Emma Wood Interiors

Design Ethos

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Comfort, Function, Finish, Fun

Emma's design philosophy is to create liveable yet dramatic spaces that are individual to each client and setting. "I like a project to smile, to have charm and not take itself too seriously. Comfort, function, and finish always take priority".

Seamless Service

Emma believes that interior design is the artful balance between creativity and practicality. She endeavours to create vivid design solutions and strives for seamless customer service. She understands the strain of organising building projects. Her team are on hand to handle the whole process from the initial design stage to the final handing over of the project.

Re-use, Re-purpose, Recycle, Re-think

"Our design style is to blend old and new using antiques or commissioning artists. It is these additions that add atmosphere and personality to a space. One of the great joys of my work is trawling through fairs, markets, and salerooms spotting items that are unique, quirky, or beautiful."

"At the early stages of every project, careful consideration is given to what we can re-use, re-purpose or recycle. We don't like the idea of items ending up in landfill if they can help someone else or be recovered and bring joy once again. We have a growing roster of trusted, sustainable suppliers who reduce packaging and improve manufacturing methods".

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We didn't know where to start with our project especially as it had the added complication of being abroad, working with French-speaking builders, and limitations on travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Emma has project managed the transformation remotely and delivered the project with true professionalism and flair. She has removed the stress of the build and made it easy and pleasurable for us as clients.
Mr & Mrs R,
West Sussex.
Re-designing a home is a personal journey and we wanted to work with people who were passionate, engaging and unflappable.
With Emma, we struck gold.
Mrs D,
West Sussex.
Working with Emma has been one of the most inspiring and creative working relationships I’ve experienced. As someone who won’t work with people I don’t like or trust to have Emma designing on your behalf, quite the act of trust in itself was an immensely enjoyable experience and one I cannot wait to repeat.
Cherry Menlove,
Founder, Cherry’s Deli & Bakery, West Sussex.
It is not enough for publicans just to offer a good pint and an award-winning meal. Customers today want a pleasurable, welcoming setting where they can return again and again. We aspired to improve the bar area, the restaurant zones, and reinstate bedrooms for overnight stays, as it would have been back in the 16th Century. We felt disillusioned by the task ahead, but a friend suggested working with Emma Wood Interiors and we didn’t look back.
Penny Middelton-Burn,
Director, The Crown Inn, Dial Post.

Expertise

WORKING LONG SHOT
Emma's 25 years within the design industry brings value to any project big or small. Considering herself a creative, technician and professional project manager in equal measure striving for a seamless journey for her clients.

Some clients require a creative direction for their home or business, whilst others wish to have a fully managed project. Emma has a talented and skilled team to fully or partially manage projects.

Interior Design

  • Interior design private homes, either room by room or transforming entire houses, mood boards, floor plans, floor, upholstery samples
  • Commercial interior design including restaurants, bars, retail stores, hotels, and offices
  • Virtual design services available
  • Electrical and lighting plans for builders and electricians
  • Custom designed joinery; storage or seating solutions including walk-in wardrobes, banquette seating, mudrooms, bookshelves and shelving
  • Technical drawings and floor plan layouts
  • Sourcing and procurement: furniture, lighting, flooring and accessories
  • Upholstery; recovering furniture, new custom pieces, window treatments
  • Buying trips to reputable local antique dealers, markets and shopping trips
  • Artwork sourcing and procurement; auction bidding, working directly with galleries and artists to find pieces that make rooms personal and memorable

Project Management

  • Liaising/appointing all specialist trades for the delivery of each project
  • Drawing schedule maintenance
  • Liaison with contractors Surveyor, Main Contractor and Sub Contractors
  • Managing the schedule of work, client budgets and communication
  • Working with the architect on design requirements
  • Actioning planning/building control requirements
  • Liaising with and specifying for M&E consultants, including high-end sound and lighting
  • Services; new supply gas, electric, water, TV, satellite and IT
  • Programming both for build and procurement
  • External materials specification; brick, render, roof tile, windows
  • Internal materials specification; flooring, tiles, kitchen design/spec, bathroom and decoration specifications
  • Landscaping specifications liaising with landscape architect, procurement of plant specifications

Branding & Graphic Design

  • For commercial new or existing businesses graphic design services for branding development including logos, colours, fonts & copywriting
  • Design and production of marketing items including uniforms, menus, signage, brochures, leaflets, social media
  • Website development including wireframe content, writing, design, build & launch plus additional digital services were necessary
  • Marketing strategy for clients requiring a plan and ideas for launch and events
  • Sourcing, appointing and managing photography shoots for marketing purposes

Architecture

  • Measured surveys
  • Planning applications
  • Building regulation applications
  • 3D models or render

Re-use, Re-purpose, Recycle

  • Where possible we will remove unwanted furniture, store and repurpose working with local charities
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