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, HALSWATER 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.