Diana has been a total joy to work with and she has created a perfect gem of an apartment for us in Bloomsbury. Over time she produced a very rich tapestry of antiques, fabulous colour, gorgeous mellow lighting and sumptuous fabrics to create a cosseting, joyful and totally glamorous space for us. It feels absolutely timeless and it transforms the way we feel when we go there. Diana’s knowledge of antique dealers, fabric designers, restorers and craftsmen and women is second to none. Her ability to combine antique furniture and fabulous objects to create a modern, exquisite home is a form of alchemy. She is so much fun and has made creating this wonderful place for us so easy and enjoyable. We cannot thank her enough.
Dr C Dakin - Bloomsbury Apartment
Diana came on board part-way through our refurbishment project and with almost impossibly short notice she produced a colour palette that we are delighted with. She combines her wonderful sense of colour with an understanding of the practicalities of twenty first century living. Her ideas and approach have been a revelation and we are continuing to work with her. She fitted in with the team brilliantly and took a huge amount of pressure off us at a crucial time in the project.
Vicount and Vicountess Francis and Caroline Hampden - Glynde Place, East Sussex
It’s always a delight to see how Diana works with my fabrics. Whether in contemporary or traditional schemes, she uses them in the most stylish way, and always with a clever twist. Looking at interior design through her eyes is truly inspirational.
Richard Smith, fabric and wallpaper designer madeaux.com
Diana made our enormous old Brighton house into a home. We loved it - and so did an army of buyers when we came to sell it last year!
What a rare and amazing sense of colour Diana has, as well as an unfailing gift for suggesting the perfect solution for everything... from curtains to coat hooks and sofas to sinks. I found her imaginative, yet totally practical approach to decorating to be completely invaluable.
Juliet Nicolson, writer
Working with Diana is a real pleasure, not least because of her infectious optimism and drive. One of her key strengths is her ability to keep us focused on the overall design concept throughout the project. With her extensive network, she always knows ‘a man/woman who does’ and she sourced everything for us, from fabrics to furniture, cutlery to candlesticks. With her unerring eye for detail, new pieces were skilfully integrated with family favourites. What a result!
Pauline and Alan Davies, Etchingham
Diana was a tremendous help with our new shop premises. She showed us wonderful possibilities and helped make them real by working very practically with the contractor. She even helped ensure the whole thing came in on budget - or as nearly as could be hoped for! Diana has a great eye for colour and we are really delighted with the way the barn looks - with her help it became a wonderful place to work.
Much Ado Books, Independent Bookshop of the Year 2007, British Book Industry Award. www.muchadobooks.com
When I open my door and come home, I can’t help but smile. It is so welcoming... so beautiful. And that is thanks to Diana. In the next few months, I will be moving house and of course, I have already asked Diana to work with me on this new project.
Verena Marki, Zurich, Switzerland
‘thank you to my clients for their generous words. A special thank you to photographer extrodinaire Ray Main. And thank you for your interest. Please feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss your project’