Our Aims and Philosophy

We believe that an interior, whether for a residential or a commercial client, should encourage the appropriate response in terms of how people feel within that space.  A master suite, for example, should encourage restfulness and comfort, whereas a workspace should inspire focus and efficiency but with a sense of wellbeing. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we fully understand what they need from their interior, and then that this brief is met to the highest standard.

We nurture relationships with trusted suppliers that match our values for customer service and quality. We are also committed to supporting local business and British manufacturers where possible, which encourages a more personal level of service, but also helps reduce the carbon footprint of products we are supplying.

We are passionate about waste and sustainability so aim to ensure our interiors have longevity not just in style, but also in terms of wear and tear.  With this in mind and without compromising the end design, we also like to re-use and restore existing pieces, giving them a new lease of life wherever we can.

The key to the success and smooth running of any project is communication and collaboration, so we pride ourselves on our ability to work within our client’s extended team of Architects, Contractors and Sub-Contractors.

 

Our Background

Katharine studied English Literature at Hull University and fell into Interior Design quite by accident when she took a job as Assistant to Diane Gramlick back in 1994.  She has never looked back and 25 years on, continues to grow her wealth of knowledge and vast experience within the practice.

Whilst Katharine still harbours her love of literature and disappears into her favourite room with a book at any opportunity, her two growing boys keep her busy.  Katharine knows first hand what it takes for an interior to withstand the stresses of family life.

Chanelle’s interest in beautiful interiors was initially inspired when she began her working life at the Lygon Arms in Broadway, admiring the historic building and the fabrics and antiques used by the designers working on the hotel at the time.

Her love of fabrics and textiles was further cemented at Colefax & Fowler, where she worked before obtaining a degree in Interior Design at Kingston University in 2001.

 

Chanelle and Katharine became Company Directors and owners of the business following their founding partner, Diane Gramlick, retired in 2010.  They are both BIID registered Interior Designers.


The Process

After a telephone call to briefly discuss your requirements, we will arrange a meeting with you at your home, or premises to discuss your brief, and how we work more fully as appropriate to your specific project.  This initial meeting is free of charge and lasts approximately one hour.

Following that meeting, we will tailor a contract and fee structure based on the scope of works and brief discussed at that meeting.  This contract will outline the fees relevant to with various stages of our design process, from concept through to project co-ordination, product procurement and installation.