We appointed Bella to manage the interiors aspect of our recent new-build project in Bowdon having realised quite late in the process that we simply didn’t have the time, contacts nor (most importantly) the imagination to turn our house in to a home. Bella stepped in, took the challenge head on and proved to be an absolute superstar for us. Bella’s ideas and contacts list helped us to achieve a finish far above our expectations and she was on hand to take control when deadlines became tight and things went wrong!
Bella knows how to manage everybody well; be they the main contractor, sub-contractor or supplier and she even knows how to manage the client (who of course is always right) so as to get the job done. If we were ever going to build another house again (which is likely), Bella would be involved in the process from day one and I think that is the biggest reference that I personally can give as somebody who was initially quite sceptical of our requirement for an interior designer!
Put simply, I would not hesitate to recommend Bella to anybody who was undertaking a major project on their home and, in fact, we already have several times.
Bella is professional, creative and fun to work with. She has guided us through the minefield of a two year new-build, removing much of the stress of the process and leaving us with a home that is perfect in everyway, for every member of the family. We quite simply could not have done it without her and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Nicola & Michael Vaughan
Bella has asked us to write a testimonial for her following the completion of our new-build in Cheshire, for which she was the interior designer. We hardly know where to start! From beginning to end, Bella has been lovely to work with. She seemed to know instinctively what we wanted, more than we did ourselves, knowing exactly when to reign us in and exactly when she could push us a little further. Bella has been imaginative, patient and creative throughout. She made the whole process fun and the outcome is beyond our wildest dreams.
In spite of being involved in all the designs and choices that she offered us, we were not around during the furnishing stage so came back from abroad to a fully furnished house. To say that we were blown away would be an understatement. Every item of furniture was in, every corner dressed to perfection, every detail thought through, down to our photos being printed out and framed. Bella did not create a dream house for us because we could never have had the vision to dream that what she has created was possible. It is beautiful, different, unique and dramatic. Yet somehow it is also warm, comfortable, practical and a HOME.
We have loved having Bella in our lives these last two years and hope she will continue to be so for a long time. Otherwise we’ll just have to build another house!
Hayley & Simon Showman – November 2020
Bella was referred to us by our architect and what a stroke of good luck that was! We immediately warmed to her calm, friendly and professional approach.
We only initially instructed Bella to work on our siting room and kitchen extension. However, as she produced such lovely schemes and designs it did not take us long to realise that the whole house needed the ‘Bella touch’.
Before we knew Bella we were completely afraid of using any colour other than cream and varying shades of cream. Thankfully Bella gently introduced us to the concept of colour and how different tones and shades can work in different spaces. All this was only achieved as she has such a unique eye for colour and design.
Bella has given us a fantastic family home, where every room has been perfectly decorated and has its own distinctive feel.
I would recommend Bella to anybody wants an amazing home with added wow factor. She is so easy to work with; it was a pleasure from start to finish. She is the ultimate professional bursting with creative talent.
Bec & Paul Galligan
Bella was recommended to me by my architect for our new build. We had never met before but from our first meeting we hit it off. She listened to what I had to say and grasped my ideas, style and briefing straight away. She spent a huge amount of time on the project, had an amazing eye for detail and followed the process throughout, co-ordinating with builders, architects, trades and deliveries (sometimes at very inconvenient times), which took pressure off me. Working with her was a delight and the final result was perfect