Two friends set up interior design business in Gosport and on the Isle of Wight

A brand-new interior design business catering to both residential and commercial clients has launched in Hampshire.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 7:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 7:40 pm
Kate Thomson, from Alverstoke, and Jemma Wadsworth, from the Isle of Wight, co-founders of The Interiors Project.

The Interiors Project is the brainchild of Kate Thomson, from Alverstoke, and Jemma Wadsworth, from the Isle of Wight.

Kate, a 39-year-old mother-of-two, and Jemma, a 39-year-old mother-of-four, met in 2014 following the births of their youngest children, Georgia and Jenson.

United by their love of design and transformation, the pair immediately hit it off and, over the next five years, continued to trade stories of design inspiration.

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After successfully completing their first joint venture, the pair decided to join forces to launch The Interiors Project, with the aim of offering dynamic design solutions to a range of clients across the UK.

Jemma said: ‘We wanted to be able to offer interior design for everyone.

‘I think there is often a misconception that hiring an interior designer is only really an option for the super wealthy. But, in reality, employing a professional to help with the design of your home is something that can be both cost effective and time efficient.’

With offices in both Fareham and on the Isle of Wight, The Interiors Project seeks to offer something for every budget, from small space design consultancy through to top-to-bottom transformations.

Kate said: ‘Everyone in today’s world is so busy that not many of us have the time to plan and budget for changes in our homes, let alone shop for furniture and accessories.

‘As a result, most people end up ‘putting up with’ what they have, rather than making their home a space which they not only look forward to coming home to, but also one which functions exactly how they’d like it to. And that’s really where The Interiors Project comes in. We want to create interiors which make life easier, and hassle-free, for our clients.’

Sustainability is also a key focus for the design duo who actively encourage their clients to reuse, recycle and upcycle items, consider vintage and antique furniture options, and explore environmentally friendly paints and wallpapers.

Since launching the business, the pair have already landed a number of projects across Hampshire.