be wall colour, accessories or lighting. We’re only part way through the new look, but already thrilled.