MAS Design Consultants are collaborating more and more with the fabulous Surman & Co. Interior Design Studio, based in Ilkley. Sturman & Co. Interior Design Studio, established in 2011 by Bess Sturman, has become the go-to Yorkshire Interior Design Studio for original, beautiful and practical interior designs.
You might not be sure that your project even requires an interior designer. Let’s assess:
You have decided that you want to add an extension to the back of your house. You have the space worked out in your head and can imagine it as a brand-new kitchen and open-plan living space, lovely bi-fold doors, pendant lights, you whipping up a cordon-bleu meal while the children finish their homework amicably at the breakfast bar – basically it’s the new heart to your perfect home.
But unless you are already an industry expert, any sort of building project requires a lot of planning and know-how. There are so many different elements to consider such as building materials, electrics, planning, plumbing, joinery, decoration and much, much more.
So, you need help. But from whom?
An architect or architectural designer mainly focusses on a building’s shell – its planning, design and construction.
An Interior designer focusses on creating memorable, positive experiences inside that shell, for the users of the space.
The ideal scenario comes about when your architectural services provider and your interior designer work closely together, from the outset.
So how does this process actually work? Let’s have a look at a recent case study.
Case Study: Large family home, Ilkley
Sturman & Co. came to MAS Design on behalf of a client who was looking to extend their home to create a large kitchen/diner as well as an en-suite to the second floor of their home. By truly understanding the clients needs as a family, from where the kids kick off their muddy boots to the angle at which the sun shines on the garden and how that might affect the mood of the room, Sturman & Co. were able to provide us with a plan that meant that no stone had been left unturned. We then analysed the plans to make sure that there were no forseeable issues prior to producing our detailed drawings.
Working collaboratively meant that at each stage of the design process, we were considering the final outcome to ensure the best possible solution for the client.
A great example of this is the glass covering three walls of the extension. Without Sturman & Co. involved in the process, there may have been a concern around whether this would leave enough space for kitchen cabinets. Knowing that Sturman & Co. had a holistic view of the entire project meant that we could push our designs and has resulted in a beautiful transformation of this property.
If you are interested in finding out more, contact us here at MAS Design Consultants or contact Bess via her website https://www.sturmanco.com or on 01943 678080.