'We cannot recommend Natalie and Louisa highly enough. They were with us from start to finish on this huge project, and without them we simply wouldn’t have coped. We wanted to maintain the period feel of the house and we also wanted an eclectic feel, and from day one they totally got what we were after and worked incredibly hard to achieve it. Their passion to get things right was very inspiring, and they managed to get the perfect balance of narrowing down options, whilst at the same time not being so overly prescriptive that we felt we couldn’t still have a proper say. And very importantly they were great fun to work with. They managed to make a potentially nightmarish experience a lot of fun. Words cannot sum up how invaluable they have been to us. '
Tara and Lee McKillop, Hampton Court KT8
'Rarely have I come across interior designers as intuitive as Natalie and Louisa. They instantly knew what was most suitable for every unit of our development. Their colour co-ordination was superb and buyers just loved their work. We were able to sell the units very quickly. Whilst keeping to agreed budgets they furnished the units to make them look warm and inviting. Throughout the project, which lasted some 6 months, their smiles, enthusiasm, and task application never wavered. It was a delight to work with them.'
David Phillips - Property developer, West Sussex
'Efficient...Effortless...Thinkers...Talkers... Caring... And above all CREATIVE. They were the team that re-designed the ground floor of my (tricky!) house. Success.'
Gary Langan, music producer, London SW19
'Natalie and Louisa worked with us for several months, as they planned and engaged with us on the renovations to our home. It was in every way an excellent, trouble-free experience. They took time to understand our property, and us, and had wonderful ideas. They completely re-designed our living conditions, engaging where necessary with the Council, recommending craftsmen of the highest quality – builders, decorators, electricians, kitchen-makers and carpet suppliers etc. They gave friendly, highly expert advice on colour, always ensuring that we were happy with the outcome – with which we were, and are still delighted. We would not hesitate to recommend Forbes Rix to anyone thinking of renovating their home. Indeed, we have already done so. '
Maureen and Geoffrey, NW11
'We were delighted to be introduced to the Forbes Rix team. Having the opportunity to work with two design experts was fantastic; both Louisa and Natalie bring a blend of skills and together they introduce ideas and designs which are fresh and inspired. Passionate, creative, inspired and visionary; Louisa and Natalie are not only interior designers, they are so much more. They have a great understanding of design and architecture and before the project commenced gave input to the design and layout of the overall space, challenging us in a good way about our own ideas. The result is a beautiful space which works for all of the family. The time we saved personally by working with Forbes Rix cannot be underestimated. Once they understand the budget and likes and dislikes of the client, they work with that always providing a selection of product samples, paint samples and websites to review. They do the legwork and remove the feeling of being overwhelmed when trying to select anything from tiles through to the complete design of our kitchen. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Forbes Rix; they are simply excellent.'
Clare Gallagher - Company Director, London SW14
'The prospect of re-modelling the entire downstairs of our London home, and building an outside garden office, felt like a daunting task. However, Forbes Rix (Natalie & Louisa) came to our rescue and made the whole process simpler, faster, and brought the 'fun' back into the project for us. Their advice and consideration on all aspects - from the room layouts, styling, colour schemes, hanging art etc - gave us the confidence to be braver than we would have been. Part of their challenge was to work with a lot of what we had already accumulated (we had lived there for a long time) but also to be able to tell us when we really did have to 'move on' and start afresh. They were invariably right! They saved us time, stopped us from making expensive mistakes, and delivered a lovely, stylish home for us to live in.'
Paul & Jo Marples, London SW14
'Natalie and Louisa have transformed my home into a sanctuary which is a delight to live in. This was achieved on time and within our rather small budget. They successfully combine a highly professional, polished service, coupled with friendly, personable, style. I highly recommend them. My brief was to have a workable family home that would also be a place of calmness and serenity. No matter how stressful my workday has been, I am calmed, and rejuvenated by my home surroundings. No mean feat, when the home also houses two boys, a husband and a lizard.'
Dr Jenny Handforth, Leatherhead.