Holiday Cottage near Bath
“Decorating and furnishing a house is rather like baking a cake – you know how you want it to look – but until you’ve gathered all the ingredients together, the oven set at the correct temperature and your apron on – there is no certainty as to the outcome.
It is all to easy to think that choosing a paint colour, picking out some great fabric and throwing in your favourite furniture will somehow result in a fabulous finish. And let us not forget that refurbishing a room or indeed a whole house involves a slightly higher budget that the sum needed to whip up a batch of brownies. I know. I’ve been there on both.
So cutting to the chase – meeting Lucy was a moment of serendipity. She arrived one early Autumn morning and by the following Spring – goodness what a transformation. My period stone cottage tucked away in a small village deep in the heart of Somerset had what it deserved – colour, warmth and light; fabulous textures, period furniture and something more than I had hoped, that illusive ingredient – a sense of not having been ‘done’ – an ease and a warmth, a real family home.
Lucy’s talents are of course interiors – colour, fabrics, paint, furniture – but more importantly she listens and she works with you. She engages, she has insight, she is tenacious and she doesn’t give up. She goes the whole nine yards.
Am I pleased? I am thrilled.
Would I use her talents again? Suffice to say we are just about to start a bigger and altogether more challenging project.
Would I recommend Lucy? Unreservedly.”