3 storey 1700 townhouse, full of charm and character. Grade II with original fireplaces, spiral staircase and pretty casement window. Challenge was to knock through for open plan kitchen/dining area, but preserve the original features.
Best option for Lucy's kitchen is to build a curving run of units 90 degrees around the corner. We had to block the hallway door, shaping the units around the curve (next door's spiral staircase). Allowing us to build a new practical kitchen at one end and preserve the original features at other end of the room.
I am very pleased to be able to recommend ‘Annie Webb Interiors’. From the outset Annie took the time to get to know me and discover what was important to me about my kitchen/dining space. With her emphasis on the coaching approach,.
Annie was able to insightfully pick up on my preferences and attuned her suggestions and ideas to ones she felt would suit me, always careful to ensure that it was what I liked and what would fit around me and my family that was important. I felt like my needs for the project and my taste in design were fully respected and taken into consideration throughout the process.
Annie was able to identify areas where I might want to splash out and spend more or restrict spending to fit with my budget. At each stage she was careful to keep in mind the unique character of the 1700 townhouse property and was able to offer suggestions for how to accentuate the features that I wanted to keep.
The final design was presented to me as a 3D walk-through and Annie had done even more than I'd expected. She had taken the design brief and used her knowledge and design skill to come up with ideas for how to use the space in ways I never would have thought of for myself. She ended up virtually transforming the whole ground floor of my house, giving me an opportunity to see the potential that it has, both in a practical and aesthetic sense. There are many opportunities that I can see I would have missed out on if I had opted for my own simple ideas for how to transform the space. There are aspects of the design that I might not use as my budget won’t allow for all of them, but, as I have felt through the whole process, those decisions are mine to make and I will certainly take a lot away from having worked with Annie.