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About Karen.

A little bit more about me.

Working within the field of design for nearly thirty years I still find it an exciting, evolving and challenging environment to be in.

In essence I love what I do and am as passionate about it now as I have always been.

With a Diploma in Fashion Design from London College of Fashion I entered the retail sector and became a Senior Fashion Buyer where I could design and collaborate with manufacturers on a very large scale.
As a buyer I travelled extensively to find new sources of inspiration,, identify new trends and discover prospective suppliers. This travel gave me a taste of many different cultures, styles and approaches that as a designer I continually draw upon. Whether with fabrics or plants I love working with colours and textures, perhaps using combinations inspired by visiting such amazing places and creating interesting and exciting environments for people that will change the way they feel about a space, whether inside or out.

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Leaving work to have a family I still had a strong desire to be creative so I took courses in Floristry, Soft Furnishings and Paint Effects culminating in a Certificate in Interior Design and Decorative Techniques at Guildford College.

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Working as an interior designer I would often get asked to suggest ideas for the garden to either link the spaces or compliment them. Whilst spacially aware and a keen gardener I didn’t feel qualified to produce a design that would meet my own standards so I completed a two year Foundation Degree in Garden Design at Merrist Wood.
During the course, along with two fellow students, I took part in an RHS design competition and we were lucky enough to win a silver medal and ‘People’s Choice’ for our design.
I also received the Trevor Cobley Memorial Award for my design work during the course , which was very special.

Now working within interior and garden design my role has been to help clients realize their aspirations and dreams for the spaces they live in however big or small.

Sometimes people have a clear idea of how they want their surroundings to look. More commonly I have to interpret their vision, inspire them, give them confidence to make the right decisions and add something of my own design flair to produce a unique set of ideas that will meet the brief and hopefully exceed it.

Testimonials
Lesley Knight
To whom it may concern.
I have known Karen for more than 20 years. During this period she has worked on virtually every room in our house with very pleasing results.

When offered a blank canvas she brings creativity, talent and flair to developing new ideas and atmospheres within a room. She is equally able to bring new life to an area that may only need a facelift.

Being able to trust in her professionalism and capability takes away a great deal of stress. When we had builders working on fitting out two new bathrooms she not only designed them both, she also measured everything accurately to a millimetre, ordered everything and then oversaw the work to ensure that everything went incredibly smoothly.

However, the best thing about employing Karen’s services is that she really listens. She asks the right questions and then really pays attention to what the client wants to achieve. It is then her passion to translate those requirements into something that works.

If you would like to contact me please feel free to telephone on: 07714 768864.

Lesley Knight.

 

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If you have a general enquiry or would like to discuss your next interior design or garden design project with us then please get in touch and receive a free quote from Karen.

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