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Jessica Lightbody is a freelance interior designer who has worked on numerous London, Jersey Channel Islands and international projects, specialising in design predominantly within the commercial sector. Projects range from bars, clubs, restaurants, hotel, a 5-star international resort and high-end residential interiors.

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Jessica Lightbody

30 July 2018

If you’re looking for professional interior architecture & design in London or Jersey...

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Jürgen Gums

23 July 2018

Outstanding interior architect, exceptionally innovative, yet always authentic, the focus always on the concrete assignment, from simplicity to glamor of the particularity of evidence, functionality and beauty. Thank you jessy for the successful projects so far, your professionalism and your ability to work, but also your human and professional empathy, through which the cooperation with you was not only always a guarantee for success, but also for special moments. We look forward to another common future More...

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Shireen Brown

23 July 2018

Extremely talented interior designer. I love the ideas she recommended.

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Julian

21 February 2018

Jessica assisted in redesigning my new 4 bedroom property.
She has exceptional space planning abilities and creativity. She has suggested unique ideas we never imagined possible. I would highly recommend her for interior architecture and design work both public and private spaces. More...

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Julian Gums

2 June 2017

Our first choice for future projects. Very talented interior architect that created a stunning design that works just perfectly for the space. Did not just save us a lot of money negotiating very good discounts with suppliers and contractors, but also handled the project management with ease. I could always rely on her professionalism and all headaches we had expected working with other designers in the past were non existent.

She saved us a lot of money and trouble and designed the place to perfection. Highly recommended!
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JESSICA LIGHTBODY
INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS (small to medium projects)

• Detailed client brief
• Assess the situation – have preliminary talks with planning authority if required
• Site Survey
• Measure and analysis (information gathered to produce floor plans)
• Concepts / initial design work for client approval
• Design development
o Draw up floor plans
o Space planning & furniture layout
o Lighting design
o Sourcing materials, gather samples for relevant presentation boards
o Preparing supporting visuals such as sections, elevations & sketches if required
o Furniture sourcing vital at this stage, check stock levels, availability and delivery times
• Budget costing
• Production of working drawings, specifications, schedule of works & tender documents for all
• Firm up estimates
• Order building materials, hard floorings, sanitary ware - everything necessary for the structural stage
• Order lighting, decorating materials, furniture (could take up to 12 weeks, depending on suppliers stock levels), fabrics (could take up to 2 weeks) and accessories
• Formal application made to Planning authorities if required
• Appointment of contractors / letters of agreement / contract acceptance
• Produce job programme / time-table
• Regular site supervision
• Structural work: demolition and building, first installation of plumbing, first fix electrics, hard flooring installed, sanitary ware and so on at this stage, which will be followed by preparation and redecoration.
• Supervision of redecoration; preparation followed by decoration. Starting with the top floor and work down and to begin with ceilings within a room.
• Built-in furniture installation or floor sanding should be done between preparation and final decoration.
• Flooring contractors, curtain makers and other specialist makers may have to return for final measurements at this stage. Second fix electrics.
• Installation of furniture and furnishings if required – for example, flooring/ carpet laying
• Decorating: delivery and positioning of furniture, hanging and dressing of window treatments (includes the fitting of poles and tracks etc). Hanging artwork and accessorising/ dressing the room with plants, mirrors, decorative objects.
• Snagging
• Completion
• Handover

As a qualified and accredited designer, I am fully trained to accommodate clients with any style or taste... from 17th century French and British period style interior architecture and design, classic, modernism, elegant, minimalism, urbanism, country through to the latest contemporary and eco trends...

Having exceptional spatial planning abilities, it gives me great please to be able to design interior spaces that seamlessly work in sync with the interior architecture of a building. It gives me a massive sense of satisfaction to receiving great client testimonials and reviews on completion of every project.

The freedom of not being office bound from 9 to 5.

Over a period of 4 years, I began my studies at KLC School of Design, Chelsea Harbour, London and later graduated with a BA (Hons) in Interior Architecture and Design. I currently have just over 10 years experience in Interior Architecture and Design and accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers London in 2010 and the International Interior Design Association in 2006. I am professionally qualified and accredited to undertake both residential and commercial projects of any size and scale.

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Research and critical analysis of adaptive reuse & remodelling Interior structural alterations Hand-drawn sketches Conceptualisation via physical visual presentation boards CAD 3D models and visualisation Produce CGI's - rendered photorealistic images Spatial planning - CAD drawings and floor plans Electrical/lighting design and specification Plumbing and other relevant services and specification Produce detailed working drawings Project coordination from concept to completion Jessica Lightbody has a proven track record of creative design solutions, effective and critical problem solving abilities and a high level of attention to detail. Her spatial planning abilities are one of the main reasons for gaining repeated business. The proof is in her outstanding client reviews. Whilst accepting anything from small residential projects to larger commercial projects, they are all carried out to the highest standards at competitive rates. Every part of the design process is personally carried out by Jessica, from rough sketches, producing floor plans and detailed working drawings to rendered CGI's. Being a professionally qualified and an accredited interior designer with 10 years of experience, Jessica works in collaboration with any Structural Engineer, Architect, Interior Architect, Builder, Fit-out specialist, Electrician, Plumber, or Sound Engineer of her clients preference.

Property styling, staging for setting the scene Hand-drawn sketches Sample and mood boards Specifying colour schemes Furniture placement Ornament and object placement Soft furnishings Specifying fabrics and materials Source and supply of furniture, fixtures & equipment Interior Decoration is all about furnishings, colour schemes, textiles/fabrics, scatter cushions and accessorising. If you are looking to redecorate a tired property, we can help you seamlessly tie in the existing with new.