I have been working with Design Solutions for several years on numerous projects, and it is an enormous benefit to my business to have a versatile, local interior designer who can offer genuine budget-tailored solutions based on a wealth of both experience and suppliers.
The company is run by Denise Long who is passionate about producing results. Many consultants these days claim to tailor a project to a budget, but with Denise this actually happens. Many clients are put off by the idea of an interior designer on cost grounds; my own clients’ experience is that using Denise not only actually saves money by sourcing products at trade prices, it also ensures that exhaustive showroom visiting is not necessary because samples will be brought to them. In addition, Denise’s project management of numerous trades will leave clients with an almost stress-free experience.
I have witnessed Denise getting projects off the ground extremely fast where required. She also uses her excellent social skills to build lasting relationships with clients. Service is sadly hard to come by in today’s world, but it is something that Design Solutions take very seriously. I will continue to recommend them to my own clients.
"Denise Long's approach to design is second to none; she has a wonderful quality which is that she listens and brings a sense of class to your ideas. I can't recommend her enough."
"Denise has undertaken the refurbishment of 3 areas for us over the last couple of years - our entrance hall, our living room and the conversion of a playroom into an adult snug/bar. In the bar my husband had some idea of what he wanted but for the other areas I was happy to leave the design process entirely up to Denise - she kept us well informed of her ideas and offered us options all the way through the process and we are delighted with the end results that she achieved. She sourced all the materials, labour, furniture, fabrics and so on which took a huge headache away from me as it's not my field of expertise at all and all the tradesmen she used were polite, efficient and clean and a pleasure to have in the house. She was also able to arrange for some of our existing pieces of furniture to be re-upholstered and given a new lease of life in keeping with the new look. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for some inspiration and help in planning the interior design of their home and we look forward to working with her again in the future."
"Denise has a fantastic eye for detail and colour. She transformed our living room and main bedroom by introducing new colours and textures we probably wouldn't have thought of ourselves. She spent time with us, and in particular my wife, going through the various options available until we were happy and confident we had made the right decision. The proof is in the pudding as they say."
"We worked with Design Solutions and Interiors as soon as we put in the foundations of our extension. Denise consulted with us on everything from the flooring and walls colours to the fabrics and, of course, the kitchen. Her creative talent coupled with her understanding of our needs made for a very smooth and satisfactory design, which was then executed with professionalism and enthusiasm. We were delighted with the results and have recommended Denise and her firm to many of our friends, who have subsequently become new clients for her company."