No two projects are the same…

I start by listening to you. I’ll take the time to ask you questions and will gently challenge your ideas to ensure that together we come up with a design that works, not just visually, but for the way you live.

I take pride in bringing your projects in on time and on budget.

I know no two projects are the same. That’s why I’ve come up with a three tier system:

Consultancy

This is ideal if you want to run the project yourself, but are looking for a designer’s input before you go ahead.

  • Perhaps you have a difficult north-facing room and can’t get the colour right?
  • Or you’re struggling with the layout of a small bathroom?
  • Do you need help with a treatment for a difficult window?
  • Maybe you’ve just bought a new home and you’re not sure where to start on making it your own?
  • Would you like to update and refurbish now your children have flown the nest?
  • Have you bought a home for rental or developed a property and want to maximise its value?

For consultancy, I charge a fee based on the hours needed to complete the project. I will then hand you a full design pack which contains all you need to enable you to complete the scheme yourself with confidence.

Full design schemes

My full design scheme covers every last detail of your project and can include:

  • initial design concepts and scheme development
  • space planning
  • presentation of mood and sample boards
  • all furnishings/finishes/fixtures and fittings
  • window treatments
  • kitchen and bathroom design
  • colour consultations
  • lighting plans
  • sourcing of individual one-off pieces and antiques

I can guide you through your design and planning in fine detail, place orders and liaise with suppliers to ensure delivery schedules are met. You can rely on my highly skilled team, from carpenters to curtain makers, to be accurate, trustworthy and excellent value.

For full design schemes I charge a fee which is agreed with you in advance.

Project management

If you need me to oversee the entire project, I can collaborate with other consultants such as architects or kitchen companies on your behalf.  Throughout each stage, I will visit the site to monitor your project’s progress and make sure the best quality is achieved. I can oversee the finishing touches, including room by room layouts, placement of furnishings and window dressings.

 

Testimonials

‘‘I am delighted with the work that Hilary has done to help refurbish areas of our house. She was keen to fit in with our direction on aspects such as the overall look and budget and took into account our preferences.

Hilary has lots of good ideas but only presented as many options as I wished to consider. She has a huge knowledge where to source materials. Hilary is very flexible, reliable and enthusiastic and the end product is great! I can wholeheartedly recommend her.”

S. Wharram, Esher, Surrey.

 

“We have been delighted with the work Hilary has done for us. She really captured the essence of the brief, did an excellent job in combining new and old and encouraged us to try new styles and colours to great effect. We now have a house we love and the whole process was made enjoyable through Hilary’s attentiveness, professionalism and determination to get it ‘right for us’. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.”

Mr and Mrs Jenkins, Long Ditton, Surrey.

 

Hilary possesses the rare talent of being both highly creative and highly organised. The end result is great! Hilary is very easy to work with – professional, friendly and very down-to-earth. We would highly recommend her.”

Youlia Nazarenko, Burwood Park, Surrey.

 

“The reason we decided to move forward with Hilary with our extension/refurbishment was her ability to listen and provide insight. She took the time to ask questions, challenged us to really think of what we wanted and our overall goal. She was able to provide a whole host of design ideas, while keeping an eye on the budget and time line. Hilary was very calm under pressure, extremely creative and has a huge amount of experience in terms of sourcing things cost effectively and coming up with unique suggestions.

In summary, Hilary saved us time, helped us achieve exactly the look we wanted and avoid expensive mistakes. We would be happy to recommend her.”

Alexander and Lucy Bronimann, Headington, Oxford.

 

Hilary commissioned me to photograph her beautiful home for her website: we then carried out another shoot when her home was selected to be featured in 25 Beautiful Homes magazines. Hilary is a joy to work with: she brings a meticulous attention to the details which matter in order to progress a project with minimum fuss and maximum productivity. Hilary combines a hyper-efficient, clear-thinking and responsive business manner with a very warm and courteous approach. Her evident background in business, coupled with her highly creative vision for residential interiors, have enabled her to establish an interior design practice which I would recommend wholeheartedly.

Simon Maxwell via LinkedIn, Interiors Photographer and owner of Simon Maxwell Photography.

 

We have been delighted with Hilary’s advice to refresh our home. Some of her hints were simple and reflect her experience and flair. Her suggestions for fabrics & furniture were spot-on for what we wanted and within our budget. For future projects, we will definitely engage Hilary’s services as we feel very confident she will achieve our desired look with little effort from ourselves!”

Susan Carmichael, Claygate, Surrey.

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