The main focus for this project was to support our client’s transition from a large country house to a smaller property. Recreating the feeling of space she was used to in her previous home, it involved modernising the whole house. By removing internal walls, we opened up a series of small rooms and created a much greater sense of spaciousness via new openings on either side of the hallway. This let in light and markedly improved the flow from room to room. Two elements needed fairly significant structural engineering – a glazed extension built to the rear of the ground floor; and a personal requirement, a floor to floor lift, sensitively incorporated in a corner of the well-appointed sitting room.
Emma was simply wonderful, I couldn’t have managed without her. I was totally stuck and her help was invaluable. Emma was brilliant at providing technical designs and bringing drawings on the page to life. Installing the pocket doors, which can be a monumentally fiddly job and needs to be absolutely right, was made far easier by her precise drawings. Her eye for detail is impressive. She will supervise the building of a new conservatory or the hanging of curtains, particularly beautifully and properly, and be that in a London home or a cosy, country house. She has the combination of abilities to see what is possible and the gift in being able to take someone else’s furniture and place them in exactly the right place. Emma perfectly bridges the gap between the architect, QS, builder and other professionals and does it very well.