Interior Design Testimonials

5/5

We spend a lot of time in our lounge, and as we have not decorated the room since moving here 13 years ago, it was about time we did!

What attracted us to using Kaya was her warm, communicative style, ability to recommend furniture from various shops, including high street brands, and her experience of transforming home and business spaces.

Kaya listened to what we needed and wanted for our lounge and tailored her designs carefully to our brief.

Kaya was thorough and constantly reaffirmed our needs, responses and tastes. She held our hands as she walked us through each stage. We felt Kaya had a firm focus on our requirements and preferences.

Kaya offered choices, but not too many so as to be confusing, and when there were questions or adjustments, Kaya would take us through those until we were completely happy with that stage before progressing onto the next stage.

It was exciting, seeing our tastes and practical needs for the space come to life through the layout drawings, mood board and, finally, the finished space.

My husband, Martin’s comment was, ‘I love the lounge, Kaya did such a good job!’

We can truly say that our lounge is a reflection of our taste in colour, style, fabric, and comfort, and even our dog has his own unique spot to snuggle up on the sofa! All of the different aspects of the lounge flow and fit together perfectly.

Kaya is personable, detailed, knowledgeable and efficient. She got to know us and worked with us to create a lounge we all love.

 

– Clare and Martin

5/5

We had a great experience working with Kaya on our living room, bedroom and bathroom. Kaya did a fantastic job of understanding our wants from the beginning and gave us exciting suggestions and options for each room. She made us feel really confident with our choices and the execution was beautiful especially at the styling stage when everything came together. The soft touches that she was able to create we would never have been able to create on our own. She was also always available if we needed anything. We are really pleased with our spaces and they reflect exactly how we wanted to feel in these rooms. Thank you so much Kaya!

 

– Abi & Ibby

5/5

Kaya was contracted by us to design our garden room. We had all sorts of design issues because we wanted the room to be multipurpose: an office space, a music room and additional living area/home cinema. When Kaya took on the project, she thoroughly investigated our requirements, budget and tastes before arriving at two main design options with two options for each main item in the room. The whole process felt like a breath of fresh air had been blown onto the whole project. It was clear that she had a well thought through and structured process for arriving at her designs. Furthermore, she is very personable and a pleasure to work with. The end result was simply stunning, we are extremely happy and have commissioned her for another project in our home.

 

– John & Emma

5/5

We have had a fantastic experience using Kaya’s services for our living room. We live in a newly refurbished home but had no idea where to start when furnishing and decorating it. Kaya has been professional, helpful and generous with her time. She re designed the layout of the room, helped us to pick a theme that worked for us, never pushed us to make a decision or go with something that she felt would work well and the result is incredible. We now look forward to spending time in our living room which is perfect for our family.

On top of this, Kaya’s fee is offset by her generosity with passing on both trade discounts and her little black book of trades people to help us – saving us both time and money.

We will be using Kaya’s services for our next project and whole heartedly recommend her for anyone who (like us) is overwhelmed by choice and unable to see what can be achieved.

 

– Louise & Rob.

5/5

As the framing for our loft conversion was finished, and we were first able to go up there and see the bones of the new space we would have, it became clear to me that we might need some help with design.  Kaya was introduced to us through a friend, and we decided that her guidance was exactly what we needed.

Kaya’s process allowed us to really identify the aspects of the design that would be important to us, giving our thinking far more structure and pulling apart the drier elements (such as our need for lots of storage) from the more creative side.  She allowed us to achieve a really practical living space, which works in the ways we needed it to.  And on the creative side, she showed us that good design can make a room feel really special, and turn it into a space that you look forward to spending time in.  Prioritising this side of the design work is something we would not have done on our own at all. 

Kaya worked with us on all aspects of the design, from colour choices, layout, lighting, furniture and finishes, through to final dressing with art and plants.  Working with her was a fun and collaborative process, and her experience and knowledge was invaluable throughout, guiding us to shortlists of choices, dramatically reducing the time we would have spent researching options and shortcutting us straight to really well-chosen options.  Her wealth of experience and beautiful sense of style helped us to make more flamboyant choices which have proven very successful. 

The final result is amazing, we are so pleased.  A beautiful, luxurious-feeling space which is so much better than we had hoped it could be.
 

– Kate & Neal

cinema room
5/5

Kaya did an incredible job turning a dark basement room into a stunning home cinema! We’ve worked with Kaya several times now and she immediately gets what we’re trying to achieve. Her ideas are right on point from the colour palates the way through to the completed project. On this project she also worked seamlessly with the AV install company as well as the carpenter. The finishing service is absolutely priceless in getting those crucial last details sorted. As always, I’d thoroughly recommend Kaya for any project.

 

– James

living room chair
5/5
This is the second time that we’ve used Kaya to help design and style a room in our (new build) house and we’ve been incredibly happy with the results. Having worked with us before, Kaya really ‘gets’ our style and manages to present ideas that fit with our likes and dislikes, while still coming up with creative concepts that expand our horizons and make the final results much more interesting that I could have ever managed on my own. She’s very professional and easy to work with, can be totally relied upon to meet her commitments and does it all in a really cost-effective way. In both projects, we’ve made substantial savings through Kaya’s trade discounts (many interior designers don’t pass these on to the client) and she’s produced a result that looks a lot more expensive than it actually was! I’ve recommended Kaya to several friends and am already thinking about what she can help us with next.
 

