• Deborah B, Singapore 2013 - We first came across Tricia Douglas Interiors whilst looking for a reputable interior designer to renovate our new house...Read More
  • Joanne D, Yorkshire, May 2013 - After two unsuccessful attempts at working with a designer, we found Tricia. To date, we have completed two rooms...Read More
  • Caroline, Carter Jonas, York - Tricia has successfully furnished several apartments in central York working directly with our clients and Carter Jonas...Read More

Testimonials

Deborah B. - Singapore 2013

We first came across Tricia Douglas Interiors whilst looking for a reputable interior designer to renovate our new house - a 19th century property that hadn't been decorated since 1980 and needed modernising throughout. We identified Tricia Douglas Interiors through her website, liked what we saw and were impressed by our initial discussions with both Tricia and Dave, her husband.

We were delighted with the way things turned out, both in terms of the quality of workmanship and the interior design and finishing.

This was by no means an easy project with walls having to be knocked down, supporting beams inserted, new plumbing and electrics fitted, as well as three complete new bathrooms. Dave used a team of contractors who were reliable, hardworking and most of all, took a lot of pride in the work they were doing. At all times during the project, we were kept informed of all new developments and the potential consequences and so were able to make sound decisions during the process. Budgets and finances were also openly discussed.

Tricia was able to perfectly gauge our tastes for the different rooms and worked with a significant amount of input from our side.

The results were fabulous with Tricia creating a wonderful home for all of our family and a place that we treasure.

We would have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending Tricia Douglas Interiors to anyone or any family wishing to create a quality finished property that stands out through character and good taste.

Joanne D. - Yorkshire May 2013

After two unsuccessful attempts at working with a designer, we found Tricia Douglas. To date, we have completed two rooms; are about to commence a third next week and are planning a fourth, all using Tricia's expertise and assistance.

Her knowledge within the industry is superb; she was able to listen to our needs (including those of my fussy husband!) and come up with some amazing designs. Tricia and her team are all excellent, each one being a true expert within their field...as well as prompt, reliable and courteous, which is no mean feat!

Response times to emails has always been fantastic, and Tricia is always on hand to answer any queries or questions, no matter how trivial they may seem. Her ability to manage a project seamlessly is a real skill and one that although you do expect when paying for a service...is not often received.

Tricia does this with passion, enthusiasm and a smile! For me, dealing with someone who has the ability to completely transform our house, coupled with a personable, professional personality is hard to find. I have and will continue to recommend Tricia's service to others.

Caroline, Carter Jonas, York

Tricia has successfully furnished several apartments in central York working directly with our clients and Carter Jonas to present the property to the highest standard.

A confident relationship with Carter Jonas over several years has achieved a good understanding of the demanding market conditions and requirements of our clients to successfully result in good sales and clients’ approval.

‘Tricia's commitment, work ethos and style have turned houses and apartments into homes working either with a very small budget or delegating ideas with client and Carter Jonas and working within a timescale more than often impossible to achieve.

Tricia Douglas Interiors strong sense of style is very much suited to period properties, new properties of character but they have also created wonderful interiors to properties changing the accommodation layout which may have been daunting to potential buyers but makes a more modern life style change.’



Pat Johnson, 'Chester-le-Street'

In 2009 / 10 we undertook major renovations to our period farmhouse in Durham. Tricia Douglas Interiors provided us with expert guidance and advice and through her vast experience and array of contacts created for us an elegant and timeless home.  She is a lady of impeccable taste with an outstanding talent for colour and attention to detail. She is also an extremely personable lady and easy to relate to. She listened to us, took on board our requirements and delivered everything we asked for. The results were superb, came in on budget and were of a vastly superior quality from anything else we had previously considered. It has been a privilege and pleasure to have worked with Tricia and I have no hesitation in recommending her services.



Cathryn Houghton, City Lets, York

Tricia has fully furnished a number of apartments that we have successfully let.

