New Forest Designs provides bespoke interior design for your home. Design, create and deliver is our motto and we always do this with you at the forefront of our mind. With your help, we can make your interior design dreams come true. New Forest Designs is a place where art meets reality and where your aspirations can be brought to life in line with your budget. Whether your project is a bespoke handmade roman blind or a full-scale refurbishment, our work will be delivered to a high standard and promptly. We take pride in all aspects of our work and we always design with passion, so the result exceeds your expectation. Our team has many years joint experience in construction, property, management and interior design so your project is in safe and experienced hands.
We will begin your interior design journey with the concept stage, which is a creative and satisfying process, we will take you from here through to the inspiration board which brings us closer to the design development stage. Next, everything is brought to life with the sample board where you can see specified materials, products, drawings and 3D visualisation. You can envisage the combination of stunning new colours and textures that will adorn your home. We think interior home design should be an exciting and stress-free experience, so we offer full project management from design to delivery.
Bespoke and handmade window dressing is a popular service for our clients. Further to bespoke handmade curtains, we create bespoke handmade roman blinds of the highest quality. All the window dressings are made by us. We offer a complete experience from free measurement, quotation and professional advice through to the order of materials and fabric and finally the delivery and fitting of your new bespoke window dressing. We work with a vast range of suppliers such as Clarke & Clarke, Studio G, Linwood, Elenbach, Archroll, Titley & Marr, Hallis Hudson, Evans Textiles, Rol-Lite Blinds and Velux, to provide made to measure Velux blinds, roller blinds, venetian blinds and much more.
As part of our home interior design service, we also offer upholstery. We can change the look of a modern set of dining chairs so that it blends beautifully with a new home colour scheme or we can give a tired and priceless family heirloom a new lease of life. Using a combination of modern and traditional techniques we can transform your out-dated or spoiled furniture into fresh, comfy, practical and stylish pieces that you can be proud of.
The magical touches to any home are the bespoke furnishings that make it unique. We create cushions and even lampshades designed to complement the style of your décor and existing colour scheme or even to match your newly handmade window dressings. Magical touches are only such if they have been designed and created especially for you thus offering something unlike anything factory mass-created and found on the shop shelf.
"I can't recommend Catherine highly enough - it has been brilliant working with her over the last year on curtains, blinds and upholstery for a house renovation. I'm so pleased with everything she has created. Thanks again."
by Sharon Williamson
"Thank You Catherine. I am so pleased with all of my bespoke roman blinds and retractable blinds. It's been the finishing touch to the bedroom and bathroom. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise."
by Lucy Lewis
"We absolutely love our new office designed by Catherine with bespoke hand crafted fold down desk, shelving, fabulous paint/ lighting, luxurious carpet and beautiful accessories in our chosen Cairngorm tartan. Thank you Catherine and team for transforming our boy's former bedroom and creating such a lovely space to work and host overnight guests."
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31st January , 202331 / 01 / 2023Tuesday, 31st January
Wardrobe makeovers… In many instances we paint the door, sometimes frame and add wallpaper in the recess. We always change handles. I like adding interest with mirrors glued onto the flat surface doors. Creating inbuilt wardrobe in a recess is easy. But how about cutting in half existing three door wardrobe to place it on each side of the bed? 😃 Small or big projects we are happy to take it on #newforestdesigns #interior #homedesign #wardrobe #makeover #hampshireproperty
30th January , 202330 / 01 / 2023Monday, 30th January
300 year old New Forest cottage that has been our home for many years. We have made lots of improvements to the property with a careful design. This one is one of my favourites - creating wall opening between the lounge and the dining room increased the light travelling between both rooms. The pendants lighting above the opening add interest and the large pendant over the table was necessary for the practical reasons. I have made the deep buttoned back rest and seat pads for the benches. A friend of mine Patrick gifted the beautiful painting of New Forest horses. A carpenter Marcin who worked for me for many years, created the table and the benches to my design after I sourced the wood from the local sawmill. The dresser was a find on the online marketplace. I have changed a colour scheme a couple of times and the latest one has been delivered by Pawel who still works for me so if you need any building or decorating done around your home then please contact me for a quote. Oh and the plant in the corner has been given to Neil my husband and me by his Mum about 16 years ago. She sadly is not with us anymore but the plant reminds me of her.
Hope you like the small part of our cottage. I’ll share more soon…
29th January , 202329 / 01 / 2023Sunday, 29th January
Time for outdoor inspirations… These pics are from last year in winter time too. We have visited @chewtonglen Beautiful place. Take a walk today and take time to notice what surrounds you. The beauty of nature is immense and one we humans can only attempt to learn from.
26th January , 202326 / 01 / 2023Thursday, 26th January
Accessories and how to use them… These things are as important as all the other aspects of your home. I call them magic touches. If you struggle to use these well then I’ll give you a little tip. Remove all accessories from your room. Look at the bare set of furniture, walls, floor. Then ask yourself what the space need to come alive, what will lift it up and start bringing slowly item by item back into the room. Each time check if it looks right. Think position, placement, breathable space around the item. Does it go with the style of your property, room etc. Are you maintaining cohesion between all the items? Are they making you happy? If not give them away, donate to charity, give them as a gift. And if all fails contact us and we’ll gladly help
25th January , 202325 / 01 / 2023Wednesday, 25th January
One of my favourite Roman blinds and the deep blue colour for last year… This was the last year project for a new build house in New Forest. The design and delivery consisted of windows dressing, colour scheme, wall finishes, floor finishes and a design for the entire room of the clients’ son. Some more photos will follow from this beautiful location.
#newforest #handmaderomanblinds #bespokeromanblinds #romanblinds #interiordesign #homedesign #colours #farrowandball #hampshireinteriors #localbusiness
24th January , 202324 / 01 / 2023Tuesday, 24th January
One of the latest designs by Julia for the transformation of our clients lounge. We have decided on simplicity, classic feel and flow between this room and the other rooms that we also designed for this client.
The neutral colour scheme will allow to set the other items off within the room. Don’t forget to use colours of nature like green, sand and black for that organic feel and adding warmth in your own home. Let us know if we can help 07823599338.
#newforestdesigns #interiordesign #homedecor #homedesign #colours #newforest #home
18th January , 202318 / 01 / 2023Wednesday, 18th January
This was lounge transformation - design & project management - project last year in Southampton. I will show in the next post photos before and after. Let me know if your home needs a makeover. Find more on newforest-designs.com Thank you for watching and everyone who contributed to make this project happen including all the suppliers
15th January , 202315 / 01 / 2023Sunday, 15th January
Beauty of handmade and bespoke curtains….
A simple change of pole to the perfect length, curtains created to the exact width keeping your home warm with interlining and quality lining plus not forgetting a suitable fabric in line with interior decor of the room. Correct window dressing can really transform your room and save you money on heating.
My fantastic suppliers who I would like to mention here @evanstextiles @hallishudson @archrollfabrics Thank you
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