Located in Surbiton, Ann combines her role as the Interior Design Mentor for our Decorbuddi team with helping clients across London and Surrey
“It is so rewarding working with Decorbuddi clients. They are always appreciative of the efforts we go to, to ensure that their home is perfect for them – even when we push their design ideas, just a little!”
“I learned about interior style from my paternal grandmother who was way ahead of her time. She was fantastic at choosing colours for her decorating schemes and adventurous in her choices – she mixed patterns freely and was always able to produce a scheme that was very different from those of her friends and family. We were not rich and she was happy to save up for quality purchases, and she was always up to date. We were the first people in our family to have a Formica kitchen!
This life-long interest in interiors stayed with me throughout my chosen career as a leadership development consultant and executive coach, undertaking commissions for friends and family and renovating 5 properties, until I decided to set up my own interior design business, in 2009. I now combine my passions working as the Interior Design mentor for the Decorbuddi team whilst working with a wide range of residential clients in South West and Central London and Surrey. I love my work and still recognize the influence of my grandmother in the designs that I develop, in partnership with our clients.”
Ann is based in Surbiton and works with Decorbuddi clients across London and Surrey.
“I asked for Decorbuddi’s help to transform my W1 apartment. Both Ann and Lorraine were fantastic from day 1. They spent time working out what my needs and wants were from them and were always helpful as and when I needed. The end product for the apartment is amazing and without them it definitely would not have been possible. I can’t recommend their work highly enough.” Irfan
“I don’t generally write reviews but felt compelled to write one for Decorbuddi and Ann as they did such a stellar job on my flat. I renovated my entire flat (after 20 years!). I had no idea 1) how to use the small space well and 2) how to design the interior. Ann was, in a word, amazing. In her words, she “stretched me” (necessarily) but beautifully transformed my flat. She offered suitable options for each room in terms of furnishings and ideas for the design, was budget conscious, would pick out appropriate furniture and take care of the paperwork (and even be at the flat for the delivery if necessary) which was enormously helpful when one has limited time. She worked well with the builder and noticed small things that I never would have caught and sorted it out. I would recommend Decorbuddi and Ann without reservation.” Lisa
“After a long renovation project, I was too tired and unmotivated to finish the interior decoration of the house, I needed help so I booked the Get Started package and was matched with the fabulous Ann. After my first meeting with Ann, I felt confident and re-energised! I wanted to inject more colour and drama into the house and I am so happy that we managed to achieve that. The quality of the products she recommended are excellent and the team of decorators who carried out the work were a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.” Dana
“I had had previous advice from Ann on how to tackle the interior design of my 20 year old conservatory and all that she suggested I had acted upon. When I came to the final styling I used Ann’s services through Decorbuddi to get the advice on the styling that was needed to finish the room off. Ann gave some amazing ideas on which again I acted upon and now the room is somewhere I really like to spend time and has transformed the living space downstairs. Decorbuddi is a fantastic service and certainly just gave me enough time with expert Ann to fully finish the project. Thank you again!” Annie
“I think the best time to post a review of a design project is when you have lived with it for a while and so as I have now done that for a few months I can provide a genuinely considered review. Of course, best to start with the empty flat and the arrival of Ann. From the outset she “got” what I was like and immediately gave suggestions that were often so good I had ordered before she returned. The best bit was when she didn’t like something she had no attachment to it and immediately came up with alternatives. Onto the here and now….well there are loads of items/styles and colours I just LOVE and plenty I absolutely like. Anything at the other end of the spectrum? No. Even the one or two I had to put my faith in her when I had doubts have proven winners.”
“Ann from Decorbuddi came to give me some ideas for updating our Victorian house and combining our antique furniture with some more modern pieces. She came up with some excellent suggestions which we have now implemented and are very pleased with the result.” Jane