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Optimist Design Ltd & The Property Presenters Ltd

London, Greater London

(9)
9 hires on Bark
Optimist Design Ltd & The Property Presenters Ltd logo
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Optimist Design Ltd & The Property Presenters Ltd

London, Greater London

(9)
9 hires on Bark

About

Stylish and Affordable Home Solutions
Optimist Design and The Property Presenters offer interior design, home staging and interior styling services to home owners, landlords, property developers, estate agents and for photography shoots and exhibitions.

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Reviews (9)

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26 December 2018

We embarked on a large project with Leigh renovating a whole house and we are delighted with the results. Our home is now stylish , cool and practical but still reflects our tastes and personalities. Leigh helped us step out of our comfort zone and gave us confidence to be more experimental. Leigh was organised and efficient and an absolute pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation in recommending. More...

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6 December 2018

Leigh has helped us to create a stunning home which has exceeded our expectations. Leigh listened to our thoughts and ideas and made them happen with tweaks and improvements which have added style and flare. She has succeeded in taking us ‘out of our comfort zone’ with small suggestions that make a huge impact. Leigh is wonderful to work with, organised and reliable and we have no hesitation in highly recommending her. More...

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5 December 2018

Leigh was a delight to work with and took all the stress away from furnishing my flat and I loved the end result.

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5 December 2018

I can't recommend Leigh more highly. She did a fantastic job of staging our cottage - it looked incredible. Leigh also went above and beyond by helping us sort out some things at the cottage as we weren't able to get there easily. Leigh was always very professional and personable - a pleasure to work with! More...

Thank you for your review Alison, it is greatly appreciated. I loved working at your cottage, such a beautiful place. I wish you all the very best in your new home. Leigh

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5 December 2018

Leigh was a delight to work with and took all the stress away from furnishing my flat and I loved the end result.

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27 July 2017

We used Optimist Design to help decorate and add the finishing touches to our lounge, kitchen and bathrooms.

Leigh was absolutely fantastic and went out of her way, time and time again to ensure we got the results we wanted. Her commitment was outstanding and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Leigh has a fantastic ability to listen to her clients and really understands what they are looking for from her home.

We would definitely use Optimist Design again and would highly recommend Leigh.
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20 April 2017

After completing a large home extension I was left with a very large blank dining/living area to decorated but had no inspiration or idea of where to start.
Hiring Leigh gave me the confidence to experiment knowing that I had a professional to bounce my ideas off. She very quickly had a clear understanding of the styles I liked and soon came up with a detailed break down of suggestions along with where I could make purchases from. Leigh was mindful of my budget but didn't let this restrict my choices.
Without Leigh's help I would still be staring at 4 blank walls and an unfurnished room. She gave me the push I needed to take chances and create a warm, stylish and beautiful living space.
Thank you Leigh.
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Thank you so much for the review. It has been a pleasure working with you, and look forward to doing so again in the future.

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20 April 2017

After completing a large home extension I was left with a very large blank dining/living area to decorated but had no inspiration or idea of where to start.
Hiring Leigh gave me the confidence to experiment knowing that I had a professional to bounce my ideas off. She very quickly had a clear understanding of the styles I liked and soon came up with a detailed break down of suggestions along with where I could make purchases from. Leigh was mindful of my budget but didn't let this restrict my choices.
Without Leigh's help I would still be staring at 4 blank walls and an unfurnished room. She gave me the push I needed to take chances and create a warm, stylish and beautiful living space.
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31 January 2017

Fantastic service, very helpful, flexible to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. Would not hesitate to use again. Thank you Leigh.. you were great!

Thank you for the review. I loved working with you, and hope to do so again.

Q&A

I always try, before an initial meeting, to get some basic information from a potential client, along with some photos if possible. I have a one-page questionnaire to help this part of the process.
At the first meeting, this is expanded to a more detailed questionnaire which is completed during a walk-through/viewing of the property as a whole and concentrating on the specific areas which the client wants to improve or change. I also try to get to know the client as well as their home, to understand their likes and dislikes, how they spend their free time. I ask them to show me something in their home which they adore. It might be a teapot, a jumper or a piece of furniture, but it's a great starting point to help someone define their style and for me to build on.

I'm happy to work with any interior styles, and also help a potential client to define their style if they're not sure what they like. This is a very visual process and involves browsing and discussing my 'Define your Style' portfolio, and a selection of images I take to a meeting based on the information given beforehand.
I consider myself to be adaptable and able to work across a wide spectrum of interior styles.

I love talking to clients about their aspirations for their homes, and working creatively to help them achieve the perfect space. Sourcing furniture, accessories and fabrics is an area I particularly enjoy, and then putting everything together to create a 'wow' for the client. It's great when a client says 'I'd never have found that table/lamp/cushion/rug myself, but I love it'. It's all about giving someone a home they want to be in and show off to friends and family, which they wouldn't be able to create on their own.

Having always had a passion for property and interiors, this was a natural choice for me, although my earlier working life was in the travel and exhibition industries, with a bit of college lecturing in the middle.
Starting my own business was the best move I ever made. I have a very strong work ethic, and Optimist Design is based around that, operating a I want it to, with my clients at the very centre of everything I do.

I am often asked "What's your style?" which I always feel is an odd question. As an interior designer, I don't feel that my role is to impose my style on a client, it is to help to interpret their style, and produce a space which enhances the way they live and in which they feel happy and comfortable.
I aim to achieve this by getting to know my clients well, understanding clearly their likes and dislikes, how they live and how they want their home to feel (as well as how they want it to look). It is a very friendly and personal service, which my clients often tell me they really enjoy.
My client relationships tend to be long-term, with repeat business occurring often.

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Services

From an online e-Design service to a fully managed project, Optimist Design can help with all your interior design needs. We can help with colour scheme selection, space planning, choosing furniture, lighting, soft furnishings and accessories, and with the final styling of your home. We work on everything from single rooms to whole house renovations, and love working alongside architects and builders.

Home staging services can be provided to home owners looking to style and dress their homes for sale, to estate agents working on behalf of vendors and to developers looking for stylish show homes. We provide everything from furniture rental, accessories and lighting and hands-on styling. We can also advise on how to maximise the selling potential of your home, and assist with de-cluttering, enhancing your space and kerb appeal ideas.

We work with private landlords to provide stylish and cost effective furnishing solutions for rental properties. We work within your budget to develop a design scheme appropriate to the property, and manage all the purchasing, deliveries and installation.