"Through their hard work, creativity and vision we have achieved something we would never have been able to do on our own, their enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge and design skills are exceptional."
"So…Interior Designers, not something we’d really thought about or ever thought we needed, we’d done ok, created a comfortable home but then there was the lounge – the room that didn’t feel quite right, where the furniture we’d picked didn’t fit properly, the room that despite having a huge window felt dark and uninviting, the unloved room we ignored for years, the room that should be relaxing and cosy but we were choosing to sit at the kitchen table instead, perhaps we did need help... and that’s when we found Torn and Cotton Interiors.
"From our very first meeting with Kerrie and Charlotte it was clear they truly love all aspects of interior design and enjoyed a challenge. We weren’t easy clients, we didn’t really know what we wanted and had no idea where to start so they approached things differently - what didn’t we want? That was easier and before we knew it we’d come up with lots we didn’t like but a very short list of what we did, all we knew was that we wanted a new fireplace and a classic feel, a room that fitted with the age of the house and a space that we would finally use.
"After a few weeks they came back to us with their ideas and a concept, quite how they managed that with the limited information we gave them we will never know. Their design was a surprise, it pushed us to think outside our comfort zone and opened our eyes to the rooms potential, how to incorporate the fire we’d chosen, change the door round to make it flow better, make the room appear wider, lighten the dark areas, make it comfy and inviting, ideas we would never have been able to come up with ourselves but were exactly what we wanted, even though we didn’t know it! The mood board bought it all to life, the flooring, rugs, sofa style, wall colour, fireplace, bookcase, the cushions, how they’d tied everything in together so subtly and cleverly with some truly beautiful unique pieces but also items from well known high street stores, their enthusiasm was infectious and they really cared about helping us achieve a beautiful lounge.
"In addition to the design there were some building issues we needed to address; the fireplace was unsafe, the electrical wiring needed replacing and the ceiling and walls needed re-plastering. They took on all these issues without hesitation, recommending and contacting local tradesmen, arranging quotes, booking them in and getting the work done to an exceptional standard. It hasn’t been the easiest, pulling everything together during a pandemic has been more difficult than normal but they overcame all the challenges that arose, patiently spending time finding and suggesting solutions when needed.
"Through their hard work, creativity and vision we have achieved something we would never have been able to do on our own, their enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge and design skills are exceptional. They are both calm, patient, caring and considerate. Nothing was too much trouble, going above and beyond to ensure we have a lounge that has finally achieved it’s potential, one that we love and choose to spend time in. It has been a pleasure working with you both.
"Will we be seeking your advice for our next project? Absolutely! Thank you!"
– The Littles, Bedfordshire