New build eco home in Brighton, I created these drawings to see what I could do as a bit of a pet project and enable the client to see in 3d the gardens that I designed to wrap around it. © Sarah Mitchenall
Simple ideas to describe a unique office. © Sarah Mitchenall
Colour map for a refurbishment of an entire home. Always a great place to start a project. It helps to imagine the whole home and how colour can flow between the rooms. © Sarah Mitchenall
Designing a room and the layout in 3d. Large spaces that are multifunctional need good planning to ensure they work and the space flows. © Sarah Mitchenall
A concept for a rooftop bar in Mallorca. © Sarah Mitchenall
Colour and materials concept for penthouse flat. © Sarah Mitchenall
Small garden and modern space, always amazes me how useful even a small garden can be. This one was a world of concrete and steel, seating incorporated into the raised beds to steal space. © Sarah Mitchenall
Playing with initial colour concepts. © Sarah Mitchenall
This was a concept for a pool area for a boutique hotel. The brief was all about creating a space with great ambiance. © Sarah Mitchenall
What can a designer do for you?
Any interior or garden overhaul can bring its fair share of pain and downright annoying stuff, especially if you have little experience in projects of this kind. The beauty of using a designer is that all that becomes the designer’s job. That leaves you free to make the most of the enjoyable parts of creating a new garden or home.
If you are interested in interiors you probably already have an idea of style and colour. You may have even developed an idea of what you want but have been unable to bring it all together in a scheme. A designer who knows her stuff knows the questions to ask to find out what’s important to you and how to bring your dream to life.
The beauty of using a designer is that all the potential pains of the process become the designer’s responsibility, leaving you free to make the most of the enjoyable parts of creating a new garden or home.
Best of all, the designer comes with a little black book full of trade accounts, insider contacts and relationships with retailers. You are paying for the designer’s time and skill, but you get back so much in the discounts she can gain for you.