I had the choice of whether only to use Sally’s design flair or for her to manage the project also. I asked her to manage the whole project as I could not have co-ordinated all the tradesmen. It made the whole thing so easy as any problems, scheduling or other, were not mine. I received estimates for costs before we started and the actual costs were pretty close plus I was given a regular breakdown once the project was underway so I always knew where I was financially. Another consideration is the fact that I neither have the patience to look for fabrics, lamps etc nor any idea of where to look. It isn’t easy having one’s house re-vamped but Robertson Lindsay took so much of the stress out of it for me and I now have a very beautiful house, which I could not have achieved by myself.
Each room has its own style, but all fit together by clever use of colour and design. Robertson-Lindsay presented choices and design schemes that made us think about what we really wanted and would fit our home and lifestyle, rather than go with our pre-conceived ideas about what we (thought) we wanted. We liked Robertson-Lindsay’s creative ideas so much that our initial brief, which was mainly about décor and some fabrics, expanded to include lighting layouts, blinds, lamp shades, carpets, bed linen, bespoke furniture and decoration specification. Sally and her team were very engaged throughout the project and without their help the whole project would have been very daunting.
We have been working with Sally at Robertson Lindsay for several years now. We started with two very difficult small spaces that we wanted to turn into useful areas – an en suite bathroom in an attic bedroom and a triangular space at our front door that we wanted to turn into a utility. We have since redesigned our kitchen, shower room and two back bedrooms. We have also done smaller projects with lighting schemes and just getting her view on decoration and light shades! Sally challenges us to think of things that we might not have as well as respecting what she finds when she visits. I would happily give her the keys to my house and come back to find out what she had done!