Interior design is not just about great aesthetics and the latest trends, it's so much more than that..
I am a professional Interior Designer based in Totnes working throughout South Devon and the surrounding areas. I believe in creating beautiful spaces which enhance our wellbeing, that bring joy and reflect our individual personality, whether this is in the home or business.
I've always had a passion for Architecture and design and how we are influenced by what surrounds us. We can become energised, calmed and balanced through the correct use of materials and our connection to nature. My love of travel and experiencing different cultures often influences my design choices through the use of colour, texture and pattern.
I began working as an Interior designer within a multi disciplinary practice in London after completing a BA(Hons) degree at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in 2004. Later becoming a Senior Interior Designer at an Architectural Practice. Since leaving the practice I now enjoy the more personal experience of working with clients on smaller projects. If you are embarking on a project and would like some professional advice then please
03 The Process
Establishing a brief is the first step...
the design process
Following an initial consultation and brief analysis; conceptual mood boards, sample boards and simple layouts will be produced depending on each individual project. Mood boards with their careful selection of materials, colour, texture and objects help determine the decorative scheme. A site survey and scaled layout plans provide clarity when designing layouts, storage solutions, lighting and furniture proposals. Spatial awareness to consider how a space is used and flows is imperative to great design. This could be a single room to a full refurbishment, working with home owners or property developers.
Renovation & Refurbishment
Once the proposed designs and plans are agreed all products and specifications will be scheduled. There are various stages to a project and you may prefer to implement the designs yourself after this stage. Sometimes with so much choice and decisions to be made refurbishing a property or business can be become overwhelming. With my experience and knowledge I can do the research proposing suitable materials and products saving you time, less decisions, and invariable less stress. Bespoke designed packages can be tailored to suit your individual project requirements.
Alternatively you may choose to use my
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“It was really helpful walking around our house with Clare: immediately she got a sense of what we like and our problem areas (clutter!). She was able to ask questions that challenged us to think what we really are looking for. She could see solutions we have been unable to see both in terms of using space and aesthetics. Clare is friendly and approachable, I could not recommend her enough.”
— Sam, Whitegates