Get to know the newest member of the Natalie Holden interior design team, Danielle.
Danielle joined the team back at the end of April this year as an interior designer assisting Natalie on projects and carrying out tasks such as pulling together concepts, space planning, selecting materials and sourcing furnishings. Danielle also specialises in using CAD software to design and draw up bespoke joinery and lighting plans.
After qualifying as an interior designer in 2019, Danielle initially worked as a commercial designer in the work space sector before moving on to specialise in residential projects.
Get to know Danielle and her interior design style a bit better below!
Interior Designer Quickfire Questions
What’s your interior design style?
I would say that my style is quite eclectic. I love to combine the old and the new, and I also love to use bold colour schemes and pattern in my designs.
What’s your favourite project that you’ve worked on to date?
The design concept below was taken from one of my favourite projects that I’ve had the chance to work on to date. The design brief for this property on the Wirral was to design a luxurious and elegant ground floor space encompassing a living and dining room and brand new extension, whilst still being warm and inviting. This was a brilliant opportunity to specify more bespoke furniture items.
What would be your ideal project?
My ideal project would be a period property which requires modernising whilst retaining the original features.
Do you have a favourite aspect of interior design?
I enjoy kitchen design the most.
Is there one interior design trend which you would ban if you could?
What’s your interior pet peeve?
Is there one interior feature which you think every home should have?
I think all bedding should be white!
Where do you take inspiration from the most?
My main source of inspiration is architecture. I really enjoy researching the period that the building was built in to try and understand the history of the space better. I’ve also found that having some background knowledge in the history of a building can assist with space planning later on in the interior design process.
What is your favourite part of being an interior designer?
I enjoy pulling material palettes together. This is the stage at which the project really starts to come to life.
What are 3 things in your home that you couldn’t live without?
Rugs, I have them everywhere including the bathroom (but I hate carpets – don’t ask!). Lamps because ceiling lights are too harsh for relaxing. And finally, dog beds, we have one in every room!
What’s the first thing you do when designing a room?
Before we get started working on any project we have to understand how the client uses the space. Our designs have to fit around our client, not the other way around.
If you could design a space anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
I would love to be able to design a space somewhere where the climate allows for more connection to the outside.
What’s the most challenging aspect of the job?
I sometimes find specifying within a tight budget challenging, but it’s an absolutely essential aspect of the interior design process.
Do you have a current interior obsession?
I love enormous headboards at the moment!
Do you enjoy watching interior design TV shows, or does this feel too connected to work?
Yes, I watch them all! I love Kevin McCloud!
If you like the look of the design concepts from this article, why not head over to our portfolio to see more of our work. Get in touch with us today to book your free design consultation and find out how we can help with your upcoming renovation project.