Ben and Alex, Weybridge
Slightly Quirky were a brilliant team to work with. They helped us realise a transformation that we would never have had the vision or confidence to achieve without them. They provided a brilliant service throughout - flexible, honest and professional. They also recommended exceptional tradespeople and suppliers who delivered a quality finish which again we only dreamed of achieving.
Chris and Kate, Bourne End
Slightly Quirky are a brilliant team to work with - we were doing a large extension and renovation to a Victorian home which needed to balance old and new. We were keen to use colour and get ideas on how we can make our home feel authentically ours - but worried that we would mess it up. Caroline and Deborah understood what we were looking for and gave us a great pallet of colours and internal decor ideas which we’ve enjoyed implementing. We’d highly recommend the team.
Caroline and I struck up a good rapport from the start, which gave me confidence that she understood me and my style as well as the constraints of my project. She was thoughtful and enthusiastic. I am delighted that I have gone with her to design my new office.
Caroline and Deborah came round to talk space planning with us. We had a 2 bed flat, and with their advice have ended up with it all changed into a 3 bed, 2 shower room flat. Very creative and professional. Brilliant result for us... Thank you for your design ideas... it's transformed the space and how we use it.
The Slightly Quirky team are a talented, proactive, sensitive to budget and engaging professionals. They have excellent contacts in furniture manufacture, upholsters and even art installation to facilitate the completion of the decorating job with attention to expert craftsmanship and cost. Slightly Quirky work with large interior design projects and are always willing to help with smaller jobs, such as decorating for the Holidays. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking to fulfil their personal interior design dream.
I can absolutely recommend Slightly Quirky! They helped me transform my tiny outdated flat into a lovely flat which I am now enjoying living in and proud to call my home. They had fantastic ideas and great solutions for how to make the best possible use out of all the rooms and had genius ideas on how to create more storage without losing any space. Caroline and Deborah are so lovely, I was looking forward to meeting them every time they came around to discuss the design/ different options and layouts. They care about each project just as much as their clients do 🙂
Steve and Laura, Godalming
We were completely lost with the renovation of our six bedroom Victorian house until SQ helped us bring all our ideas together cohesively! We asked them to push the boundaries of colour and create an individual and modern interior, a brief into which they definitely delivered. They happily responded to our endless requests for different ideas for wallpaper and colour schemes, while helping with well thought out room layouts and lighting plans which has really bought our old tired house into the 21st century. Friends have commented on how well the whole house fits together and flows as one project, whilst still maintaining lots of individual character and interest in every room. Thanks team!
Alan and Jeanette, Godalming
We had never used interior designers before but would have no hesitation is commissioning Slightly Quirky again...if we had a bigger house! What we were looking for was someone to take us outside our comfort zone (we have pretty good taste but safe). When Deborah and Caroline came to the house, they came up with the idea of taking colour inspiration from 2 vivid paintings we have in the living room; and matching the colour scheme accordingly. This has resulted in much more colour in our reception rooms but nothing daft. The only room where we agreed to go all out 'Slightly Quirky' was the cloakroom and despite my misgivings it looks ab fab!! And a number of our friends have said so. My thanks to Katie also, who kept all the orders for re-upholstery to lighting etc. on track; and of course, made sure we paid promptly (would be a smiley - if I could find one!) So, thanks to the SQ team who I can recommend unreservedly. Alan xx
Sue, Kew Riverside
We live in spacious 3 bed apartment over-looking the Thames. My husband is a recovering stroke patient and we moved from a Victorian house with four floors to escape from the stairs. It was the view that took our breath away and which was the deciding factor, we didn’t think too much about how the space would work for our differing needs. The living/dining area had window seats with cupboards under for storage, but they never really worked for us, as they were a bit high. That space was not really used by us and the dining table didn't fit in the space well. There was only 1 reception space which was difficult as we both wanted to use the space differently; he likes watching television and I like to have friends for coffee. In addition, the guest bedroom also had to be used as a study which was inconvenient when friends came to stay. Then Caroline and Deborah from Slightly Quirky appeared, having been referred by my daughter whose Georgian house they had transformed. After a bit of measuring up in every room and a few strokes on the keyboard, a simple and elegant solution materialised- essentially 2 walls! The living area was partitioned into two, creating two very functional, yet, still spacious areas that could be fully utilised by us both. The partition wall had wide, sliding, sound proof glass doors that mirrored the existing doors between the living area and the kitchen. This created a TV area with a small sitting area for my husband. The second room, which could be accessed either from the kitchen or the TV area, became a comfortable sitting room; perfect for relaxing with family and entertaining friends. The second wall was built as a semi partition in the main bedroom, creating a corridor with huge wall space for books and files. A wall of shelving and work surface was moved from the little spare bedroom and relocated there. I thus still had a study area, but gained a proper guest bedroom, with a normal bed and other furniture. Some simple but creative ideas from Slightly Quirky aided by clever space planning to ensure that the rearranged furniture and fittings actually did fit the new areas, made our home work for both of us.
