Who are we?

Reverie Interior Design is an interior design studio specializing in town and country properties for homeowners and developers both here in the UK and overseas. We are specialist providers of a West Sussex Interior Design Service, and also cover areas in Hampshire, East Sussex, Surrey and London.

Reverie Interior Design provides an exclusive bespoke interior design service from concept through to completion. We are professional but approachable and aim to make the process seamless, enjoyable, and exceed your expectations in every way. 

What we do:

Our interior design service ranges from bespoke consultancies and small projects to a complete turn-key service including project management. Recent projects include luxury London apartments and townhouses, and large country family homes in West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire, and Surrey. 

Interior Design Projects

Drawing inspiration from a Parisian style that is elegant, simple, and composed, we aim to create a space with a sense of harmony that is creative in spirit but sophisticated and timeless. We like to apply this ethos equally to both properties in the city and in the countryside alike. 

Our designs balance the relationship between the character of a property and architecture, furniture, and decor to bring a cohesive sense of calm and wellbeing. We like to add personality by mixing old and new, juxtaposing vintage pieces with contemporary design and artisanal finds, mixing feminine and masculine forms, scale, colour and texture, patina, and polish. 

Elegance is at the heart of all that we do and is used in all aspects of our designs to create beautiful homes. 

Who are our clients?

Our clients in the West Sussex countryside tend to be families moving to the area for a better quality of life and a slower pace of life. Often they are moving into larger houses offering them more space with access to country towns, the South Down National Park, and the beautiful coastline. The West Sussex Interior Design Service we provide enables our clients to create the home they require with ease.

Equally, we work with clients commuting regularly to London taking advantage of the county’s good transport links, or looking for a country cottage that can be used as a second home, and a place to relax and retreat. It may be the clients are taking their first steps onto the housing ladder, or downsizing from a larger property. Whatever your situation we can help.

West Sussex Interior Design

Living in the country

The natural beauty of West Sussex is one of its most attractive features, with its varied landscape, green fields and beaches. The allure of country living and a love of outdoor space is definitely one factor that brings people to this area. Homes here might be a rural property, in a market town, in Chichester itself, or by the coast. There are a variety of housing styles from historic homes, coastal cottages, rustic barn conversions, Edwardian family homes through to more modern developments and new builds. 

A common problem we have encountered is how to make older houses work for modern family life. Historic properties don’t always offer the open plan living space that may be desired. Clients may wish to do more than just refresh the property and may wish to open up space to bring in as much light as possible or to change the layout to create an en-suite or dressing room for example.

It could also be that you have purchased a modern house and want to inject some personality and rustic charm or bring New England beach style to your coastal home. We will work closely with you to achieve the very best solutions for your home. 

Specialist Family home design

We specialise in the creation of beautiful family homes. In family homes, it is important to address both the collective and individual practical needs of the family members, as well as the aesthetic end result. Whoever you share your home with it is important that both you and your partner feel your home is a reflection of your tastes and interests.

Family life also evolves and homes need to be able to adapt to these changing needs. As children grow rooms may need to be repurposed and layouts changed to reflect changing needs. A nursery might become a study bedroom for guests, and a playroom a media room, outbuildings a teenage den, or party barn.

We understand the need for storage for family life to function well. Whether it’s maximizing space in a small country cottage, providing storage for toys, or creating a boot room and space for pets we can help share our expertise. 

Our aim is to make a house feel like a home, somewhere that is welcoming, calm, relaxed, and ordered. We provide the framework so that you can start living your life in the country. 

Home safe haven in this time

During 2020 there has been a renewed desire for the countryside with city residents leaving larger cities to be closer to nature, avoid crowds, and spending lockdowns in larger properties in rentals or with families. The long term benefits of city living are being questioned in this pandemic. Some are looking to make this a permanent move looking for houses with gardens and space to work from home.

Families with children may be looking for a better quality of life and the countryside appears as a safe place. Others are now able to work a few days a week from home and are able to divide their time between the city and the countryside. The highest demand for second homes can be found in rural counties such as West Sussex within easy reach of London with good train and rail links. 

Working from home

As working from home becomes far more mainstream, the need for a designated home office space has become more apparent. Outbuildings are increasingly being converted or garden office buildings being put up. Increasingly rooms such as dining rooms have become the main office space, or guest accommodation is being given over to facilitate working life at home. For some households, space needs to be replanned to make sure that it works for all household members and this has even caused some people to consider moving house or extending.

Adding value to the property

We are able to help make your home saleable too, through our styling for resale service. Our team can also equip your property for AirBnB and Holiday Rentals.

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