You can read testimonials for our designers within their profiles on the ‘About’ page but here are some of the lovely things that have been said about our team.
“You have been an absolute godsend. I greatly appreciate the high quality of your creative input, your initiative and exceptional overall project management as well as your careful management and oversight of the construction and the procurement.
There isn’t a single aspect of the project or the process that you did not handle brilliantly. I’m extremely grateful.”
“Jenny’s support has been invaluable. She took the time to really understand what I was hoping to achieve and what I was worried about, proposed ideas I’d never have thought of, and considered things that wouldn’t have occurred to me. From the visit alone it really gave me confidence in how to progress and to be a bit braver in certain areas and know where and how to place it safe – and the report is great. Super useful and great value for money.”
“Feeling overwhelmed with the task of having to decide on tiles and decor for 5 bathrooms / WCs in a short space of time, I needed help. My Decorbuddi was knowledgeable and fun to be with. I feel I have made my own decisions but have been supported in doing so and have also thought about things I wouldn’t have considered. I will certainly be using the service further as our project moves on.”
“Decorbuddi enabled me to renovate my kitchen and family room with ease. Not only did they help co-ordinate and liaise with different suppliers but they also provided helpful ideas and samples which helped me make decisions with confidence. I would highly recommend them to anyone who would appreciate help with their decorating plans and decisions.”
“I have used this service twice and found the two professionals excellent. Firstly I had help from Debbie providing thoughts for colours in a holiday home. Her eye for colour was great and her knowledge of designers helped inform my colour scheme for the bedrooms in the house. She helped source and encourage me to finish the project that had been somewhat dragging!”
“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.”
“We recently decided to renovate our house and we had a couple of old sofas we still loved and wanted to reupholster to match our new room style. For me this was a really daunting task as due to the quirky design of the sofas each needed several different fabrics and I just did not know where to begin. A friend of mine recommended Decorbuddi and I booked the Soft Furnishings package. I cannot believe how incredible the service was. I met with Amy and provided her with my paint choices, and pictures of my old sofas. She took me to some fabric stores and helped me create a mood board of colours and textures. She was also very conscious about costs and was able to create different options around the varying prices of fabric. She totally grasped the look and feel that I was hoping for, and it was so exciting and inspiring watching my vision come to life. She was very quick at getting back to me with full pricing and quantities needed and made the whole process completely seem-less and stress free. I cannot recommend this service enough, it was invaluable to me.”
“I was looking for an interior designer to help guide me to decorate my newly built house. I couldn’t define my style as it’s quite eclectic, and I didn’t want an interior designer who would only advise using styles and colours they liked. So Decorbuddi put me in touch with the very talented, kind and friendly AnnMarie. She was like a coach- she listened to my ideas then helped me put them together. Her input on use of space, size of furniture, and encouragement to go for the eclectic, bold and colourful materials and fabrics has been invaluable. Her knowledge and ability to source items from a wide range of suppliers has made it possible to have bespoke sofas made, find interesting furniture pieces, lighting and fabrics. She’s proactive and efficient – out of all the numerous people involved in my monster project, Ann-Marie was the one person I didn’t have to chase.”
“The Decorbuddi experts offer an innovative way to get practical and affordable support for home decor projects without having to spend a fortune or hand over total responsibility to an intimidating designer. The advice we received was invaluable and enabled us to achieve the look and feel we wanted for our home that reflects our personality and works well for the way we operate as a family. We were given samples of fabulous fabrics I would never have found myself and shown some clever tricks for using colours and combinations of both natural and artificial light to create the style and mood we wanted for the different areas of the house we were working on. The Decorbuddi will provide as much or as little input as you require and there is no pressure to use them in a particular way or spend a minimum amount on their input. Full flexibility and wonderful design expertise – an ideal service which I would thoroughly recommend!”
