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
GBP 60,000 - GBP 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
London, Greater London UK 
Celia James 
The Studio, 10 Laundress Lane
London, Greater London N16 7BQ
United Kingdom 
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Hi. Lots of people have asked this question in the past, unfortunately the chairs are no longer available. Some people in the States have written about a table that looks similar. This one came from a store in Tottenham Court Road, London but the store has long since been closed. Sorry l can't be of more help.
last Saturday at 3:15AM   
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Thank you v much. I live in Edinburgh. Desperately looking for dining table and chairs to go in a small living-room space. All shops sell the same oak/glass/usual suspects. Oh well. Will keep searching !
last Saturday at 3:21AM   
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Quelle nappe pour sublimer ma déco ?

La nappe est un élément de déco à part entière, soignez-la ! Full Story
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Decorating: Warm Up With These Creative Radiator Ideas

Step away from the white and traditional and embrace radiators that are a little out of the ordinary and lots of fun Full Story
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Feel Good Home: How to Relish That Sunday Morning Feeling

Sunday mornings are made for relaxing. Savour every moment with these feel-good ideas Full Story
     Comment   August 30, 2014
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Today was my first Sunday lie in for months. Curtains and windows open, A pile of pillows, a new book on my kindle and a cup of tea and I stayed there till 11am. Most decadent. Followed by a roast chicken lunch, an episode of Glee, (don't be hating on me) whilst doing the ironing, before an hour long walk in the late afternoon sunshine. This evening I have Houzz and a movie ahead of me. This has been a perfect Sunday.
September 7, 2014 at 9:51AM     
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I need at least 3 Sunday mornings a week to feel normal hence I work from home that's why I'm regarded as a bit of a weirdo to my family. Strictly 9 to 5ers they are so my entire living space is designed around the morning coffee, news and kicking back lol.
September 13, 2014 at 11:35PM     
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Pro to Pro: How Do I Market my Design Business?

Grab the attention of your target clients with these essential marketing tips Full Story
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Lovely article !! ( by 11pm on a Tuesday I'd be too pooped to even think about work !!)
August 31, 2014 at 8:35AM     
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Very good advice. Makes for a very good start.
last Friday at 3:37AM   
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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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