Josephine redesigned our ground floor to create a family kitchen/dining room and a separate work and living space to meet our needs.
She offered innovative ideas which prevented us wasting money on an unnecessary extension.
We just needed help in seeing how the available space could be used more effectively.
She is a lovely person to work with and responded quickly to any questions which arose during the project.
She created excellent drawings with a range of ideas for colour, décor and layout.
Josephine has lots of contacts in the trade and can signpost to reliable building contractors/suppliers.
We are now enjoying lockdown in a beautifully designed ground floor !Read More
I am really enjoying working with Josephine. She has given me great advice and helped solve problems and has been happy to work on a very flexible basis. I would certainly recommend her.Read More
I started my project of renovating two bedrooms in our home. I had no idea where to start and it was all quite overwhelming until Josephine came on board. She suggested colour scheme, was always able to incorporate my ideas and always on hand to answer all my questions, and always willing to drop round. I would highly recommend her.Read More
Josephine was a godsend for us. We were working to a tight timeframe before the arrival of our baby and she had a brilliant ‘can-do’ attitude to drive the project forward for us, quickly kicking the project off with a host of ideas. She is detail orientated and delivery-focused and very responsive when you email and message her. Of course she is very creative and had an amazing sense of style to guide us and draw out what we were looking for in our dream home. She then found the pieces and colour schemes for us to bring that to life. We had a lot of our own thoughts and bought some of the pieces and chose some of the wallpaper independently, and she had no problem at all working with this input and weaving it into her vision and a greater whole.
It was a real pleasure to work with her and we would strongly recommend her.
Jenny and StefanRead More
This was only the first time we collaborated with Josephine it was an absolute pleasure to work with. Josephine is a great professional and although we had to work remotely for most of the time it was very easy to work with. Very articulate, communicated clear requirements and it was very easy define plans and colour schemes. Very accommodating and understanding which made our work simple. The outcome looks truly amazing and her final touches make our product look even better. I have no doubt we will collaborate again in the future and I have no hesitation to recommend her to our clients. - thank youRead More
Really great service from JLV design. We had a lot of bland rooms and she took on board our sense of style and presented us with 3 fabulous options and then helped us source different pieces. We ended up with a stylish room that we would never have imagined if left to our own devices.Read More
Josephine’s creative vision inspired us to not only transform our kitchen but the whole of the ground floor ! She was attentive to our ideas and taste and gave us exciting options to choose from . Her team of builders and suppliers was like nothing we have experienced before : courteous, hard working, reliable and great at problem solving. Unfortunately we were not so lucky with the kitchen supplier but Josephine and her team handled this with patience, determination and a sense of humour .Read More
Working with Josephine was amazing!! She did such a fantastic job picking out pieces for our living room - she's a mindreader! She was very responsive to my messages and Would highly recommend!Read More
We would highly recommend Josephine. In the midst of a stressful project, Josephine was the perfect person to guide us through. Providing serenity, clarity and great examples to help bring the design and layout all together.
Although we're not planning on another big renovation project any time soon (!), we would love to stay in touch. She has a great eye and totally understood us. We're really pleased that Houzz connected us.
Joanna + JamieRead More
Josephine is really inspiring. She's obviously creative but she allows your creative side to come out too with her calm and positive style. We worked with Josephine on the colour scheme for our new house, this included walls, carpets, flooring and exteriors and she showed us the importance of a colour pallet and to allow each of the colours to flow, match and stand out.Read More
I cannot recommend Josephine highly enough. Her exquisite taste, excellent eye and her sensitivity to the design requirements were outstanding. In addition, she project managed the building team which was not an easy task. Throughout she remained professional, calm and supportive. We miss her already.Read More
Where to begin? Joséphine was an absolute joy to work with and delivered on every level. My husband and I had fallen out of love with our house, and having decorated it several times over the 14 year’s we’ve lived here, we wanted a fresh approach. Using an interior designer was a new experience and we thought it wouldn’t necessarily be for us (intimidating/ too expensive/ too ‘out there’). However, Joséphine seemed to intrinsically know what was needed to bring out the best in our house, work within our tastes and budget and challenge us with new ideas. From wallpaper choices to clever refurbishment ideas, we loved josephine’s approach to style and functionality. As with every project, there were sticking points with the building team, but Joséphine was an excellent mediator. Always incredibly professional and willing to go the extra mile. We are thrilled with the result of her endeavours and have fallen in love with our home again. We couldn’t recommend her more highly.Read More
Josephine is an amazing interior designer. When I first contacted her for my project in 2018, needless to say that I was quite confused and had ran out of ideas for how to redesign my very outdated flat.
