Living North Living Hadley April 2009

Living North Living Hadley April 2009

Living comforts... Debbie Neal Interiors

Debbie Neal Interiors offers... a residential interior design service mainly in the North London area ranging from a colour consultation to full property refurbishments. I specialise in turning client's inspirations into a comfortable living space. I work closely with individuals or couples to guide them through the infinite choice of products available to create a fresh and individual scheme that emulates their taste and budget.

What I love about my job is... its diversity. One minute you're getting down and dusty with the builders and the next you could be sourcing beautiful fabrics and wallpapers. Certainly no two days are the same.

My favourite room to design is... a brand new sparkling bathroom. I get great pleasure in turning a grotty bathroom into a relaxing tranquil space.

I am inspired by a... piece of artwork or furniture that the client wanted to keep and build a scheme around it. On a general level I am constantly researching through the internet, trade and interiors publications and exhibitions, it's important to keep up with the current trends.

I am proud of... all my projects. For me the pride is in the client's reaction, what I'm passionate about is giving someone a comfortable and stylish home that they can really appreciate.

The key to being a good interior stylist is... listening to the client's preferences and practical requirements, it is important to be able to read the client.

My favourite building is... The Gherkin - I really admire and appreciate it as I think there is something mystical about it.

I would love to decorate... Sarah Beeney's house for her. I'm a great admirer of hers and I think it would make a nice change for her to be the client.