SENSE OF COLOUR”
We have always enjoyed working with Katherine Richards and we have benefited from her flair, commitment, application and wonderful sense of colour in producing work that is tailor-made for us.
Mr and Mrs Curtis
“A REALLY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE”
It has been quite a long process and a really positive experience. I think back to my nice neutral flat, which my friends thought was great, but for me it didn’t quite have the look I thought it could have.
My thoughts and feelings about what I wanted were very unclear but I knew I wanted something bright and a look that would be colourful but also warm and cosy during the winter.
Katherine, Helen and Lauren spent a lot of time trying to interpret my unfocussed thoughts and were very patient with my unformed vision. Sitting here now in the finished flat I am stunned at the overall sense of colour. In particular, the impact of the orange, turquoise and aubergine/purple on the living room/kitchen. They are colours which I would never have chosen on my own. There were a few times when I took a deep breath and trusted my senses, and with Katherine’s encouragement went with COLOUR.
Both bedrooms have also been transformed and the finish has exceeded my expectations.
Katherine’s team were very helpful and professional and dealt with the inevitable hiccups and difficulties with consideration for me and a strong commitment to resolve each issue to my satisfaction.
The overall results are amazing, and each time I receive a new visitor I wait for the response to the brightness of the living room, the curtains, the monumental orange chair and the fitted units.
Everyone loves it and so do !!
“AN EYE FOR DETAIL”
Katherine is a great listener. Rather than imposing her own vision, she helps you realise yours. And if you’re not sure what you want, she helps you find the perfect solution.
She’s got an eye for detail, a great sense of colour and texture, and a versatility which can offer you the audacious, the conservative, the fantastical or the understated, depending on your choice.
We found her enormous fun to work with and are over the moon with her work.
Sir Tony and Lady Louise Robinson
AND VERY CALMING”
I never thought that one day I would have my own interior designer for a small project of renovating the hall.
Katherine was the perfect choice for this project meeting my husband and I on several occasions to help us choose the colour scheme and to discuss ideas for both the lighting and flooring. Since we rarely agree on colours, that was no mean feat.
That was 3 years ago and the end result still gives me pleasure as I enter the house. There are a surprising number of shades, six in total, subtly different and very calming, giving a warm fresh welcome without being over powering.
Ian and Sally Rodgers
“A CONTINUAL JOY”
We first met Katherine in 2007. We needed professional help to make our west facing flat feel light. She impressed us with her vision to the possibilities, her communication of ideas and her easy to understand costs. Through her special expertise in colour and décor she transformed our home into beautiful living space.
Katherine’s project management is excellent. Her attention to detail and high standards are carried out by the competent team that support her. No concern is left unresolved.
Last year Katherine chose colours for our new kitchen including the flooring. We are very pleased with the results.
More recently she worked with us in refurbishing another flat. The results are stunning!
We have no hesitation in recommending Katherine Richards Design. Overall any space on which Katherine has an input is special and a continual joy to live in.
Brian and Sonia Gilbert
“TRANSPORTED INTO 21ST CENTURY LIVING”
“After many years of minimal redecoration to the living room and adjoining playroom, we instructed Katherine and her team to consider a complete makeover which continued to respect the features of a 120 year old house but also to introduce a more modern and contemporary look.
A combination of new and restored furniture, new carpeting, sofas, curtains, lighting and colour tone has completely transformed the look and comfort of the rooms. The results are stunning. Her design has transported the space into 21st Century living within the curtilage of a 19th Century building-we love the outcome and in particular the care, attention and customer service from Katherine and team to ensure that the end result reflected the vision”
Mike and Cathy McGuinness
“SHE IS HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL”
“We approached Katherine as we wanted new sofas and chairs for our living room, and advice on colours for our fire surround. Katherine put together a fabulous scheme and we worked closely to choose specific fabrics for the sofas, scatter cushions, and an ottoman. She also arranged for the restoration and upholstery of a Georgian wing chair, which looks stunning now.
We had new curtains for our dining room and landing windows, neither of which were easy jobs due to the age of the house. These have completely made both areas. The quality of the workmanship is second to none and we have had many compliments from friends. The fabric choice for our dining room took me right to the edge of my comfort zone, but I’m so glad I trusted Katherine’s opinion, because it looks beautiful.
We have been delighted with the results of Katherine’s hard work. She is highly professional, fun to work with and really up to date with current trends. Most importantly however, she really listened to us and totally took on board what we wanted. At no point did she ever overpower us with her view, however I had total confidence in her judgement and trusted her suggestions.”
“AN INSPIRATION TO WORK WITH”
Our previous experience of interior designers had been of a prescriptive mode of working, in which the designer attempted to foist their taste and ideas on us, persuaded us that their designs had been especially selected, only later to discover that they were identical to the style the designer always uses! But Katherine is the exception to the rule – she really listens to her clients, gains an understanding of their tastes and needs, and then offers solutions within the client’s financial constraints. She has a great imagination, is an inspiration to work with, and understands colour, texture and shape in a way that very few people do.
We first met her at one of the extraordinary events she hosts to showcase her work, and were so impressed we immediately arranged a consultation which has led to many happy years working together.
We have used her in three properties now, in London and abroad. She has not only designed interiors for us, but gardens and driveways too. She’s also successfully project managed our refurbishment in Spain, making the whole process much less painful than we had experienced previously. No mean feat!
She offers a unique and bespoke service, and scrupulously maintains privacy when required – something which has been particularly important to us.
We can’t recommend her highly enough!
“SHE ALWAYS LISTENS”
“Katherine helped us with the interior design of our home a number of years ago and continues to help us today. She successfully managed to convert our wishes, ideas and tastes into beautiful interiors that not only look wonderful but are comfortable and practical as well. Katherine always has thoughts on how to reupholster and cover old bits of furniture transforming them into contemporary pieces. Her use of colour and suggestions of what colour to use where have resulted in a feeling of continuity throughout our home. She always listens to what we want and hence the house feels as if it is ours and not as if it has been “interior designed”.
I would highly recommend Katherine to help you turn your house into a home.