Nick and Katie, east Sussex
It was a pleasure working with the SQ team from start to finish. Creative ideas and strong opinions, but also willing to listen and to work with us to make sure we got what suited us. We have the same house but a new home that we really love - and it met the budget we set. Can't ask for more than that. Great people to work with and highly recommended.
Aisling and Gavin, Esher
Caroline & Deborah are a great team and really compliment each other. We knew the look we wanted to achieve from the outset but would never have been brave enough to do it without Slightly Quirky & their expertise. They pushed our style boundaries, sourced beautiful products from a range of prices, spending money on the right items. They took all of our feedback on board and the end result is outstanding. We are so proud of our home, every day it makes us smile. Without hesitation I would recommend Slightly Quirky.
I have wasted so much time and money over the years trying to create a particular look for my home, but no matter what I did, I always fell short and never quite managed to achieve what I had set out to do. Having downsized a few years previously, I still owned the over-sized furniture from my last house and my home was in desperate need of a revamp. Then along came Slightly Quirky... Having discovered their details on Houzz, I narrowed my choice of Interior Designers to 3 and Caroline and Deborah were the first ones to visit. From our initial meeting I just loved their enthusiasm and abundance of ideas and had no doubt in my mind about using their services. It made no sense asking for help if I wasn’t willing to take on board their recommendations, so I respected their judgement and gave them free reign to re-design my living and dining area and they did not disappoint. The process from the initial meeting, to receiving the concept boards was very exciting and once the work commenced, I could clearly see their vision taking shape. Slightly Quirky have some amazing contacts who captured their bespoke designs with precision and the first thing anyone says when they enter my front door now is “Wow”! I love the way they have fused the rustic feel of the exposed brickwork with the modern pieces and built-in furniture. Everything they have chosen and designed is beautiful, but if I had to choose one thing that stands out, it would be the corner storage bench with the integrated led lighting - it’s one of my favourite details. Lack of storage was a huge issue for me, so the bench now nicely houses a lot of my clutter. I have learned so much since the project began and am more open to experimenting with colour and texture. If I have an idea about something - I will always run it by Caroline first and take on board her advice. Nothing beats the feeling I get when I open my front door - I love my home and it is all thanks to these amazing ladies
Martin and Liz, Shepperton
We took to Deborah and Caroline immediately; their enthusiasm is infectious. Their relative skills - both creative and practical - complement each other very satisfactorily. They listened carefully to our wishes and requirements and produced initial designs that were bold and suited our personalities. Slightly Quirky also oversaw all the implementation, working with very good quality suppliers who, like them, paid attention to details. It is not always true that designers maintain interest right to the end of a project but this is not true with Slightly Quirky. We are thrilled with the final result. Budget control was good and increases were a result of our scope creep. Subsequently, we asked them to come up with some ideas for our teenage daughter's bedroom and their designs were very much to our daughter's brief - Slightly Quirky had been sympathetic to what she wanted.
We needed a full renovation of a one bed flat. I was looking for someone who'd advise on design but also manage the project. Caroline worked on layout changes, sourced materials, oversaw contractors and generally sorted everything out. All we had to do was make the occasional choice based on her suggestions. We're very happy with the result. We definitely recommend Caroline and Slightly Quirky. They'll be our first port of call for any future design and project management needs. Caroline was always a pleasure to deal with. We did end up about 15% over budget but that was due to a few enhancements to the original project that Caroline suggested and we decided to adopt - we could have kept the cost down had we chosen to.
