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Interior designers – did you know how many services a professional consultant can offer: general interior design consultations, room make-overs, interior concepts designs, home staging, project design and management. Pippa Paton Design are led by Pippa Paton, a multi award-winning, industry-recognised interior designer and spatial planner who is the Founder and Design Director of Pippa Paton Design. She leads her team of designers to create unique spaces blending contemporary and eclectic furnishings enhancing the architectural design of any building she works within.

Interior designers follow a set of informal “rules”, based on specific interior design principles and elements. These interior design elements include space, line, forms, light, colour, texture and pattern; balance is the key. And so is perfection!

Being one of the best interior design companies in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Pippa Paton Design’s top tips on what to consider when choosing an interior design company is a must read. See below….

5 Top Tips on Choosing an Interior Design Company

Let’s list our thoughts here for you:

  1. BUDGET
    Do you have a healthy budget and want to ensure all aspects of the project are completed to a very high standard?
    Establishing a budget at an early stage gives your chosen designer the ability to advise you properly.
    The team at Pippa Paton Design often find it helpful to discuss projects with their clients in terms of ‘cosmetic works’ and ‘building works’. The budget needs to be a rough estimate for the entire project, including building works (tradesmen’s time and materials), the FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment – all the moveable ‘stuff’ including furniture, lighting, soft furnishings, accessories, artwork etc) plus the design fees. If you have an idea of the requirements you need before the preliminary consultation Pippa Paton and her team can advise accordingly, but if you are struggling with ideas and concepts (including thoughts of a rebuild or design), please don’t worry, we can work through with you. Any professional interior designer should be able to convey ideas and estimates to help you.
  2. STYLE
    Pippa Paton Design is an award-winning industry recognised interior designer, and her opulent yet delicate style is very much sought after. Pippa’s book, Twenty First Century Cotswolds, gives a snapshot of her incredible projects and the blend of creations she and her team can achieve.
    As quoted, “Twenty first Century Cotswolds celebrates the breadth of contemporary styles that people are welcoming into their homes. From a Scandinavian pared-back approach and rustic agricultural aesthetic through to industrial chic, luxe detailing and boutique hotel ambience.”
  3. SIZE OF PROJECT
    If you are looking for a whole house renovation then choosing a company like Pippa Paton Design is ideal because of the balance of the team (architects, interior designers, tradesmen and an excellent source of preferred suppliers from fabric designers & decorators, to Cotswolds stone suppliers and luxury bathroom suppliers).
    Even if you are looking to, say, renovate your kitchen to a high specification, we would urge you to speak to an interior designer because they have the ability to see a concept from a stunning design angle, as well as informed ideas of how best to optimise space.
  4. INTERIOR DESIGNER OR ARCHITECT?
    Pippa Paton Design has it covered, as we are a team of architects and interior designers. Here is what each do (but we are a blended source so overlap as one):
    Architect: when the work concerns the outer shell of the building i.e. external walls, roof etc.
    Interior Designer: when the work includes design and specification of interior finishes and furniture and fabrics etc.
    To read Pippa Paton Design’s full service offering, please click here.
    5 WHAT’S YOUR TIME-SCALE?
    Working with a local interior design company in Oxfordshire will enable you to have the connection and communication you require. Let your chosen designer know if you need your works finished ASAP, owing to expectations and availability etc.
    Deadlines are extremely important so working with a comprehensive professional will give you the comfort in knowing that the project will run to time.
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Hopefully these 5 Top Tips on what to look for in choosing an interior designer has helped with your future plans, and if you are interested in finding out more about Pippa Paton Design and how they can create your dream space and style, why not get in touch? CONTACT US FOR AN INFORMAL CHAT.

Pippa Paton Design are very proud to be industry leaders when it comes to the high standard of work, precision, conceptual ideas, attention to detail, project management and professionalism.

Pippa and Scott Paton were extremely professional and easy to work with. They listened to our brief and fully understood the look we wanted. Many of their ideas were unique and bespoke, and we absolutely love the result. I would highly recommend Pippa Paton Design to anyone looking for something special.

“PIPPA PATON DESIGN LTD” is one of the best interior design companies in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire.

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