Garden room with curved vintage sofa
Vintage 1930s drinks cabinet in garden room


A higgledy 15th century family home in rural Essex with a series of rooms that lacked definition and flow.

Client Review:

Nine Lives and Philippa were wonderful at making my house feel more like a home. We did not live in all of our rooms downstairs as we were not sure how to use them. Philippa came and quickly worked out the best use of space to allow flow in our home. She is great at picking out colours and textures and finds material and wallpaper that I would never have been able to contemplate. Everyone that comes into our home always asks questions about the wallpapers and the fabrics we used. I am really thankful to Philippa for her hard work and attention to detail. We will go back for more advice in the future.

Teenage bedroom with vintage brass bed

Interior Design Services

  • Space planning and furniture layouts
  • Internal finishes, from paint to lighting to ironmongery
  • Bespoke panelling for the snug, and clever boxing to disguise the TV in the formal sitting room
  • Choosing and ordering all furniture, fittings and equipment
  • Sourcing and ordering all furniture, soft furnishings, fittings and finishes
  • Designing and commissioning soft furnishings, including window dressings, upholstery and cushions
  • Installation and styling of the finished interior
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