Anna Standish is an interior designer working on projects large and small, locally and further a field. 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, she 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.
“As an interior designer you need to be flexible, yet know your mind.”
Anna’s love of design is in her blood. Both grandfathers were in the furniture business with shops, one selling Antiques, the other G plan and Ercol. She grew up in an eclectic household. This gave her the deep understanding and the natural ability to combine styles so successfully. As a child, summer holidays were spent on road trips across Scandinavia and Europe, between the châteaux’s and fjords, there were plenty of visits to furniture manufactures and textile mills. After studying Interior Architecture, and working for numerous designers and architects, Anna set up a London based Design Practice with her business partner in 2000. Currently Anna is focusing her work as a freelance Interior Designer from her studio in Lewes, bringing with her nearly 20 years of experience.
“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 being repaired and re-lacquered, 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 on the beach, checking out the local 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 home, she is redecorating her own beautiful house 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.