“I worked with Lorraine on a complete redesign of the kitchen/ diner in my basement flat. We ended up with a very different layout than I had envisaged, but much the better for it ! Lorraine sourced beautiful bespoke cabinets to make the most of the small space, with a foldaway solution for the kitchen which works incredibly well. The colours, fitting and flooring she recommended have transformed the property. Further, she managed the project brilliantly, dealing with all tradesmen and even taking appliance deliveries to her own address when I was out of town. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Lorraine for projects in the future or recommend her wholeheartedly.”
“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!”
“A designer from Decorbuddi visited me last year to help plan out a detailed paint scheme for our four-bedroom semi-detached house in Wimbledon. She had lots of great ideas and paint tips for a family home and helped me turn my uncertain ideas into a confident colour plan for the entire house. I felt she understood my style and tastes very well and we have now begun (room by room) to put her ideas into practice. She even had tips for choosing a carpet and a decorator too. I would highly recommend this service to anyone feeling phased by a large project!”
“Decorbuddi helped with the interior design of my new apartment. When I moved in I knew the feel of what I wanted: a feeling of space and a stylish look that was comfortable and easy to maintain. My assigned Decorbuddi listened to my needs and recognised that I hadn’t a clue what to get – only a budget. Within a week she’d sorted out furnishing concepts for everything: the sitting room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and the media systems. All within budget. She organised the delivery, the installation and the little details while I was away and I came back to a great surprise. Would thoroughly recommend this service.”
“Decorbuddi was an invaluable resource for me and proved to be of tremendous help for the 18 month restoration project of my Victorian home. I had initial interior design help from Katie on an hour by hour basis. Through the DecorCafe network I subsequently employed a lighting consultant and garden consultant to provide lighting and garden planting plans respectively. Everyone was incredibly professional and delivered services and goods as promised and turned what could have been an overwhelming and daunting task into a manageable and enjoyable project.”
“Great service provided by Decorbuddi – the brief being to help me make some decisions on painting my living room, getting some built in shelving and purchasing a new sofa! I had ideas in my mind but needed confirmation that I was doing the right thing and some professional advice on what would and and wouldn’t work. I felt I had been well matched up with the right Buddi for me – would advise anyone to give it a go!”
“A huge thank you for helping us give the flat a much needed face lift. The curtains and blinds that you arranged for us were beautiful and a very good price, and the sofas were just perfect. We look forward to working with you again.”
“My wife and I commissioned Decorbuddi to assist with the early stages of planning the finishes of our kitchen extension in Tooting. Jackie was able to come and visit us post lockdown 1.0 and spent a couple of hours taking copious notes from our brief and helping us to navigate the design process. Shortly after we received our “getting started” pack which was fantastic. We’ll be engaging Decorbuddi further in the coming weeks now our build is well underway. We’ve also recommended them to friends already and would continue to do so.”
“Jackie’s Getting Started report literally has become my blueprint for colour. Overall the Getting Started Report is really great value for money – particularly for a complete novice like me. I didn’t really know what I wanted but Jackie worked with me to end up in a place where I feel we are really going to put our own stamp on our home and finally love it! I’ve even enjoyed the process. I will definitely continue to work with Jackie to put the finishing touches to our home.”
Hiring an Interior Designer to help is an expense many people aren’t exactly prepared for or consider. However, I decided I needed some inspiration to help me renovate. It turns out the value I received from Jenny was one of the best investments I made while renovating. I had a budget and hiring Jenny I believe helped keep the cost lower than making mistakes, she saved me lots of time by giving me options I never would have found by myself and ideas I also wouldn’t have considered. After one room was complete and it looked amazing I trusted Jenny way more than myself. She really threw herself into the project, I think at times she had more passion for the outcome than me, actually, I am very sure of this. I would recommend Jenny to anyone as she has a wealth of resources, a keen eye for what would work and can work within your budget.
Sophie is an excellent interior designer. She works very hard to understand the motivations of the homeowner, not just in terms of what a home will look like from an aesthetic point of view but also the emotions that the homeowner wants to experience as part of the re-design. She pushes her clients to be more daring than they might otherwise and has an excellent ability to use colour for dramatic effect. Sophie has a deep understanding of colour and texture but also combines this with practical insight and skills into whether a project will work or not. I really enjoyed working with Sophie.