Residential Interior Design: Halswater Home

Project Info

Client Halswater Home
Skills Kitchen design, Joinery, Modern interior

Project Description

The interior design brief was to create a home sophisticated in style and welcoming in nature. To establish a look and feel we drew inspiration from an area where the client was confident at expressing a contemporary and understated sense of style – the wardrobe. We asked, ‘if this home were something to wear, what would it be like?’ We then applied the characteristics of ‘smart casual’ to the home’s interior design. Qualities such as uncomplicated silhouettes, tailoring balanced with drape, confidence and delight, became our guide. The result is a home that is a true reflection of the people who live there.

 

From the owner

JUDITH WATSON, HOME OWNER

“Over the last 12 months we have  undergone renovations within our home and we asked Frances if she could be the interior designer for these. From the very first meeting with her, Frances did an excellent  job of listening to what we wanted, steering and guiding us on both the big picture and every intricate detail,  and yet always making us feel like we were very much a part of the process and yet able to own the results.

This was an extensive renovation and Frances’ commitment to the project never wavered. Her ideas are  clever and she uses a mix of architectural design and interior decorating flair that make for a very exciting  end product. She is innovative and creative, but not at the expense of what our particular place and style required. She pushed us outside of the box, and we trusted her to do so, knowing what we would get would be an outstanding outcome.

Frances places great store on communication and because of this, her relationships with all those involved in this project were excellent. She is open to discussion and is always prompt in response to any  problems or queries. Frances strove to keep a difficult balance between aiming for quality of products, materials and design, and yet being conscious of our budget. She kept us up to date with this, using clear, regular spreadsheets, and she was consistently open to any discussion or clarification we required. Frances is passionate about her work and she has every right to be. She is a talented designer and we feel lucky that we had her lead us through this daunting task. We would certainly recommend her, wholeheartedly.”