“A wealth of experience”
"Crystabel has a wealth of interior design experience and a thoroughly practical and realistic approach to working with her clients. The combination of the two made the creation of our refurbished bathroom a much more relaxed and enjoyable experience than it might have been otherwise. From suggesting design options and helping us to source the best bathroom fittings to managing the project team and any issues that arose on a day to day basis, she provided an excellent level of service and a great understanding of our needs.
She has a very approachable and open attitude to discussing design options and was always prompt in response to our queries. When the work actually started we could relax, knowing that Crystabel was project managing the process and that nothing would be left to chance."
— Jo Scott-Dalgleish
I bought a house and could not find the right curtains, wanted "special" blinds, bespoke rugs, a tarpaulin for my garden that had nice texture, colour and would provide cover from sun and rain....Crystabel helped me to find some amazing suppliers who delivered good quality products and enabled me to create the home I wanted. She also brought products and samples to my house so I could match colours without hassle. Wonderful service for anyone who looses the will to live when shopping for the "right" thing eats up your time and when you need advice, coordination and someone who is able to understand what you look for and then finds it.
— Sigrid Erdman
"Great Advice on colours, textiles, wall hangings and storage solutions"
Crystabel has opened our eyes to creative possibilities within our house. I used to think that all interior designers were rather scary folk who came marching in with a licence to throw out all your old and well-loved possessions and introduce new stuff, so that you were afraid to sit anywhere in case you made the place untidy!
Crystabel has well and truly dispelled this myth. She believes that a home should be exactly that. Advice on colours, textiles, wall hangings and storage solutions are all at her fingertips.
She also knows a thing or two about the perfect bathroom. Call her and you'll see what I mean!
— Valerie McBride-Munro
“Efficient and pleasant to deal with”
Crystabel was recommended to me as someone who could organise the building of a cupboard around a new boiler in a bathroom. In fact she organised much more than that! By the end she had organised not just the building but also the design and functioning of the cupboard, arranged for it to be painted and finished plus a new blind for the bathroom window. She was efficient and pleasant to deal with, she has an excellent team of people behind her (I ordered blinds for other rooms through her), a very good sense of colour and design, her pricing is competitive, and what I thought was going to be a difficult project to finish was made incredibly easy because of her. I would certainly use her again.
I have to write and thank you for designing, arranging the manufacture and finally the painting of the fire screen which we installed on Monday. My family are delighted with it as am I, and it has had a marked effect on the warmth of the room. Its winter and I am no longer sending warm air up the chimney and out into the street! The room feels cosier and as a piece of art, it has drawn interested comment from every visitor.
It is a wonderful solution to what had been a problem for years. Thank you very much.
— Rowena Lusty
“Crystabel made the process easy and quick”
I would like to recommend Crystabel after asking for her help in space planning and hiring carpenters. She was recommended to me by at least 3 people. Crystabel can also help you with decluttering, interior design, having curtains made etc. She made the whole process really easy and quick.
Thank you Crystabel!
— Penny Waite
"Crystabel immediately puts clients at their ease"
I needed a window covering for a living room recently and Crystabel did all the measurements and provided the correct solution at a good price. She immediately puts clients at their ease and I would not hesitate to recommend her.
“We're delighted with the end result”
We can’t recommend Crystabel highly enough! We needed a major upstairs refurbishment, but the prospect of working out what we needed and then lining up people to do the work was so daunting that we’d put it off for several years. Then we found Crystabel, who worked patiently with us to give shape to our ideas, lined up some excellent skilled professionals, and project-managed the whole thing. We’re delighted with the end result – so delighted, in fact, that Crystabel is now helping us plan and fit a new bathroom!
— Janet and Michael, Twickenham
“Crystabel is great fun to work with”
Crystabel has been working with us over some years now, on an occasional basis as things have needed doing, rather than on any major refits. What we most appreciate is her skill as a listener and as an interpreter of our taste, although as often as not we will end up choosing a fabric or a colour she has suggested which we might not otherwise have considered or adding a detail which really lifts the design without making it over-styled. She has longstanding relationships with e.g. fitters, joiners, decorators, a keen eye on value for money and is great fun to work with.
