Testimonials

I really do love my job, especially when I get such lovely feedback. I’ve picked out some of my favourite comments …

…I would 100% use Jane again and would urge anyone to invest some of their budget in her services if you want to make more of an impact with your decor.
Carina S, Dorridge

…we are thrilled with the transformation Jane created in our home. The subtle blending of colours is an everyday pleasure.
Mr and Mrs Drake, Stratford-on-Avon

…Jane listened to our likes and dislikes and designed a magnificent scheme for us which we would never have come up with ourselves’.
Sarah and James, Leamington Spa

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I was a bit stuck for ideas for our lounge and dining room space and decided to try an interior designer to see if this would provide inspiration.  The Sweet Lime website had some appealing testimonials so we met Jane.  To be honest I was a bit sceptical about whether it would work out as value for money but I can now say I am totally converted.  Jane spent quality time learning about our tastes, how and when we planned to use the space and how the space captured light.  The biggest impacts she made included changing the fireplace, finding interesting fabrics and wall colours, suggesting good furniture suppliers and best of all recommending sources for art to make an impact on our living room wall.  She was good at working within our budget and in using a mix of wholesale manufacturers and high street stores.   I would 100% use her again and would urge anyone to invest some of their budget in her services if you want to make more of an impact with your decor.
Carina S, Dorridge

We had worked with Jane previously on improving our period home, so when we decided it was time to tackle the kitchen it was without hesitation that we called her in.   Our Edwardian house had a large and functional kitchen which was tiring as it reached its second decade and with a North facing aspect that left it somewhat dark during winter.   We asked Jane to convert this space into the centrepiece of the Edwardian home – a bright modern kitchen but with its design firmly in the original period. In the design phase Jane came up with ideas for appliances, materials, patterns and colours.  We were able to enhance the hand-built kitchen with locally cast brass fittings, drove up to Chester to find the right range cooker, and even travelled to the National Trust house Sunnycroft near Telford to find period colours (we laughed when we shared the photos with Jane and she’d separately chosen the same blend). When it came to the project phase we relied even more heavily on Jane as we both work during the week and needed to know that work was continuing, we were really pleased Jane on the spot to organise events! We are both really happy with our wonderful new kitchen at the heart of our Edwardian home.”
Ross and Karen, Kenilworth

We recently doubled the size of our offices in Warwick, it was important to include our corporate colours into the project plan but we had no idea how to do this. I contacted Jane and she came into the offices for a meeting and to look round. We talked through the project and how we wanted the new space to look and feel, Jane went away to prepare a proposal and colour palette. Jane gave us different shades of our colours to choose from along with advice on which wall the darker colours would work best and whether they were north or south facing walls.  We are delighted with the results and really would not have been brave enough making these choices without the expert advice we received. I would highly recommend Jane as an interior designer.
Elinor Perry, Managing Director Pentlands Accountants

We are absolutely thrilled with our new curtains and cushions. Jane has walked the treacherous path pleasing an exuberant extrovert and a conservative, financially prudent introvert with skill and diplomacy. We now have a lovely lounge curtains, beautifully made and skilfully hung, that embody a happy union of sophistication, attitude and calm. Jane has some-thing of the halcyon days when your word was your bond, what got committed to got done and customer led service was integral. Many thanks Jane to you and your team

Catherine and John W, Leamington Spa

We asked Jane to help us revamp our lounge. There is such a vast range of colours, fabrics and furniture on the market that we did not know where to start.

We had an initial meeting with Jane, to take a look at our current room scheme and discuss our preferences for colours etc. Jane then came back to us with some paint and fabric samples and suggestions which she thought we would like. We arrived at a colour pallet of blue, yellow and cream, not colours we would have considered if we had done it ourselves.

Jane project managed the making of curtains and the re upholstery of one of the sofas as well as obtaining curtain poles. She also suggested the lighting which we liked and bought. We also needed side tables, coffee table and television stand, and Jane recommended a company in Lincoln to us. The furniture is of excellent quality, so thank you Jane for pointing us in the right direction!

