Emma Wood Interiors

Design Ethos

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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".

Creating a beautiful space is a bit like creating a painting. Working with a canvas and building up the layers of colour, textures, space, form, mood, atmosphere all framed by the architecture of the building and setting.

"I like to blend old and new – be it antiques or paintings. This is what creates the atmosphere. One of the great joys of my work is trawling through fairs, markets, and sale rooms trying to spot items that are unique, quirky, or beautiful."

Emma believes that interior design is the artful balance between creativity and practicality. She endeavours to create vivid design solutions but equally strives for seamless customer service.

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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.


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.

Working with a designer should not be an intimidating prospect. It should be an exciting journey we do together creating something personal and special.

Interior Design

  • Interior design of private homes, either room by room or transforming entire houses, old or new. Either at the beginning of a new building project or, improving an existing space.
  • Commercial projects including restaurants, bars, retail stores, hotels, and offices.
  • Project Management working with architects, builders, and specialist trades.
  • Virtual design packages including virtual meetings, rooms plans, and buying lists.
  • Custom designed bathrooms including structural and cosmetics changes.
  • Tailor-made kitchen design – kitchens, sculleries, pantries, and wine rooms built by trusted and talented craftspeople.
  • Electrical plans for builders and electricians.
  • Custom-designed joinery - storage or seating solutions including walk-in wardrobes, banquette seating, mudrooms, bookshelves and shelving including full technical drawings provided.

Interior Decoration

  • Sourcing and procurement working with the client identifying what additional furniture, lighting, flooring and accessories, either second hand or new is required.
  • Upholstery sourcing and production of upholstery furnishings re-purposing of heritage pieces of furniture.
  • Wallcovering and windows recommendation, including paint plans, sourcing, purchasing and installation.
  • Buying trips to reputable local antique dealers, markets and international shopping trips.
  • Artwork sourcing and procurement, including auction bidding, working directly with galleries and artists to find pieces that make rooms personal and memorable.