— Janet Dewhurst
"I was very pleased with the design of the student flats"
Apologies for the delay in writing. I just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased with the design outcome for the student flats at Farnham. Many thanks for your work on this project and for putting up with my interventions with such good humour."
— Simon Ofield-Kerr, Vice Chancellor
University for the Creative Arts
"Crystabel came up with some great ideas"
We had not really thought about using a professional interior designer but I am so glad we did. Crystabel came up with some great ideas for our Richmond clinic that we would never have thought of. Our patients love the new look and Crystabel is now designing the refurbishment of our Victoria clinic. I recommend her to anyone looking for creative but practical input to the interior design of your business or your home.
— Graham Rowan Practice Director Weight Medics
"Crystabel has a great network of local trades people and merchants"
I have been a client of Crystabel’s for over 10 years. I interviewed several interior designers when we first met and chose her for her relaxed style, significant experience and the fact that she really paid attention to what I wanted, rather than imposing her own particular style on me.
Over the years Crystabel has adapted brilliantly to my changing needs from a single city banker to a married mother of two small children. I have used her consistently to work on my interior projects, large and small. Her greatest skill is in understanding the style that suits you and finding practical and beautiful solutions to fit your home. She filters the options down to a manageable number and is very good at putting themes together. She has always made suggestions that were within budget.
We have had two major building projects and Crystabel worked well alongside the builders, making suggestions along the way. She has a great network of local trades people and merchants and has sourced a wide range of items for me including worktops, mirrors, bespoke furniture, lighting and soft furnishings.
We went away during the final phase of the most recent project and Crystabel oversaw the floor laying and decorating, which was all beautifully completed on our return. I have always felt able to trust Crystabel entirely with our house keys when I was at work or on holiday.
I have no hesitation in recommending her services, as I have done to several of my friends already.
— Nicola Walther
"One of her great skills is to listen"
Crystabel has helped me with several different areas in my house – from more complex projects such as redesigning my living area and bathrooms, to seemingly simple things like finding a light to suit my hall or designing a bookshelf to fit a gap on the landing.
One of her great skills is to listen. She approaches things from a perspective of understanding your style and preferences and then finding something that will suit you and, importantly, other members of your family. Her solutions are both stylish and practical. She works very much to your taste, rather than imposing hers. Whilst I often don't know what I really want, I usually know what I don't want and Crystabel somehow manages to make my vague ideas turn into something that works perfectly!
I get the impression that she treats her clients' houses as if they were her own, in that she pays just as much time, attention and thought to them. Above all, Crystabel is someone you want to work with. Along with being creative, knowledgeable and well-connected, she's kind, patient and just nice to have around!
"Fabulous service and advice"
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for helping us with the redecoration of our new home.
You provided a fantastic service by coming to our house, giving advice on how rooms can be decorated and supplying the latest information on wallpaper and colours. This helped us tremendously and saved a lot of time because we didn’t have to drive and shop around to look for the right material. Whenever we had questions, whether it was on a supplier for a residential door or a new bed you were there to help and you immediately had a couple of suggestions in place.
Thanks to your provided service, the whole redecoration process went smoothly and we are now very happy in our new home, it is exactly the way we wanted it to be.
We would not hesitate to recommend your interior design service to anyone who needs help with the redecoration of their existing or new home. Once again, thank you very much for all your help and advice!
— Onika and Joern Staas
"Everything looks brilliant now"
When I bought my flat I had absolutely no idea what I was after for my very complex set of windows. But I wanted it to look fantastic. After discussing my confusion with Crystabel, she sent me a set of possibilities, from which we chose a style and a set of fabrics. Everything looks brilliant now- exactly what I wanted without even knowing it. Thanks Crystabel
— William Newton
"Very efficient, friendly and personable"
Crystabel helped us to redesign our bedroom to include a walk in wardrobe. She brought round endless samples for blinds for us and was quick to organise the making of them, supply carpet and hand built storage boxes. Very efficient, friendly and personable. We’d probably still be deliberating over decisions about the wall colour if she hadn’t been so helpful and encouraging. Thank you.
— Nicky Dyer