We are very pleased with the final result and thank Jane for her patience (when we were undecided), and vision of what the room would look like on completion – she was certainly right. We now have a cool, comfortable living space which is a pleasure to relax in.

Pat & Peter G, Leamington Spa

We are absolutely delighted with our new curtains, they look fantastic in the context of our colour scheme and taste within our living room. Even more importantly all the ladies of the house love them. We are thinking of another curtain project in the house later this year and I will certainly come back to you with a brief when we are ready.

Mike V, Warwick

We had fought the authorities, insurers and builders for three years whilst subsidence to our house was resolved.  After the work was finished, we called Sweet Lime for some redecoration advice, we reeled when Jane suggested that we had fallen out of love with our home, although we came to believe her when we thought it through. In every room Jane saw more potential than we had ever imagined.  She helped us recreate our beautiful Edwardian home, focused on Stuart’s wonderful handmade soft furnishings and with the workmanship of her network of craftsmen and craftswomen.  One or two well-placed pieces of locally-made furniture, chandeliers and lamps and it feels like a new home.  We love it!
Ross and Karen, Kenilworth.

I’m absolutely delighted with the finished result of your design, the curtains and colours of the room work so well together and really set off the stained glass that is a feature of our Edwardian home. It’s so lovely to have our front room back to a state where we are proud to show people in – instead of apologising for it! I am very happy to recommend you to all my friends and family.
Theresa Kendall, Earlsdon, Coventry.

Many thanks for your help with our lounge. It has certainly helped, saved us from big mistakes, given us direction and a vision, which is what I wanted.
Caroline Elton

We decided to use Jane’s services as we were completely renovating our bungalow and we knew we would be spending a lot of money and wanted to get it right.  Previously we had thought interior designers were for the ‘rich and famous’ and not for ordinary people like ourselves.  We soon learnt that Jane’s expertise and fabulous sense of knowing what colours would work saved us what could have been very expensive mistakes.  Jane is very professional, sources products that you would never be able to find yourself and listens to what the customer wants.  We were particularly grateful for her ’emergency’ interior design consultation one Saturday morning, when we were tearing our hair out surrounded by swatches and samples.  She probably saves marriages  as well as money!
Wendy and Stephen – South Warwickshire

 

We had undertaken a huge development project at our house with a double storey extension consisting of a new lounge and two new en-suites.  The project seemed to be taking considerable time and effort during the 9 months of build.  The upstairs had already been completed, when I received a card from Sweet Lime Interior Design and decided to take advantage of the one hour free consultation. We always thought we had a good eye for detail but like most people didn’t appreciate simple ideas that would give the amazing look we wanted to achieve.  We were slow in appreciating what an asset it is working with an interior designer and the benefits they could bring.

Jane assisted in transforming the original rooms and merging them into the new lounge with colours we would not have considered; although we had a bold red kitchen, I wasn’t too sure the colour would work through the other open plan areas.  I have to say we trusted Jane’s judgement and all the areas look amazing with stunning reds, greys and browns.

As both of us are very busy at work, having someone to source the furniture was a great way to find the ideal pieces to create that ‘wow factor’.  I think Jane’s ability to really understand her clients by listening is an excellent skill.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Jane, she is local, easy to get on with and very flexible.  We have a fantastic space to enjoy with the whole family.
Mrs S, Kenilworth

Jane is a star, She helped us transform our kitchen and lounge space! We valued her guidance and expertise throughout the whole project. We wanted a modern practical space and we definitely got that and more. She sourced some beautiful lighting and driftwood pieces, which look amazing.She managed to persuade us away from our normal “comfort zone” of purchases and choices. We now have a room that not only looks fantastic but is also relaxing, cosy and practical. We are thrilled. Thank-you Jane.
Helen and Andrew Jones

