International Design & Architecture Awards Shortlist 2019
Home Extension with ARCHLine.XP
Designer Touches (UK) creates projects which are the combination of luxurious style and effortless elegance. Read their story on how they used ARCHLine.XP for their latest task – a home extension project.
Designer Touches Interiors was formed in 1999, and is specialized in luxury residential and commercial projects. Our personal yet professional approach ensures that our design service is tailor made to meet each of our individual client’s needs, creating luxurious homes that are both beautiful yet practical. This design philosophy has led us to craft many exquisite interior spaces for our UK and international clients.
Regarding the project you see below, we had previously designed two bedrooms for our client, as well as a rental property they owned, and so when they decided to extend their home, they engaged us once again. ARCHLine.XP really helped our clients understand how they would be using the space and get the most from the extension.
The most complicated area was the feature fireplace, which was to house a bespoke mirror TV as well as a gas fireplace. By creating the models and using ARCHLine.XP, we were easily able to communicate our designs to our client, but also to the company who were making the fireplace and to the contractors on site.
Thanks to ARCHLine.XP and the rendering capabilities it enabled us to show our clients the difference it would make. We use ARCHLine.XP for every project and all our clients see the benefits. I believe it has been a good investment for our company.
By realising the project in 3D we were able to make additional suggestions to our client such as removing a stud wall on the landing to open up the space and bring more light into the area.
Meet Their Team
Mary Georgiou is the founder and principle designer of Designer Touches. She began her career within the fashion industry and established an award winning luxury designer label. In 1999 she realised that her passion lay in interiors and transferred her creative attention to launching Designer Touches. Through word of mouth she has grown the business to where it is today and the reputation of the company speaks volumes, with many clients returning year upon year.
Ellie Hughes, Designer & Project Manager. Having trained at KLC School of Design she has worked on numerous high end residential properties. Ellie is committed to providing exceptional customer service and her friendly can-do attitude puts clients at ease. She is known for her strong organisational skills and her passion for innovative ideas and designs.
Antonia Webster, Designer & Project Manager. She graduated with BA Hons in Business Studies at Kingston University and worked in the Automotive and Publishing industries before discovering her passion and talent for Design and went on to complete a City and Guilds qualification in Interior Design.
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