Josephine patiently listened to me and came with a very clear idea of design for my living room, my hallyway, my bedroom and my 8-years-old's bedroom. I had seen architects and other designers without success. Josephine managed very quickly to understand not only what the problems were but more importantly how to solve them with. My main issue being the size of my flat being very small, Josephine came up with brilliant ideas to better manage the space but also put a very stylish touch completly in line with my tastes and personality.
Josephine was also a gret support during the whole building work where she remained available and encouraging and helped me to keep on track.
I would highly recommend Josephine for any interior design work as she is as exceptional at completely rethinking and rearrange an interior space as at creatively styling it.Read More
We had the pleasure of working with Joséphine last year. She is a consummate professional as well as very friendly putting us both at ease on how this process would work. We love our new home; Joséphine’s suggested designs really bridged some of the differences in our taste as a couple and have created a beautiful living space for us.
We thought that this process would be very expensive, but we actually saved money as Josephine makes suggestions based on what is tasteful and works not based on cost and she has made so many technical suggestions that we would never have thought of ourselves.
We would highly recommend working with her.Read More
Josephine was a delight to work with: knowledgeable, communicative and friendly. She listened carefully to my 'design requirements', respected my budget and suggested lots of great ideas. My bedroom and living room have been transformed (loft/mid century style with some warm colour thrown in). I would be very happy to work with her again!Read More
We asked Josephine to help us design our extension. She was invaluable at suggesting colours and the complete layout. I liked her ideas for two blue tones for the walls and she managed to find a way for us to use it as a childminding area as well as making it a warm and welcoming home.
We will definitely be consulting her on our next project and I can't recommend her enough.Read More
Joséphine put some colors in our house. We are really happy with our corridor new decoration.
Josephine took time to listen and to find exactly the decoration I was looking for.
Josephine transformed our 16 year old son’s bedroom, the living room and master bedroom. It She is great to work with; full of ideas and inspiration, respectful of budgets and flexible. The house looks much better and it’s been a fun few months.Read More
My husband and I chose JLV Design to design our 3 bedroom flat. Josephine's quirky and individual style appealed to us greatly. Josephine had such creativity, amazing eye for detail and was a pleasure to work with. She was always very responsive to our queries, patient with our changes and always gave us 110%. We would definitely use her again in the future when the time comes to redo our kitchen!!Read More
We were delighted with JLV Design. From start to finish Josephine was efficient, creative
and inspiring. She was very responsive to emails and came up with several excellent designs that exactly fitted our requests and budget .. She was very attentive to detail and also extremely pleasant to work with. We love our new sitting room and would certainly recommend JLV design 100% .Read More
We really enjoyed working with Josephine. The design process was very engaging and Josephine was very patient with us as we changed our minds several times. The end result was exactly as we had hoped, and that is down to Josephine’s creative eye and ability to understand what we wanted. We look forward to working with her again.Read More
Josephine was courteous and friendly. She listened to my ideas and made various suggestions which captured my ideas, as well as making other recommendations which were complimentary to my initial ideas. Whilst some of the suggestions were not what I was looking for, some of them I loved instantly and would never have found myself. I definitely feel that the design ideas I had were enhanced and implemented in a much more classy, impactful and design version of what I could have achieved on my own. I also think that Josephine’s advice on the impact of certain colours and styles in the specific room (size and shape) were things that I would not have known myself. On some issues, even where I had doubts and needed time to reflect, I ended up putting faith in Josephine’s judgment and was glad I did. The result was better than I could have inagined. I get many compliments from visitors about the results. I still have more interior decoration to do and will be using Josephine’s services again.