Lorraine and Andy, Richmond
Deciding that our early Victorian town house needed a total refurb, but that it needed to be done in phases whilst we continued to live there. I invited Deborah to propose some ideas for the first phase. It was a great decision. As they say, Slightly Quirky's approach is not to impose one style but to work with the client to help them achieve something that is right for them. Our art collection, and the furniture & curtains I wanted to keep, were enhanced by whole host of ideas (some a bit outside my initial comfort zone) which have come together to create interiors that we love and that work for us. Slightly Quirky came up with great colour schemes, sourced furniture and accessories, designed some bespoke cabinets, liaised with the construction company, provided lots of logistical support etc, etc. Long before the end of phase 1 I had already asked them to help me with the rest of the project. I heartily recommend them - their ideas are fabulous and Deborah and Caroline are both a pleasure to work with.
Andrea, Portobello Road
Great and friendly service, always on time and within budget. Deborah and Caroline where my first choice. They provided colour schemes, chose upholstery recommended a wonderful decorator and made sure the furniture would fit through a small hallway and even hunted down vintage chairs for me in the early hours. I could always rely on their professional know-how. They helped create a warm, calm and cosy family base in a very busy part of London, not without leaving their "slightly quirky" touch.
Caroline & Deborah were instrumental in visualizing a new perspective to our living room redesign. They worked with us, understanding our needs & tastes in providing four design options. Their drawings were accurate along with the 3D visualization it helped us make the right decision. They combined a good balance of creative flare and practical necessities that we wanted to achieve through this project.
Chas and Chris, Worcester Park
Deborah and Caroline have done a superb job renovating our downstairs living space and the finished result is beyond what we could have imagined. Our initial meeting was to see if Slightly Quirky would be able to help us resolve the inefficient use of our living, dining and kitchen spaces. We were aware we needed to remodel the space, but did not know whether this work required an extension or not, leaving us in a quandary on how to proceed. Deborah and Caroline listened carefully to our dilemma and the requirements we were hoping to fulfill, and in response, provided us with a number of options (visual drawings) and their thoughts. An extension was not necessary, but with the help and vision of Slightly Quirky we have successfully remodelled our entire downstairs living space to something that feels more like a family home, with no un-used areas. Also, money saved by not extending allowed us to redesign our downstairs w/c and give me the ultimate pantry cupboard. Deborah and Caroline took charge of room colour schemes (paints and wallpapers), textures, floor tiles, and even the designs for bespoke items of furniture. They delivered on all fronts whilst also complementing existing colour schemes. Throughout the process, both Deborah and Caroline were fantastic. They were patient listening to our requirements and changes, considerate, professional and full of superb ideas. All in all they have been a pleasure to work with, as have the building team they recommended to carry out the work. The best decision we ever made was to engage Slightly Quirky on our project – deciding how to use a space is far more important than knocking down or building new walls. Deborah and Caroline are an awesome team and great designers and we would be happy to recommend them and use them again and again.
Taylor and Joe, Roehampton
‘We enjoyed working with this company from start to finish and intend to hire them again in a few months’ time; service was professional and friendly, and we felt Caroline and Deborah really understood what we were looking for- from style to budget. ‘
Hamish and Alison, Twickenham
‘Slightly Quirky Ltd did the kitchen, lighting and interior design, for our kitchen extension, which formed the heart of a bigger building project. They were all very patient and a pleasure to work with. Deborah got us to try things we would not have otherwise tried and the end results were beyond our expectations. Meetings on site or at suppliers were always at times to suit us and nothing seemed too much trouble. All deadlines and budgets were met and they worked really well with our builders, despite having not worked together before. We were blown away by the end results and love our new space. We can’t recommend them highly enough and would definitely use them again.’
‘I wanted to let you know how happy we are with the room. You brought that room back to life and the house finally feels (almost) finished, with this room connecting the refreshed hallway and kitchen. I smile every time that I walk through. Fantastic service. Showed up immediately, listened carefully to brief, worked to a tight budget and stayed with me when I changed my mind (a few times). Everything I hoped that a design service would be. Professional, friendly, totally client focussed.’
Victoria and Eoin, Highbury
‘I hadn’t thought about using a designer to help us, until I found Deborah’s website and looked through her projects, all of which seemed so personal to the owners. Deborah came to look at the house, and within 5 months, she had completely transformed the downstairs into a space which we absolutely love. She was careful about budget, about listening to what we liked and timings. Plus, she was just an absolute pleasure to deal with at all times. If you are looking for a “Fairy Godmother” to make things better, as I was, look no further. I really recommend Deborah, and would definitely use her again
Carol and Cris, Taplow
‘Deborah has worked tirelessly with us to develop and deliver a transformation to our 1966 rare example of Eric Lyons SPAN architecture, SQ injected a new life and design in a way that respects the original design and era, yet delivers an up to date home without loosing it’s 60’s heart. Deborah was able to come up with original ideas and fantastic attention to detail, which we either simply accepted or tweaked or enhanced based on our own ideas’.
