“How refreshing to find a shop where service is the watchword.  We have too few such establishments left.  It is only when you come across one and engage with a real person, someone who knows what she is talking about and provides genuine advice that you realise just how wonderful that is.  We should start a crusade to save the independent shops.  Not because they are quaint, but because they are a valuable asset to our shopping experience.  Elaine, it has been an absolute pleasure to do business with you and I for one will be back!”

Miss S, Whitley Bay

“I have an outlandish item of furniture that I adore.  The problem is that having recently moved house I had the dilemma faced by many people who down size that one of my other item of furniture, a settee, clashed with said adored item.  My thinking was to redecorate the whole room, replace the curtains and carpet.  It took Elaine one site visit and a some friendly advice to suggest that all that was needed was to re-upholster the settee in a fabric that she matched to my outlandish item.  Perfect.  The chosen fabric to re-upholster the settee was not cheap, but compared with the redecoration and replacement option, it was  a fraction of the cost.  It looks fantastic.”

Mr J, Cullercoats

“I cannot believe how much thought Elaine gave to the colour scheme for my kitchen, making sure the units, painted walls and tiles co-ordinated beautifully.  Exemplary service and I am absolutely delighted with the results.”

Mrs M, Tynemouth

“Elaine provided me with so much support throughout my renovation project.  Her advice was invaluable and her willingness to adjust designs to accommodate my ever changing budget was unbelievably reassuring.  Quality and value, I would recommend Elaine to anyone.”

Mrs G,  Monkseaton

“I sought some initial advice from Design for Living Interiors when I set about renovating a derelict cottage in Northumberland.  It was inspirational to have someone who could see beyond the piles of rubble and broken glass and advise me on colours and scale of pattern for what is a quirky cottage with unusual room shapes and sizes.  Elaine has a real eye for what she does.”

Mr A, Northumberland

“Elaine provided the interior design for my holiday cottage on the Northumberland coast.  The design solution is beautiful, but also practical as it needs to be.  I was so impressed with the service that I have commissioned Elaine to do work for me in my home, including the renovation and re-upholstery of various items of furniture.  Commercially and domestically Elaine is a delight to work with.”

Mrs C, Whitley Bay