At Sturman & Co. we focus on delivering design that not only 'looks better' but ultimately helps you 'live better'. We do this by working closely with our clients and we have fun in the process. We want you to enjoy it too.
We offer a bespoke service tailored specifically to each client, and all our work is priced against an agreed scope based on your individual needs and preferences. We are able to undertake a variety of projects of many different types from the complete reconfiguration and refurbishment of a country mansion to the repurposing of a building for a new business enterprise.
Many of our clients haven’t used an interior designer before and come to us unsure of what to expect. At Sturman & Co. we believe it is a privilege to be invited into your home or business to help you design it. Our work is built on a principle of utmost respect for your privacy and taste. We’ll give you courage, polish and confidence with our designs to ensure that you are delighted with the outcome.
Also referred to as 'Concept Design', the majority of work we undertake requires an element of space planning and remodelling, to ensure that the space functions as beautifully as it looks. At this stage we work with either one of our recommended architects or your own architect if you already have one.
A typical project often starts with remodelling or extending a kitchen to create a larger open-plan space. We add value by taking a holistic approach to your brief, helping you to anticipate and make decisions that fit with the rest of the property and will positively influence your home life.
Being involved right from the start enables us to add maximum value to your finished scheme, ensuring that the final outcome is not restricted by decisions made earlier in the process, such as electrical layouts. As a key member of your project team, our relationship spans the entire project. We act as a liaison between the builders, architects and other trades to ensure that all parties are working towards the same common goal, right up until the final cushion is placed on your new sofa.
With the design concept agreed, we will begin to develop how your new interior will look and feel. Our encyclopaedic knowledge of interiors will introduce you to ideas and items you can't find on your own and we'll save you from feelings of indecision and overwhelm along the way.
Our designs feel current, whilst being able to stand the test of time. Blending tones, finishes and patterns we will achieve a look that matches the personality and style of the building, balanced with your own personal preferences. We aim to build an enduring sense of place; inspired by the things and people that are most important to you.
Your design will be presented to you in a unique Sturman & Co. Lookbook with a full specification attached. At the end of this design development phase, you'll have a complete vision of how your interior will look when we bring it to life and you'll be able to see the full costs and timescales set out against each item.
BESPOKE JOINERY & FURNITURE DESIGN
Our designs will often include handmade cabinetry and furniture, unique to your project. We design it all in-house and then select the right skill from our network of trusted craftspeople to bring each piece alive. From our own-designed chairs and sofas, to wardrobes, basins and even a recent sauna, we relish the opportunity to get creative and produce something amazing just for you.
The family kitchen is one of the most common areas that we are asked to design for our clients. Our kitchens don't all look the same and are handcrafted to the highest possible standard by quality British artisans, who are as passionate about detail as we are.
And there's a palpaple difference between just buying a handmade kitchen and having one that is carefully designed by an experienced professional. When working in particularly large or unusual spaces it can often be the individual touches, from an extra deep cupboard for your paella dish to a floating kitchen island, that make all the difference.
Our expertise is based on curating the right items that fit your design brief perfectly and will provide a personal touch. We start with what you already have and love, then bring you the most beautiful, high quality pieces possible to make your home unique.
Bess has an eye for finding art, patterns, furniture and objects that our clients love and an intuition for putting them together in a way that you will find exciting and fun to be a part of. And once you've chosen them, we'll source them for you from one of our hundreds of suppliers, using our trade purchasing terms transparently on your behalf.
The team at Sturman & Co. support Bess in the design and implementation of our projects. Your project team will ensure that you are given excellent care from start to finish and that you are delighted with the experience of transforming your home or businesses with us. Through careful management of our suppliers and contractors combined with our meticulous attention to detail, we deliver a top quality service from start to finish.