My husband actually introduced me to Jane having met at a local business group.  I already had fixed ideas of what I wanted for the bedroom, but went along with it anyway.  Jane arrived like a breath of fresh air, quickly dispelling my ‘fixed’ ideas and opened my mind to something completely different – fuschia pink curtains!  Still a little apprehensive I awaited the mood board and was completely enthralled once I’d seen it and decided to go ahead with the suggested scheme. She then facilitated a meeting with a local bedroom furniture company and we were away. We are delighted with the finished room, but my husband still refuses to wear pink pyjamas!
Thank-you Jane, for making me think outside the box!
Gail and John McSweeney

I was planning to start renovating my home, as it is a fairly new built property, I was looking to move away from the endless cream walls and woodwork that I inherited from the builders, the problem that I had was I did not know where to start, all I knew was I wanted to start with my main living room, but I did not really have a clue about what colour scheme would work etc.., I then met Jane at a networking event and was really impressed with Jane’s passion about making your living space work for you. In summary I invited Jane round and after a very thorough review of what I wanted the function of the room to be, how I wanted it to feel etc, Jane went away and came up with some wonderful proposals, Jane’s skill at selecting a colour scheme to enhance the room and complimenting everything from paint colours, wallpaper to soft furnishings is second to none, Jane has a real eye for detail and her inspiration has given me a lounge that is now warm, relaxing and functional and a real WOW factor! Thanks Jane, I will certainly be speaking to you when I start planning my next project in a few months time!
Ian Frankton

Paul and I are thrilled with the transformation you created in our home! The subtle blending of colours is an everday pleasure to see. Your invaluable advice on an engineered oak floor for our hall/cloakroom has had amazing results… many compliments from visitors about the hall’s new spacious quality!
To conclude I would have no hesitation in recommending your services… we have so appreciated your sensitive and supportive approach.
Viv and Paul Drake

Jane, working with you has been a wonderful experience.  As you know, we moved from a very small house into a larger home and had no idea how best to decorate the living space to feel like home.  You listened to our likes and dislikes and designed a magnificent scheme for us which we would not have come up with ourselves.  We felt you got to know us, our lifestyle and style preferences, but also pushed us out of our comfort zone a little with terrific results.  We are so pleased with our new look lounge/dining room and can’t wait for you to get your hands on the rest of the house!
Sarah and James Gray

After having extensive building work on the house a couple of years ago,  I had run out of ideas and my hallway was a very boring un-inspiring space. Jane came round and gave me some great ideas and suggested a beautiful fabric to use for roman blinds. Thanks to the blinds and the accessories Jane suggested, the hallway is now a welcoming space. I think I need her back now to help with the master bedroom!
Jane Poulter

Jane was a great help when decorating my new boudoir studio.  She has an excellent eye for colour and design and guided me in the right direction. I would recommend Jane to anyone needing interior design assistance.
Andrea Houghton

Jane has an exceptional eye for colour.  She was able to advise me on the correct colour scheme for my lounge and dining room to enable it to be warm and welcoming.  Her ideas for positioning of mirrors and pictures to bring light were easy to apply and we are often complimented on the welcoming and relaxing feel of our rooms. – all down to Jane!
Gill Dolphin

During the ten years I have known Jane her passion for interior design has grown from purely a personal hobby to a business and I had no hesitation in asking her to re-design my photographic gallery in Kenilworth.  She quickly came up with a couple of good options to consider and we had some open discussions about the pros and cons of each layout.  I particularly liked Jane’s’ willingness to reassess the scheme around my developing ideas and the fact that she paid great attention to detail.

Throughout the whole project Jane was professional, efficient and understanding to my needs.  Working hard to stay within my budget and very specific requirements, Jane came up with a creative solution which is working very well for me.

My Gallery is now a bright, light environment which provides a warm and cheerful welcome to my customers.  Jane’s eye for detail and colour has truly transformed the place. I am delighted with the overall result and grateful to Jane for her hard work and commitment.
Sarah Hill
Gecko Photography