Elm House

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013.

“We found and purchased a house in a lovely position but realised the building itself did not work for us as it was. We knew the kind of place we wanted to live in but needed help to realise it.

Lou took a very detailed brief and produced optional proposals for us to consider. She helped us to find a fabulous architect, as it became clear the project would require specialist planning input and some new build elements. What Lou produced exceeded our expectations and very cleverly used the existing space; we only required a compact extension to give us all the accommodation we needed. She took on board all our needs and we now have a house we love to live in. She was with us every step of the way, absolutely wonderful.”

View the project

Transitions

This entry was posted on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013.

“The Transitions team will be working on site for over a year and we needed an office that was good to work in and also very distinct from the prison environment. It needed to speak of the project’s core mission: to create new spaces and approaches to working with offenders, while increasing their chances of rehabilitation. All on a small budget and done in a way that meant we could involve prisoners and officers in the process. We are delighted with the results, which required a great deal of flexibility and foresight about working in a particular environment. For example, our tables were made in the prison workshop and designed with the restrictions that this bought to bear. They have become a source of pride for prisoners and a talking point for those visiting the office.”

Rachel O’Brien. RSA Transitions, Project Director

View the project

Services

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012.

Christie Studio offers a range of services to suit clients’ individual needs for interior architecture and design. The core aim is to help you, the client, achieve your ambitions by guiding you through the design and realisation of your project.

Offering consultancy, design-only and freelance design services.

Services include:

  • Feasibility studies and conceptual designs
  • Drawing production, documentation, specifications and supervision
  • Space planning and auditing
  • Creative lighting concept design
  • Bespoke furniture design
  • Furniture, fittings and equipment (FF&E) specification
  • Project management
Projects are run in accordance with guidelines laid down by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID).

 

Technical

Vector works 2017 is the Computer Aided Design package for the production of technical drawings. It is widely-used and cutting-edge software. It offers good compatibility with other CAD tools, producing drawings, which can be easily exported to other packages.

Fees

Christie Studio charges competitive rates in accordance with guidelines by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) affiliated with the BIID.

Industry Links

British Institute of Interior Design (BIID): http://www.bida.org

Government Links

Planning Portal: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk
Building Regulations: http://www.communities.gov.uk

Process

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012.

process

Christie Studio takes a flexible approach to each project, delivering tailored and individual solutions


Clients look to hire interior designers who are responsive to their different circumstances and needs. Communication is central to the process. Louise develops unique designs through close liaison with her clients and through close collaboration with the project team. This helps to realise clients’ aspirations and their projects to exceed expectations


Christie Studio creates inventive yet practical solutions that elevate projects beyond the ordinary at any budget…

Louise’s work varies from small solo projects to larger collaborative endeavours, in which she works alongside architects and other professionals. She has links with architectural practices in both South Wales and London.

Christie Studio adds value to projects

Louise offers specialist advice, helping to maximise what can be achieved. She produces spectacular results by optimising space and light, enriching the palette of materials used and finding the most suitable finishes and fittings. She can also assist in the hiring of other professionals and craftsmen where necessary

At a small percentage of the total cost of your project, Christie Studio fees will prove a sound investment

About Me

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012.

 

Christie Studio specialises in interior architecture and design. Its focus is the transformation of interior space and the realisation of its true potential


Taking a collaborative and inquisitive approach, Chrisite Studio produces fresh and exciting interior architecture and design, which reflects the collective input of each member of the project team


Christie Studio showcases the talents of Louise Christie, an interior designer with excellent academic and professional credentials


Louise has a proven track record of developing inventive, inspiring and appropriate solutions for residential, retail, office and rehabilitative environments

She has a BA (Hons) in Three Dimensional Design and an MA in Interior Architecture from Manchester Metropolitan University

Her professional experience includes working for architectural practice HLM in Sheffield and London, where she built up extensive practical knowledge, working on large-scale projects in both the public and private sectors. Louise worked for several renowned London-based retail design and brand consultants, including Conran Design Group, 20 20 and Davies Baron – now DDSB. She also worked as a Design Project Manager for the retail giant Arcadia group

Louise has teaching experience, having tutored at the London Institute – now University of the Arts, City of Westminster Adult Education Services and North East London Polytechnic

Louise has worked on a wide range of projects. These include residential interiors, large and small-scale furniture pieces, office refurbishments and therapeutic environments. Her work has been featured in Architects’ Journal, GQ and the French edition of Elle Decoration

During the past three years Louise has furthered her understanding and experience in the residential sector whilst working as an Associate Director for the design company BOX66 


Louise is passionate about interior architecture and design. She is committed to continue exploring its transformative potential and developing her specialist skills

The Byway

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.

“The building we found was in a good location with great potential. Lou worked with us to re-model the building into an office space which would reflect our ethos and complement our brand identity. We wanted to use locally sourced, eco friendly materials wherever possible. We needed to maximise the limited natural light available on the ground floor and make sensible use of the two storey building. Our budget required careful management and some focus to create an impressive entry to the building. Lou helped us to achieve all these objectives by producing an inspiring design concept and space plan, followed by drawings to submit for planning, help with specifications and finally working drawings for construction. We are delighted with the results.”

Webster Wickham BWA Design

View the project

The Peren

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.

“We employed an architect to work on our barn conversion, but wanted some extra help with the interiors to optimise the space and give a fresh and contemporary feel, without spending a fortune. Lou helped us to achieve this. We are delighted with the results and think that her input really gave us an edge in a very competitive holiday market. Our guests love it. We would not hesitate in recommending Christie Studio.”

Simon and Andrew, Further Afield

View the project