“We initially employed Recreate Interiors to design an ultra modern new house on which they did a very professional job. We then decided instead to buy and restore a 1920's house and Recreate managed to exceed our expectations despite the complete change in brief. Subsequently we employed them to project manage the procurement and delivery which was done with professionalism, enthusiasm and delivered on time. Louise is a pleasure to deal with.”
“I'd been living in my house for twelve years during which time it had been extended, refurbished and redecorated several times but never looked 'right', even with the involvement of three previous interior decorators. Part of the problem was me - I am extremely 'unvisual' and therefore unable to explain properly what it is that I like although, of course, I know it when I see it! The net effect of this was that the house was a mish-mash of styles and colours ranging from inoffensive at best to bizarre at worst. Louise changed all that. more...
One of her great strengths is that she is an interior designer rather than just decorator. She has an awareness of space and scale and is able not only see how a space might be used but also, crucially in my case, is able to explain how different spaces work together. The result of this is that I now have a house in which rooms form part of a cohesive whole without ever feeling samey.
Another problem I frequently encountered in previous refurbs is that of choosing fabrics and finishes; it took me seven years to choose fabric for my bedroom curtains and when they were made up I hated them. I was dreading having to choose fabrics and had prepared myself for months of decision-making. In the end I choose the second fabric Louse picked out for my kitchen and the third for the master-bedroom. Louise had really listened to me and somehow had managed to work out exactly what it was I wanted, even when I had no idea what that was myself.
Louise has given me a home that I love. She offered a complete turn-key package. When I moved back into the house, everything was in place, down to the flowers in the vases, the towels in the bathrooms and the wooden spoons in the kitchen, all of which she chose. She also re-arranged my existing furnishings, paintings and accessories and reintroduced me to pieces I either didn't know I had or which had been overlooked because I'd put them in the wrong places.
Throughout the entire process, Louise was calm, reassuring and the consummate professional. She assembled and oversaw a team of capable and highly professional sub-contractors, and made the job easy and completely stress-free for me. I now have a wonderful home and that's all down to Louise. I can neither thank nor recommend her too highly.”
“Louise could project manage in a coma! Super woman.”
“Having bought a new-build house and encountered numerous problems with both build and design we wanted to completely redesign our ground floor but were at a loss as to how best to tackle such a daunting project. Louise has been brilliant in helping us plan, design and realise our ideas, so much so that we are now in process of redesigning other rooms with her help too.
I would recommend Louise’s services to anyone looking for an experienced interior designer and project manager. We would not have been able to co-ordinate builders, plumbers, decorators and electricians on site without Louise’s expert help and organisational skills and this has made the whole project a lot less stressful.
It is now finally a pleasure to spend time at home and we thank Louise and her team for all their help and hard work. We finally have a home, not just a house!”
Mr & Mrs McKie, Mayfield
“Very satisfied! I asked Louise to help me with the redesign of my apartment and the results are beyond my expectation. The apartment really reflects what I wanted to achieve and Louise was very skilfull not only in the technical aspects but also psychological! She was able to take me out of my comfort zone and experiment with new ideas that really worked when put into practice (a six foot Union Flag? really...?). All in all, a great experience working with Louise who I unreservedly recommend.”
C Eden, Roma
“Working with Louise was completely different to my experience with other interior designers I have worked with in the past. She was far more professional and her 15 years commercial experience shone through. I not only got professional design advice, but also handed over the responsibility for project delivery by appointing her to project manage the building works for a 5 month house refurbishment. So she not only came up with a stunning design scheme which has totally transformed the house, but also coordinated and managed all of the tradesmen, tracked the programme and cost plan, arranged furniture deliveries and little details which often get overlooked. For me this was a stress free, problem free project as I felt completely comfortable leaving Louise in charge. I certainly hope to use her services again in the future and have no hesitation in recommending her. Very value added!”
Ian Solley, Property Developer
"Working with Louise on her recent project has been very rewarding. Her fresh ideas and ability to steer the project to the end through various obstacles has resulted in the high quality finish the clients had been hoping for. Louise's energy and passion for what she does goes well beyond any interior design/project manager role that I have ever witnessed and in many areas could only be described as providing a real 'breath of fresh air' to make every space in your property work to its maximum potential. I would certainly recommend her skills to anyone looking to find some inspirational interior design and I look forward to working together on projects in the future."
S Briggs - Spectrum Decorating, Tunbridge Wells
“Louise came up with a layout for our bedroom that we would never have dreamt of. It really utilises the space and met our brief of providing more storage – and yet despite this the room appears larger. She worked extremely hard on our behalf and is a pleasure to deal with.”
Mr & Mrs Davis, Tunbridge Wells
"I feel re-inspired. You have made me fall in love with my home again."
C Wright, Homeowner, Dulwich
"A highly creative Interior Designer who's organisational and project management skills are second to none. Louise is comfortable working on a variety of project types, from high end residential and hotel schemes through to cutting edge office environments. She has a detailed knowledge of materials and finishes and a good knowledge of products and furniture. Louise is a fully qualified Interior Designer with many years experience working as a team player on Commercial Interior Design projects which she has led, designed and completed to her own exacting standards."
Company Director, London.
"Louise has a great talent in being able to work with larger than life demanding clients. She has a visionary eye for detail, and is simply a joy to work with."
G Vaus, Company Director, London.
"Louise was able to help me turn my vision of a new kitchen extension into a reality. She was dedicated to the job, was fun to work with and was able to motivate the building team and really inject some life and personality into the project. She has an excellent eye for detail and delivered the project within a very tight budget and timeframe. I would have no hesitation in recommending her or using her services again in the future."
I found Louise to be extremely good at narrowing down my choices to the one that suited me and my house best. She communicates her ideas clearly and i always felt fully in control of the service. Extremely well organised, Louise is a good decision maker and planner. Her sunny personality means she is well respected, connected and known to the industry. I am now really pleased with the result and wouldn't hesitate to use her services in the future or recommend her to my friends."
K Fugle, Homeowner, Wood Green
“I would like to recommend the interior design services of Louise Putman. It was a delight
to work with her, and she immediately understood what we were looking for and delivered
a stunning design on the first go.”
P Odom, Company Director, London
“The design exceeds senior management expectations and we have received many
compliments from our clients. An excellent job!”
Company Leader, London
“One of Louise's key attributes is being able to quickly understand a clients’ core objectives
which sets the right tone for the project from the start. Louise does this by skillfully
drawing out of the client their exact brief and formalising the parameters for each scheme.
Louise has an ability to balance her design flair and creativity with a practical programme
and budget requirements. I would happily work with Louise again in the future.”
“Louise is diligent, hard working and committed designer who has great imagination and
insight into what suits a clients’ needs best.”