The Team 2018-02-26T11:45:30+00:00

Our Team

These are some of the amazingly talented people we work with.

Kerry Chapman

I am Kerry Chapman a creative yet pragmatic interior designer.  Along side a quirky interiors shop on Catherine Hill, Frome I also run a very successful interior design studio specialising in hotel refurbishment and residential projects.

Over the twenty years in interior design I have worked with and along side the renowned hotel Group Von Essen hotels, Longleat Hotel Group, Ripples Bathrooms and Jane Clayton to name a few. I have recently completed designs for a stunning hotel in Aberdeen and a hotel in Sandbanks, Poole.

I believe in bringing outstanding design and quality to all areas of interior design. I believe in ‘old school’ design, you will normally find me at my what you would call ‘retro’ drawing board with my Rotring pens, magic makers and scalpel!  My unique and personal design approach has a following among many UK based companies, celebrities and international clientele.

Penelope Salmon

Interior Design Consultant

During the last 25 years I’ve worked on various restoration and interior design projects, both here and abroad and I have a passion for creating beautiful and unique living spaces that are perfectly tailored to individual needs, yet still comfortable and practical.

During my twenties, I studied design and fine art at Camberwell Art College and then went on to study sculpture at Wimbledon. After this time, I continued to work on projects close to my heart, eventually moving to Spain where I designed and built and off-grid eco retreat, working on both the architecture and interiors.

I have a natural feel for colour and form and I’m adaptable and able to work with clients’ varying tastes and wishes. I am also able to source furniture and materials where necessary.

Pip Scaramanga

Interior Specialist Painter & Design Consultant

Pip Scaramanga is a well regarded interior decorator and designer with over 30 years experience.

She worked alongside her husband, Andrew, who for over twenty years designed and manufactured beautiful furniture and joinery. Pip was responsible for the decoration, lighting and finishes of bespoke kitchens, fitted furniture and one off pieces. She has a team of skilled craftsmen to achieve this including painters, gilders, specialist plasterers and woodcarvers.

For the last ten years Pip has worked as a specialist decorative painter and designer. She works both directly for clients and also as part of a team for London based designers Sterling Studios, Blush Design and Sarah Patey. As well as projects in the UK she has worked in France, Germany, Switzerland, Kuwait and Azerbaijan. More recently she has concentrated on working in England.

The following websites illustrate examples of her work:

www.northcadburycourt.com – Pip worked alongside Archie and Janet Montgomery to completely renovate and redecorate the whole house including 21 bedrooms and bathrooms.

www.hampdenhouse.co.uk – Pip organised the redecoration of the ballroom installing beautiful hand painted wallpaper and decorating all the plasterwork and columns.

www.longstowehall.co.uk – Pip worked with a team of decorators to achieve Italian style trompe l’oeille panelling in the revamped ballroom.

www.wessexroyalehotel.com – Pip completely redesigned the ground floor of this Georgian Hotel in Dorchester, transforming it into an elegant and welcoming space.

The majority of Pip’s work has been for private clients. Pip can either suggest schemes or help you achieve the look you are after. She is happy take on the management of whole projects including liasing with builders or simply be employed on a consultancy basis.

Above all Pip is flexible, imaginative and easy to talk to and happy to help with one room, or a whole house.

Peter’s building team are such an excellent group of workmen. They arrive on time, are unfailingly polite & do not roll their eyes when I change my mind & ask them to change everything!

– Emily Showering

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