My Story

I graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design and went on to gain my honours degree in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University. During my career, I’ve worked all around the UK and in various aspects of interior design, using the knowledge and expertise gathered through years of experience to help you achieve your interior design dreams.
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Working With Me

First, I get to know you, through an initial consultation. This meeting is designed to understand your brief, budgets, time scale and specific design requirements. I help you realise your unique style, likes and dislikes, discover what inspires you, and what hopes and aspirations you have for your home.

Once we’ve established the look and feel you’re hoping to achieve, I can start working my magic! Based on a collaborative concept mood board, we progress to a detailed mood board for each room – looking at inspiring colours, fixtures, fittings, and fabrics based on the latest and best interior design trends.

After producing layout plans and purchasing, storing, and delivering all the items needed for your home project, I arrange and style your home for you! I can also source specialist contractors and traders where required, manage everyone throughout the renovation, and liaise with Building Control to ensure a premium finish is achieved.

For a detailed rundown of a typical project structure, including fees and scheduling, please consult this PDF.

“We used A Box of Tricks and had a lovely experience. Can’t wait to do our lounge to the design that Elaine came up with. Thank you!”
John and Carol Sorrell

Discover Your Style

Your home should reflect your unique personality and style.

Modern, contemporary, shabby chic, traditional, minimalist… the list goes on, and new design trends are constantly evolving in the interior design world.

A significant challenge many of my client’s face is a lack of understanding and vocabulary to describe their personal style. The key is to discover your own unique style.

By working with me, you will learn how to combine style elements that you love to create your own individual style that will be reflected in your home. I will help you make best use of the space you have available, using colour, lighting, furniture and accessories to design and create the home of your dreams.

“We were a little nervous about using an interior designer as we hadn’t done anything like this before and had no real idea what to expect.  That all changed as soon as we met Elaine, who is incredibly warm and friendly, and very quickly put us at ease. She listened carefully to our vague and confused ideas, and asked plenty of questions to establish both our taste and the utility we wanted from the room.  We never felt that Elaine pushed her own ideas but very quickly realised that she was exceptional at what she does, and so from an early stage, had a very high level of trust and confidence in her.”
Gary and Sharon Borland Salisbury