Kate and Nick, Chiswick
‘Deborah has done a fantastic job helping us renovate our home. Right from the start ‘got’ our style very quickly and was brilliant at recommending new ideas that we would never have thought of ourselves, but that we loved. She stuck very tightly to our budget but still found interesting, unusual and quirky things that have transformed our home. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!’
‘Deborah captured my ideas perfectly and fine tuned them to become a stylish home for our family. Absolutely worth the money spent and I already recommended Deborah!’
‘I can’t recommend Deborah highly enough. I trusted her to deliver something that I wasn’t brave enough or creative enough to do myself and she did an amazing job. She’s a joy to work with’.
‘Deborah had loads of brilliant ideas, recommendations and solutions to tricky problems. She’s lovely to work with and for the amount of advice I got, her fees were very reasonable’.
‘Deborah did an outstanding job in creating the best possible solution. She has redesigned the entire floor plan and lighting, and the result is fantastic’.
Laura, Hampton Hill
‘I was impressed by the knowledge and creative ideas that was bought to the remodelling of my house. The help with builders etc. and made the job less stressful than it could have been’.
‘Deborah came up with some super design ideas for my new apartment. I have been very impressed with Deborah’s vision and professionalism’.
Lesley and David, Portobello Road
‘A fantastic remodelling of my kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom. On both occasions she listened to what I needed and came up with designs that were both beautiful and gave me the changes that I needed’. We clicked straight away. Her input into the whole development became invaluable, to the point where every time I showed something to my partner he would ask if it had been ‘quirked’ before agreeing to it!’
Alix and Dan, Muswell Hill
‘The response was brilliant. I was also able to approach them if l came across any pieces myself and needed reassurance that they would work’.
Lynne and Phil, Shepperton
‘Deborah was fantastic from the moment I met her. She very quickly and accurately identified my likes and dislikes and incorporated these aspects into her amazingly creative design ideas’.
Caitlin and George, Palmers Green
‘Deborah created an air of elegance but with an interesting twist – with a strong visual synergy throughout. Her designs are also practical: we now have good storage, excellent lighting and a terrific kitchen’.
Lucy and Andrew, Hampton Hill
‘We have never used a designer before but from the first meeting we got on well and Deborah instantly understood what we were looking for!’
‘I have hired Slightly Quirky for a few projects and plan to work with them again in the future. Deborah has an innate sense of design and colour and helped transform my house from bland to giving it a wow factor. She also organised for all of the work to be carried out including electrics, mirror installation, glass wall, bespoke wood work, soft furnishings, drapes, and painting. Furthermore she helped select furniture, fabrics, colours, wallpaper, light fixtures, etc. she is full of great ideas. I am sure she helped contribute to the property value of my house which sold within a week when it was time to move. I look forward to having her help transform my house again’.
Anna Stathaki, Photographer
‘I’ve recently photographed a project for Slightly Quirky in Chiswick and it was an absolute pleasure to work with them. Both Deborah and Caroline are very friendly and approachable people, professionals and knowledgeable in their field with great attention to detail and enthusiasm and great choices of fabrics. They had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve which is always a massive help. They are great to work with and i would definitely highly recommend them. I look forward to working with them again on future projects’.
Karl Marrow Furniture
‘We have worked with Deborah and the Slightly Quirky team for over 12 years on both small and large projects and they are always a pleasure to work with. Deborah’s attention to detail and colour is fantastic. She listens carefully to clients’ requirements and often approaches projects from a different perspective, coming up with designs which are not just the most obvious solution. She has a great comprehension of interiors and how to pull a scheme together through design, colour, material and texture. Slightly Quirky projects are interesting, often unusual and always hit the mark both in terms or practicality and style, as you can see by the selection of pieces below. We very much look forward to working on further projects with Slightly Quirky Ltd in the future’.
‘We have worked with Deborah and Slightly Quirky team for over 4 years and they are always a pleasure to work with. KUB3 LTD love producing furniture for them as their projects are interesting, unusual and well organised. If you require an interior designer with innate sense of design and great customer care then we strongly recommend using Slightly Quirky’.