I also thought that the fee was worth the money and that Josephine stuck to the fee quote she had given.Read More
I contacted Josephine to design my new kitchen, the living room and floors. Josephine understood what I was hoping for even if I could not picture it fully and what would look best for the small space in term of style, colours, furniture, lights, decoration. She also provided great advices on decoration style and how to upcycle some pieces of furniture I had. I really enjoyed the process working with her and the result speaks for itself. My flat looks beautiful, is very comfortable and I received a lot of compliments from friends and family on the kitchen and living room. I highly recommend Josephine for any big or small projects, it is really worth it. Thank you Josephine.Read More
We were delighted with the ideas that Josephine gave us to update and reconfigure a room in our house. She ensured the design worked with the existing decor in other rooms but emboldened us to try colours and fittings we’d not have been brave enough to choose ourselves. We’re really pleased with the final outcome and in addition have had several friends asking where we bought our ceiling light from as they want to get the same one!Read More
I contacted Josephine recently after we moved into our first family home. I knew that I wanted to redecorate and I had a very tight deadline to meet because I had to move in within 6 weeks. However, I really didn't know where to start. The house, although large and with a great layout was extremely uninspiring inside, every room felt dark and lacked any warmth. I brought Josphine in to help with two living rooms, our kitchen and master bedroom. I am so glad that I came across Josphine, I gave her an incredibly tight deadline to come back to me with mood boards because my decorater was ready to start. She met my deadlines and she has helped us create the most wonderful family home. The transformation is quite incredible, looking at the rooms now my husband and I agree there is no way that we would have created such a beautiful living space on our own. She always came within the budget that we set, she always came back to straight away with any questions I had and she is a lovely person to work with. Before the process started, I wondered whether an interior designer was worth it, would it deliver what I wanted and would it be worth the expense. For me, it was absolutely the best decision I made and that is down to choosing the right interior designer. Working with Josephine took the stress out of the process, made it highly enjoyable and delivered a wonderful result. I highly recommend her and I am so impressed that I have now asked for her help with the children's nursery.Read More
Very helpful and excellent design ideas and planning for my utility and playroom. Highly recommended. I really enjoy using these rooms now Thank youRead More
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Josephine. I already knew that Iiked her style as I’d seen previous projects on Houzz, she came up with a couple of different options for our units and we focused on one of them to make it right for our space. She was very quick to respond to my requests and very amenable too. We are delighted with how they look and would not only highly recommend her but would love to work with her again if we have future projects.
A real highlight was working with a Steve, her carpenter. He worked really hard on the project, the finish is very high quality and he was a pleasure to be around. Both Steve and Josephine had a lot of attention to detail, which we especially appreciated.Read More
I contacted Josephine after going through a complete house refurbishment. Once I got to the stage of decorating the interiors of the house - specifically the new open plan kitchen sharing a space with living room and dinning room - I felt stuck!
Josephine really listens and considers current furniture or key pieces in order to come up with mood boards and proposals. She really gets a good sense of the lifestyle and personality of her clients.
There is no way I would have been able to choose on my own the furniture she proposed - as I and to stick to the same kind of style. By hiring JLV design I went out of my comfort zone and achieved a very updated, fresh and elegant look.
I was so pleased with the result in the open plan kitchen that I decided to hire Josephine to help me with the guest bedroom, tv room and master bedroom!Read More
JVL design are currently helping me with various storage solutions in our house as well as other pieces of advice with design and redecoration. Josephine is very professional and pleasant to deal with and listens carefully to the specifics of the brief, carefully balancing her own and he client’s taste.Read More
I asked Josephine for ideas for refreshing two rooms in the family home, which initially involved recovering some beloved chairs and sourcing curtain fabric. Then I changed the project by moving to a newly built flat. Josephine stuck with it to help me reuse what I had put away and add new features, including a particularly challenging curtain pole installation. Her warm, cheery personality and attention to detail were reassuring. I love my new space where I am surrounded by things I want to live with.Read More
Josephine is an extremely talented designer with a keen eye for detail and impeccable taste. She took great care to attend to my specific needs. She is unbelievably efficient. We had the bathroom and kitchen design sorted weeks before I was able to secure a tradesperson to do the installation! I was so impressed with her work that I asked her to help me with my lounge, dining and master bedroom. Again she exceeded expectation selecting the most beautiful pieces to compliment the layout and colour scheme. Always coming within budget, and giving a good selection of options for you to choose from. Despite being based in Kent, she always managed to organise visits to make the project run smoothly. I am so glad that I stumbled across her work whilst browsing Houzz that rainy Sunday afternoon. Incidently, she replied to my enquiry almost immediately.
A consummate professional. I have no hesitation in recommending her.Read More
Josephine is very professional. She listened to me had a look at our flat and was able to submit a project that was totally what we needed. She really has an eye to put the right pieces and colours in the right place. She followed up and helped us in every step. I greatly recommend her.Read More
Josephine is fab! She helped us jump start our basement renovation project. We wanted to turn a damp awkward space into a cool teenage den for our kids to hang out in. This was our 3rd attempt at sorting this room out. She presented some brilliant designs which were also very practical and affordable. She was there when we needed her but also let us get on with the bits of the work we felt comfortable with.Read More
Working with Josephine was a dream. She encouraged us to be braver with our design choices without ever being pushy and was respectful of or budget.
Josephine was always available by phone or email to answer questions and would send us pictures of ideas she had seen for inspiration for the flat.
