Author: Louise Maconachie

Author: Louise Maconachie

Bathroom Planning

It's not often you get a big enough bathroom where you can do something completely different.  We are super excited about this - we have placed the bath in the centre of the room with a large chanderlier above  - given the ceilings are over 3m high we can get away with a more decorative
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Covid-Era Design

The past few months of lockdown have revealed, for many of us, the frustrations and shortcomings of our homes. When there is nowhere else to go, our homes have had to work much harder to perform so many more functions: schoolroom; Zoom-ready work space; home gym; meditation space; movie theatre; romantic restaurant – the list
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Installation Days

Installation day is for the client the most exciting part of the design process and a bit nail biting for us as all our planning will come to conclusion!  We work hand in hand with our installation partner - Henley Shipping - who deliver from their warehouse all the furniture, artworks, mirros and lighting.  This
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Boutique Office – W1

THE BRIEF We were commissioned by a leading institutional landlord to develop creative concepts and ead the refurbishment of a 5 storey, 7,500 sq ft office building in Central London. The previous tenants vacated the building during the pandemic, presenting the landlord with a unique opportunity to refurbish and modernize the building. The building benefited
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Before & After

Everyone loves a before and after so we thought we would showcase some of the transformations we have done here at Switch!  There are a multitude of ways to have a big impact  - from adding colour; creating a focal point; changing the architectural detailing to flipping the room around.  Below we explore a some
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Building a neutral scheme

THE BRIEF Starting Point Lots of our clients want a neutral scheme but don't want it to be boring. How do we do this?  It comes down to careful planning and ensuring there is plenty of interest using tonal paint variations and lots of different textures - from boucle, velvet, linen to adding wood and
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Why Hire Switch Interior Design?

People often wonder what exactly Interior Designers do, so we thought we’d set the record straight!  There are many reasons why working with us can be of real benefit (I could write an essay on why everyone needs a good designer in their life!) but I’ve tried to be disciplined and keep it short.  Read
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