As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and UK lockdown, I was unable to offer my usual in-home design consultancy service and launched my Virtual Design Sessions to offer some helpful interior design advice remotely. The in-home service is now available again, and you can find out more about it on the Services page, but I am continuing to offer the Virtual Design Sessions for those who prefer not to meet face to face. Whether you just have a few questions about minor design issues or you finally have the time and headspace to tackle the next project in your home, this is a quick and easy way to get some professional design advice. Here’s how it works…
Virtual design session – £45
- Email me at with your design question/s or problem.
- Schedule a time for your video consultation. In the meantime, I’ll spend some time preparing some advice and ideas to share with you. Alternatively, if it suits you better, we can discuss the ideas over email.
- We’ll have a 30 minute design consultation over video.
- If required, I will email you with any follow up points that may have been discussed during the session.
The total cost for this service is £45. If you have a larger enquiry or an ongoing project that may require more than one session, I can offer discounts for multiple bookings. If you are unsure, just let me know what you need and I’ll recommend the most cost effective service for you with no obligation.
For one session, I recommend focusing on one or two spaces in depth or 3-4 smaller questions. My design advice is clear, straightforward and honest. I’m not snobby about budgets and I’ll suggest ways to save you money, time and stress wherever possible. I aim to provide a service that is friendly and approachable so please feel free to ask any questions you have about the service. If you have noisy kids in the background, over-enthusiastic pets, or deliveries that arrive during the call, it’s no problem. These are exceptional times and I can work around it!
To book your virtual design session or to ask any questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly’s entrance hall
Kelly contacted me looking for some inspiration to tackle her entrance hall that was looking a little bland. As a keen interiors enthusiast, Kelly had already gathered a couple of ideas from Instagram and Pinterest but wanted some help to guide her in the right direction. Kelly sent over some photos of the space and some inspiration photos to give me an idea of her style. We arranged a 30 minute video consultation where we discussed my recommendations and followed up with a couple of specifics over email. Here’s what Kelly had to say:
“I booked a virtual design consultation with Jennifer to gain some inspiration for what to do with our bland hallway. It was the best 30 minutes of advice money could buy! Jen came virtually armed with colour ideas, tips for making the space feel bigger and inspired suggestions for how to style the area. She made suggestions that would be really easy for us to do ourselves, and that would massively enhance the one main feature – the front door! Every detail was covered, right down to suggestions for hooks, mirror and lighting. What really surprised me was how easy it was to visualise how it will look once we implement all the ideas! Thanks Jen, let’s book in again soon for the bathroom!”
Lauren’s master bedroom
The main issue for Lauren with her master bedroom was the colour. She had already attempted two paint colours that had both missed the mark and was struggling to know where to go next. The layout of the room was a little unusual and didn’t feel cosy so I helped her with some tips to achieve the look she was aiming for. As Lauren was dealing with lockdown while looking after two young children, finding time for a video call proved difficult so we corresponded via email. Lauren sent me a comprehensive description of the space outlining her questions and concerns along with photos of the room and inspiration images of the look she wanted. I wrote back to her with detailed advice and recommendations in response to her queries and ideas for her to consider. We then followed up with a further email exchange to answer any additional questions and to clarify certain points. Here are Lauren’s thoughts on the service:
“I sought out Jennifer’s advice after feeling like I just couldn’t get the feel of our master bedroom right. I’d painted it two different colours already and everything just felt off. Jennifer provided me with suggestions as well as some great tips on how to make the most of the awkward layout. Her tips were easy to follow and can be added in as and when we find the right items. She was able to get a great feel for me and the room I wanted to create just by chatting over email. I would whole heartedly recommend this service for anyone who needs to nail a specific aspect of a room or add those finishing touches to take it from good to great!”
Hannah and her partner were in the process of buying their first home and were looking for advice on how to make the most of their small kitchen. They hadn’t moved yet but were able to send me an estate agent photo of the kitchen, a floor plan and rough dimensions for the room. Having never used a design service before, this was new territory for them both but we set up a video call and I gave them advice on the layout of the kitchen and things to think about when planning and designing the space. This is what they had to say about their first experience using an interior designer:
We had a great conversation with Jennifer, who talked us through our options and gave us some helpful pointers for planning our kitchen design. We’re first time buyers, so having advice from an experienced professional has given us more confidence in thinking and planning for our new home.
Clare’s home office
Being self-employed, Clare already had a dedicated room for her home office but she felt it needed a bit of work, especially now as she found herself spending more time there as well as it being visible to more people as a result of an increased number of video conference calls! Clare had already intended on asking me for design advice before the lockdown restrictions were announced so when I mentioned that I would be launching a virtual service, she was quick to take me up on it. Clare needed help with organising and styling her two fitted shelving units, as well as her mantel behind her desk. She was also looking for ideas for what pieces to display on the other walls and how. We discussed her requirements over the phone and Clare followed up by emailing me a photo of the areas along with pictures of some of her favourite pieces that could be incorporated into the styling. We arranged a video call and I gave her some ideas and advice to give her the inspiration and confidence to make changes herself. Here is Clare’s review of the virtual service:
I loved how Jennifer explained her ideas and worked with what needed to stay in some areas but how to make them look more appealing. I now feel very positive about changing things around and to test them out for a while and go back and change again if it doesn’t work. I have actions for every wall now, and more importantly, things I can do while at home over the next few weeks – what a pleasure and so good to have a goal.
If you have any questions about the service or would like to book your own virtual design session, please email me at email@example.com.