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Nicola is fantastic to work with. She takes the time to understand your personal taste and your needs for your space. I’ve worked with her a few times on projects of various sizes and every time she’s saved me money, even after accounting for her fees. I’ve saved time, money and had a better result because I hired her. Couldn’t recommend enough.

Kathryn Bayers

I asked Nicola for help in refreshing my flat. Nicola devised the colour palette for all rooms, making sure they complimented each other beautifully. She introduced me to new suppliers and possibilities, I couldn’t be happier with the result. She also sourced all the materials and helped manage the process. Delighted with my very pretty tones and keep catching myself staring at the results! She is very efficient and there is no interior design waffle! Straight talking and excellent to work with.

Lucy Baird

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We have worked together with Nicola on refurbishments and complete renovations in London and Greater London. She has always been very professional and always prepped with an abundance of knowledge and solutions and her taste is absolutely fantastic! Nicola has an understanding and friendly approach to the projects and we really can’t recommend her expertise enough.

Jerzy Giers, Lindpro

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Nicola actually listened to everything I told her and emerged with designs and solutions which were exactly what I had dreamed of. I wish I could show you the before and after pictures and tell you the appreciative words from the mouths of everyone who comes to the house. She sourced all the furniture and fittings, and made the whole experience a joy. I could not have done it without Nicola and I could not be happier. As well as being a terrific designer she is an absolute dream to work with. I would recommend Nicola immediately to anyone who needs help to improve their home.

Henri Oxlade

Wonderful service, effective interior design and solutions, attention to detail and lots of fun along the way. I’ve used Design Penguin for two projects now which together have transformed the ground floor of my home. I would recommend Design Penguin for any home development project large or small. I got exactly what I wanted, and couldn’t have done it without Nicola.

Deborah Small

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Nicola is passionate about what she does and manages everything closely to a timetable and budget. She really made things happen quickly and took full control which was exactly what we needed. We have been living in our new place for a month now and we absolutely love it. It feels like home. Nicola has done such an amazing job and we are immensely happy with the outcome.Thank you Nicola!

Amanda Lewis

Nicola listened to our vague ideas about what we wanted for our nursery and came back with beautiful drawings and a wonderful colour palette, perfect for a nursery, but non-specific enough to take the room through to another use when and if the baby moves to a bigger room. Great ideas, with detailed designs and samples provided.

Fran Guy

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