Expert help for your home project

Interior designers for the home were once seen as a luxury item reserved for the rich and famous. However, with the differing economic climate, this industry has seen a lot of change in recent years. While some designers still have a commercial focus, others are diversifying their niche and making themselves readily available for the domestic market.

Contrary to popular belief, hiring an interior designer can actually save you money. As well as benefiting from their training and experience, most designers come with their own ‘little black book’ - once on board they’re more likely to meet your budget, while you’re less likely to make expensive mistakes!

The key to a successful partnership with an interior design expert is for clear communication early on. Our Selkie brand ambassador, and long-time interior designer/TV star, John Amabile advises:

“When you’re thinking of hiring an interior designer, an initial consultation or discussion is always best, as this then sets the project off in the right visual direction - as well as identifying trades and timescales…

“At this point, you should also provide inspiration images and samples or looks that you like or have seen. Creating a mini mood board is ideal … It’s also important to indicate your budget and timescale.”

Pictured to the right is a project of John’s at The Woodpecker, Lanark which features our ‘Textured Concrete’ Selkie wall panel. This shows John’s design process from concept to completion. You can see here all the different considerations a designer gives - from overall concept of colours and texture, to furniture - presented in one neat package to give you a clear idea of the end result.

If you’re starting a project and would like some expert advice, have a look at John outline our current Selkie range and explain how to choose the right wall panel for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh9Bd6VP4jk&t=77s

To contact John regarding your own personal project:

E: hello@johnamabiledesign.com

T: 07770741389

Original concept mood board, as created by John Amabile

Original concept mood board, as created by John Amabile

'Textured Concrete' Swatch Image

'Textured Concrete' Swatch Image

Bar installation including 'Textured Concrete'

Bar installation including 'Textured Concrete'