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Happy New Year!

I wanted to start off by wishing you all a Happy New Year and share some ramblings before I kick off into (hopefully) another busy year! How strange does it feel to reach a brand new decade? I see 2020 as an exciting opportunity for change. For some it may be a new career, a new home, starting a new renovation or even just a new way of thinking. For me 2020 will be about improving my interior design service to enhance customer experience, researching and using more sustainable brands in my projects and on a personal level I want to start prioritising exercise. The past couple of years I’ve unfortunately put fitness to the bottom of my priority list whilst focusing on the business and I’m starting to notice the effects.

Reflecting back on 2019

Looking back at my intentions for last year, I promised myself I wanted more balance and I’m proud to say that I’ve definitely prioritised self care in some ways (meaning less hours mindlessly scrolling Instagram, less time wasted online and more time being present and in the moment). But along with that, inevitably my blogging has lapsed too, as well as sharing updates about projects and design trips.

So…before you think I’ve gone AWOL, I thought I’d best start off by sharing a re-cap of 2019 because this past year has been one hell of a whirlwind. The last year has been full on working on a mixed bag of design projects, an exciting trip exploring New York Architecture, a nourishing escape to a yoga retreat and knowledge enhancing visits to various design events.

There are more and more things happening up North now for the design industry which is fantastic to see! Some of the events I visited last year were Design Crawl Manchester, Design Central and London Sleep & Eat. I feel like it’s really important to support and attend events like these, to ensure I stay updated with the latest knowledge of trends and products.

The Met NYC, New York Architecture
The Met – NYC
Sleep & Eat London, London Design events
Sleep & Eat Seminar

Interior design projects – work in progress

I’ve been working on a few exciting new show homes that are due to launch early 2020, a commercial to residential conversion and I’ve also been working on a few private homes across the North West. Some of which include a 1930’s house with a Hampton’s style design brief, a few Victorian properties in Crosby and the Wirral and a complete house renovation for a property in Aughton. Many of these projects are ongoing and they take a lot of time to complete, so I’m unable to show any finished projects yet. But as soon as I can, I will!

Concept North updates

With Concept North we did a tour around the North West and launched Studio: Concept North, a commercial interior design studio. 2020 promises to be another exciting year and we look forward to improving the events and working on hospitality, retail and pop-up design for spaces such as hotels, bars, restaurants and retail.

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Concept North September event
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Studio: Concept North design work

I want to end this post thanking all clients, trades, suppliers and partners for working with me this past year. Each and every project’s success is due to a whole lot of dedication, trust, skill, attention to detail and passion from an entire team of people and I can’t wait to work on more exciting projects in 2020.

The diary is already starting to fill out so if you’re interested to work with me on a smaller project this year please get in touch and for larger projects please get in touch with us at Studio: Concept North.

Natalie x

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