When Nicky Keen, who owns a thriving interiors business, and I began chatting about placing her cosy Derbyshire cottage in one of the magazines I write for, she was thrilled.
Having swiftly received recce shots of each room, it was clear to see that a national magazine would be delighted to feature the charming, cosy home that Nicky and her husband David have lovingly renovated.
The remodelled 300-year-old cottage is not just a terrific home for the couple and their three sons, it’s also an amazing showcase for Nicky’s business.
Apart from being an interior designer, Nicky and her Joy Interiors team help clients with curtains, Roman blinds, cushions and accessories as well as carpentry, kitchen design, hand-painted furniture, bespoke lampshades and even stained glass!
To read about Nicky’s home transformation journey, including the tale of how she coped after discovering that part of the lath and plaster ceiling had fallen down, pick up the May issue of House Beautiful and enjoy a leisurely browse.
Big thanks to Yorkshire-based colleague, Jeremy Phillips, for his fabulous photography and to Nicky for making sure her 18th Century cottage, with fabrics from Peony & Sage, Susie Watson Designs, and Vanessa Arbuthnott, plus stunning flagstones from Floors of Stone, was immaculate for the magazine shoot.
For me, receiving Nicky’s kind feedback was just so lovely and incredibly rewarding:
‘Thank you so much for everything you have done – I have loved being a part of it all! It’s been an extremely enjoyable experience, so a huge thank you.’
If, like Nicky, you love your home and would like me to feature it in one of the magazines I write for, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01243 792379.