Anderson Davie Interior Design Ltd is an emerging interior designer outfit specialising in creating personalized and functional spaces with a visual and emotional concept. The company’s unique high-end designs are tailored around the client’s personality and needs. Anderson Davie’s evolving and timeless designs are great for both residential and commercial projects. The co-founders and directors, Chelsea Anderson and Paula Davie spoke with Herts Review laying out their business and aspirations.
Friends for 20 years, Paula and Chelsea were attracted to each other’ style and personality. Paula has a background in Music and Entertainment and worked in a leading Architectural practice until recently while Chelsea managed several other businesses. According to Paula “Anderson Davie Interior Design has come at the right time. As friends with a lot of interest in interior design we aspired to bring something unique. Designs with personality and underlying stories. Due to covid-19 pandemic, I was furloughed then made redundant from the Architectural practice I worked for, so Chelsea and I teamed up to launch our own interior design company. It just seemed the right time”.
Both founders completed an interior design course at the Interior Design Institute, London and are already working on a major residential project in Hertfordshire. Their client has asked for the redesign of the entire building. “Through my partner, we met this wonderful lady that asked us to redesign her entire house. She is flexible with the budget and we have been asked to create a unique design and feel for her home. As this is our first major project under the Anderson Davie brand, we are extremely excited” remarks Chelsea. Other proposals and projects in the pipeline are likely to follow.
Anderson Davie Interior Design has been trading since August 2020. Launching a business in the middle of a pandemic has been exciting although there have been challenges. “Our challenges are not from the design aspect or client work. It is more from administrative stuff like opening a bank account which we assumed would be easy. In addition, due to the covid-19 movement restrictions, we have seen a delay in some of our orders but it is a general thing so we just press on with what we have to do” remarks Paula.
The team have done an excellent job launching the business utilizing their wide network of friends, family, and previous colleagues. “The contacts we have built up over the years have come good with our project. They have been extremely helpful. While Chelsea and I focus on the design aspect of the business, we have architects, public relations, web designers, branding and other freelancers that have worked with us all the way in some cases to build relationships or to contribute to our project” says Paula. They also have a list of vetted tradespeople that work on their various projects.
The co-founders of Anderson Davie Interior Design Ltd are extremely passionate about interior design. The Hertfordshire based company are open to both residential and commercial projects and will work with various budgets. “With the lockdown, many people at home and the government requirement to work from home, we have seen a lot of demand for what we do. Some people have realised their home can look better while others are embarking on house extensions and conversions. We want to take advantage of this opportunity to grow our interior design footprint in the residential market” says Chelsea.
She continues “Our services cannot always be seen as a cost as what we do will add value to the property so there is a return on investment. One of the clients we are speaking with has had a property on the market for a while. We have a proposal to work on the interior to make it saleable”. The team are looking to take on more residential and commercial projects. A potential project with a coffee shop and an office redesign project are also in the pipeline.
Anderson Davie Interior Design has come at the right time. Paula and Chelsea are combining their experience and love for interior design to create a unique brand. Using a blend of colours, textures and styles, there is a story behind every design which strives to reflect the personality of the client, so their home reflects them. “Over the next 6 months to a year, we want to build a really strong portfolio reflecting a diverse range of clients. Of course, to achieve that, we want to work on more projects and grow our team” says Chelsea.
The company also wants a feature story in Elle Magazine, the bible for interior design. “As we complete more projects showing our meticulous work and unique style, we will love to be interviewed by the team in Elle Magazine. That would be a great achievement for us, and we believe it will lead to bigger projects in the future” says Paula. Okay ladies, we think a feature story with Herts Review is a good start and our team are hoping you achieve all your aspirations.
Fancy a new look in your home or office? Need to carve out some office space in your living area? Or you need an expert and professional eye to reorganise your living space with great designs? Reach out to the team at Anderson Davies Interior Designs here.