Based in Tunbridge Wells, Style My Home has been designing beautiful interiors for private and commercial clients since 2004. We find out how a personal approach, work from the best local craftsmen and materials sourced from specialist companies can help achieve the right look for you.
TELL US THE BACKGROUND OF STYLE MY HOME
SMH was set up 10 years ago by Caroline Pickering as an independent interior designer. Having worked for several branded companies Caroline wanted to use her experience to offer a more diverse range of products to a wider group of clients, as well as different levels of services, from staging and styling for selling, to complete interior design packages.
HOW DOES THAT APPLY TO PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL CLIENTS?
With private clients, we aim to fulfil their vision or step out of their comfort zone. The service we offer can save time and energy searching for products and styles. We source from many places, consider your lifestyle and work with architectural features in your home. For commercial projects, we are often driven by practicality and budget, which should not compromise the aesthetics of the project.
CAN YOU TAILOR YOUR SERVICES TO A VARIETY OF BUDGETS?
As SMH can offer such a vast range of products, we like to think we can cater for most budgets. If the client wants to stay in their home for many years, we suggest higher quality products; good quality bathrooms and kitchens will improve the house value, made to measure curtains will give a very professional finish and good quality furniture can be a great investment that will move with you.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST POPULAR INTERIOR LOOKS AND STYLES?
We have seen a huge change in many public places like pubs and restaurants, which I think have influenced home interiors a lot. The industrial look is very popular, with lots of metal, wood and concrete. Weathered timbers and vintage furniture and paint finishes have all made an impression. However, I think we still require some comforts in the home, so soft furnishings are still in demand, such as textured rugs and cushions, lovely chenilles and velvets to complement hard-edge interiors.
GIVE US YOUR TOP TIPS FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT STYLING THEIR HOME
1. Be objective, try to look at your home through new eyes and imagine a picture of how you would like it to look. Collect images on Pinterest
2. Clear and tidy each room so you can see what features you have and begin to recreate or maximise them
3. Set yourself a budget and prioritise the things you feel are necessary to achieve the look you are hoping for
4. Set out a schedule for works to realistically achieve your timescale
5. Research products and services you may require
Alternatively, give SMH a call and they can guide you through all of these things, working closely with you to achieve a look you will be proud of and will suit your lifestyle.
Style My Home
51-55 The Pantiles,
Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TE
01892 510 070