Interior design runs through Anna’s blood, both Grandfathers were in the business of furniture, one selling Antiques, the other modern furniture of its time. Growing up in an eclectic household resulted in an innate understanding and confidence (ability) in how to combine styles successfully. Anna creates a mix of unconventional aesthetics to achieve a modern vintage style, a timelessly elegant finish, which has become her signature. A personal touch is always visible in her interiors , yet retaining a true sense of the owner’s individual style is always imperative.
Having studied Interior Architecture at The American Collage of Applied Arts, California, and working with numerous designers and architects, Anna set up her own design practice with her business partner, in Chelsea, London in 2000. With over 20 years of industry experience, Anna now works as a freelance Interior Designer working from her new creative studio in Lewes. Recent projects spanning London, Bermuda & New York to Sussex.
HOW IT WORKS
Anna Standish is an interior designer working on projects large and small, locally and in London. She provides a bespoke interior design service, creating distinctive personal spaces for everyday living; blending antiques, contemporary design and custom made pieces. Anna advises clients at many different levels from complete house refurbishment, space planning, lighting design, kitchen/bathroom design; to colour schemes, window treatments, furniture and styling…. the whole house or one room at a time. On a larger project, a full refurbishment for example, Anna is there to support and guide the client within the project, to co-ordinate between the client and other professionals, helping all run smoothly. Making sure the client is aware of options, and that their choices are well informed.
“There are so many wonderful craftsmen here on our doorstep in Sussex - i currently have a set of antique dining chairs with a furniture restorer in New Haven, I work closely with a upholstery workshop based in Pevensey, and the best handmade lamp shades are only down the road in Portslade!”
Taking inspiration from all around, whether it’s a walk along the sussex coast, checking out the local art galleries, or browsing antique shops and markets. Her imaginative use of colour, understanding of fabrics and texture, combined with her knowledge of interior space and attention to detail gives Anna the edge. If she is not designing a Client’s house, she is redecorating her own home in Lewes, where she lives with her Husband, 2 daughters, & Milo the Dog.
"Anna helped us to source fantastic builders, she was fun to work with, always available on the end of the phone or to pop over to chat through ideas. Her advice was invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending her!“ - Private client - Landsdown Place, Brighton
Call Anna to discuss your project on 07971 512132.
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