On the drawing board
Coworking office - The Residence
My client Karen and I have built a strong relationship over the last several months, delving into what combination of spaces The Residence needed to offer it professional clientele. With a combination of bench style desking in 'The Pastures', break out areas in '6 arce' and meeting spaces in 'The Stables'. For start ups and entrepreneurs, different capacity private offices have been created.
The design concept takes inspiration from the beautiful countryside location, teasing out colours, textures and ambience from the beautiful palette visible from the barn windows.
'Coworking where you live'
Completion summer 2021.
'Helen has been exceptional, guiding us through the design and construction process of our coworking space. Helen took great care to understand our requirements and with her expertise, has enabled us to bring to life our ambitions for The Residence.
Her creative approach has enabled the space to encompass a number of different professional environments through considered space planning, creating natural interaction, opportunities to network, along with focused work spaces. Her attention to detail and the design palette creates an inspiring, tactile and atmospheric work place that our residence are thoroughly enjoying.
When guests first walk through the door their reaction is 'Wow'. We could not have done it without her and hope to work together again soon.'
Karen Tait, Founder of The Residence, Coworking
'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
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.
'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
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.
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.