Annabel has worked in the interior design industry for over 17 years and possesses a wealth of experience. This has included the design, renovation, structural changes, decoration, project management, fitting out and completion of a wide variety of buildings throughout the UK, Europe and Middle East, ranging from historic period country houses to classic-contemporary and modern.
She began her professional interior design career by first completing an Architectural Design Diploma after leaving Edinburgh University with an M.A Honours degree, followed by working for several reputable interior designers. She started up her own interior design business 8 years ago and since then her small, but highly attentive team has successfully over-seen a number of projects both in Scotland and the UK South.
Over the years, Annabel has developed an extensive database of fabric and furnishing suppliers, unique specialists, highly qualified skilled curtain and blind makers, contractors and sub-contractors. She has a proven track record of honouring and respecting the character and charm of any building whatever its period, style or size, but also has the rare ability to harmonise and combine this with practical and functional modern living.
Annabel is used to working to budgets, schedules and deadlines and has developed a good reputation for her organisational and communication skills, her acute attention to detail and her ability to forge good, harmonious and professional relationships with all her clients, contractors, sub-contractors, design teams and architects.
As an experienced and well rounded interior designer, Annabel’s skills include being able to draw up architectural scale plans, sections, elevations, rendered perspectives, furniture layouts and type up clear individual sub-contractors specifications. Her major talent lies in being able to collaborate well thought out and functional room schemes and window treatment designs that can be sympathetic towards and combine any existing, sourced or proposed furniture, furnishings, rugs and art work.
Annabel mainly lives and operates from her home and office in Ayrshire, South West Scotland but also has a base in London where she can oversee her projects in the South, keep up-to-date with the latest fabric and furnishing supplies, and visit showrooms, art galleries and exhibitions.