“Everything we wanted and more.”
We had been looking for a bigger family house for sometime and because we knew Katherine (she transformed our previous home) we considered looking at renovation opportunities that other people wouldn’t touch. Katherine came to look at the house with us before we made an offer, and it was only because we knew she would manage the project that we decided to embark ourselves on such a huge renovation project. She gave us a realistic budget for the works, which meant we could go into the purchase not worrying about costs escalating out of control. Katherine led the project from start to finish, briefing the architect and structural engineer, dealing with party wall matters, running the build tender and project managing the 9 month build. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the works, helping us to remain stress free and dealing with every challenge calmly, resolutely and extremely efficiently, paying immense attention to every single detail, and providing invaluable help and advise along the way. She is a talented interior designer who has helped us create the most perfect home for our family. Katherine guided us through the design process enabling us (and encouraging) us to be involved in every detail of our new home, but at the same time advising, deciding and executing on our behalf whenever we wanted her to. The end result is everything we dreamed about and more! Our beautiful home (and garden) was delivered on time and within our budget, and importantly for us as busy people, without the usual stress associated with these kinds of projects. Although we never ever want to leave the house we would do it all again in a heart beat, with Katherine by our side!
— Carolina Junemann, Chiswick.
"The smartest thing I did."
My dream was to create a beautiful home that would facilitate how I wanted to live my life. I bought the perfect house, and came up with a million ideas. Then it hit me - how do I do it? It was an enormous investment and I didn't have the experience or the time to make it happen. Decisions were needed quickly...Pressure was building.
Sometimes things happen for a reason- I met Katherine, and from the start she inspired confidence. With her calm demeanour, straight forward, pragmatic, honest and friendly approach, she earned my trust. She listened hard, created the brief and the plan and made it happen in a way that delivered my dream on time and on budget. It was an experience that taught me a lot. My home is beautiful and it inspires me every day to live the life I want to live. My biggest learning was that investing in Katherine was the smartest thing I did.
— Tracy Robbins, Chiswick.
"Two successful projects"
Katherine and I have worked together on two very successful projects; our beach flat and our Richmond house. Katherine fully project managed the beach flat and it brought us great reassurance to have her do this. We'd never undertaken a refurbishment project before and having Katherine on board meant we were never caught off guard by anything and the momentum remained throughout. The timeframe was adhered to and the project was on budget. Her relationship with the Contractor was critical, with it being a remote project, and we needed to be confident that the neighbours were not aggravated by the work. The Management Company also needed to be liaised with and Katherine did this in her usual calm and reassuring way. The builder, who Katherine had worked with previously, had a keen eye on the detail and with Katherine making frequent trips up and down the M3, nothing was missed. Our beach flat is now our sanctuary and a stunning place for us, our family and friends to escape to.
Our Richmond house was a conversion of four flats back to a single dwelling. We asked Katherine to manage the interiors element of this Project and to work alongside the Architect who was project managing. This relationship and that between Katherine and the Contractor was very important. The communication between these three has been fantastic and the end result is testament to that relationship. Our brief was to bring an Asian inspired home to a Victorian property. Katherine's recommendations and sourcing of lights, carpets, rugs, curtains, floorboards, sofas and joinery pieces has brought our beautiful home to life. Working with Katherine is an absolute pleasure and I know that whatever project she commits herself to will receive her full engagement, energy and enthusiasm.
— Ann Knight, Richmond
“We would recommend Katherine without hesitation.”
It's thanks to Katherine that we live in a home that we love. We were both working and travelling throughout our renovation and Katherine took the pressure off, making sure that all the decisions we needed to make were made on time - and most importantly she helped us to make the right decisions, big and small. Three years on we are still impressed at the quality of the work that Katherine's team has done. She always knew the right place to go to source materials and she was as committed as we were to staying within our budget. We would recommend her without hesitation to anyone contemplating a renovation project, no matter how ambitious.
— Heather and James Charrington, Chiswick.
“Much admired by all!”
I have worked with Katherine on 3 projects to date: a full house renovation (working alongside a contractor already commissioned), another house refurbishment and a flat refurbishment and reconfiguration (both of which were designed and project managed by Katherine). I have been immensely impressed with Katherine’s work. She expertly manages her team to ensure delivery on time and to the highest standard, is exceptionally well organised and rigorously manages the budget. Thanks to her flair for interior design and careful attention to detail the end result has always exceeded expectations and is much admired by all. I thoroughly recommend Katherine and will definitely be engaging her for my next project.
— Fiona Gaffney, Hammersmith
Katherine managed our project from start to finish providing a professional service as regards interior design, contracting, purchasing and project management. The result is the complete renovation of our 5 bedroom house, retaining classic features while developing a contemporary look through the house. Katherine succeeded in delivering the overall renovation within budget and on time, which considering the complexity of the project was a great achievement. Katherine managed all the details with contractors and suppliers ensuring that we where always updated and part of the decision making process, without over loading my wife and I. I would recommend anyone who wants to renovate a property in style to contact Katherine.
— Brian Fleming, Chiswick