Carolyn Parker Interior Design has been an established and highly skilled design practice for almost twenty years based in Yorkshire. Carolyn’s daughter Abigail joined the company over six years ago and they pride themselves on their successful design chemistry. Listed as one of the top twenty designers in the UK by the Telegraph, Carolyn Parker discusses with ROCO her approach to clients and their recent project in the North East.
I went to Art School and from there I developed a love of architecture and interiors. Interior Design gave me an opportunity to be creative.
I firmly believe in trying to fulfill a clients dreams and expectations. We work hard to develop their brief and endeavour to keep the client fully informed of all plans.
Designing a living space should be fun and even though the job is stressful we must never put stress onto the client.
I admire classical design with attention to detail. A great influence was David Hicks who inspired me to look and design all aspects of interiors.
Our latest project in the North East was a substantial new modern living space consisting of kitchen, living room, cinema and master bedroom suite. It was attached to a period property with an extended outdoor living space. It had to be a practical space and the décor had to blend beautifully with the existing architecture, which consisted of plasterwork ceilings and wooden parquet floors.
I think the biggest challenge is always establishing the client’s vision and developing a good and open relationship.