Celia James


Services Provided
With the help and expertise of our tried and trusted product suppliers and tradesmen we can provide a complete interior design service. We also co-ordinate building works thereby minimising stress for our clients.

Areas Served
London and the South East mostly but open to projects elsewhere.

Typical Job Cost
£60,000 - £300,000

Business Description
Based in London Celia James is a past Director of the British Institute of Interior Design and was a part-time tutor at the well respected Inchbald School of Design.
Capable of designing in both traditional and contemporary styles her experience spans almost 30 years during which time she has produced solutions for all aspects of domestic design, retail showrooms, restaurants and concepts for property developers. Her personal taste is for spaces which ‘flow’, impart a sense of peace, and yet are enlivened by an assured use of colour. Eastern design has always appealed to Celia and its’ influence is noticeable in much of her work.
Adjectives frequently used when describing Celia’s design style are ‘calm’ and elegant’ and mention is often made of her clever use of colour. In fact these qualities were specifically noted in Homes & Gardens magazine (April ’92) when her work was described as ‘soothing, pared-down......very elegant’ and again in 25 Beautiful Homes (August ’09) ‘the furniture is chosen to fit snugly and it is pared down to a carefully selected minimum’. Real Homes magazine (August ’04) described her work as ‘relaxing without allowing the décor to become bland’ and the ‘understated feel comes from clever use of colour’. Her use of space is ‘cleverly conceived’. Another quality she brings to her work is her ‘loving attention to detail ‘(Real Homes August ’04) and in 25 Beautiful Homes (August ’09) ‘with such attention to detail it is little wonder that the apartment, though small, is perfectly formed. Her blog 'Interior Design: A Profession' can be followed at www.celia-james.blogspot.com.

Certification and Awards
Masters Degree in Interior Design
Bachelor of Arts Degree 2 (1) in Interior Design
Diploma in Interior Design
Location:
London, UK 
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Address
The Studio, 10 Laundress Lane,
London,
United Kingdom, N16 7BQ 
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Review by ollywood:

Worked to our brief and budget, sourcing great materials for us to choose from, and we ended up with a stunning place to live.
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My husband and I built a house in Canada whilst lviing in England and I needed a professional to plan, draw and specify 5 bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen. ...
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Celia was asked to provide a design for decorating, fully furnishing and dressing a City of London apartment for a busy male professional and, in due course, co...
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