Located in London and Bournemouth, David works with the Decorbuddi team to provide the full range of Decorbuddi services across London and Dorset
“My years of artistic direction and of choreography in the dance world give me a unique view of how spaces can be transformed by interior design. Each project is a collaboration with the client creating a compelling look and feel they can relax in and enjoy showing to guests.”
About David Massingham
David had an illustrious career in the arts before swapping his then part time passion for interiors and renovation into a full-time career. After completing the HE Diploma in Interior Design at the world renowned KLC School of Design in Chelsea, London, David went onto an internship with Nina Campbell in Knightsbridge, London, working on high end residential and commercial projects including a members’ club and boat.
David is an accomplished interior designer, with a particular interest in lighting and furniture design. He creates new and original concepts and innovative solutions for his clients projects.
As a Decorbuddi, David uses his breadth of knowledge and imagination to deliver stunning results. These include a wide range of residential projects from individual rooms to whole homes, including the “Blade Runner Theme Bar” located in a garden room!
In addition to residential projects, David works with property developers and architects to provide consideration of the interiors for new developments and rental property. This requires providing cost effective interior solutions whilst balancing style and budgets.
David is regularly invited to speak on interior design related topics at private and public events, such as Grand Designs Live.
David works and lives in London and Bournemouth.
London Home Bar
“Working with David was a joy from start to finish. When I outlined my thinking, he immediately came up with some concepts far better than I could have imagined – he really bought in to the project. David was both creative and passionate, but also thoughtful and pragmatic in approach. We benefitted from his considerable experience.During the build process, David was hands on, working with the builders with whom he has worked with before (who were also excellent). He was also mindful of cost and gave me options along the way. In summary, a pleasure to work with. He made it fun whilst also delivering a brilliant home bar that we and our friends absolutely love.” SC
Teddington, Colour and Interior Design
“My husband and I have very different tastes in décor and neither of us are very creative – to the extent that we had lived in our house for near on 10 years without putting a picture up and have lived with a mismatch of quality but mismatched furniture. I went to Decorbuddi as I didn’t know where to start, it allowed me to buy the additional relevant decorating service as our needs become more obvious.
David came in and partnered with us to understand what we liked and what we were both looking to achieve. We started small but as our confidence grew as David showed us what we could achieve, we quickly progressed. David worked with us to completely change our living areas and the feel of our house – from muted disconnected colours, to bold but elegant furnishings and fixtures that incorporate both of our tastes.
He has worked with the furniture we have and completely changed the colours of much of it; whilst custom designing other pieces and finding the craftsmen and companies that were able to build or make what we wanted.
David has been a fantastic partner and very patient. He’s always listened to what we’ve said without pushing us – but at the same time taken us out of our comfort zone and worked with us to give our home a whole new look which we love, but know we would never have got to on our own. We love it and our friends love it too!
None of this would have happened without David partnership, patience, encouragement, skill and insight – thank you!” HB
Hackney, Home Bar Creation & Implementation
“I approached Decorbuddi for a home bar build and was delighted with the end result. From the beginning David listened carefully to my requirements and his suggestions were key elements of the final design. He helped turn a loose thematic idea into a realised bar. This was my first home renovation project and he took time to explain the various parts of the build and gave regular updates on costs, allowing me to choose various options. I’m very glad I took the decision to work with Decorbuddi in this renovation and would recommend them for both working to a specific brief and adding their own creative flair!” Ken
London, Space-planning & Interior Design
“David took such an in-depth and personal interest in our project, which was to create a show home style WoW factor in our downstairs accommodation. His attention to detail, including taking measurements of everything even the new floor tiles that we had selected, was brilliant and so professional. He also provided us with several different plans as to where we could locate our new furniture (not yet chosen). He came up with ideas that we had not previously considered some of which were absolutely inspirational. David also carried out useful research of items for our home, which he carefully selected, always with our budget in mind. We would definitely recommend David’s input before starting any home design project.” Carole-Ann and Richard
Wadhurst, Home Redecoration
“I imagine the majority of Get Started packages end up converting like this – it’s a good system and the perfect way to get a sense of what working with a designer is like, without committing to too much at the beginning. And I got a LOT of value already out of the work David has done, as well as managing to avoid a couple of major mistakes I would have made if left to my own devices. I wasn’t originally planning on investing so much in this part of the process, but I now feel that it will be money well spent!” SM
Bournemouth, Apartment Redesign
“My partner and I owned properties in the past but never used a design service before and we have to say we are extremely happy to have picked Décorbuddi to help up designing our 2 bedroom flat. David was extremely helpful and hard working all the way through. He helped us picking the colour scheme for the entire flat – we have always been used to simply painting everything white and a bit scared to change. David professionally guided us through various options, still letting our tastes being the main driver of all choices. We are very happy with the result; our flat is now fresh and fun as we wanted and we would have not achieved this without David’s help. He was also extremely valuable in recommending furniture/art and design ideas. We would definitely recommend David and Decorbuddi.” KS