  • Furnished apartments are in greater demand than unfurnished. Currently, in York, there appears to be an oversupply of unfurnished apartments
  • All furnishings are coordinated, giving a professional look to the apartment; this gives the property an edge on other furnished apartments, often letting quicker.
  • Tricia can offer a range of services from, advice to the full interior package or complete refurbishment.


A few case studies:

We were given 12 apartments to let and manage, Tricia fully furnished and equipped each of these luxury apartments, they were completed to a high specification. All apartments were then let to a large international company on contract in York with rents ranging from £1100 pcm to £1400 pcm. These apartments were furnished.

We were asked to take over the management of an apartment that was dated but held a prime position in York overlooking the river. Once the apartment was completely renovated, the rental went from £650pcm to £360 to £400.00 per week for a serviced apartment.

We had a dark, City centre apartment that we let unfurnished, and we persuaded the owners to have Tricia provide a fully furnished apartment as we were getting little interest with the unfinished apartment with a terracotta carpet throughout! The apartment was usually let for £695.00 pcm. The owners are currently now achieving between £400 to £510 per week as a serviced let. Other furnished apartments that are of the same size & furnished are currently achieving £895.00 pcm for and AST.

We have a large quirky prime property that did not show too well unfurnished, the bedrooms appeared small with low slanting ceilings. Unfurnished, it looked disappointing. Tricia completed the interior, had purpose built furniture made for the quirky rooms. We let the 2 bedroom apartment for £1500.00 pcm.

A number of our clients have furnished the interiors successfully themselves with great results; other clients have had disappointing results.

Landlords buy expensive apartments and often place inappropriate furniture that does not show off the apartments to their best. We have just taken on a city centre apartment, the owners have furnished the apartment with a mix of modern furniture and what appears to be furniture from a "well to do" suburban house, they do not mix and the look is very disappointing, especially as the property is commanding a high rental. Equally, we have a 1 bedroom cottage owned by an artist and the interior is quirky and quite fabulous with individual pieces scattered throughout.

We think Tricia makes the time and has the expertise to show a property at its best.



Trevor Ward, The Mount, York

We generally believe we have a reasonable idea about colours that would suit our home.  I have recently redecorated my Regency house from top to bottom.  Having lived here for 20 years I decided for the first to take advice.

Tricia Douglas was recommended to me and what a fabulous job she has done with colours I would never have dreamt of using.  Together with new curtains, blinds and flooring my house has been transformed!



Carole Carter, City Lets, York

Working in the demanding high end serviced apartment market requires beautifully presented apartments that achieve instant lets and return clients. Tricia has worked with us on dozens of properties turning tired looking apartments on low end rental into top end apartments that are snapped up on first viewing. Whenever we take on a new apartment or have an existing but difficult to let apartment we simply call in Tricia who not only completes the décor and furnishing but provides a one stop shop for lighting and building work via her access to all types of trades with whom she works on a regular basis. Whether it is new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring or anything else it is there with one simple telephone call been so pleased with her work she is now engaged transforming my own home.



John Stansfield

Tricia has given us really excellent advice and support while we have been re-designing the interior of our house. She spent a lot of time listening to what we wanted and understanding what was important to us before starting to formulate her designs and plans. Tricia has a real eye for design and colour and we have been absolutely delighted with the results. Before working with Tricia we tried to do things ourselves and ended up making quite a lot of expensive mistakes! Tricia is even able to source trades people at very sensible rates and their work is done quickly and very well. One final thought, some designers we have come across make you feel ignorant and stupid - Tricia is completely the opposite and is just so friendly and helpful.



N Raper

Tricia's help was invaluable throughout the refurbishing of our house. She helped us make up our minds on the final colour schemes and was always on hand to offer help advice and guidance.



Dave Doggett, Chairman

Before Trish designed a new colour scheme for the Community Centre it was sometimes known as the ‘neopolitan ice cream’ Centre, pinks, greens and browns! Critics thought Tricia’s ideas would never be accepted. Now the contemporary scheme is complemented by all the users of the Centre and this has been a factor in us increasing dramatically the hiring of the facility for events and weddings and has helped the Centre become financially viable.

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