what the client says
“Phoebe manages to successfully combine creativeness and professionalism, so the result is a journey that ends up with having a house that truly reflects your own personality.
She talks you through every phase, so you know what to expect and you know that she is acting in your best interest.
After the first meeting, I started by giving her my Pinterest board, and that was a start of Our journey of bringing it all together.
My house is a new build, so in one respect a blank canvas, but on the other hand quite restricted to the developers fixed offerings. Phoebe negotiated around all of this to come up with a wonderful scheme that bridged this difference.
The house is colourful, and she knows instinctively where to position colour. I liked how she explained to me that pieces of furniture and everything else in the room are like a film. You need to have some stars, but you don’t want too many. She successfully achieves bringing in stars here and there and mixing this with items that just blend in well. During the planning stage, she builds models of what the room will look like, including Dropping in photographs of the pictures and furniture that you are bringing with you. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced knowing what a room would look like before it was done, Thereby eliminating the risk of disappointment.
Phoebe is also extremely reliable, you always know where you are with her, and she works with you to ensure that the Amount that you spend is in keeping with what you are trying to achieve. She also is well supported by her excellent assistant Polly, She tenaciously pursues suppliers, and keeps you updated with delivery dates.
The process has been just over a year. We worked together for around 6 months prior to moving into the house and then six months once in. The pre-planning resulted in the house looking like a home very quickly. Another way that the house feels like home quickly, is that Phoebe integrates your favourite items that you bring with you in an excellent way. For example, the picture of fish that look stunning above the kitchen sofa. Of course you can only plan a certain amount before you move in, as nothing beats actually getting into the house to see what else needs to be done. Phoebe works with you to spot where there are gaps. She keeps working till you’re fully satisfied that the house is as complete as you want it to be. And stay with the program, because be assured when you feel that things aren’t quite working how you wanted them to, you work with Phoebe and you get there, I promise.
In summary then, working with smart style interiors has been a journey of discovery resulting in a colourful, comfortable unique, slightly crazy,Beautiful and comfortable house, that really reflects me, but I know I would not of come anywhere even close to achieving this without the help of the Smartstyle team.