We engaged the professional services of Phillippa Buckley, Studio 44, on October 2014. Philippa helped us with every aspect of our refurbishment/extension. We had a few meetings at the start as she needed to get to know us and see how our family life worked.
Studio 44 re – designed the house with a new extension to the rear of the property , providing both the architectural and interior design aspects of the refurbishment. Philippa oversaw the project from concept through to completion and helped us make the correct choice with our appointed builder. When all the builder/deign decisions were made she was the person who oversaw the different design stages.
The first stage encompassed the detailed floor/furniture layout and lighting plans. When these were signed off by us we began sourcing for the key design elements of the refurbishment – kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and light fittings. As these are all so important to get right from the beginning Philippa ensured that we had made informed choices and purchased within our budget . She had a great expertise and contacts which in turn helped make the right decisions.
The second stage was that Philippa was frequently on site which was a fantastic help and made everything run so more efficiently. She and the builder meet up regularly for site meetings and when it was time for the the various specialist tradespersons were on site she was also on hand, making sure they knew what was needed and that her designs were executed to a high standard.
It was so reassuring to know that we had her there on our behalf. If a problem arrived she always found an agreeable solution without any major hassle for us. When we were at the third stage which was the decorating, t was so important to us to have her expertie when choosing the different paint/ fabric colours that would suit each of the rooms.
I know myself and my husband would not have got the well considered – design of the additional space that the new architecture/reconfiguration of the interior that this project has provided us with, had we not engaged Philippa and her team at Studio 44.
In summary, I can highly recommend Phillipa Buckley’s services she is very professional from all aspects of the brief. You can also see from her work that she enjoys taking the stresses and second guessing out of the project. She has a very pleasant manner and we found her very easy to get along with.
Ailish & Mick