Faye Armstrong Interior Design
Sheffield, Yorkshire(4 Reviews)
I'm a freelancer. I'm self employed and travel mostly across Sheffield and the surrounding area. Because I'm self employed I have lower overheads, flexible time and a more personal approach.
Often I find clients have lots of ideas and inspiration but they just don't know where to start. A fresh outlook on the space and some expertise allows me to point people in the right direct. Whether it be a full redesign of a space or some assistance to get a project started in the right direction.
Sketch work is important for myself to enable the scheme to be visualised, some times clients find it hard to ''imagine'' what their newly designed space will look like. This gives a sense of the finished product.
Faye Armstrong Interior Design
What’s your interior design process?
After an initial meet to see the client and the space I begin to research the desired style. Sketch work then comes into play to allow me to visualise the new scheme taking shape. Collecting relevant samples along the way of fabrics, wallpapers and colour choice. The specification/sourcing of furniture is often required. Full plans, sections and visuals allow the new scheme to be realised.
Which interior design styles can you cater for?
Each brief I have previous designed for has been completely different. Every client has had a different sense of style. Flexibility is key. However my most recent projects have included an industrial style kitchen, a New England open plan kitchen/diner/living space and a warm and inviting country snug. I have also worked on various commercial projects consisting of a rural ice cream parlour and a modern hostel for travelling students.
What do you love most about your job?
Interior Design is a wonderful outlet for my creativity. To be able to transform a space that people use everyday is very rewarding. Meeting people along the way and learning about how they live in their homes is very interesting, each household has different wish list and a different style they would like for their own.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Having the time to spend with clients is important. The flexibility to dedicate time to a project and work on it whole heartedly is something that I am able to offer. Personally I enjoy meeting new people and as mentioned before, make a difference to a space that will be used everyday.
Why should our clients choose you?
It's a very personal choice for the clients when choosing a designer. They after all will be working with you to visualise your new home/business. If you have viewed some of my previous completed projects in my portfolio they will give you a sense of me as a designer. They can be found at www.fayearmstrong.co.uk.
If you have a few ideas but don't know where to start, I can guide you in the right direction. Together with your initial thoughts we will create a concept idea for your space in which you can continue at your own leisure. Just by talking through some options you will have a clearer idea as to where you can go with your project. Note: No design boards will be produced within this service particular service option.
Once the brief has been discussed and the location visited initial research will be conducted into our options for the space. Using samples, furniture specification, visuals, plans and sections where relevant a complete design will be presented. Once signed off this can then be handed over to tradesmen to be implement.
Having worked within retail for several years I can develop a range of schemes from window dressing, set staging and home staging. I can also work with developers to design show homes which will meet your customers needs and help them visualise living there.
From March 2015 to August 2016.
A personal shopper to visiting customers. Listening to their wants and needs daily, ensuring the right products for their requirements are suggested. Visual merchandising often came into play. Presenting the store in a fashion that would work best for that particular retail environment and the products themselves.
Industrial Inspired Kitchen.
The brief for this project was a family kitchen with an industrial twist. The space needed to have all the modern day functions for day to day living, but the client was eager to incorporate unusual design features. With a concrete worktop, reclaimed timbers and copper piping, the scheme quickly became a space with a difference. Project Location: Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Contemporary Living Space
A compact living space with a brief in need of space saving ideas. The clients wanted a modern, minimal scheme which still had the cosy, relaxed feel of a family home. Muted colour choices and the introduction of subtle pattern created an ideal setting to unwind. Project location: Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
Eclectic Living Room
With numerous collectables and art work to showcase, the client had and eclectic scheme in mind. With a smaller space to handle, keeping the design light and airy would be key. This would allow the accessories and collectables to shine through and be the main focus Project location: Sheffield Centre
Pastures Moo Icecream Parlour
Pastures Moo, known for its delicious ice cream was to be set in an old butchers packed with history and character. Located in the village of Wath Upon Dearne, the designs for the new premises needed to be sympathetic to the building and its surroundings. The ice cream/dessert parlour would consist of the main service area and two dedicated seating areas. Aimed to reflect the natural nature of the brand, reclaimed timbers, exposed stone walls and a simplistic backdrop were incorporated into the scheme. Project location: Wath Upon Dearne
New England Inspired Scheme
This project consisted of a grand plan to open out the majority of the lower level of the house to have a contemporary kitchen, dining and living space. With a beautifully planned extension allowing light to flood into the room I helped in producing a scheme where each space flowed on from the next. The New England style in mind, the clients love of blue hues, pattern and natural materials developed into a wonderful living space for the family. Project location: Halfway, Sheffield
Modern Hostel for travelling students & backpackers
A period building in need of a little updating to create an inviting, homely and safe a place for travelling students to rest. The large floor plan of the building needed a design that could be implemented into each of the bedrooms. This scheme used fresh colour choices to zone areas with the building and create a sense of thoughtful planning. With some small changes, the hostel would be well on its way to being a well recognised a place for backpackers and explores to visit to recharge. Project Location: Sheffield
Art Inspired Family Room
The brief for this project was a light and airy family room inspired by a particular piece of art work. Using these purple and blue hues, a scheme was designed which also encorporated natural materials such as timbers, shimmering wallpapers and hints of colour. A feature fireplace also had a large influence on the design processes and gave the space its contemporary nod. This initial space leads through into a dining area and craft space which have also been redesigned to give maximum impact. Project location: Sheffield
Bohemian Beauty Salon
This redesign was for a beauty salon business based in Sheffield. The client had their own strong sense of style and a great eye for detail. The scheme was created with a Bohemian edge, this reflects the tranquil, relaxing and eclectic style of interior we were aiming for. With a soft blue colour palette, one off vintage rattan key pieces and artwork, the space really is one of a kind.
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