Show Homes & Rental Properties
We have recently begun working with some independent developers who wish to offer their clients something a little different from the often bland, hotel look, but who require schemes which obviously need to be appeal to the general market. Our first venture was a small development of four houses near Chichester. We offered advice on the finishes, colours and decoration on all the houses and furnished and accessorised one as a show home. The response was excellent and the houses were all sold very quickly.
We are currently working with the same developer on another site with planning for five detached houses and on his recommendation are due to start working with another company, on the conversion of a four storey office in Hove, into seven residential apartments.
We have also worked with several developers, organising renovations on rental properties, from complete overhauls to a quick refresh over very short timescales.
"Although I had quite a bit of experience of doing up houses, this time around I knew that I just didn’t have the time that is necessary to look for curtain fabrics, paint colours and upholstery fabrics. It really does take time to see what is around and to work out combinations. Because of my experience I have a strong sense of what I like and I was slightly sceptical of what use I would have for an interior designer. However, Georgina proved to be extremely useful. This may be because she doesn’t really fit my image of an interior designer. She is normal and down to earth but with a very good eye for colour and style. Georgina was able to understand exactly what sort of look I was after and was able to source items that she knew I would like. She also is conscious of budget and never tries to push you towards the more expensive option – which is what I had feared of an interior designer. She really provided two roles for me – firstly as a source of possible fabric choices and secondly as a sounding board for my ideas. In both roles, she was excellent and I couldn’t have done the project without her."Elaine, Withdean Road, Brighton