Where do you start when planning design ideas for the home? Are you led by that striking swatch of fabric you fell in love with. Or that show stopping piece of furniture you couldn’t resist? When planning décor and furniture you want to spend your money wisely. And create a home you’ll love. This is where the expertise of interior designer Ana Barreto can help.
The showroom just before Richmond Bridge showcases her own beautifully designed furniture and accessories. But it’s when you are in the warm company of Ana and her team Jana and Celina, your design quest really begins. Their approach is to help you explore ideas and develop your own eye, to confidently make the choices that will create a room you adore.
Ana explains what the typical interior design errors can be:
Buying a lot of nice items, but nothing works together.
“It’s easy to get tempted by a bargain and end up with various pieces that don’t work with each other. Work out the look you want for the room, how it will function and decide from your budget what you really want to buy. One or two items that you love and work in harmony are a better investment than lots of bits that don’t tie together.”
Furniture bought to the wrong scale for the size of the room.
“ What looks fabulous in a showroom can look out of place if it’s not the right size for your space. Made-to-measure furniture needn’t cost anymore than ‘off the shelf’ – it will look seamless and connect the room together.”
Styles and fabrics that don’t complement each other.
“A common mistake is to make a decision based on a small swatch that’s not in proportion to where it will hang or cover. It can be a costly and dispiriting error. The experienced eye of an interior designer will show you how colour and texture work together to stunning effect – helping you to personalize your style.”
Good design is made easily accessible at Ana Barreto through their mix of products and price points. Alongside their in-house hand made furniture and accessories, they also source from the entire market place.
Their interior design service starts with a free consultation in your own home, before a follow up consultation in the showroom. Then the fun part really begins as you enjoy seeing ideas come together, and relax as every detail is taken care of.
To gather inspiration for your home, pop into the showroom or call to arrange a consultation. Ana
Member since: 10th July 2012
I launched The Best of Richmond in 2005 and am passionate about supporting all things local. In particular, we work hard to showcase the best local businesses who give the borough its character and make...