Sarah has worked as in interior designer for more than 20 years. Although she leans towards classical, symmetrical architecture, her style could be described as modern, using a mixture of old and new. In recent years she has worked on a number of traditional English country houses and feels they should always look as comfortable and as interesting as possible. She believes a home should look as though it has been lived in and the things in it accumulated with love and time by the owner.
Sarah has worked on projects from complete refurbishments to just one room. She loves to find individual furniture, textiles, rugs, lamps and artworks, in order to make each home look unique. She is constantly scouring markets, galleries, and little places off the beaten track to find that sometimes wacky, but always original piece.
Sarah reads her clients and adapts her style to their character and lifestyle. She is happy to work on a clean blank canvas of pale colours by adding character with furniture, upholstery and accessories. However, her true love is the use of brave colour and pattern and helping her clients understand how to use them together.
Louisa has worked in the interior design trade since the end of the 80’s when she started working for a well known interior designer in Hong Kong. On her return to England she worked for various established designers in London. She started out on her own at the end of the 90’s and had a steady stream of projects varying in scale and budget, in the country, London and oversees. Over the years she has gathered a fantastic network of contractors and suppliers enabling her to create wonderful bespoke interiors which reflect the lifestyle of the client and their personality.
Louisa loves using strong and unusual colour in her work and mixing old and new to create warmth, comfort and surprise. She is just as happy project managing building projects from the ground up to sourcing fabric for a pair of curtains.
Sarah & Louisa
Louisa and Sarah have been friends for many years and they often collaborated on projects when they were working individually and it became increasingly obvious that working together was going to maximize their strengths. They joined forces in 2017 and are lucky to have a wonderfully supportive and efficient team helping them with their growing number of clients.
Vanrenen GW Designs undertake both residential and commercial projects from city to country and abroad. Their design service covers everything from full project management to smaller decorative jobs.
Their clients are at the foundation of how they approach the design. Having taken the clients brief, they work together to produce design schemes and layouts for the clients’ approval and produce detailed estimates to work within budget. They oversee the implementation and installation, adhering to deadlines. Their hands-on approach and flexibility has resulted in a substantial amount of repeat business which is greatly valued and appreciated.
Whilst the main studio is based in Hungerford, Louisa and Sarah travel to London weekly to meet clients, visit sites and to source for projects.
Vanrenen GW Designs are delighted to have been included in the list of the Top 100 House and Garden interior designers.