Creating residential interiors is an exciting and engaging process. I must be able to understand the owner's individual lifestyle and taste in order to create the home they will love.
The initial meeting is crucial to the development of the scheme, and I ask my clients to come prepared - I need to know how they intend to use their space, what their tastes in entertainment are, even what car they drive. These questions and more help me build the picture that becomes part of the design brief..
I have worked with clients on projects as simple as identifying the paint colours, through to full project management of complete refurbishments. With all my residential projects I divide the project into stages – concept, design development, project planning, and project management. Each stage is treated as an individual process with agreed budgets, allowing my clients the opportunity to engage
me for all or part of the entire scheme.
"Working with Frances has been one of the best decisions I have made! As a busy professional, I simply would not have been able to accomplish everything that I wanted to do in such a relatively short time. Her expertise and creativity, along with great contacts for trades-people have saved
me countless hours searching the internet! We worked really well together and I appreciated her enthusiasm and work ethic. We now have a home that we love to spend time in, and my chic dressing room is to die for!"
Nicki Crayfourd, Brighton
"Frances was able to interpret my ideas, build on them and make suggestions for design schemes. This process was done with gentleness, patience and understanding. I was able to be more adventurous with the designs than I had initially anticipated because of Frances ‘soft’ and un-pushy
approach. Even whilst I dithered and indeed changed my mind on several occasions, Frances was able to give me the time and support to make the right decisions. The end result has enhanced my home and without a doubt I would use Frances services again, and I therefore unreservedly recommend her."
Yvonne Denyer, Hove
"Frances has a genuine passion for colour and it was incredibly helpful to discuss my plans with her. She understood what I was after and came back with a scheme that combined my suggestions with ideas that I wouldn't have thought of myself and that really made sense. I'm now painting the house and even where I'm reinventing things, it's still based on the discussions I've had with Frances."
Karin Jaschke, Brighton