Sarah, Holiday Cottage, East Looe
Director of Brooks Hotel and Leisure Ltd and General Manager of the multi-award winning Barclay House Hotel in Looe, Cornwall.
Lovely Lane Interiors have undertaken three projects for us – the conversion of a store room into a guest bedroom and shower room; the design and project management of two new kitchens in our holiday cottages and finally acted as consultant for refurnishing hotel bedrooms and cottages.
They were able to offer inspirational designs, which are both practical as well as artistic. Throughout, they have given attention to detail and yet is refreshingly cost conscious so that all projects have come out on time but also significantly under budget.
The guest room posed a challenge as space was limited and the window faced immediately onto a cliff side. They chose to use this as a feature – so the walls were decorated in a fern motif to reflect the ferns on the cliff side, use of a day bed made optimum use of such a small space and stone features (again reflecting the outside) were used in the shower room to great effect. The room has been well used and guests have voted it a definite wow factor.
It is the transformation of the holiday cottages though that have truly validated their skills and expertise. They were inspected in October by Enjoy England and the grading was enhanced from 5 stars to 5 Star Gold – confirming our cottages to be in the top 5% of the 5 star rating. The key reasons given for the upgrade were in every case as a result of their designs for us. We therefore have no hesitation in commending them to you.
Ben Shaw, Shell House – Polperro, Cornwall
Sharon worked for me as an interior designer as we had recently renovated our four bedroom holiday cottage in Polperro (Cornwall) and decided to appoint her to complete the furnishing of the property. Sharon came highly recommended and we had an initial consultation meeting.
We gave Sharon a budget of £10,000 for the furnishing and with this she was tasked with creating a 5* rental property. Over three months Sharon undertook to procure all the items for the property and furnish it ready for advertising and lettings.
Sharon completed the project on time and to budget and created a wonderful and stylish holiday cottage rated as 5* by our letting agency (Holiday Cottages Polperro). We have had plenty of bookings since it has been completed and have received excellent feedback from many of our guests.
I have at all times found Sharon to be trustworthy, responsive and highly creative. She was a pleasure to work with and I certainly recommend her work to others.