So you’ve heard about the exciting projects we’ve been up to, but I bet you didn’t know we had new members to the team.
There are now 8 of us, and we all have our own talents and roles within Devon Interiors. Oh, and not to mention we also have a mascot, ‘D'reckly’ who is in fact a dog but he’s also got great talent…sleeping!!
From Left to Right: Tonia, Kate, D'reckly, Ben, Brett, Leanne, Shannon-Leigh, Amy, Sophie
See more info on each of us in the Team DI section!!
Did you miss us?! It’s been far too long now since our last blog, we know!
We’ve been super super busy and have had to put our amazing clients first, of course… Being so busy has been great and has meant we have been able to expand on our team. We have a dedicated ‘mini media mogul’ who is writing all of our blogs, updating the website more often and keeping everyone up – to – date with what we are up to on social media.. Phew!
We will introduce you to our amazing team in our next blog, but in the meantime this is just some of what we have been up to:
When we were approached by Kenn and Kennford Parish Council to help give their reception / break out area a 'new lease of life' we were more than happy to assist! The brief was to create an inviting space that the local community are encouraged to use. The Kenn Centre, Kennford, plays host to many events, functions as well as having meeting room and conference facilities, so it was ever more important that the entrance was fun and welcoming! With an extra thanks to KBS Signs and Ben Stretton, the space was transformed to the highest finish!
Working alongside EaseBuild, we have spent this Summer transforming the first phase of the circulation space to Cullompton Community College. The brief was to convert the space into an environment that reflects the college's inspirational approach to education; to make fun, dynamic, vibrant space. With the use of fresh, bold colours on the walls and in the rooflights and simplistic wall graphics we believe we have delivered just that! The students are shortly returning for their new school year - We hope they like it as much as us!!! :)
Yesterday saw the official opening of Dartmouth Golf and Country Club's, The Dartmouth Spa by chairman Greg Dyke! We couldn't be more pleased with the transformation of this project! The tired, dated swimming pool and gym has been given a new lease of life in the form and luxurious spa facility; including a new indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fully equipped gym. The spa also includes three treatment rooms, a dual treatment room for couples, manicure and pedicure areas and a relaxation room where an extensive range of relaxing treatments are available, including the rare opportunity to enjoy a Rasul mud experience!!! Greg and the General Manager Jamie are impressed with the results and are very much looking forward to the future of the Spa!
How exciting!!! We were approached by the fabulous MK Events girls and asked if we would like to sponsor The Big Cake Show 2014 in Exeter this year by providing them with a 'Green Room' fit for their celebrity chefs, of course we said yes, especially as Mary Berry was one of them!
We absolutely love a challenge, so when we saw an empty breize block lined white box of a room our creative juices began to flow and we knew we could pull something fantastic out of the bag in record time! With the help and support of FW Homestores and Panaz we were able to create a warm, inviting interior with the use of quality, comfortable furniture and luxurious fabrics to act as a back drop!
We were so pleased with the results, as was Mary who told us she loved the space - Thank you Mary and the MK Events Team!
Wow..... I don't think any of us imagined quite what a rollercoaster of a year 2013 would be!! Since opening Devon Interiors in May, we have:
Completed - Two fab Residential projects, an Office project on the Duchy Estate in Cornwall and a super fun Retail outlet for great local charity 'Jelly' in Exeter.
Currently on Site - Two new luxury care homes (one in Surrey and one in
Southampton, both with dementia care specialism), a care home refurbishment in
Guisley (yes, that's Yorkshire!) all for Anchor Trust, an amazing complete Spa and Treatment suite refurbishment for Dartmouth Golf and Country Club and a beautiful
refurbishment of the clubhouse Bar, Grill and Lounge at Woodbury Park Golf
So what have we got in store so far for 2014?!...... Well, we will be hitting the ground running at speed on Monday!! We will be commencing the design stages of - Two new luxury care homes, two new extra care projects, an office refurbishment and potentially some luxury treehouses!!
Exciting times!.... Cant wait to get stuck in, we will keep you updated! Our website is currently being updated too as we realise we have neglected to keep up with reporting back at the pace of our projects! So come back soon to see what we have been up to......♥
Wow!! We cannot believe its August already...... we certainly hit the ground running and haven't stopped for a moment!! Its been the best few months EVER, so much fun and we have met some amazing people that we are proud to now call friends.
We moved into our lovely new office, commenced 'Flat-pack Monday' and built ourselves some lovely furniture. After a few weeks of 'heads down' and running at one hundred miles an hour we had 'Upholstery Friday' and customised our sofas...... a lot more US!! the office fit-out continues, watch this space for an update!
Now that we have finally taken a breathe, we have been able to look back at what
we have achieved in such a short time. We have planned our blogs and will
not be leaving it this long again!! ♥
Ok, so Devon Interiors Limited has officially been 'born'! After spending the last 11 or so years in one of Europe's largest design consultancies, it feels like a huge breathe of fresh air to be able to solely concentrate on delivering a top quality service to our clients with 100% commitment and no 'red tape'.
As a team we are so lucky that we can honestly say 'we love our jobs' and none of us take that for granted, we've all been in situations where we wake up in the morning and dread the day in front of us..... but now we wake up excited and ready to go!!
Our recent residential project has been a wonderful experience.... fantastic clients, superb design and construction team and great suppliers. We are slowly but surely putting together a holistic design for the property of which the bathrooms were a priority - they are currently on site and we will update you with completed photos as soon as possible.... watch this space! ♥