From penthouse apartments to underground garages, historic listed property refurbishments to innovative self-build project plans, outdoor lighting logistics to interior transformations and renovations, Claire specialises in interior and exterior design projects commissioned by clients who require a unique response to their lifestyle, property and budget.
Claire's first interior project was for the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden followed by Rank Screen Advertising in Wardour Street, Soho. Since then, she's worked on properties including Lord Bath's penthouse at Longleat House, designed for and presented on BBC1's DIY SOS and has totally renovated two entire properties on Sydney's prestigious harbour side.
Involvement with the design of eco-friendly superyachts in 2016 led to Claire collaborating with sustainable furniture design specialists Van de Sant who commissioned her to design a range of contemporary, limited edition furniture using plastic recovered from the oceans.
Claire didn't attempt to tell us what we should have, like interior designers we've worked with in the past; instead, she took the time to develop an authentic sense of what we're all about before introducing us to plans that completely represented exactly what we wanted.
To complement the eco-friendly furniture, Claire launched her own range of home furnishing accessories, starting with luxurious cushions featuring stunning images from her own photography collection, often close-ups of texture, shape or shadow manipulated with either dramatic, vivid colours, or contrasting natural hues.
SBID accreditation is governed by the ECIA Charter of Education and professional Code of Conduct, which sets the requirement for the official recognition of a practising professional interior designer. SBID-accredited interior designers have demonstrated the European standard required to become an accredited professional while accredited industry partners have demonstrated compliance with the five point system of the SBID International Code of Conduct. This is the pre-eminent level of design excellence in Europe, delivered in the UK through the Society of British and International Design.
Inspiring, challenging and rewarding in equal measure, the best part of the whole DIY SOS process was helping some genuinely lovely people change their day-to-day lives by improving their homes.
OH MY LORD!
For 13 years, I was privileged to design interiors for The Marquess of Bath at his ancestral home Longleat House in Wiltshire. We documented this unique experience for 'Oh my Lord!'.