About Clare: Interior designer and lighting specialist Clare Winchester
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Clare is a skilled interior designer with a flair for individual and creative styling. Her inspirational designs can transform your home into a unique and special place to live, work and enjoy.

She is equally happy to assist clients with smaller interior design projects - providing ideas and inspiration for interior accessories, soft furnishings, antiques and lights or lamps, as well as taking on larger commissions for multiple rooms or entire houses.

Interior design services include...

Clare Winchester, Interior Designer and Lighting Specialist
Interior designer Clare Winchester offers a complete interior and lighting design service

Complete interior design service

A complete interior design can be for a single room, several rooms, or an entire house.

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Upholstery, re-upholstery services.  Furniture and individual furnishings.

Upholstery and other furniture

Clare uses top quality materials and expert crafts people for custom-made furniture and re-upholstery.

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Fabrics and wallcoverings

Fabrics and wallcoverings

Clare supplies fabrics and wallpapers from companies such as Altfield, Alton-Brooke, Baker & Gray, Chase Erwin, Lewis & Wood, Nobilis-Fontan, Sahco Hesslein and Zimmer & Rohde.

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Antiques and art - Interior designer Clare Winchester can source antiques, fine art and prints

Art and antiques

Clare is a passionate and avid art collector. She can source antiques, original art and prints.

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Lighting design and interior design lighting consultancy

Lighting

Creating ambient, task, and decorative lighting is an important element of Clare's interior design service.

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Curtains and soft furnishings

Curtains and soft furnishings

Clare is an appointed Silent Gliss Specialist believing them to be the best supplier of curtain tracks worldwide.

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Interior designer Clare Winchester offers a complete interior and lighting design service
Complete interior design service

A complete interior design can be for a single room, several rooms, or an entire house. A detailed floor plan will be provided for each room and further drawings may also be provided where required.

Clare will source and select all the required materials for flooring, walls (paints and wallpapers), lighting, fixtures and fittings, furniture and fabrics.

The design scheme will be proposed to the client with a sample board illustrating the fabrics and materials required. This visual presentation will enable the client to see how the design scheme works and, if necessary, provides a starting point for refining the design to the client’s satisfaction.

Clare will work closely with you throughout the design process, and if required, she can manage the interior design project on your behalf by overseeing the works required and liasing with your architect, builder or project manager. Clare can also recommend specialist contractors.

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Interior designer Clare Winchester  - curtains and soft furnishings
Antiques and art buying service from Clare Winchester

Clare grew up surrounded by antiques and fine art, and she studied History of Art at Cambridge.

A passionate and avid art collector herself, she is able to spot the best pieces of furniture or art at auction, and is able to source individual pieces from galleries, shops and individual artists and makers.

With her educated eye and extensive experience Clare knows how to select beautiful pieces of furniture and art for the right period and at the best price.

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Upholstery and re-upholstery for antique furniture and cherished sofas and chairs
Upholstery and other furniture.  Re-upholstery service for antique chairs and sofas

For traditional homes, historic houses and listed buildings Clare believes in using top quality materials and expert crafts people for both new custom-made furniture and re-upholstery.

Her preference is to use hardwoods, traditional materials and construction methods e.g. hand-tied springs and horsehair, to produce furniture that will last for generations. Many of the new upholstered furniture pieces Clare sells are made in London or Northamptonshire, the heartland of British upholstery. She also imports furniture from France and North Carolina - the ‘furniture capitol of the USA’.

For modern, innovative and contemporary interior styles, or where a tight (but realistic) budget has to be factored into the project, Clare will source and supply alternative modern materials e.g. acrylic, metals, faux leather and synthetic fur fabrics, which will be more appropriate for a contemporary design project.

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Interior designer Clare Winchester  - curtains and soft furnishings
Lighting specialist Clare Winchester can create lighting schemes for ambient, task and decorative lighting in your home

Creating the right ambient, task, and decorative lighting in any room or space is an important element of any interior design service.

Clare is a trained and experienced interior lighting designer and can be commissioned to provide bespoke lighting schemes for individual building design projects as well as an integral part of an interior design scheme.

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curtains Monmouth
Hand made curtains Monmouth
Curtains and drapes in Monmouth
Curtains and drapes by Clare Winchester interior designer

Clare has designed many very successful window treatments during her career as an interior designer. She always makes sure that the treatment suits both the room and the size and shape of the windows, making drawings if necessary to get the proportions just right. When required she can suggest fabrics and treatments that fit with a particular historical period, such as silk festoon blinds, or swags and tails.

Because curtains can be one of the larger investments the client will make in a design scheme, Clare usually suggests interlining, to prolong the life of the fabric and of course - in the British climate - to provide insulation in winter, the exception being voiles or other light-weight fabrics that are designed to be left unlined. All her curtains and soft furnishings are hand-sewn by trusted seamstresses.

Clare has a vast range of curtain poles available to order, from traditional brass, to gilded or silvered woods with beautiful carved finials, to minimalist modern metal, or even clear Perspex. She uses the best quality curtain tracks, and is a Silent Gliss Specialist.

Clare also supplies all kinds of blinds: simple roller and Holland blinds, Roman blinds, wood or metal Venetian blinds, and specialist blinds that might be solar or UV filtering, very large, or automated.

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Fabrics and wallcoverings
Fabrics and wall coverings

Clare supplies fabrics and wallpapers from companies such as Altfield, Alton-Brooke, Baker & Gray, Chase Erwin, Lewis & Wood, Nobilis-Fontan, Sahco Hesslein and Zimmer & Rohde.

Having lived and worked in the USA for ten years, Clare has an affinity for American wall-coverings and fabrics, and particularly loves the confident style and beauty of American wallpapers. She likes to introduce British clients to products from her favourite design houses, such as Beacon Hill, Brunschwig & Fils, Clarence House, Decorators Walk, Lee Jofa, Philip Jeffries, Robert Allen, Scalamandre, Schumacher, Stroheim, Thibaut, Travers New York and Vervain.

For traditional settings, Clare encourages her clients to be confident in using pattern and in ‘layering’ several patterns, but she frankly avoids fabrics and wallpapers that are ‘on trend’, preferring to suggest instead timeless designs that will not date.

For modern homes and show-houses she usually advises a plainer approach that is still elegant, using plain silk, faux-silk, linen, or subtly patterned curtain fabric, textured upholstery fabrics, paint colours, and wall-coverings such as sea-grass.

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Interior design consultations with Clare Winchester

The initial consultation with Clare is free of charge* and will take place at your home or on site. To arrange a consultation please phone Clare on 07970 550 708 or click here to send an email.

The initial consultation will cover an in-depth discussion about your project, your ideas and your budget. Clare will then be able to give you a general assessment of your design requirements and be able to advise you if your budget matches your requirements.

If you wish to proceed to the next stage, Clare will then prepare an outline design proposal with an estimated cost.

* Please note: travelling expenses may be charged by prior agreement where the site is outside a 50 mile radius of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

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