About Nicola

About Nicola

I’ve been bringing unique and practical designs to my clients since 2008.  In practice, I draw on my experience in event management, project management and property development. More than that I draw on intuition to know what you want and translate it into a creative vision.

Designing on instinct, I take into consideration the style of a clients’ property, its location and of course them.  Having a sixth sense for what they want and need, I encourage clients to be more daring and tempt them towards the looks that they might not try if they were working alone. I support them to get the look they really want, even if they’re not able to articulate it from the start and each project is unique.  To me design is all about balance.  I believe in rejecting the rules and giving my clients the freedom to do what they want, even if they’re not quite sure what that is. I describe my style as a mix of modern European Victorian and love beautifully designed things, textures, colours, quirkiness, practicality and consistency.  I particularly love working on period properties because of their intricacies and the wealth of creative possibilities that they afford.  My creativity is complemented by a reassuring commitment to quality in how I deliver projects.  Being organised and frankly quite finicky, I remove all the stress to make things easy.  I have a dedicated team of three with a shared love of cake, crosswords and Nordic noir.

Studio

I interpret the brief to create timeless designs, mixing old and new with a strong focus on quality, practicality and individuality, and the right chemistry and fit with clients and projects is important in order to achieve the best possible result. I strive to deliver creative solutions in a surprising and beautiful way yet recognise that my clients have their own ideas and style and work with them so that the design reflects their personality, needs and desires. Taking the stress off them doing it themselves, I take their ideas and suggestions and create a dream home that they love; somewhere they can retreat to from any other demands they have. I like my designs to work practically as I think it’s important for life to be as seamless and stress free as possible! I do this by managing and coordinating everything on their behalf, involving them only when necessary.  Most of my clients work long hours and I bring the same attention to detail and level of service that they bring to their clients.  I’m demanding on their behalf, working with dedicated and reliable contractors, sourcing quality products while delivering tailored solutions to save clients time while adding value.