On the drawing board
Cafe & retail scheme - Scandikitchen
I was introduced to Jonas and Bronte to help them create an interior design scheme for a new unit situated in the heart of London. They wanted the design to reflect their Scandinavian food style which evokes a homely and comforting feel.
A concept design was created through close client consultation and visiting their existing site on Great Titchfield St.
The site came with certain challenges, however we were able to create a atmospheric lighting scheme and finishes palette which enhances the clients business values.
'We’ve worked with Helen on a couple of projects for ScandiKitchen and will definitely continue to do so going forward. Helen is a good listener and a good sparring partner during the development phases, while her experience from other similar projects made her a highly valued member of the project team. She has a strong sense of space coupled with a keen eye for detail and beautiful design. On top of this, Helen really understands us and she takes great care in ensuring the design is both beautiful and also fits the business we do. We love working with Helen and are hoping to embark on more projects together in the future.'
Jonas and Bronte Aurell, owners and chef
TaylorMade Golf - Brand Centre, Basingstoke
TaylorMade Golf have been a fantastic client to work with. I pitched for the scheme and was awarded the project to assist from establishing the brief, to on site supervision.
The renovation of the Brand Centre required integrating the companies brand, philosophy and approach into the design.
The lounge area invites the customer into a professional space, with an undulating feature fin ceiling, emulating a topographic plan of a golf course.
When the product is unveiled, clients are lead into the Proshop, revealed behind sliding doors, where the merchandise is presented.
The key aspect of the design was to create maximum flexibility so the space can be altered to suit each launch event. The walls are constructed of a magnetic laminate, so they can be dressed with various graphics.
'Helen came highly recommended as someone who brought creative flair as well as the technical skills and experience to deliver on an important project for our business. Helen was a pleasure to work with right from pitch stage, through to site supervision. Helen’s proactive, flexible and professional approach meant she consistently delivered to the high expectations we had. We have a stunning brand centre space which is wowing our customers and visitors, therefore delivering on our brief. We would resoundingly recommend Helen for commercial interior design projects and hope to work with her again in the near future.'
Paul Hitchenor, Brand Director, TaylorMade Golf Europe
Brook's - Independent bookshop/wine bar
I am very excited to announce that Brook's is on site. I have been working with the client to help them visualise their unique concept of a book store combined with a cafe, and a wine bar offer in the evening.
Peter and Sarah have a huge passion for literature and wanted to pair their exciting new venture with a lovely cup of coffee or hand picked wines.
The space will create a haven for book and wine lovers alike, to relax and be immersed in an inviting environment.
I have been involved from establishing the brief, concept design, design development and detailed drawings. I cannot wait to see it all come together.
Coheanel - Microsoft showcase classroom in association with KSS
I assisted KSS with a long standing client, during the briefing and liaison, concept design, design development, finishes and furniture specification for the new Microsoft showcase classroom.
A flexible space for learning, allowing the tutor and students to manoeuvre the furniture during the lesson. The ceiling raft design assists the overall acoustic performance of the space which was a key factor. This space can be used independently for events and student registration.