We live in an open-plan flat and the result is a very clever use of space. We were able to upcycle the kitchen beautifully which not only fit in with our budget but also our sustainability efforts.Read More
Josephine helped design our newly renovated home. She was fantastic. Highly professional, often went above and beyond and easy to work with. What's evident is that she is passionate about design and doing the best for her clients. Her ideas were spot on and often pushed our boundaries. We're very happy with the result and I would highly recommend her. Thank you for all your hard work.Read More
Josephine has done an amazing job on our house. She has styled each room differently bit in a complimentary manner so that without spending a fortune, we've gone from liking our home to really loving it.
She's super efficient, good at communicating and really nice to work with. Can't recommend her more highly!Read More
Josephine is an inspirational designer! Having moved to a complete blank canvas with five floors needing furniture, lighting, colours and accessories we did not really know where to start. Josephine listened carefully to our ideas and then pushed our boundaries in terms of both colours and styles. She has an incredible eye for detail and for selecting beautiful pieces which stand alone whilst also complementing the overall design.
She took great care in updating us regularly in terms of our budget, delivery dates and made sure she was available for lighting installations. Josephine is always professional and is also fun to work with.
Josephine has created a beautiful family home for us with a real 'wow' factor and we would not hesitate to recommend her.Read More
We are delighted with Josephine's input on our kitchen/diner design. The builders started work in October and we didn't know what we were asking them to do! Josephine quickly came up with some interesting ideas to add fun, colour and style to our new space. She found some wonderful cement tiles for our kitchen splashback - I would never have thought of them myself, the builder was dubious but they look amazing. Likewise, she transformed our alcove into a fabulous feature but with plenty of storage space too. She has also helped with final styling She was a pleasure to deal with, we would highly recommend her and I would love to avail of her services again!Read More
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From our first meeting I knew I'd found the perfect person to deliver the results I was looking for. Joshephine immediately understood what I was looking for and produced a design plan that was perfect .Working with Joshephine was a real pleasure! Highly recommendedRead More
We are absolutely delighted with the work that Josephine has carried out on our house. What started off as a small, room by room project, quickly grew to encompass our TV room, office, master bedroom, teenage daughter’s bedroom and guest room - in fact, most of the house! While each room has it’s own unique identity, there is a unifying consistency throughout the house, which is exactly what we wanted. Josephine cleverly used many of our own things, up-cycling as she went, and married them with new and vintage pieces to create a stylish, yet practical, home. Her use of wood, metal, soft furnishings and stunning statement pieces in each room was simply inspired.
Josephine was a pleasure to deal with throughout the project, which was delivered on time and on budget. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others and indeed have already done so, with considerable success.Read More
My experience with JLV Design was really inspiring and relaxed. She came to my studio for a styling and photographing session and it was a very productive day! She has a very clear and simple way of working and expressing her ideas, making it easy to understand. Great creative stylist!Read More
I was in desperate need of advice on where to hang (or not hang) all the pictures I love, most of which have sat in my attic collecting dust since we moved 6 years ago. Josephine’s amazing designer’s intuition, coupled with a rationale behind all the decisions we made, was absolutely fantastic. I felt that I was listened to and that we worked collaboratively resulting in my home looking beautiful. It gives me such pleasure to look around my house now and would not hesitate to use JLV Design again on my next interiors project. Thank you Josephine!Read More
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I wanted some advice on how to organise and decorate a 'compact' living space. I had an idea of what might work but wasn't quite sure where to start, for example there were three possible options to place the television but I could not decide which was the best. Josephine was able to help me plan the living room to create 'zones' within it that would divide the room and offer separate ares for sitting and eating. This will maximise the space, give it a dual purpose without one zone interfering with the other. Her experience and expertise were invaluable and I would highly recommend JLV Design. I also really love her work and ideas about how to use colour and pattern. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas and suggestions, you have helped me transform a box into a stylish and inviting living/dining area.Read More
Last year I had some time in-between 2 jobs and decided to build something that I always dreamed of - a garden studio. This was quite a challenge but I really enjoyed it.
Where I needed help the most was in decorating the finish product. I'm good with a drill, but when it comes to choosing colours, I'm at lost.
And Jo came to the rescue!
The brief was simple. I wanted a modern urban man cave with plywood and all that cool Shoreditch style.
Jo first selected the main colour which is a deep blue, and some amazing William Morris wallpaper. I was a bit sceptical about the latter but the end result is fabulous.
She organised some shelvings and storage with oiled OSB doors, suggested leaving the raw plywood flooring and helped me selecting a nice Scandinavian desk.
The end result is exactly ... me!
Thanks a million Jo for this outstanding help!Read More