– Vicki & James

plants decoration details
5/5
I highly recommend KaVaRa home styling. We had been trying to decorate a very large room in our home for a few years but never got around it, then one day I saw Kaya’s services advertised on a Facebook group and I thought why not give it a try? All I can say it was the best decision we have made, from our first call Kaya was lovely, very professional and guided us through the whole process. After discussing our needs, likes she worked with us on design options, colour palettes, different furniture options. The result was amazing, not only the room looks beautiful but is very practical which is exactly what we were looking for. The children also love it and are able to spend much more time there. I would definitely use her services again.
 

– Silvana and Lucas

dining room
5/5
My experience with Kaya has exceeded all my expectations and she has delivered and more on all fronts of the brief of the styling of my new flat from start to finish, helping me to turn my flat from a blank canvas into a work of art. I couldn’t be happier with my new flat and I have received glowing feedback from guests. All of the things I had wanted in terms of the styling of my flat by instructing a professional were met and exceeded and I am proud to call the flat my own, all of which is down to Kaya and her hard work on the project. Kaya was both professional and personable throughout the project and I cannot recommend her or KaVaRa more highly.
 

– Akshay

teenager room decoration
5/5
If you are in any doubt about paying someone to help you design your home – don’t be! I had always liked the idea of using an interior designer but had never been able to justify the expense before. For my daughter’s 13th birthday we agreed that she would have her room updated and turned from the child’s bedroom it was to a bedroom which will last her through her teenage years. Not having the time or energy to devote to this project, and being on a tight deadline, I spotted an advert for Kaya online and her service sounded perfect and worth paying for. She spends time getting to know you, what you want and your budget, meaning that the design fits your needs and wants. As she uses high street and internet retailers, the cost is kept down, purchasing is easily completed online and items are sourced from a wide range of retailers meaning you get a great variety of items. Kaya worked tirelessly to meet the timescales, meaning that my daughter’s bedroom was completed and ready for her to sleep in on her 13th birthday. “Kaya suggested a design for the room that I would not have considered, found gorgeous furniture which fits in the spaces perfectly and finished it off with great accessories. She was a pleasure to work with at every stage: at the initial meeting she took time to really get to know my daughter and what she wanted, through the design phase she gave 3 options of every item (and on the one or two items that there were problems with she offered further options to make it work in the timescale) and we could not be happier with the final result. In fact, so happy that I have just booked her to come and re-organise another space in our home! What greater recommendation can I make?
 

– Roz

5/5
know what I like and dislike in terms of home styling, but often find it hard to bring all the thoughts and ideas together into something that is easily actionable also finding the time to do it all including the shopping. Kaya is spot on in understanding my preferences and able to advise on pieces that works with our style. Overall, I’m very happy with her services!
 

– Annie

owl decoration
5/5
Kaya is professional, always ready to help and excellent at what she does. She has an eye for detail and understood clearly what my aims were. I absolutely love my home now. Kaya listened to my needs and wants. It’s stylish, trendy, contemporary and I literally smile every day at what we’ve achieved. She has wowed me and anyone who comes to my home. She made it as stress-free as possible.
 
– Asmeen
coach bedroom ideas
5/5
Kaya is absolutely great – her interior design services are really good value, her approach is 100% professional and we’re really pleased with the final result. Because of the discounts that Kaya has access to, there was almost no net cost to us of using an interior designer and the final effect is definitely more stylish and ‘pulled together’ than I would have achieved by myself. Kaya is also an absolute pleasure to deal with. I’d happily recommend her to anyone looking for help with their interior design. The home styling service in particular is absolutely excellent and well worth the very reasonable cost.
 

– Vicki

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5/5

We have used KaVaRa twice now – that is probably the best endorsement of her work I can give. They were two very different projects, but with each project she gave us exactly what we needed. What was similar about both project was that she listened to us, captured what we wanted and was thoughtful and creative in the outcome. I couldn’t be more delighted with both projects! The second room she worked on was a complete “Room of Requirement” – transforming a dumping ground of a bedroom into a calm, gorgeous multi purpose space. Miraculously she managed to fit a long, long hugely varied list of requirements (including tumble dryer, wardrobe space, guest bedroom, space for pet mice, books, Pilates equipment, xbox room to name but a few) and design the room so that select things were on display, but mainly housed in bespoke, brilliantly designed floor to ceiling cupboards. I would not hesitate to use KaVaRa again. Her care and attention, constantly being on hand to make the project work and good eye for detail mean that we have been left with a truly beautiful, liveable space.

– Roz
5/5

Kaya was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Nothing was ever too much to get towards our vision. We started with what was a sparse living space which didn’t feel welcoming or finished but we couldn’t see how to bring the room to life.
Kaya breathed not only life but comfort into our living space which is now a lovely welcoming end to all busy days. 
Anyone who is stuck for ideas or needs fresh eyes on interior projects, we encourage you to use Kay. Thank you again.

 
– Nicola and Andy